Once again, it was a live MLB broadcast that took the top spot of the night in the Tuesday cable ratings.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Yankees vs. Red Sox division series game posted a 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 7.15 million viewers, over a whole point higher than any of the night’s other cable shows. USA’s “WWE Smackdown” came second again, and maintained its previous 0.7, while TBS’ “Inside the MLB” post-game special rounded out the top 3 with a 0.6.
Elsewhere, FX’s “Mayans M.C.” took another minor hit this week, falling from a 0.6 to a 0.5, and USA’s “The Purge” continued its recent 0.4 streak. On MTV, “The Challenge: Final Reckoning” managed to tick back up one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5.
Outside of the top 25, the recently-renewed “Mr. Inbetween” ticked down from the 0.2 it had scored last week to a 0.1 this time around, with 319,000 viewers.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, October 9, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES||TBS||8:00 PM||7,147||1.9|
|WWE SMACKDOWN||USA||8:00 PM||2,135||0.7|
|INSIDE THE MLB||TBS||11:42 PM||1,747||0.6|
|MAYANS M.C.||FX||10:00 PM||1,353||0.5|
|CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING||MTV||9:00 PM||749||0.5|
|BELOW DECK||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,212||0.4|
|THE PURGE||USA||10:00 PM||1,008||0.4|
|LITTLE COUPLE||TLC||8:00 PM||1,547||0.4|
|HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS||OWN||9:00 PM||1,781||0.4|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,466||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||861||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,094||0.3|
|MLB ON DECK PREGAME||TBS||7:00 PM||1,047||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||552||0.3|
|SWEET HOME SEXTUPLETS||TLC||10:00 PM||1,071||0.3|
|FX MOVIE PRIME||FX||8:00 PM||978||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,491||0.2|
|LOUD HOUSE||NICKELODEON||6:00 PM||1,151||0.2|
|INK MASTER||PARAMOUNT||10:00 PM||567||0.2|
|THE INGRAHAM ANGLE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,732||0.2|
|ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY||ESPN||7:00 PM||578||0.2|
|EVIL TWINS||INVEST||9:00 PM||863||0.2|
|MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||785||0.2|
|HOME ALONE||INVEST||10:00 PM||817||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company