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|
|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