It was a fairly even night in the Tuesday cable ratings this week.
Once again, USA’s weekly broadcast of “WWE Smackdown” led the night and managed to maintain a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.55 million total viewers. This was slightly higher than last week’s 2.465 million. Meanwhile, after taking a hit in the week before, OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” held steady with a 0.6 for the second week in a row. The History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” also managed to land in the Top 5 of the night with a 0.5.
With its season 2 premiere, USA’s “Shooter” raked in a 0.4 with 1.51 million total viewers. This was down slightly from the show’s season one finale back in January, which had scored a 0.5 with 1.45 million viewers. In addition, both The Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” managed to maintain their previous 0.4s.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, July 18, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|WWE SMACKDOWN||USA||8:00 PM||2,548||0.8|
|HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS||OWN||9:00 PM||2,432||0.6|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,307||0.5|
|CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30||MTV||9:00 PM||837||0.5|
|BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,348||0.5|
|DEADLIEST CATCH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,795||0.4|
|ANIMAL KINGDOM||TNT||9:00 PM||1,272||0.4|
|INK MASTER||SPIKE||10:00 PM||859||0.4|
|GOOD BONES||HOME||10:00 PM||1,609||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,626||0.4|
|FEAR FACTOR||MTV||10:02 PM||631||0.3|
|FOSTERS, THE||FREEFORM||8:00 PM||687||0.3|
|I AM HOMICIDE||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,266||0.3|
|AMERICAN RIPPER||HISTORY||10:03 PM||868||0.3|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||835||0.3|
|MUTT & STUFF||NICKELODEON||9:30 AM||1,241||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,247||0.3|
|BEING MARY JANE||BET||10:00 PM||667||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company