This year’s Home Run Derby won the cable ratings for the week of July 8 by a considerable margin.

ESPN’s broadcast of the annual MLB event led the week across the board, with a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.35 million viewers. The network’s special Home Run Derby Prelude (1.0, 3.43 million) came second in both measures as well, while VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” (0.9) placed third in the 18-49 demo.

Elsewhere, Fox News continued to have a dominant presence in the total viewers chart, after generating 17 of the week’s 25 most-watched broadcasts. The Wednesday night edition of “Hannity” landed highest with a 3.35 million viewer audience.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for July 8-14, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 2019 T-MOBILE HOME RUN DERBY ESPN Mon. 8:17 PM 1.8 2,304
2 HOME RUN DERBY PRELUDE ESPN Mon. 7:59 PM 1.0 1,306
3 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,088
MLB: CELEBRITY SOFTBALL ESPN Mon. 10:51 PM 0.9 1,088
5 TENNIS: WIMBLEDON – MENS FINAL ESPN Sun. 8:57 AM 0.8 1,024
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 934
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.7 934
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.7 909
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 870
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.7 858
11 JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION MTV Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.6 794
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 768
LIVE PD: 220 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.6 768
JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION MTV Thurs. 8:54 PM 0.6 755
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
LIVE PD: 219 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
17 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.5 691
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.5 678
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – LA DODGERS/BOSTON ESPN Sun. 7:00 PM 0.5 627
20 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT Weds. 10:00 PM 0.4 550
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.4 538
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY Sun. 8:00 PM 0.4 538
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.4 525
TEEN MOM MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.4 512
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Weds. 8:00 PM 0.4 512
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO Weds. 9:00 PM 0.4 512
SNOWFALL FX Weds. 10:00 PM 0.4 499
BIG LITTLE LIES HBO Sun. 9:02 PM 0.4 499
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON Fri. 7:00 PM 0.4 474
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Mon. 11:51 PM 0.4 461
SCREAM: THE TV SERIES VH1 Mon. 9:01 PM 0.4 461
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA Tues. 10:00 PM 0.4 461
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 Tues. 8:00 PM 0.4 461
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.4 461
PROPERTY BROS: FOREVER HOME HOME Weds. 9:00 PM 0.4 448
SMOTHERED TLC Sun. 10:02 PM 0.4 448

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for July 8-14, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 2019 T-MOBILE HOME RUN DERBY ESPN Mon. 8:17 PM 5,347
2 HOME RUN DERBY PRELUDE ESPN Mon. 7:59 PM 3,429
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 3,346
4 TENNIS: WIMBLEDON – MENS FINAL ESPN Sun. 8:57 AM 3,329
5 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,253
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 3,220
7 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,211
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 3,098
9 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 2,939
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 2,919
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,858
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,712
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,606
14 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 2,595
15 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS Fri. 9:00 PM 2,588
16 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Thurs. 5:00 PM 2,545
17 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Tues. 10:00 PM 2,500
18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,489
THE FIVE FOX NEWS Weds. 5:00 PM 2,489
20 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,475
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 2,439
22 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Mon. 10:00 PM 2,434
23 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,423
24 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Mon. 5:00 PM 2,390
25 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,384

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

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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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