“Yellowstone” was able to take the top of the Wednesday cable ratings one last time before concluding its season.
The Paramount series, which spent a good portion of its run at the very peak of the chart, scored a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, rising one-tenth of a point beyond its score last week. “Basketball Wives” on VH1 was thrown out of the top slot, dropping from 0.6 to 0.5 and taking second place instead. Finally, “The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2” premiered on MTV, starting off with a strong 0.5.
“Black Ink Crew” on VH1 was ousted from the top 3 entirely when it continued declining from 0.6 to 0.5. Below it, both Bravo’s “Southern Charm” and FX’s “Snowfall” held at their usual 0.4’s, a score Lifetime’s “Married at First Sight” reached when it rose above 0.3. Then came a host of recurring 0.3’s, with shows among their number including “Forged in Fire” on History, “Black Ink Crew Compton” on VH1, “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network, and “Property Brothers” on HGTV.
In their midst, “Expedition Unknown” continued a cycle of volatility at Discovery, rising from 0.2 to 0.3, and “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” brought Investigation Discovery a 0.3, as well. They also managed to outmaneuver “House Hunters” on HGTV, which sank from 0.3 to 0.2. Both “Queen Sugar” of OWN and “Ghost Hunters” of A&E remained at 0.2, where History’s “Knife or Death” found itself just below them.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, August 28, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|BASKETBALL WIVES||VH1||8:00 PM||1,184||0.5|
|CHALLENGE:WAR OF WORLDS 2||MTV||9:00 PM||886||0.5|
|BLACK INK CREW||VH1||9:01 PM||996||0.5|
|SOUTHERN CHARM||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,186||0.4|
|MARRIED AT FIRST ST||LIFETIME||8:30 PM||1,206||0.4|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,027||0.3|
|BLACK INK CREW COMPTON||VH1||10:02 PM||645||0.3|
|TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME: SECOND ROUND||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,367||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||901||0.3|
|MURDER TAPES, THE||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,241||0.3|
|PROPERTY BROTHERS||HOME||9:00 PM||1,828||0.3|
|EXPEDITION UNKNOWN||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,142||0.3|
|HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,450||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,595||0.2|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,349||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,181||0.2|
|QUEEN SUGAR||OWN||9:00 PM||1,017||0.2|
|GHOST HUNTERS||A&E||9:00 PM||712||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,612||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,696||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,438||0.2|
|KNIFE OR DEATH||HISTORY||10:03 PM||583||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:18 AM||619||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company