Without any major “Shark Week” specials or sports broadcasts on this week, it was a fairly quiet night in the Wednesday cable ratings this time around.

TLC’s “Dr. Pimple Popper” led with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, while Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” followed closely behind with a 0.5, even with its previous episode. VH1’s “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” rounded out the top 3 of the night, and fell one-tenth from a 0.6 to a 0.5.

The season 2 premiere of “The Sinner” scored a 0.3 with 1.15 million viewers on USA, down a tenth from the 0.4 that it’s first season premiere had grabbed last year, and the 0.8 of its finale as well. After falling to a 0.3 the previous 2 weeks, the Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone,” meanwhile, ticked up one-tenth to a 0.4 this week.

Outside of the top 25, OWN’s “Queen Sugar” was steady with yet another 0.2, as was the series finale of the History Channel’s “SIX” (0.2).

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 10:00 PM 2,369 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,502 0.5
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 8:00 PM 963 0.5
YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 2,103 0.4
PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,789 0.3
SINNER, THE USA 10:01 PM 1,148 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,635 0.3
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 9:00 PM 583 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,448 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 910 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,561 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 846 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY HOME 10:00 PM 1,648 0.3
CATFISH: TROLLS MTV 10:01 PM 501 0.3
REASONABLE DOUBT INVEST 10:00 PM 963 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,612 0.3
BROKEN TRUST INVEST 9:00 PM 1,057 0.3
MISFIT GARAGE DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 953 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,797 0.2
MARTHA & SNOOP POTLUCK VH1 9:01 PM 626 0.2
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 986 0.2
SUITS USA 9:00 PM 1,158 0.2
MARTHA & SNOOP POTLUCK VH1 9:31 PM 572 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,211 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 658 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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