“Monday Night Football,” unsurprisingly, stayed on top of the cable ratings for the week of Dec. 2.

ESPN’s broadcast of the “MNF” game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks topped the week’s adults 18-49 and total viewer charts with a 4.4 rating and 14.03 million viewers.

Elsewhere, Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” emerged as the week’s highest-rated scripted cable show, with a 1.0 rating in the demo. Meanwhile, the Wednesday night edition of Fox News’ “Hannity” was the week’s most-watched, non-sports broadcast (4.18 million viewers).

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Dec. 2-8, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON – MINNESOTA/SEATTLE ESPN Mon. 8:13 PM 4.4 5,619
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN Mon. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,445
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN Mon. 11:33 PM 1.5 1,933
4 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM Sun. 11:30 PM 1.0 1,254
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.8 986
NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2019 WK 14 – DAL VS. CHI NFL NETWORK Thurs. 8:23 PM 0.8 986
7 NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL-SUS NFL NETWORK Thurs. 11:01 PM 0.7 947
NBA REGULAR SEASON – LA LAKERS/PORTLAND ESPN Fri. 10:35 PM 0.7 947
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 909
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.7 858
90 DAY FIANCE TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 858
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.6 781
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.6 768
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN Mon. 6:00 PM 0.6 768
BELOW DECK BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN Sat. 9:00 AM 0.6 742
17 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.5 691
COLLEGE BASKETBALL REG SSN – MICHIGAN/LOUISVILLE ESPN Tues. 7:30 PM 0.5 691
COLLEGE BASKETBALL REG SSN – OHIO STATE/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN Weds. 9:32 PM 0.5 691
LIVE PD: 257 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.5 653
COLLEGE BASKETBALL REG SSN – DUKE/MICHIGAN STATE ESPN Tues. 9:35 PM 0.5 640
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 640
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN Fri. 1:11 AM 0.5 640
LIGA MX L: SF – AMERICA / MONARCAS TUDN Sun. 7:00 PM 0.5 640
MOMMA NAMED ME SHERIFF ADULT SWIM Sun. 12:00 AM 0.5 627
NBA REGULAR SEASON – DENVER/BOSTON ESPN Fri. 8:13 PM 0.5 614
NBA BASKETBALL – TRAIL BLAZERS/CLIPPERS TNT Tues. 10:09 PM 0.5 602
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER FREEFORM Fri. 8:30 PM 0.5 602
THOR 3: RAGNAROK TBS Sat. 8:00 PM 0.5 602
LIVE PD: 258 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.5 589
UFC FIGHT NIGHT – OVEREEM/ROZENSTRUIK ESPN Sat. 9:00 PM 0.5 589
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS AT DOLLYWOOD HALLMARK Sun. 8:00 PM 0.5 589
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV Weds. 9:00 PM 0.5 576

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for Dec. 2-8, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON – MINNESOTA/SEATTLE ESPN Mon. 8:13 PM 14,030
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN Mon. 8:00 PM 6,684
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 4,181
4 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN Mon. 11:33 PM 3,970
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 3,852
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,780
7 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS AT DOLLYWOOD HALLMARK Sun. 8:00 PM 3,648
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 3,634
9 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 3,607
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,460
11 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 3,447
12 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 3,430
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,316
14 HANNITY FOX NEWS Fri. 9:00 PM 3,262
15 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 3,206
16 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Thurs. 5:00 PM 3,199
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 3,152
18 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 3,069
19 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Tues. 10:00 PM 3,053
20 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,046
21 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Mon. 5:00 PM 2,986
22 THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF HALLMARK Sat. 8:00 PM 2,945
23 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Tues. 5:00 PM 2,932
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,897
25 SPECIAL RPT WITH BRET BAIER FOX NEWS Tues. 6:00 PM 2,865

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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