After landing high in the cable charts the previous week, it was “WWE Monday Night Raw” that led the ratings for the week of Jan. 21.

The USA broadcast captured all of the week’s top 3 spots in the adults 18-49 demo, with a pair of 1.0s and a 0.9 rating in its final hour, even with how it had performed the week before. TNT’s broadcast of the 76ers vs. Warriors NBA game tied for third place with a 0.9 as well.

Meanwhile, the History Channel’s “Curse of Oak Island” was the week’s most-watched broadcast yet again, with 3.56 million viewers this time around, down slightly from its last episode’s 3.63 million.

MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” grabbed the other 4 spots of the week’s top 5 in the measure. Its Monday night episode was the week’s no. 1 cable news broadcast with 3.29 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,280
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,216
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.9 1,152
NBA BASKETBALL – 76ERS/WARRIORS TNT Thurs. 10:31 PM 0.9 1,126
5 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 986
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.8 960
7 LIVE PD: 183 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.7 909
WWE SMACKDOWN – WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 896
NBA BASKETBALL – 76ERS/LAKERS TNT Tues. 10:39 PM 0.7 845
LIVE PD: 182 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 832
11 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY Fri. 9:00 PM 0.6 819
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 806
BELOW DECK BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 806
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN Sun. 10:32 PM 0.6 806
NBA REGULAR SEASON – HOUSTON/DENVER ESPN Fri. 10:08 PM 0.6 781
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 768
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 730
18 NBA BASKETBALL – BUCKS/RAPTORS TNT Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.5 691
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.5 691
NBA REGULAR SEASON – BOSTON/NEW YORK ESPN Fri. 7:43 PM 0.5 666
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – NORTH CAROLINA/LOUISVILLE ESPN Sat. 2:03 PM 0.5 666
PUPPY BOWL ANIMAL PLANET Sun. 3:00 PM 0.5 666
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 Weds. 10:01 PM 0.5 627
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 Weds. 9:00 PM 0.5 627
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO Weds. 9:00 PM 0.5 614
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN Fri. 12:24 AM 0.5 614
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – ST. JOHNS/DUKE ESPN Sat. 12:00 PM 0.5 614
NBA BASKETBALL – PELICANS/ROCKETS TNT Tues. 8:14 PM 0.5 589
VIKINGS HISTORY Weds. 9:00 PM 0.5 589
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – INDIANA/MICHIGAN STATE ESPN Sat. 6:01 PM 0.5 589

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 3,555
2 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,289
3 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,247
4 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,229
5 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,227
6 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,096
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 2,948
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,866
9 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 2,860
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,857
11 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 2,826
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,816
13 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY Fri. 9:00 PM 2,809
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 2,803
15 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 2,798
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 2,781
17 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: VALETINE IN THE VINEYARD HALLMARK Sat. 8:00 PM 2,719
18 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,718
19 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Weds. 5:00 PM 2,675
20 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,635
21 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,575
22 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Mon. 5:00 PM 2,559
23 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,536
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,503
25 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Thurs. 5:00 PM 2,479

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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