With the dust having settled since “Black Ink Crew” arrived last week, the Wednesday cable ratings formed a more normal order.

The top slot of the night went to “Basketball Wives” on VH1 as it picked up a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49. This was one-tenth of a point higher than its score last week, which is what allowed it to rise from second to first place. “Black Ink Crew” on the same network, however, fell back a bit from 0.7 to 0.6 in its second week, switching places with “Basketball Wives.” Just below them, “Yellowstone” stayed consistent with the same 0.5 it has held for most of its second season.

Further along, “Souther Charm” at Bravo notched another 0.4, a rank it shared only with FX’s “Snowfall.” “Black Ink Crew Compton” was the final VH1 entry for the night but fell from 0.4 to 0.3, where it landed beneath History’s “Forged in Fire,” itself also down from 0.4 to 0.3.

On Food Network, “Guy’s Grocery Games” led a pack of recurring 0.3’s, a number which included “Married at First Sight” on Lifetime and “House Hunters” on HGTV. Meanwhile, fellow HGTV series “Property Brothers” fought its way back from 0.2 to 0.3.

Chief among all 0.2’s was “Ghost Hunters” on A&E, even as “Catfish: The TV Show” on MTV became unstable and collapsed from 0.3 to 0.2. “The Wonderland Murders” brought Investigation Discovery another 0.2, but “Expedition Unknown” stumbled from a strong 0.3 back down to its more standard 0.2. At the very bottom of the chart, “Suits” ensured that USA brought home another steady 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 8:00 PM 1,306 0.6
BLACK INK CREW VH1 9:01 PM 1,154 0.6
YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 2,458 0.5
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,259 0.4
SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 982 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 995 0.3
BLACK INK CREW COMPTON VH1 10:01 PM 775 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 952 0.3
MARRIED AT FIRST ST LIFETIME 8:30 PM 1,161 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,825 0.3
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS: WAILUKU HI VS SOUTH RIDING VA ESPN 7:30 PM 1,456 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,369 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,420 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,122 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,104 0.3
GHOST HUNTERS A&E 9:00 PM 850 0.2
DARK WATERS:MRDR IN DEEP INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,117 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,555 0.2
CATFISH:THE TV SHOW MTV 8:00 PM 444 0.2
WONDERLAND MURDERS, THE INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,105 0.2
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,065 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,514 0.2
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,027 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,382 0.2
SUITS USA 9:00 PM 1,050 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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