With the Winter Olympics concluded, it was ESPN that secured the top spot of the night in the Wednesday cable ratings this week.

The network’s broadcast of the NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards led with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.017 million viewers. VH1 scored second-highest in the night with “Black Ink Crew” raking in a 0.6, the same as what it had scored the week before. In addition, ESPN’s broadcast of the later game between Houston and the LA Clippers also landed in the top 3 with a 0.6.

On OWN, “If Loving You is Wrong” was able to maintain a 0.3 once again, with 1.525 million viewers. Meanwhile, FX’s “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” returned from a week-long hiatus with a 0.3, one-tenth higher than the 0.2 of its previous episode. Similarly, “Waco” was able to tick up one-tenth from a 0.2 to a 0.3 last night with its series finale episode on the Paramount Network.

Outside of the top 25, SyFy’s “The Magicians” held steady with a 0.2 for the second week in a row.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 8:01 PM 2,017 0.7
BLACK INK CREW VH1 9:00 PM 1,220 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 10:35 PM 1,350 0.6
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,301 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,283 0.4
MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 1,407 0.4
685 LB TEEN, THE TLC 10:05 PM 1,264 0.4
TWIN TURBOS DISCOVERY 10:03 PM 1,029 0.4
ACS: VERSACE FX 10:00 PM 1,095 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 12:56 AM 757 0.3
BEAUTY BAR VH1 10:00 PM 608 0.3
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 10:00 PM 1,525 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,571 0.3
SEE NO EVIL INVEST 9:00 PM 1,304 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 848 0.3
HOMICIDE CITY INVEST 10:00 PM 1,283 0.3
SP HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,407 0.3
WACO PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 901 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,483 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 7:00 PM 648 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,967 0.3
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 10:00 PM 537 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,378 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 695 0.3
CONCACAF LC – L: AMERICA UNIVISION 10:03 PM 537 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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