For the second night in a row this week, the MLB wild card games led the cable ratings.

TBS’ broadcast of the Yankees vs. Athletics game won the top spot Wednesday night with a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo – eight-tenths higher than any of its other cable competition – and 6.16 million viewers. For the first time this season too, FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” managed to tick up week-to-week, rising from its previous 0.9 to a 1.0 this week.

On Comedy Central, however, “South Park” was down two-tenths from the 0.7 that its season premiere had scored a week ago, while VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” took a similar hit, falling from a 0.6 to a 0.5. Outside of the top 25, FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” held steady with a 0.2 for the second week in a row.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB WILDCARD TBS 8:00 PM 6,155 1.8
AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 2,022 1.0
SOUTH PARK COMEDY 10:00 PM 925 0.5
BLACK INK CREW VH1 10:00 PM 997 0.5
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 11:47 PM 1,285 0.5
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 4,370 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 930 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,900 0.4
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,999 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,150 0.4
STORY, THE FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 2,846 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,176 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 3,045 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 635 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 3,030 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 826 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,440 0.3
FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS 11:00 PM 2,580 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 861 0.3
MLB ON DECK PREGAME TBS 7:00 PM 875 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,223 0.3
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,603 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,633 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 565 0.3
GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 1,076 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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