The Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Irma brought in big audiences for the first full week of September.

The channel’s live reports take of 22 of the top 25 spots among viewers for the week. Only a Monday-night college football game (No. 1, 5.14 million viewers), the premiere of “American Horror Story: Cult” (No. 13, 3.94 million) and an hour of “CNN Newsroom” on Sunday (No. 23, 3.46 million) broke up the domination.

“AHS: Cult” led the adults 18-49 rankings with a 2.0, three tenths better than the Tennessee-Georgia Tech game on ESPN Monday.

Top 25 cable shows in adults 18-49 for Sept. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT – P FX Tues. 10:00 PM 2.0 2,608
2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – TENNESSEE/GA. TECH ESPN Mon. 7:59 PM 1.7 2,160
RICK & MORTY ADSM Sun. 11:30 PM 1.3 1,695
4 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 10:00 AM 1.2 1,571
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 11:00 AM 1.2 1,500
6 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 4:00 PM 1.1 1,470
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – AUBURN/CLEMSON ESPN Sat. 6:59 PM 1.1 1,443
8 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 7:00 PM 1.1 1,411
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 5:00 PM 1.1 1,410
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,383
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 6:00 PM 1.1 1,363
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,360
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,300
14 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 12:00 PM 1.0 1,285
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,234
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 9:00 AM 1.0 1,225
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 3:00 PM 0.9 1,215
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,192
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,189
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 1:00 PM 0.9 1,164
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 2:00 PM 0.9 1,141
RICK & MORTY ADSM Sun. 11:00 PM 0.9 1,110
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 10:00 AM 0.9 1,101
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:30 PM 0.8 1,095
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,092

Note: 19 other shows also had 0.8 ratings but not as many viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for Sept. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – TENNESSEE/GA. TECH ESPN Mon. 7:59 PM 5,141
2 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 10:00 AM 4,954
3 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 4:00 PM 4,871
4 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 5:00 PM 4,831
5 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 11:00 AM 4,829
6 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 9:00 AM 4,511
7 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 12:00 PM 4,442
8 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 6:00 PM 4,126
9 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 7:00 PM 4,082
10 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 1:00 PM 4,010
11 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 3:00 PM 3,988
12 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 8:00 AM 3,954
13 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT – P FX Tues. 10:00 PM 3,939
14 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 2:00 PM 3,882
15 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 10:00 AM 3,841
16 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 8:00 PM 3,791
17 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 11:00 AM 3,777
18 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sun. 9:00 PM 3,629
19 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 9:00 AM 3,593
20 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 5:00 PM 3,517
21 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 8:00 PM 3,511
22 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 7:00 PM 3,459
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN Sun. 5:00 PM 3,455
24 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 9:00 PM 3,397
25 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC Sat. 4:00 PM 3,382

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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