To the surprise of nobody, it was once again “WWE Smackdown” at the forefront of the Tuesday cable ratings.

The USA wrestling series was able to cling to its lead simply by the casual maintenance of its 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. This meant that the closest competition the show faced came from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” which also held onto its previous score, continuing at 0.5. Just a notch below was yet another consistent performer, “Animal Kingdom” on TNT, which aired the finale of its fourth season for its second consecutive 0.4.

Beyond the top 3, USA seized the fourth and fifth slot with “Miz & Mrs.” steady at 0.4 and “Growing Up Chrisley” rising from 0.2 to 0.3. “Deadliest Catch” on Discovery ticked down from 0.4 to 0.3, while Food Network’s “Chopped” notched up from 0.2 to 0.3. On HBO, “Hard Knocks” crumbled from 0.4 to 0.3, even as Food Network’s “Supermarket Stakeout” had a stronger outing than its premiere and rose from 0.2 to 0.3. Not to be left behind in the midst of all these movers and shakers, “The Detour” recovered from a recent drop to 0.2, concluding its season on TBS with a 0.3.

Chief among the 0.2’s was TLC’s “The Little Couple,” which fell back from 0.3 to 0.2. HGTV’s “Good Bones” continued at 0.2, while “Til Death Do Us Part” on Investigation Discovery slipped to 0.2 from 0.3. Even worse was the descent of “Undercover Billionaire” on Discovery from 0.4 to 0.2, placing it in the company of consistent 0.2’s from “Ink Master” on Paramount, “Hip Hop Squares” on VH1, “Intervention” on A&E, and “Web of Lies” on Investigation Discovery.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,142 0.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,477 0.5
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 9:00 PM 1,388 0.4
MIZ & MRS USA 10:00 PM 997 0.4
GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA 10:31 PM 831 0.3
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,269 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 849 0.3
HARD KNOCKS HBO 10:00 PM 632 0.3
SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 819 0.3
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS ESPN 7:30 PM 1,191 0.3
DETOUR, THE TBS 10:30 PM 732 0.3
LEAGUES CUP: AMERICA / TIGRES UANL TUDN 8:20 PM 538 0.3
LITTLE COUPLE TLC 9:00 PM 1,307 0.2
GOOD BONES HOME 9:00 PM 1,283 0.2
TIL DEATH DO US PART INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,078 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,091 0.2
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 678 0.2
HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 8:00 PM 529 0.2
UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 800 0.2
INTERVENTION: HEROIN HUB A&E 9:00 PM 593 0.2
FIRST 48 AC A&E 8:00 PM 716 0.2
WEB OF LIES INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 910 0.2
LEAGUES CUP: LA GALAXY / CRUZ AZUL TUDN 10:45 PM 416 0.2
WONDER WOMAN TNT 6:00 PM 708 0.2
60 DAYS IN: NARCOLAND A&E 10:01 PM 601 0.2

Source: The Nielsen CompanY

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