NBA led the Wednesday cable ratings this week, with ESPN’s broadcast of the Timberwolves vs. Lakers game scoring a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.21 million viewers. The network’s “After the Buzzer” special came second with a 0.8, while FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” rounded out the top 3 of the night, up one-tenth from its previous 0.7 to a 0.8.

Elsewhere, VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” also inched up from a 0.5 to a 0.6, and Comedy Central’s “South Park” held steady with a 0.5 for the second week in a row.

Outside of the top 25, the season finale of FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” continued the show’s 0.2 streak yet again. OWN’s “Greenleaf,” however, managed to tick up one-tenth from a 0.2 to a 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON – MINNESOTA/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:34 PM 2,207 1.0
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:53 AM 1,604 0.8
AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 1,648 0.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON – PHILADELPHIA/INDIANA ESPN 8:12 PM 1,515 0.7
BLACK INK CREW VH1 10:00 PM 1,063 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:10 AM 1,104 0.6
SOUTH PARK COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 826 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,188 0.5
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 4,083 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,578 0.4
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,574 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 745 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,525 0.4
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,787 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,183 0.4
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,745 0.4
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 3,608 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,666 0.4
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 833 0.4
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,455 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/ BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 3,544 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,466 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 956 0.3
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,902 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 847 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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