Without any major sports broadcasts to compete with, “WWE Smackdown” took the no. 1 spot in the Tuesday cable ratings this week, scoring a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.09 million viewers. “Smackdown” was, however, down two-tenths from the 0.9 it posted last Tuesday. Bravo’s “Below Deck” came second in the night, and maintained its previous 0.5 yet again.

FX’s “Mayans M.C.” was similarly steady with another 0.5, while USA’s “The Purge” broke its recent 0.4 streak, falling a tenth to a 0.3. Elsewhere, MTV’s “The Challenge: Final Reckoning” ticked back up from a 0.4 to a 0.5. OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” was steady with a 0.3.

On TBS, “The Guest Book” kicked off its season with back-to-back episodes, scoring 0.3 and 0.2s, down two and three-tenths from its first season premiere last year.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,087 0.7
BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,387 0.5
CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING MTV 9:00 PM 755 0.5
MAYANS M.C. FX 10:00 PM 1,219 0.5
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,730 0.3
THE PURGE USA 10:00 PM 931 0.3
MAFS REUNION LIFETIME 9:00 PM 964 0.3
THE GUEST BOOK TBS 10:00 PM 982 0.3
HOME ALONE INVEST 10:00 PM 919 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,066 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 969 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,874 0.3
TOSH.O COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 513 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 761 0.3
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 602 0.3
LITTLE COUPLE TLC 8:00 PM 1,362 0.3
DESERT FLIPPERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,028 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,435 0.3
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,470 0.2
SPECIAL RPT W/ BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,559 0.2
EVIL TWINS INVEST 9:00 PM 833 0.2
AMC FEARFEST: FINAL DESTINATION 3 AMC 6:00 PM 556 0.2
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,718 0.2
THE GUEST BOOK TBS 10:27 PM 694 0.2
SWEET HOME SEXTUPLETS TLC 10:00 PM 1,037 0.2

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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