USA’s “WWE Smackdown” held onto the top spot of the night in the Tuesday cable ratings this week, scoring a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.20 million viewers – down a tenth from its previous 0.8. Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” scored second-highest despite also slipping from a 0.6 to a 0.5. USA’s “Miz & Mrs.” rounded out the top 3 of the night, and raked in a 0.5 for the second week in a row.

After taking a hit last week, MTV’s “The Challenge: Final Reckoning” held steady with another 0.4. TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” maintained its 0.4 streak yet again as well. Meanwhile, TV Land’s “Younger” not only kept its place in the top 25 this week, but also hit a new season high by ticking up one-tenth from a 0.2 to a 0.3 with 786,000 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,197 0.7
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,439 0.5
MIZ & MRS USA 10:00 PM 1,225 0.5
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 9:00 PM 1,444 0.4
CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING MTV 9:00 PM 647 0.4
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:01 PM 1,529 0.4
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:31 PM 1,107 0.4
DARK WATERS: MRDR IN DEEP INVEST 10:00 PM 1,315 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,068 0.3
WRECKED TBS 10:00 PM 868 0.3
MARRIED AT FIRST ST LIFETIME 9:00 PM 938 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,401 0.3
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,329 0.3
HARD KNOCKS 18 HBO 10:00 PM 667 0.3
DESERT FLIPPERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,139 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,317 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,158 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 950 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:30 PM 1,308 0.3
YOUNGER TV LAND 10:00 PM 786 0.3
HIDDEN POTENTIAL HOME 10:00 PM 1,229 0.3
COUNTING CARS HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,008 0.3
CHOPPED GRILL MASTERS FOOD 9:00 PM 890 0.3
MURDER COMES TO TOWN INVEST 9:00 PM 1,167 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,164 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.

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