USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” led all other cable shows for the week of August 13.

The 3-hour-long Monday night broadcast scored the week’s top 2 spots in the adults 18-49 demographic with consistent 1.0s. “Raw” dethroned VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” which despite losing the no. 1 spot in the demo, still landed in the top 4 with a 1.0 of its own. The VH1 and USA broadcasts were followed up by ESPN’s coverage of the New York Jets vs Washington Redskins NFL preseason game (0.9).

In total viewers, the season premiere of the Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” landed on top with 3.41 million. Fox News’ “Hannity” followed closely behind with its Monday (3.26 million) and Wednesday night (3.20 million) editions rounded out the top 3 of the week.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for August 13-19, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,254
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,242
LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 5 VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,242
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,216
5 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L: NY JETS/WASHINGTON ESPN Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,088
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY Sun. 9:01 PM 0.8 998
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.8 973
8 LIVE PD: 141 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.7 922
WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 896
TEEN MOM II S8B REUNION 2 MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 883
11 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 0.6 806
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 4 VH1 Weds. 8:00 PM 0.6 768
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY Sun. 8:00 PM 0.6 742
LIVE PD: 140 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.6 730
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 717
18 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC Weds. 10:00 PM 0.5 678
MIZ & MRS USA Tues. 10:00 PM 0.5 653
LIVE PD THU: 139 LIVE PD PART 1 A&E Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.5 653
FINDING DORY DISNEY Sun. 7:45 PM 0.5 627
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2018 – CIN VS. DAL NFL NETWORK Sat. 7:03 PM 0.5 614
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 589
NIGHTWATCH NATION A&E Thurs. 10:00 PM 0.5 589
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! Sun. 9:00 PM 0.5 589
CHALLENGE:FINAL RECKONING MTV Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 576

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for August 13-19, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY Sun. 9:01 PM 3,412
2 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 3,260
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 3,204
4 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Fri. 9:00 PM 3,089
5 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,086
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,005
7 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,972
8 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,921
9 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 2,916
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,900
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,867
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,849
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 2,801
14 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,760
15 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,619
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 2,618
17 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS Mon. 10:00 PM 2,609
18 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L: NY JETS/WASHINGTON ESPN Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,562
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,554
20 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 2,548
21 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS Tues. 10:00 PM 2,518
22 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS Fri. 9:00 PM 2,468
23 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY Sun. 8:00 PM 2,467
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 2,441
25 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,425

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

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