Once again, the MLB Playoffs dominated in the Wednesday cable ratings this week. TBS led with its broadcast of the Dodgers vs Cubs game scoring a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49, while Fox Sports’ broadcast of the Houston vs NY Yankees game followed closely behind with a 1.2. A post-game special on Fox Sports also landed in the Top 5 with a 0.8. ESPN also landed two of the highest-spots of the night with its NBA regular season coverage scoring 1.0 and 0.9 ratings.

Following its season 3 premiere last week as well, USA’s “Mr. Robot” took a notable hit, falling from its previous 0.3 to a 0.2 this time around, which pushed it out of the Top 25 of the night. Meanwhile, both OWN’s “Queen Sugar” and Comedy Central’s “Broad City” managed to hold steady with 0.3s again. In addition, Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” ticked up one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB NLCS DODGERS/CUBS TBS 8:57 PM 6,785 2
MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES FOX SPORTS 5:30 PM 5,253 1.2
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 9:40 PM 2,030 1.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 6:59 PM 1,834 0.9
MLB ALCS POST L FOX SPORTS 8:30 PM 2,878 0.8
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 12:24 AM 1,860 0.7
SOUTH PARK COMEDY 10:00 PM 934 0.5
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 10:00 PM 1,023 0.5
MLB AL CHAMP SERIES FOX SPORTS 5:00 PM 2,449 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:56 PM 1,033 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,285 0.5
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 9:00 PM 886 0.5
MLB ON DECK PREGAME TBS 8:30 PM 1,476 0.4
GARAGE REHAB DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,131 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,606 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,906 0.4
MISFIT GARAGE DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,103 0.4
LOVE HIP HOP NY SPECIAL VH1 11:00 PM 701 0.4
LIGA MX 10/18 UNIVISION 9:58 PM 702 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:32 AM 754 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,667 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,355 0.3
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 10:00 PM 1,144 0.3
PROPERTY BROS HOME 9:00 PM 1,433 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,380 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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