ESPN kept a steady hold on the no. 1 spot in the Wednesday cable ratings this week.

The network’s broadcast of the Pelicans vs. Spurs NBA game topped the day’s cable chart with a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.36 million viewers. A late-night edition of “SportsCenter” (0.6) and the earlier game between Philadelphia and Toronto (0.5) secured ESPN the chart’s second and third-place spots as well.

After taking a small hit last week, Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” managed to tick back up from its previous 0.4 rating to a 0.5 this time around. The Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People,” however, fell from a 0.4 to a 0.3, while VH1’s “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” stayed even with the same 0.3 rating as its last outing.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON – SAN ANTONIO/NEW ORLEANS ESPN 9:37 PM 2,357 1.0
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:02 AM 1,310 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – PHILADELPHIA/TORONTO ESPN 7:13 PM 1,152 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,256 0.5
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,734 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 4,246 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 735 0.4
AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0016 JERICHO CRUISE TNT 8:00 PM 871 0.4
LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM A&E 8:30 PM 1,238 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:43 PM 2,998 0.3
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,936 0.3
SISTAS SERIES BET 10:00 PM 1,021 0.3
THE OVAL BET 9:00 PM 1,109 0.3
1000-LB SISTERS TLC 10:00 PM 1,204 0.3
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,548 0.3
LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM A&E 8:00 PM 1,124 0.3
MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 1,135 0.3
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: ONE NIGHT SPOUSE LIFETIME 8:00 PM 1,065 0.3
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 3,111 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 881 0.3
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 8:00 PM 632 0.3
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 7:00 PM 647 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,206 0.3
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:43 PM 1,533 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 820 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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