The Wednesday night cable ratings were dominated by basketball yet again.

This time, however, it was the NCAA on top, taking precedence over the NBA. TRUTV’s broadcast of the Arizona State Sun Devils vs. St. John’s Red Storm game eked out a narrow victory, scoring a 0.6 in adults 18-49.

ESPN was forced to settle for the second slot, with the Boston Celtics playing the Philadelphia 76ers for their own 0.6, a lapse of 0.3 from the Warriors vs. Rockets match that conquered last week’s chart. Rounding out the top 3 was “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” on MTV, which at last pulled above its typical 0.5 to rake in a 0.6.

Further down the chart, Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” continued to fall, slipping from 0.5 to 0.4. “Black Ink Crew” on VH1 managed to recover from 0.4 to 0.5, even though “My 600-lb Life” on TLC fell back from 0.4 to 0.3.

“Moonshiners” on Discovery also tumbled to 0.3, losing one-tenth of a point, while “House Hunters” and “Property Brothers” occupied their usual space at 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
TRU NCAA BSK: ARIZONA ST VS SAINT JOHNS TRUTV 9:08 PM 1,757 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – BOSTON/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:13 PM 1,471 0.6
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 9:00 PM 947 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON -TORONTO/OKLAHOMA CITY ESPN 9:44 PM 1,392 0.6
BLACK INK CREW VH1 9:00 PM 1,011 0.5
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:26 AM 924 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,273 0.4
TRU NCAA BSK TRUTV 8:50 PM 1,282 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:41 AM 737 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 919 0.3
MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,354 0.3
IN PURSUIT W/ JOHN WALSH INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,279 0.3
MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 1,085 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:30 AM 575 0.3
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 7:00 PM 699 0.3
SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,201 0.3
MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,202 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,503 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,407 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:30 AM 543 0.3
TRU NCAA BSK: N DAKOTA STATE VS NC CENTRAL TRUTV 6:29 PM 1,128 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,391 0.3
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS TLC 10:00 PM 1,260 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,810 0.3
TRU NCAA BSK TRUTV 11:45 PM 625 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company

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