The top broadcast of the Tuesday cable ratings was once again “WWE Smackdown.”
The USA wrestling series held its place for the second week in a row simply by holding onto its 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. This enabled it to stay ahead of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which itself maintained a consecutive 0.6 rating. Just below, the third slot was claimed by yet another consistent performer in Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” as it continued at 0.4.
In taking the third slot, however, “Deadliest Catch” was able to switch places with USA’s “Chrisley Knows Best” despite the latter show keeping at its own 0.4. “Black Ink Crew Chicago” led the 0.3’s for the night, remaining where it fell last week. This kept it ahead of “Til Death Do Us Part” on Investigation Discovery as the latter recovered from 0.2 to the 0.3 it premiered at, and allowed it to keep pace with “Web of Lies” on the same network.
The rest of the 0.3’s were largely marked by repeat offenders: the just-renewed “Animal Kingdom” on TNT, “Good Bones” on HGTV, “Miz & Mrs.” on USA, “Ex on the Beach” on MTV, and “Outdaughtered” on TLC.
Elsewhere, “House Hunters International” ticked up from 0.2 to 0.3 on HGTV, while “The Detour” on TBS lost its way and slipped from 0.3 to 0.2. “Ink Master” continued to flounder at 0.2, finding company in Food Network’s “Chopped.” “Chopped Junior,” on the other hand, tumbled from 0.3 to 0.2, the same rating as Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” and the premiere of “Cajun Navy” on Discovery.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, July 23, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN||USA||8:00 PM||2,162||0.7|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,814||0.6|
|DEADLIEST CATCH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,508||0.4|
|CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST||USA||10:00 PM||1,151||0.4|
|BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO||VH1||8:00 PM||794||0.3|
|TIL DEATH DO US PART||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,319||0.3|
|WEB OF LIES||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,240||0.3|
|EX ON THE BEACH||MTV||8:00 PM||546||0.3|
|ANIMAL KINGDOM||TNT||9:00 PM||1,134||0.3|
|MIZ & MRS||USA||10:31 PM||722||0.3|
|GOOD BONES||HOME||9:00 PM||1,351||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,341||0.3|
|DETOUR, THE||TBS||10:30 PM||717||0.2|
|INK MASTER||PARAMOUNT||10:00 PM||621||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,239||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,884||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,535||0.2|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,912||0.2|
|CHOPPED JUNIOR||FOOD||8:00 PM||774||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||640||0.2|
|CAJUN NAVY||DISCOVERY||10:00 PM||607||0.2|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||619||0.2|
|DANCE MOMS||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||643||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company