The NBA Draft edged the BET Awards as the top show on cable among adults 18-49 in the week of June 18.

ESPN’s draft coverage delivered a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, topping the BET Awards (1.2) by a few hundredths of a point. Four other shows — “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” and the first two hours of “WWE Monday Night Raw” — also made it to the 1.0 mark.

Fox News’ “Hannity” continued its strong recent run, grabbing four of the five top spots among total viewers. Wednesday’s show topped the charts with 3.68 million people tuning in.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for June 18-24, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 NBA DRAFT ESPN Thurs. 7:30 PM 1.3 1,600
2 BET AWARDS – S BET Sun. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,562
3 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,318
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,280
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,280
JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,216
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.9 1,203
8 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 998
NBA DRAFT PRE ESPN Thurs. 7:00 PM 0.8 998
WORLD CUP – TUNISIA/ENGLAND FS1 Mon. 1:41 PM 0.8 973
11 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 845
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 832
LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.7 832
WORLD CUP – ENGLAND/PANAMA FS1 Sun. 7:41 AM 0.7 832
15 STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 806
BET AWARDS POST-SHOW – S BET Sun. 11:18 PM 0.6 794
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC Sun. 10:00 PM 0.6 742
WORLD CUP – BELGIUM/PANAMA FS1 Mon. 10:39 AM 0.6 730
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE HBO Sat. 8:00 PM 0.6 704
WESTWORLD – F HBO Sun. 9:01 PM 0.6 717

Note: 15 shows tied for 21st place with 0.5 ratings.

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for June 18-24, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 HANNITY FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,679
2 HANNITY FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,402
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,317
4 HANNITY FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,290
5 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,158
6 NBA DRAFT ESPN Thurs. 7:30 PM 3,066
7 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,064
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,001
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,975
10 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 2,964
11 THE FIVE FNC Mon. 5:00 PM 2,923
12 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,904
13 BET AWARDS – S BET Sun. 8:00 PM 2,869
14 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,860
15 YELLOWSTONE – P PARMT Weds. 9:00 PM 2,829
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,816
17 C. KRAUTHAMMER: HIS WORDS – S FNC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,796
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 2,787
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,734
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2,719
21 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 2,704
22 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,685
23 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,644
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,532
25 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Fri. 10:00 PM 2,405

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

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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