Fox Sports 1’s ongoing coverage of the FIFA World Cup scored the top spot in both adults 18-49 and total viewers on cable in the week of July 2-8. The network’s broadcast of the Brazil vs Belgium game Friday afternoon scored a 1.4 rating with 3.52 million total viewers.

VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” scored the second-highest spot in 18-49, while the History Channel’s special “Evel Live!” tribute event followed the World Cup in total viewers with 3.48 million.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for July 2-8, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 FIFA WORLD CUP QF L: BRAZIL/BELGIUM FOX SPORTS 1 Fri. 1:41 PM 1.4 3,519
2 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 7 VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 2,076
FIFA WORLD CUP QF L: URUGUAY/FRANCE FOX SPORTS 1 Fri. 9:41 AM 1.0 2,548
4 TIME MACHINE: CARWEEK: EVEL LIVE HISTORY Sun. 8:00 PM 0.9 3,476
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.9 2,658
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 2,822
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Mon. 9:01 PM 0.9 1,859
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.9 2,641
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE HBO Sat. 8:00 PM 0.7 2,148
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 1,281
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 1,803
12 FIFA WORLD CUP RD16 L: SWEDEN/SWITZERLAND FOX SPORTS 1 Tues. 9:38 AM 0.6 1,691
13 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.5 2,013
JUSTICE LEAGUE HBO Sun. 6:55 PM 0.5 1,412
FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY L FOX SPORTS 1 Fri. 4:02 PM 0.5 1,449
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.5 1,671
FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY L FOX SPORTS 1 Fri. 12:02 PM 0.5 1,284
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Sun. 10:00 PM 0.5 1,060
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR TNT Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.5 1,473
CLAWS TNT Sun. 9:00 PM 0.5 1,314
SHARP OBJECTS HBO Sun. 9:01 PM 0.5 1,539
22 FLIP OR FLOP HOME Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.4 1,991
90 DAY FIANCE HEA LIVE AF TLC Sun. 9:04 PM 0.4 1,604
GREAT AMERICAN EVENTS L: NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST ESPN2 Weds. 12:00 PM 0.4 1,141
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM Sun. 11:30 PM 0.4 900

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for July 2-8, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 FIFA WORLD CUP QF L: BRAZIL/BELGIUM FOX SPORTS 1 Fri. 1:41 PM 3,519
2 TIME MACHINE: CARWEEK: EVEL LIVE HISTORY Sun. 8:00 PM 3,476
3 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,122
4 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,917
5 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 2,848
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,822
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 2,737
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,658
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,641
10 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 2,641
11 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS Mon. 10:00 PM 2,598
12 FIFA WORLD CUP QF L: URUGUAY/FRANCE FOX SPORTS 1 Fri. 9:41 AM 2,548
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,459
14 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS Tues. 10:00 PM 2,448
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,408
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,406
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 2,351
18 STORY, THE FOX NEWS Thurs. 7:00 PM 2,331
19 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS Mon. 5:00 PM 2,271
20 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,220
21 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS Thurs. 6:00 PM 2,172
22 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS Tues. 5:00 PM 2,158
23 JUSTICE LEAGUE: JUSTICE LEAGUE HBO Sat. 8:00 PM 2,148
24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,077
25 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 7 VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 2,076

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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