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|
|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|
|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