Without any major games, Wednesday night’s cable ratings were VH1’s for the taking, at least at the top of the chart.

“Black Ink Crew” managed to climb to the top slot without any NBA competition, but that was in spite of losing 0.1 in its rating with adults 18-49, resulting in a score of 0.5. Bravo took home second place with “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” which vaulted upward from ninth place last week, even though it only saw an increase of one-tenth in ratings themselves. Rounding out the top 3 was a Christmas special for “Black Ink Crew,” maxing out at 0.4.

Beneath the top 3, “Vikings” on the History Channel managed to hold on to it’s 0.4 score, while its network sibling “Forged in Fire” did the same with its 0.3. “Catfish: The TV Show” on MTV also held onto a 0.3 rating but moved to the sixth slot. On HGTV, “Property Brothers” aired a full-hour episode but tumbled from 0.3 to 0.2, while “SportsCenter 12AM” fell all the way from 0.4 down to 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
BLACK INK CREW VH1 10:01 PM 1,135 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,178 0.5
BLACK INK CREW-SMAS VH1 9:00 PM 867 0.4
VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,693 0.4
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – SAN DIEGO STATE/OHIO ESPN 8:00 PM 1,447 0.4
CATFISH:THE TV SHOW MTV 9:00 PM 543 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 10:01 PM 1,042 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,058 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 805 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,313 0.3
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,386 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 929 0.3
SHATTERED INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,291 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 817 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,334 0.3
NHL REGULAR SEASON – PITTSBURGH/WASHINGTON NBC SPORTS 8:03 PM 697 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 595 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,496 0.2
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME 9:00 PM 1,480 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 10:59 PM 622 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,307 0.2
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,319 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 12:30 AM 509 0.2
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 723 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,148 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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