USA stayed on top in the Tuesday cable ratings this week with its broadcast of “WWE Smackdown,” which scored a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49. This was one-tenth higher than the 0.8 that the series had scored the week before. OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” followed closely behind with a 0.7, which experienced a similar one-tenth rise from its previous 0.6 rating. The Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt: Unabomber” landed just outside of the Top 25 this week, but held steady with a 0.3 once again.

Following its season 2 premiere last week, A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” scored a 0.5 for the second week in a row on the network. Meanwhile, both USA’s “Shooter” (0.3) and TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” managed to maintain their previous ratings.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,685 0.9
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 2,516 0.7
HANNITY FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 4,578 0.5
CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 9:00 PM 831 0.5
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,300 0.5
INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 968 0.5
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 9:00 PM 1,402 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,088 0.5
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,718 0.5
CNN TONIGHT FNN 10:00 PM 2,006 0.4
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 9:00 PM 1,215 0.4
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 11:00 PM 3,545 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 1,929 0.4
WRECKED TBS 10:30 PM 1,076 0.4
GOOD BONES HOME 10:00 PM 1,688 0.4
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,535 0.4
MURDER OF LACI PETERSON A&E 10:02 PM 1,061 0.4
BEING MARY JANE S4 BET 10:00 PM 881 0.4
SHOOTER USA 10:00 PM 1,198 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,844 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 1,652 0.3
OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 9:00 PM 1,245 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,711 0.3
AMERICAN RIPPER HISTORY 10:03 PM 867 0.3
DAILY SHOW MSNBC 11:00 PM 930 0.3

 

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.

  • http://crankyyank.com Will Pollock

    really enjoy Animal Kingdom. this season has been spotty with some shining moments.

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