Following its premiere last week, MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” maintained its place atop the Thursday cable ratings, scoring the same 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 as it had a week ago. ESPN’s broadcast of the NCAA game between Northwestern and Purdue followed closely behind with a 0.7 and 1.74 million viewers.

On USA, “Queen of the South” was even yet again with another 0.4, while FX’s “Snowfall” held steady with a 0.4 of its own, despite taking another small hit in total viewers from 822,000 to 815,000. TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” similarly maintained its previous 0.4 as well.

Outside of the top 25, USA’s “Shooter” continued its near season-long 0.2 streak, and ticked up slightly in total viewers from 700,000 to 729,000.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, August 30, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 8:00 PM 1,341 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 7:57 PM 1,741 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:54 PM 839 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 757 0.4
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 9:00 PM 1,180 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME 9:00 PM 1,581 0.4
SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 815 0.4
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1,086 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,846 0.3
SOMEONE THOUGHT YOU KNEW INVEST 10:00 PM 1,136 0.3
NIGHTWATCH NATION A&E 10:01 PM 892 0.3
BITE CLUB FOOD 10:00 PM 865 0.3
MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,964 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 902 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,083 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,374 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 834 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,407 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,414 0.3
PRETTY LITTLE MAMAS MTV 9:01 PM 440 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,536 0.2
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 11:00 PM 672 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,268 0.2
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 756 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 547 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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