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|
|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|
|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