It was a rare week that “Basketball Wives” ascended to the top of the Wednesday cable ratings.
The VH1 reality series claimed a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, dropping below the 0.6 it rose to last week. Despite losing viewership, however, it still came out on top of its competition. FX’s “American Horror Story: 1984” found itself in a similarly contradictory situation, falling from 0.6 to 0.5 but rising from third to second place. Finally, an NBA pre-season game on ESPN between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers rounded out the top 3 with its own 0.5.
Further down, “Black Ink Crew” on VH1 was the source of the night’s final 0.5, where it has held steady for weeks. “All Elite Wrestling” on TNT, meanwhile, continued to descend, dropping from 0.5 to 0.4 in its third week. On Comedy Central, “South Park” collapsed from the 0.6 it had previously risen to and returned to 0.4, where it landed beside MTV’s “The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2,” which itself was down from 0.5 to 0.4.
Among the foremost 0.3’s was “Black Ink Crew Compton,” holding its ground at its usual score. The night’s other recurring 0.3 came from Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” while “Forged in Fire” on History, “Expedition Unknown” on Discovery, and “House Hunters International” on HGTV all rose from 0.2 to 0.3. Among the less fortunate was “Property Brothers,” which crumbled from 0.3 to 0.2 and ended up in the same tier as the consistent “House Hunters” on HGTV and “The Real Housewives of Dallas” on Bravo.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, October 16, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|BASKETBALL WIVES||VH1||8:00 PM||1,208||0.5|
|AMERICAN HORROR STORY||FX||10:00 PM||1,085||0.5|
|NBA PRE-SEASON: GOLDEN STATE/LA LAKERS||ESPN||10:40 PM||1,191||0.5|
|BLACK INK CREW||VH1||9:00 PM||985||0.5|
|ALL ELITE WRESTLING||TNT||8:00 PM||1,014||0.4|
|SOUTH PARK||COMEDY||10:00 PM||777||0.4|
|CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS 2||MTV||9:00 PM||654||0.4|
|NBA PRE-SEASON: ATLANTA/NEW YORK||ESPN||8:00 PM||881||0.3|
|BLACK INK CREW COMPTON||VH1||10:00 PM||734||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||818||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||4,068||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,653||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,444||0.3|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,024||0.3|
|EXPEDITION UNKNOWN||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||951||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||789||0.3|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||3,127||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,335||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||532||0.2|
|PROPERTY BROTHERS||HOME||9:00 PM||1,438||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,398||0.2|
|NHL REGULAR SEASON: COLORADO/PITTSBURGH||NBC SPORTS||7:03 PM||636||0.2|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS||BRAVO||9:00 PM||597||0.2|
|LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,896||0.2|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||10:00 PM||1,394||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company