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

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