The 2-part season 2 premiere of MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” won the top spot in the Thursday cable ratings, with a pair of 0.8s. However, despite winning the night, this was down considerably from the 1.5 and 1.4s of its series premiere back in April, and down a tenth from the 0.9 that its first season finale had scored in June.

Elsewhere, USA’s “Queen of the South” continued its 0.4 streak yet again. FX’s “Snowfall” similarly maintained a 0.4, but was down again in total viewers from its previous 923,000 to 822,000 this time around. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” (0.4) led cable news for the third night in a row this week.

On Bravo, “Shahs of Sunset” held steady with another 0.3. Outside of the top 25, USA’s “Shooter” (0.2) also stayed in line with its previous episodes and season average.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, August 23, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
JERSEY SHORE FAM VACAY MTV 8:59 PM 1,359 0.8
JERSEY SHORE FAM VACAY MTV 8:00 PM 1,360 0.8
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,674 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 747 0.4
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 9:00 PM 1,135 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME 9:00 PM 1,597 0.4
SNOWFALL USA 10:00 PM 822 0.4
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,601 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY HOME 10:00 PM 1,581 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,463 0.3
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1,106 0.3
IJ: AFTER PARTY TRUTV 10:30 PM 561 0.3
SOMEONE THOUGHT YOU KNEW INVEST 10:00 PM 1,172 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,430 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,774 0.3
NIGHTWATCH NATION A&E 10:01 PM 1,002 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,477 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 865 0.3
MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 2,141 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,935 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 886 0.3
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 9:00 PM 852 0.3
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES ESPN 7:00 PM 1,376 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 1,222 0.3
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,178 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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