Ratings for “American Horror Story: Cult” came down a good amount in its second week, mirroring the week 2 decline last season.

“AHS” still led the night in adults 18-49, but its 1.2 rating was off 40 percent from the 2.0 for its premiere. It was down a similar percentage in viewers (3.93 million vs. 2.38 million). Last year’s second episode was down about 36 percent.

“Chrisley Knows Best” premiered to a 0.7 on USA, and after-show “According to Chrisley” came in at 0.4. “WWE Smackdown” scored a 0.9, up a tenth from a week ago. “The Haves and the Have Nots” (0.6) dipped a tenth of a point vs. last week.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 10:00 PM 2,381 1.2
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,754 0.9
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,872 0.7
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 2,582 0.6
30 FOR 30: YEAR OF THE SCAB ESPN 8:00 PM 1,231 0.5
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH A&E 9:00 PM 1,387 0.5
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,387 0.5
INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 960 0.5
ACCORDING TO CHRISLEY USA 10:32 PM 1,218 0.4
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 10:00 PM 650 0.4
30 FOR 30 SHORT: STRIKE TEAM ESPN 9:30 PM 832 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:00 PM 779 0.4
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 972 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 PM 690 0.4
BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 967 0.3
CONAN TBS 11:00 PM 837 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,612 0.3
OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 9:00 PM 1,226 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,684 0.3
MURDER OF LACI PETERSON A&E 10:02 PM 875 0.3
GRAVE MYSTERIES ID 10:00 PM 1,207 0.3
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 672 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 901 0.3
MANHUNT: UNABOMBER DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 930 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,938 0.3

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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