The July 4th holiday led to a predictably quiet edition of the Thursday cable ratings, as most of the night’s usual scripted and unscripted shows took the week off.

It was ESPN2’s “Great American Events” that claimed the night’s no. 1 spot, scoring a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49. Back-to-back broadcasts of Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” came second and third with 0.5 and 0.3 ratings, respectively.

On USA, “Queen of the South” slipped from its previous episode’s 0.3 to a series low 0.2. Meanwhile, ESPN’s broadcast of the MLB holiday game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates raked in a 0.2 rating with 826,000 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, July 4, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GREAT AMERICAN EVENTS ESPN2 12:00 PM 1,361 0.6
SPECIAL RPT WITH BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 4,872 0.5
SPECIAL RPT WITH BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 3,304 0.3
CORNHOLE ESPN2 1:01 PM 648 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,722 0.2
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 720 0.2
TENNIS: WIMBLEDON – SECOND ROUND ESPN 6:00 AM 1,144 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,153 0.2
4TH OF JULY MOVIES: GET HARD TBS 12:30 PM 470 0.2
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,326 0.2
SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 1,481 0.2
SP FIXER UPPER HOME 10:00 AM 638 0.2
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,128 0.2
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:10 PM 2,131 0.2
MLB HOLIDAY – CHICAGO CUBS/PITTSBURGH ESPN 4:00 PM 826 0.2
FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS 11:00 PM 1,369 0.2
SP HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,106 0.2
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 1,797 0.2
4TH OF JULY MOVIES: FIST FIGHT TBS 10:30 AM 352 0.2
BEAT B. FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 609 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 1,086 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:00 PM 434 0.2
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 1,108 0.1
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS 11:00 AM 1,834 0.1
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS 3:00 PM 1,694 0.1

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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    I am a huge fan of Queen of the South and it really doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. It really is an amazing show.

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