Things stayed relatively steady in the cable ratings for the week of August 12.

Once again, USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” scored the week’s top spots among adults 18-49, with its 3-hour-long broadcast raking in a 1.0 rating and a pair of 0.9s. ESPN’s broadcast of the Oakland vs. Arizona NFL preseason game tied with TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days” for fourth place in the demo, as both broadcasts posted 0.8s.

Elsewhere, Fox News continued to rake in the week’s largest cable audiences – scoring 15 of the week’s 25 most-watched broadcasts. The Wednesday night edition of “Hannity” landed highest with a 3.49 million viewer audience.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for August 12-18, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,216
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,190
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.9 1,114
4 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL – OAKLAND/ARIZONA ESPN Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,037
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.8 973
6 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.7 870
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 858
8 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 794
LIVE PD: 230 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.6 781
LIVE PD: 231 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.6 768
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 755
BLACK INK CREW VH1 Weds. 9:01 PM 0.6 704
13 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.5 678
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Weds. 8:00 PM 0.5 653
YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT Weds. 10:00 PM 0.5 653
STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN USA Mon. 11:00 PM 0.5 627
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 627
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Thurs. 11:19 PM 0.5 576
19 FAMILY CHANTEL TLC Mon. 10:00 PM 0.4 550
BLACK INK CREW COMPTON VH1 Weds. 10:01 PM 0.4 538
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO Weds. 9:00 PM 0.4 538
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – CHICAGO CUBS/PITTSBURGH ESPN Sun. 7:00 PM 0.4 525
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT Tues. 9:00 PM 0.4 512
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.4 512
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.4 499

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Note: 17 shows tied for 25th place with 0.4 ratings.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for August 12-18, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 3,491
2 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,473
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,471
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 3,155
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 3,121
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 3,057
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 3,041
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,820
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 2,801
10 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 2,777
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,772
12 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Thurs. 5:00 PM 2,609
13 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,595
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,546
15 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT Weds. 10:00 PM 2,541
16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,526
17 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Tues. 5:00 PM 2,517
18 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: BRISTOL NBC SPORTS NETWORK Sat. 7:57 PM 2,503
19 SPECIAL RPT W/ BRET BAIER FOX NEWS Weds. 6:00 PM 2,478
20 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Mon. 5:00 PM 2,471
21 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Mon. 10:00 PM 2,451
22 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Tues. 10:00 PM 2,445
23 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 2,442
24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,440
25 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,439

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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