With several cable originals taking the day after Christmas off, college football bowl games helped fill out the top of Tuesday’s cable ratings.

The Cactus Bowl (Kansas State vs. UCLA) was the most-watched cable show of the day with 3.26 million viewers and tied “WWE Smackdown” for first among adults 18-49 at 0.8. “Smackdown” was steady vs. last week.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” also held steady with its premiere last week, scoring a 0.6 in adults 18-49.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,656 0.8
CACTUS BOWL ESPN 9:00 PM 3,261 0.8
QUICK LANE BOWL ESPN 5:15 PM 2,526 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 8:38 PM 2,390 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 4:56 PM 2,099 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,642 0.6
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL ESPN 1:30 PM 2,257 0.6
MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,533 0.5
SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS THE JOKER’S WILD TBS 10:00 PM 1,105 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:21 AM 950 0.4
DROP THE MIC TBS 10:30 PM 811 0.3
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED ID 10:00 PM 1,490 0.3
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 9:00 PM 2,742 0.3
GRAVE SECRETS ID 9:00 PM 1,396 0.3
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 10:00 PM 523 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 1,011 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:00 AM 571 0.3
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 10:01 PM 2,439 0.3
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 604 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 9:00 AM 517 0.2
OTL – FIRST REPORT ESPN 1:00 PM 633 0.2
HUNTING HITLER SPECIALS HISTORY 10:03 PM 952 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 7:00 AM 442 0.2
OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS 12:00 PM 1,741 0.2
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 1,966 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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