With AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” in repeats for the holiday weekend, VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” stepped up and took the top spot in Nielsens’ P18-49 rankings of cable programs last week (Aug 31- Sept 6). The series, which follows women and men juggling personal and professional trials within the hip hop world in Atlanta, averaged 2.19 million 18-49s Monday night (live+SD).
College football returned last week, but it wasn’t enough to dethrone WWE, which pulled in 1.8mln 18-49s for “WWE Raw” on USA in the 9pm hour and 1.9mln in the 10pm hour. The first game in ESPN’s college football double header—NC vs SC—drew 1.7mln 18-49s Thurs, putting it in the week’s top 5 programs on cable. Other college games that cracked the top 10 for the demo include Stanford-Northwestern (1.5mln on ESPN) and Michigan-Utah (1.5mln on Fox Sports 1).