“WWE Smackdown” kept a fairly easy hold on the top spot in the Tuesday cable ratings.

The weekly USA broadcast led the night with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, back up one-tenth from the 0.6 it scored a week ago. Meanwhile, ESPN’s coverage of the Men and Women’s Quarter Finals in this year’s U.S. Open came second in the night with a 0.5 and 2.24 million viewers.

The season 2 premiere of FX’s “Mayans M.C.” rounded out the night’s top 3 with a 0.5 and 1.39 million viewers, steady with its first season finale, but down a bit from its freshman season’s 0.6 and 1.60 million viewer averages. Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” followed closely behind with another 0.5.

Additionally, the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” grabbed a 0.3, back down a tenth from its previous 0.4. USA’s “Growing Up Chrisley” went the other way, ticking up from a 0.2 to a 0.3, while HBO’s “Hard Knocks” (0.3) stayed even. Elsewhere, OWN’s “Greenleaf” kicked off its fourth season with the same 0.3 that its third season averaged last year.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,130 0.7
TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME – MENS/WOMENS QTRFINALS ESPN 7:00 PM 2,241 0.5
MAYANS M.C. FX 10:00 PM 1,385 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,432 0.5
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,408 0.3
GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA 10:00 PM 952 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:48 PM 882 0.3
TEEN MOM S8 REUNION P2 MTV 8:00 PM 523 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,100 0.3
HARD KNOCKS 19 HBO 10:01 PM 605 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,140 0.3
CONAN SPECIAL TBS 10:00 PM 702 0.3
GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 1,196 0.3
UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 944 0.3
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 1,147 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 1,187 0.2
GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA 10:31 PM 757 0.2
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 680 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 771 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 1,181 0.2
STAY OR SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,071 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 1,283 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 1,116 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 1,378 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 1,330 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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