Despite the absence of “Yellowstone,” there was not much of a power vacuum at the top of the Wednesday cable ratings.

The top slot of the chart was instead filled by VH1’s “Black Ink Crew,” which drew a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49. This was a match with its score from last week, and allowed it to get out ahead of all the night’s other broadcasts. “Basketball Wives” on the same network was its closest contender, drawing a 0.4 compared to last week’s 0.5, while “Snowfall” on FX rounded out the top 3 by holding at 0.4.

Over at MTV, “The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2” dipped a bit in the aftermath of its premiere, falling from 0.5 to 0.4. “Black Ink Crew Compton” had a better night, rising from its usual 0.3 to 0.4 and closing out the evening for VH1. The leader of the 0.3’s was “Married at First Sight” on Lifetime, which declined from 0.4 but lead a spat of recurring 0.3’s including “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network, “Forged in Fire” on History, “Expedition Unknown” on Discovery, and “Property Brothers” on HGTV.

“The Real Housewives of Dallas” debuted a new season on Bravo at 0.3, slightly higher than the 0.2 of its previous season finale. On Investigation Discovery, “The Murder Tapes” held the line at 0.3, as did “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” on the same network. “Dog’s Most Wanted” debuted with a 0.3 on WGA, even as “Queen Sugar” maintained a 0.2 at OWN and “Suits” clung to the 0.2 of its retrospective episode last week. Finally, a pair of CNN Town Halls on climate change made it onto the charts with a 0.3 and a 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
BLACK INK CREW VH1 9:01 PM 978 0.5
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 8:00 PM 1,074 0.4
SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 945 0.4
TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME: MENS/WOMENS QTRFINALS ESPN 7:00 PM 1,720 0.4
CHALLENGE:WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 9:00 PM 694 0.4
BLACK INK CREW COMPTON VH1 10:02 PM 690 0.4
MARRIED AT FIRST ST LIFETIME 8:30 PM 1,190 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 906 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,085 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,416 0.3
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,569 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,209 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,534 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 9:00 PM 678 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 10:00 PM 887 0.3
MURDER TAPES, THE INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,148 0.3
DOGS MOST WANTED WGA 9:00 PM 943 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,447 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,841 0.3
CNN TOWN HALL CNN 8:44 PM 1,408 0.3
CNN TOWN HALL CNN 9:18 PM 1,525 0.2
SUITS USA 9:00 PM 1,073 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:19 PM 945 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,369 0.2
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 9:00 PM 1,054 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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