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|
|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.