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Monday Cable Final Nationals: ESPN Maintains TV Demo Lead Despite New Season Low for ‘Monday Night Football’

Although ESPN led all key adult and male demos in all of television for the twelfth consecutive Monday night, the Houston Texans at the Baltimore Ravens delivered new season lows for ‘Monday Night Football’ in households (5.1 rating) and total viewers (8.27 million). The previous low was for Colts-Titans on Nov. 13 (5.3 rating, 8.38 million). In MNF history, Texans-Ravens ranks as tied for third-lowest in household rating (with Broncos-Chargers in 2007) and third-lowest in total viewers.

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s top original cable telecasts on Monday, November 27 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Dog & Beth Special (A&E, 9:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 1.096 million viewers (#30)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#26)

Ride with Norman Reedus (AMC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.408 million viewers (#86)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#68)

Secret History of Comics (AMC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.307 million viewers (#94)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#87)

Real Housewives of Orange County (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.887 million viewers (#11)
– 0.72 A18-49 (#7)

Vanderpump Rules (BRAVO, 10:01 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.912 million viewers (#39)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#26)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.019 million viewers (#33)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#42)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.923 million viewers (#37)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#47)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.003 million viewers (#34)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#53)

Street Outlaws (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.974 million viewers (#9)
– 0.77 A18-49 (#6)

Street Outlaws Special (DISC, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.866 million viewers (#13)
– 0.72 A18-49 (#7)

Monday Night Countdown (ESPN, 6:00 PM, 135 min.)
– 1.395 million viewers (#17)
– 0.92 HH
– 0.50 A18-49 (#11)
– 0.43 A18-34

NFL Regular Season: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens (ESPN, 8:15 PM, 205 min.)
– 8.270 million viewers (#1)
– 5.08 HH
– 2.69 A18-49 (#1)
– 2.12 A18-34

College Basketball Regular Season: Maryland at Syracuse (ESPN2, 7:00 PM, 130 min.)
– 0.624 million viewers (#66)
– 0.39 HH
– 0.17 A18-49 (#68)
– 0.18 A18-34

College Basketball Regular Season: Wisconsin at Virginia (ESPN2, 9:10 PM, 110 min.)
– 0.494 million viewers (#80)
– 0.31 HH
– 0.15 A18-49 (#79)
– 0.14 A18-34

Holiday Baking Champion 4 (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.502 million viewers (#16)
– 0.48 A18-49 (#12)

Christmas Cookie Challenge (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.222 million viewers (#21)
– 0.38 A18-49 (#18)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.062 million viewers (#2)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#38)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.775 million viewers (#5)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#42)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.969 million viewers (#10)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#68)

Freeform Original Movie: Angry Angel (FRFM, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.435 million viewers (#83)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#68)

Meth Storm (HBO, 10:00 PM, 94 min.)
– 0.422 million viewers (#84)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#79)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.138 million viewers (#26)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#47)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.180 million viewers (#24)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#42)

Curse of Oak Island First Look (HIST, 8:51 PM, 9 min.)
– 1.355 million viewers (#19)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#34)

1980’s: Deadliest Decade (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.100 million viewers (#29)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#33)

People Magazine Investigates (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.193 million viewers (#23)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#23)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.873 million viewers (#12)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#42)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.887 million viewers (#4)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#23)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.011 million viewers (#8)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#42)

Teen Mom Season 7 (MTV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.319 million viewers (#20)
– 0.69 A18-49 (#9)

Floribama Shore (MTV, 10:01 PM, 58 min.)
– 0.846 million viewers (#47)
– 0.46 A18-49 (#13)

Long Lost Family (TLC, 8:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.170 million viewers (#25)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#59)

Long Island Medium (TLC, 9:02 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.211 million viewers (#22)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#38)

The Healer (TLC, 10:05 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.808 million viewers (#52)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#75)

WWE RAW (USA, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.956 million viewers (#3)
– 1.82 HH
– 0.94 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.75 A18-34

WWE RAW (USA, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.720 million viewers (#6)
– 1.67 HH
– 0.89 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.73 A18-34

WWE RAW (USA, 10:00 PM, 66 min.)
– 2.601 million viewers (#7)
– 1.63 HH
– 0.89 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.76 A18-34

Love And Hip Hop 8 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.806 million viewers (#14)
– 0.97 A18-49 (#2)

Scared Famous (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.041 million viewers (#32)
– 0.56 A18-49 (#10)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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