TBS took the no. 1 spot in the Wednesday cable ratings this week, with its broadcast of last night’s Astros vs. Red Sox MLB playoff game scoring a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.18 million viewers. It was the night’s only broadcast to cross the 1.0 barrier. FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” came second with a 0.9, down a tenth from the 1.0 it had scored a week ago. Fox Sports’ coverage of the Dodgers vs. Brewers game (0.9, 3.75 million) rounded out the top 3 of the night.

Comedy Central’s “South Park” took a noticeable hit this week, down from its previous 0.6 to a 0.4, as was VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” (0.4). OWN’s “Greenleaf” climbed back into the top 25, and ticked up a tenth week-to-week with a 0.3.

Outside of the top 25, FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” was steady with another 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB ALCS – ASTROS VS RED SOX TBS 8:29 PM 6,181 1.7
AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 2,008 0.9
MLB NL CHAMPIONS SERIES – MILWAUKEE/LA DODGERS 5 FOX SPORTS 1 4:58 PM 3,745 0.9
NBA REGULAR SEASON – NEW ORLEANS/HOUSTON ESPN 8:13 PM 1,560 0.7
MLB NLCS POST GAME FOX SPORTS 1 8:43 PM 1,975 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – DALLAS/PHOENIX ESPN 10:39 PM 1,206 0.6
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 1:18 AM 1,512 0.5
BLACK INK CREW VH1 10:00 PM 923 0.4
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 981 0.4
SOUTH PARK COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 705 0.4
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:57 AM 798 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,229 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,498 0.3
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS 8:00 PM 1,108 0.3
PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,483 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,089 0.3
GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 1,206 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,780 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:15 AM 656 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,228 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,347 0.3
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,863 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 662 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 791 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 2:04 AM 673 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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