“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” stayed at the top of the Wednesday cable ratings this week, despite taking a predictable hit with its second episode.
The FX anthology series fell four-tenths from its previous 1.5 to a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.21 million viewers, which was three-tenths less of a drop than “Cult” experienced between its first two episodes last year. The 2-part season premiere of “Black Ink Crew” came second and third in the night with a 0.7 and a 0.6, down from the 0.8 of its season 6 premiere. The season finale of “Black Ink Crew: Chicago,” meanwhile, ticked up one-tenth week-to-week from a 0.5 to a 0.6.
On OWN, the recently-renewed “Greenleaf” was steady with another 0.3. After taking a hit last week as well, USA’s “The Sinner” (0.3) was back up one-tenth with its season finale, while the midseason finale of “Suits” maintained a 0.3.
FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” also scored a 0.3, up one-tenth from the 0.2 it had posted a week ago.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, September 19, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|AMERICAN HORROR STORY||FX||10:00 PM||2,210||1.1|
|BLACK INK CREW||VH1||9:00 PM||1,309||0.7|
|BLACK INK CREW||VH1||10:00 PM||1,136||0.6|
|BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO||VH1||8:00 PM||1,133||0.6|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,141||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,082||0.4|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,254||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,744||0.3|
|MLB MON NIGHT – EARLY||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,044||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,603||0.3|
|TEEN MOM: WHERE MACKENZIE||MTV||9:00 PM||486||0.3|
|PROPERTY BROTHERS||HOME||9:00 PM||1,503||0.3|
|HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,419||0.3|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||815||0.3|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||3,055||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,511||0.3|
|MLB WED NIGHT – LATE||ESPN||10:27 PM||822||0.3|
|LOUD HOUSE||NICKELODEON||6:00 PM||1,181||0.3|
|ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA||FXX||10:00 PM||420||0.3|
|SINNER, THE||USA||10:01 PM||1,128||0.3|
|FULL FRONTAL W/SAM BEE||TBS||10:30 PM||939||0.3|
|ARE YOU THE ONE||MTV||10:01 PM||416||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company