Without the NBA playoffs, there was a significant vacuum at the top of the Wednesday cable ratings.
The broadcast which capitalized on this best was MTV’s “The Challenge: War of the Worlds,” which rose to a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 from its previous 0.5. Just behind it was “Southern Charm” on Bravo, having replicated the 0.5 it premiered at, even as “Forged in Fire” of History Channel built on its previous 0.3 to reach 0.4.
Beyond the top of the chart, “The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo dipped a bit, moving from 0.5 to 0.4, while “Dr. Pimple Popper” continued at 0.3 on TLC. Joining it at 0.3 were an array of repeat offenders, including “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network, “My 600-lb Life” on TLC, “Expedition Unknown” on Discovery Channel, and both “Property Brothers” and “House Hunters” on HGTV.
Investigation Discovery’s “Homicide City,” on the other hand, collapsed from 0.3 to 0.2, a fate it shared with “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, May 22, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS||MTV||9:00 PM||1,042||0.6|
|SOUTHERN CHARM||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,228||0.5|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,242||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,220||0.4|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS||TLC||10:00 PM||1,274||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||774||0.3|
|MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE||TLC||8:00 PM||947||0.3|
|EXPEDITION UNKNOWN||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,074||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,482||0.3|
|BUTCHER, THE||HISTORY||10:03 PM||784||0.3|
|PROPERTY BROTHERS||HOME||9:00 PM||1,248||0.3|
|SEE NO EVIL||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,002||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,321||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,121||0.3|
|HOMICIDE CITY||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,079||0.2|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||739||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,902||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:00 PM||525||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,545||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,765||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||729||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:00 AM||439||0.2|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,008||0.2|
|PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM||TRAVEL||10:00 PM||625||0.2|
|FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE||TBS||10:30 PM||512||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company