“Monday Night Football” and “The Walking Dead” were cable’s top unscripted and scripted broadcasts for the week of Nov. 11.

ESPN’s broadcast of the “MNF” game between Seattle and San Francisco topped the week’s adults 18-49 and total viewer charts, with a 5.1 rating and 15.98 million viewers. That puts it up a bit from the 4.5 rating and 13.98 million viewer audience that the Cowboys vs. Giants “MNF” game topped the previous week’s cable charts with.

Meanwhile, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” reclaimed its place as the week’s highest-rated cable show, with a 1.1 rating. The long-running zombie series also raked in the largest audience (3.31 million viewers) of any of the week’s scripted cable offerings.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Nov. 11-17, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON – SEATTLE/SAN FRANCISCO ESPN Mon. 8:14 PM 5.1 6,515
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN Mon. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,034
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN Mon. 12:11 AM 1.4 1,830
4 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,434
5 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM Sun. 11:30 PM 1.0 1,242
6 NBA REGULAR SEASON – GOLDEN STATE/LA LAKERS ESPN Weds. 10:14 PM 0.9 1,101
7 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL 2019 WK 11 – PIT VS. CLE NFL NETWORK Thurs. 8:23 PM 0.8 1,024
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.8 960
9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – LSU/MISSISSIPPI ESPN Sat. 7:06 PM 0.7 934
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI STATE ESPN Sat. 12:01 PM 0.7 870
90 DAY FIANCE TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 870
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 845
NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL-SUS NFL NETWORK Thurs. 11:29 PM 0.7 845
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN Sat. 9:00 AM 0.7 845
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 845
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.7 832
17 NBA REGULAR SEASON – LA CLIPPERS/HOUSTON ESPN Weds. 7:43 PM 0.6 819
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN Mon. 6:00 PM 0.6 794
LIVE PD: 251 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 730
NBA REGULAR SEASON – BOSTON/GOLDEN STATE ESPN Fri. 10:35 PM 0.6 730
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: WRITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS HALLMARK Sun. 8:00 PM 0.6 704
23 NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN Sun. 10:00 AM 0.5 691
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.5 666
LIVE PD: 252 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.5 666
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – ARIZONA/OREGON ESPN Sat. 10:33 PM 0.5 666
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY Fri. 9:00 PM 0.5 653
SOUTH PARK COMEDY Weds. 10:00 PM 0.5 640
AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX Weds. 10:00 PM 0.5 640
BELOW DECK BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.5 602
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 589

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for Nov. 11-17, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON – SEATTLE/SAN FRANSISCO ESPN Mon. 8:14 PM 15,978
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN Mon. 8:00 PM 7,951
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 4,426
4 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 3,966
5 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN Mon. 12:11 AM 3,795
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Fri. 9:00 PM 3,664
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,654
8 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Weds. 5:00 PM 3,635
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,631
10 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,548
11 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 3,477
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 3,434
13 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS Fri. 9:00 PM 3,427
14 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS HALLMARK Sat. 8:00 PM 3,373
15 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 3,311
16 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Fri. 5:00 PM 3,263
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 3,240
18 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: WRITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS HALLMARK Sun. 8:00 PM 3,215
19 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Thurs. 5:00 PM 3,205
20 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 3,177
21 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS Weds. 1:00 PM 3,163
22 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 3,146
23 DAILY BRIEFING WITH D. PERINO FOX NEWS Weds. 2:00 PM 3,118
24 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS Fri. 1:00 PM 3,099
25 SPECIAL REPORT WITH BRET BAIER FOX NEWS Weds. 6:00 PM 3,097

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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