This week, the first part of the second round of the Democratic Debates unseated “WWE Smackdown” from the top slot.
CNN’s coverage of the debate rose all the way to a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49, with the opening proceedings scoring a 1.6 and the closing scoring a 1.1. All of this was stronger than MSNBC’s coverage of round one of the first debate, which, without its combination with NBC, came in at a 0.9 rating. Additionally, further post-debate analysis on CNN racked up an additional 1.1 to consume the fourth slot. All of this was enough to push the ordinary champion, “WWE Smackdown,” back to fifth place as it fell from 0.7 to 0.6.
Just below the top five was “Air Jaws Strikes Back,” a part of Discovery’s Shark Week, at 0.5. “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” tumbled from 0.6 to 0.5 on Bravo, while “Black Ink Crew Chicago” ascended from 0.3 to 0.4 on VH1. On TNT, “Animal Kingdom” maintained its constant 0.3, as did “Miz & Mrs.” on USA, but “The Detour” managed to claw its way back from 0.2 to reach 0.3.
Many other 0.3’s were consistent, as well, including “Good Bones” on HGTV, “Outdaughtered” on TLC, “Ex on the Beach” on MTV, and “Til Death Do Us Part” on Investigation Discovery. “Chrisley Knows Best” on USA suffered a small blow from 0.4 to 0.3, but “Ink Master” allowed Paramount to capture the final slot of the chart by clutching to its 0.2 yet again.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, July 30, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|CNN DETROIT DEM DEBATE: NIGHT 1||CNN||8:25 PM||8,643||1.7|
|CNN DETROIT DEM DEB CLOSE||CNN||10:25 PM||8,068||1.6|
|CNN DETROIT DEM DEB OPEN||CNN||8:00 PM||6,278||1.1|
|CNN POST-DEBATE ANALYSIS||CNN||10:43 PM||5,570||1.1|
|WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN||USA||8:00 PM||1,911||0.6|
|AIR JAWS STRIKES BACK||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||1,265||0.5|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,447||0.5|
|CNN POST-DEBATE ANALYSIS||CNN||11:00 PM||2,738||0.5|
|SHARKWRECKED: CRASH LAND||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,185||0.5|
|LAWS OF JAWS: DANGEROUS||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,216||0.5|
|BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO||VH1||8:00 PM||882||0.4|
|LIVE PD TUE: 225 LIVE PD TUE||A&E||8:00 PM||1,272||0.4|
|SHARKS OF HEADSTONE HELL||DISCOVERY||7:00 PM||836||0.3|
|ANIMAL KINGDOM||TNT||9:00 PM||1,125||0.3|
|DETOUR, THE||TBS||10:30 PM||773||0.3|
|MIZ & MRS||USA||10:00 PM||911||0.3|
|SHARK AFTER DARK 2019||DISCOVERY||11:02 PM||660||0.3|
|CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST||USA||10:31 PM||937||0.3|
|TIL DEATH DO US PART||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,086||0.3|
|60 DAYS IN: NARCOLAND||A&E||10:00 PM||901||0.3|
|EX ON THE BEACH||MTV||8:00 PM||473||0.3|
|GOOD BONES||HOME||9:00 PM||1,314||0.3|
|LAWS OF JAWS: DANGEROUS||DISCOVERY||12:00 AM||562||0.3|
|INK MASTER||PARAMOUNT||10:00 PM||561||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen CompanY