The NFL stayed dominant over the cable ratings for the week of Nov. 4, while one animated comedy landed high in the week’s demo rankings, with its first episode in over 2 years.

ESPN’s broadcast of the “Monday Night Football” game between the Cowboys and the Giants was the no. 1 broadcast in both the week’s adults 18-49 (4.5 rating) and total viewer (13.98 million) charts.

Outside of sports, the season 4 premiere of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” emerged as the week’s highest-rated, scripted cable show, with a 1.3 rating.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Nov. 4-10, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON – DALLAS/NY GIANTS ESPN Mon. 8:14 PM 4.5 5,811
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN Mon. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,765
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN Mon. 11:33 PM 1.4 1,843
4 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM Sun. 11:30 PM 1.3 1,651
5 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,344
6 CFP RANKINGS SHOW ESPN Tues. 9:20 PM 1.0 1,242
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,062
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – KANSAS/DUKE ESPN Tues. 7:00 PM 0.8 1,037
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – MICHIGAN ST/KENTUCKY ESPN Tues. 9:52 PM 0.8 1,024
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,011
NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2019 WK 10 – LAC VS. OAK NFL NETWORK Thurs. 8:23 PM 0.8 998
12 COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN Sat. 9:00 AM 0.7 870
90 DAY FIANCE TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 858
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 845
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.7 832
16 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN Mon. 6:00 PM 0.6 806
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND: THE 84 TORCH IS PASSED HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 806
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – MISSOURI/GEORGIA ESPN Sat. 7:00 PM 0.6 781
NBA REGULAR SEASON – GOLDEN STATE/HOUSTON ESPN Weds. 7:44 PM 0.6 768
NBA REGULAR SEASON – MILWAUKEE/LA CLIPPERS ESPN Weds. 10:05 PM 0.6 730
BELOW DECK BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 704
22 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.5 640
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 FX Weds. 10:00 PM 0.5 627
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY Fri. 9:00 PM 0.5 627
LIVE PD: 249 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.5 614
SOUTH PARK COMEDY Weds. 10:00 PM 0.5 602
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: PICTURE A PERFECT XMAS HALLMARK Sat. 8:00 PM 0.5 602
LIVE PD: 250 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.5 602
UNEXPECTED: TELL ALL TLC Sun. 10:02 PM 0.5 589
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN Sun. 10:00 AM 0.5 576

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for Nov. 4-10, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON – DALLAS/NY GIANTS ESPN Mon. 8:14 PM 13,979
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN Mon. 8:00 PM 7,507
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN Mon. 11:33 PM 3,796
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,704
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 3,596
6 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,492
7 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 3,427
8 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,384
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,382
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 3,369
11 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: PICTURE A PERFECT XMAS HALLMARK Sat. 8:00 PM 3,359
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,332
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 3,330
14 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 3,298
15 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 3,212
16 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 3,140
17 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Thurs. 5:00 PM 3,066
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,987
19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,977
20 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,950
21 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Mon. 5:00 PM 2,944
22 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND: THE 84 TORCH IS PASSED HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 2,922
23 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,902
24 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Tues. 5:00 PM 2,889
25 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Weds. 5:00 PM 2,878

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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