This week, the MLB was once again able to capitalize on the loss of “WWE SmackDown,” taking an easy win in the Tuesday cable ratings.

As such, there was little to compete with FOX Sports’ broadcast of the 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 scored by the Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays game. It didn’t quite reach the heights of the 1.3 picked up by TBS with its match between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals last week, but it did stand head and shoulders above anything else that aired Tuesday night.

Its closest competition came from “The Real Housewives of Orange County” on Bravo, which rose from 0.4 to 0.5 as it ascended from the third to the second slot. “Teen Mom” on MTV rounded out the top 3 behind it, slipping down a spot on the chart despite holding out at 0.5.

Further down, “Mayans M.C.” provided FX with its reliable 0.4, while the “BET Hip Hop Awards” faltered, bringing BET a 0.4 after last year’s 0.5. On Adult Swim, “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” posted the same 0.3 it scored on Monday, and “Outdaughtered” continued at 0.3 on TLC. “Tosh.O” ticked up week-to-week, rising to 0.3 from 0.2 on Comedy Central, while “Bering Sea Gold” on Discovery, “Valley of the Damned” on Investigation Discovery, and “Greenleaf” on OWN all remained at 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB AL DIVISION SERIES: HOUSTON/TAMPA BAY 4 FOX SPORTS 7:00 PM 3,698 1.0
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,397 0.5
TEEN MOM II MTV 8:00 PM 828 0.5
MAYANS M.C. FX 10:00 PM 1,025 0.4
BET HIP HOP AWARDS BET 8:00 PM 793 0.4
MLB ALDS POST FOX SPORTS 10:59 PM 1,192 0.4
GENNDY TARTAKOVKSY’S PRIMAL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 661 0.3
BET HIP HOP AWARDS BET 9:58 PM 809 0.3
NBA PRE-SEASON: DENVER/PORTLAND ESPN 10:34 PM 660 0.3
OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 8:00 PM 1,249 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,053 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 833 0.3
TOSH.O COMEDY 10:00 PM 577 0.3
NBA PRE-SEASON: DALLAS/OKLAHOMA CITY ESPN 8:00 PM 720 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,190 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 594 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,442 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,846 0.2
BET HIP HOP AWARDS BET 9:58 PM 527 0.2
BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 993 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,852 0.2
GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 1,084 0.2
VALLEY OF THE DAMNED INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 917 0.2
SPECIAL REPORT W/ BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,511 0.2
BET HIP HOP AWARDS BET 8:00 PM 495 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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