“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

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