“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
YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 2,808 0.6
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
SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 1,035 0.4
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

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