The victory was narrow, but ultimately “Dr. Pimple Popper” sat atop the Thursday cable ratings.
TLC’s infamous medical reality series scored a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, outpacing everything else on the chart but failing to hold to the strength of the 0.7 it premiered at. Directly on its tail was MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” at 0.5, also down from its premiere but only by one-tenth of a point. The second hour of “Family Vacation” rounded out the top 3 with a 0.4.
Elsewhere, “The Real Housewives of New York City” lost a bit of steam, bringing in a 0.3 for Bravo instead of the 0.4 it grabbed last week. USA’s “Queen of the South” held at 0.3, while a special episode of “Christina on the Coast” ticked up from 0.2 to 0.3. “Alone” on History also kept to a 0.3, along with TLC’s “Untold Stories of the E.R.”
Among the foremost 0.2’s was “Little Women Atlanta,” consistent week-to-week beside “Mountain Men” on History and “House Hunters” on HGTV. Additionally, Food Network was dealt a hand of 0.2’s by “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” though the latter was down from a previous 0.3.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, July 18, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER||TLC||9:00 PM||2,453||0.5|
|JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACATION||MTV||8:00 PM||919||0.5|
|JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACATION||MTV||9:00 PM||809||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,092||0.3|
|QUEEN OF THE SOUTH||USA||10:00 PM||938||0.3|
|SP CHRISTINA ON THE COAST||HOME||9:00 PM||1,706||0.3|
|UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R||TLC||10:01 PM||1,449||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,339||0.3|
|LIVE RESCUE: 11 LIVE RESCUE||A&E||9:00 PM||1,020||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,232||0.2|
|LITTLE WOMEN ATL||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||767||0.2|
|MOUNTAIN MEN||HISTORY||8:00 PM||1,735||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||8:30 PM||1,296||0.2|
|UNSPOUSE MY HOUSE||HOME||10:00 PM||1,344||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,749||0.2|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||779||0.2|
|CONAN SPECIAL||TBS||11:00 PM||486||0.2|
|LITTLE WOMEN LA||LIFETIME||10:03 PM||771||0.2|
|AX MEN||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,112||0.2|
|SHADOWS OF DEATH, THE||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||941||0.2|
|GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL||WETV||9:00 PM||480||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||589||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,582||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.