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|
|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