“American Horror Story: 1984” was once more the leader of the pack amongst the Wednesday cable ratings.
That being said, the FX drama didn’t quite live up to the promise of its premiere, posting a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. This was three-tenths of a point lower than its score last week. It was, however, enough to keep the show ahead of the debut of season 23 of “South Park” on Comedy Central, which raked in a 0.6 rating. For season 22’s premiere, the show had scored a 0.7, for comparison. Finally, rounding out the top 3 was “Basketball Wives,” which kept at a steady 0.5 for VH1.
VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” couldn’t crack the top 3, but it did manage to hold at the 0.5 it returned to last week. Beneath it was “The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2,” which remained at its most recent 0.4 on MTV. “Black Ink Crew Compton” brought VH1 its final chart entry for the night by keeping stable at 0.3, a feat it shared with “Forged in Fire” on History and “Property Brothers” on HGTV.
On USA, “WWE NXT” tumbled from 0.4 to 0.3, landing in the same territory as the premieres of “Crank Yankers” on Comedy Central and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on FXX. For the latter show, its new season debuted one-tenth of a point lower than it did last year. Discovery’s “Expedition Unknown,” meanwhile, rose from 0.2 to 0.3, keeping above the fray of recurring 0.2’s from “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS and “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, September 25, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|AMERICAN HORROR STORY||FX||10:00 PM||1,491||0.7|
|SOUTH PARK||COMEDY||10:00 PM||923||0.6|
|BASKETBALL WIVES||VH1||8:00 PM||1,134||0.5|
|BLACK INK CREW||VH1||9:01 PM||960||0.5|
|THE CHALLENGE: WAR OF THE WORLDS 2||MTV||9:00 PM||604||0.4|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,796||0.3|
|BLACK INK CREW COMPTON||VH1||10:02 PM||642||0.3|
|WWE NXT||USA||8:00 PM||1,006||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,498||0.3|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||10:00 PM||1,548||0.3|
|THE FIVE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||3,564||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,715||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,790||0.3|
|IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA||FXX||10:00 PM||481||0.3|
|EXPEDITION UNKNOWN||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,025||0.3|
|CRANK YANKERS||COMEDY||10:30 PM||482||0.3|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||866||0.3|
|PROPERTY BROTHERS||HOME||9:00 PM||1,236||0.3|
|THE INGRAHAM ANGLE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||3,209||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,638||0.3|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||694||0.2|
|FULL FRONTAL W/ SAMANTHA BEE||TBS||10:30 PM||664||0.2|
|BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2017||TNT||8:00 PM||678||0.2|
|ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES||MSNBC||8:00 PM||2,161||0.2|
|ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT||CNN||7:00 PM||1,393||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company