It was a stable night for the Tuesday cable ratings, with the usual suspects vying for the top slot.

The winner this week was “WWE SmackDown” on USA, which scored the same 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 that it did last week, yet still managing to eke out the other competition and climb to the peak of the chart. Just beneath it was “Curse of Oak Island” on History, another series that holds onto its 0.7 score week after week. This time, however, it wasn’t enough to beat the WWE.  Finally, the coveted third slot was filled out by Bravo’s “Below Deck” at 0.6. This was a decrease of two-tenths from the reality series’s previous broadcast.

As usual, USA’s next highest entry was “Chrisley Knows Best,” holding onto a 0.4 rating in the fifth slot of the chart. Investigation Discovery’s “Body Cam” also clung to its previous score at 0.3, as did “Chopped” on Food Network. “Anderson Cooper 360” on CNN tumbled from 0.3 to 0.2, while “House Hunters” on HGTV suffered the same fate, landing at 0.2.

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

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,214 0.7
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 3,159 0.7
BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,640 0.6
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – UAB/NORTHERN ILLINOIS ESPN 7:00 PM 1,346 0.4
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,291 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,444 0.4
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:31 PM 1,091 0.4
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 9:00 PM 952 0.3
BODY CAM INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,245 0.3
CHALLENGE: CT MARRIED P2 MTV 9:00 PM 522 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 10:23 PM 707 0.3
CURSE OF OAK BEHIND DIG HISTORY 8:30 PM 1,619 0.3
GUEST BOOK, THE TBS 10:30 PM 929 0.3
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 683 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 809 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 937 0.3
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 8:00 PM 1,118 0.3
WELCOME TO MURDERTOWN INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,117 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 498 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 608 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,419 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,276 0.2
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,645 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,276 0.2
NBA REGULAR SEASON – LA LAKERS/BROOKLYN NBA TV 7:30 PM 625 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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