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Wednesday Final Ratings: ‘Black Ink Chicago’ on VH1 is Cable’s Top Prime Time Telecast Among Adults 18-49

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Wednesday, August 15:

The Goldbergs (R) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 2.821 million viewers
• 1.8/4 HH
• 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.5/3 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.0/4 F25-54, 0.6/3 M25-54)

American Housewife (RP) (ABC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
252 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 2.111 million viewers
• 1.4/3 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

Modern Family (R) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 31 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 2.283 million viewers
• 1.5/3 HH
• 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

American Housewife (R) (ABC, 9:31 PM, 29 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 1.871 million viewers
• 1.3/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
• 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.4/2 M25-54)

Shark Tank (R) (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 1.807 million viewers
• 1.2/3 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

Big Brother 20 (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
256 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 5.820 million viewers
• 3.5/7 HH
• 1.7/8 A18-49 (2.0/9 F18-49, 1.3/7 M18-49)
• 1.1/8 A18-34 (1.5/9 F18-34, 0.8/7 M18-34)
• 2.1/8 A25-54 (2.4/9 F25-54, 1.8/8 M25-54)

SEAL Team (R) (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
256 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 2.754 million viewers
• 1.8/3 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Criminal Minds (R) (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
256 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 2.905 million viewers
• 2.0/4 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.7/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

America’s Got Talent (P) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
244 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 9.854 million viewers
• 5.8/12 HH
• 1.5/8 A18-49 (1.8/8 F18-49, 1.3/7 M18-49)
• 0.9/6 A18-34 (1.0/7 F18-34, 0.7/6 M18-34)
• 2.2/9 A25-54 (2.5/9 F25-54, 2.0/8 M25-54)

World of Dance (NBC, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
244 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 5.124 million viewers
• 3.2/6 HH
• 1.1/5 A18-49 (1.4/6 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
• 0.7/5 A18-34 (0.9/5 F18-34, 0.5/4 M18-34)
• 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.8/6 F25-54, 1.2/5 M25-54)

MasterChef (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
256 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 3.418 million viewers
• 2.2/4 HH
• 0.9/5 A18-49 (1.0/5 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
• 0.5/4 A18-34 (0.6/4 F18-34, 0.4/4 M18-34)
• 1.2/5 A25-54 (1.4/5 F25-54, 1.1/5 M25-54)

24 Hours to Hell & Back (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
256 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 3.170 million viewers
• 1.9/4 HH
• 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.1/5 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
• 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/4 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
• 1.3/5 A25-54 (1.4/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

Burden of Truth (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
255 affiliates; 82% coverage
• 0.669 million viewers
• 0.5/1 HH
• 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
• 0.1/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
• 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

Supergirl (R) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
255 affiliates; 82% coverage
• 0.431 million viewers
• 0.3/1 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49 (0.1/1 F18-49, 0.1/0 M18-49)
• 0.0/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.0/0 M18-34)
• 0.1/1 A25-54 (0.1/1 F25-54, 0.1/1 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.393 million viewers
• 0.8/2 HH
• 0.4/3 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.423 million viewers
• 0.8/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49

La Bella y Las Bestias (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.241 million viewers
• 0.7/1 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49

La Piloto (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.914 million viewers
• 0.5/1 HH
• 0.3/2 A18-49

Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 150 min.)
• 0.369 million viewers
• 0.2/0 HH
• 0.1/1 A18-49

La Jefa del Campeon (UniMás, 9:30 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.274 million viewers
• 0.1/0 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49

Renta Congelada (UniMás, 10:30 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.134 million viewers
• 0.1/0 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49

Exatlón Estados Unidos (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
• 0.918 million viewers
• 0.5/1 HH
• 0.3/2 A18-49
• 0.2/2 A18-34

Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.300 million viewers
• 0.7/1 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49
• 0.4/3 A18-34

El Señor de Los Cielos VI (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.727 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH
• 0.7/3 A18-49
• 0.6/4 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Wednesday, August 15 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and demo ratings in parentheses):

Born This Way (A&E, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.432 million viewers (#82)
• 0.29 HH (#79)
• 0.13 A18-49 (#85)
• 0.13 A18-34 (#58)
• 0.17 A25-54 (#71)

Born This Way (A&E, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 0.456 million viewers (#80)
• 0.32 HH (#75)
• 0.14 A18-49 (#80)
• 0.11 A18-34 (#73)
• 0.19 A25-54 (#63)

Dragon Ball Super (repeat) (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.454 million viewers (#81)
• 0.29 HH (#79)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#59)
• 0.21 A18-34 (#27)
• 0.16 A25-54 (#77)

American Dad (repeat) (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.492 million viewers (#78)
• 0.32 HH (#75)
• 0.22 A18-49 (#38)
• 0.20 A18-34 (#30)
• 0.20 A25-54 (#58)

The Cleveland Show (repeat) (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.692 million viewers (#51)
• 0.42 HH (#57)
• 0.31 A18-49 (#15)
• 0.28 A18-34 (#16)
• 0.31 A25-54 (#31)

American Dad (repeat) (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.900 million viewers (#34)
• 0.57 HH (#37)
• 0.42 A18-49 (#10)
• 0.41 A18-34 (#4)
• 0.42 A25-54 (#14)

Bob’s Burgers (repeat) (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.091 million viewers (#28)
• 0.69 HH (#29)
• 0.53 A18-49 (#4)
• 0.52 A18-34 (#2)
• 0.55 A25-54 (#11)

Bob’s Burgers (repeat) (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.181 million viewers (#23)
• 0.77 HH (#25)
• 0.60 A18-49 (#1)
• 0.60 A18-34 (#1)
• 0.59 A25-54 (#6)

Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.241 million viewers (#18)
• 0.94 HH (#16)
• 0.42 A18-49 (#10)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#21)
• 0.56 A25-54 (#9)

Real Housewives of Dallas (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.756 million viewers (#45)
• 0.56 HH (#38)
• 0.27 A18-49 (#25)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#21)
• 0.34 A25-54 (#21)

South Park (repeat) (CMDY, 6:50 PM, 100 min.)
• 0.291 million viewers (#99)
• 0.19 HH (#96)
• 0.15 A18-49 (#76)
• 0.21 A18-34 (#27)
• 0.14 A25-54 (#85)

South Park (repeat) (CMDY, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.284 million viewers (#100)
• 0.19 HH (#96)
• 0.16 A18-49 (#69)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#21)
• 0.14 A25-54 (#85)

South Park (repeat) (CMDY, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.317 million viewers (#95)
• 0.20 HH (#94)
• 0.17 A18-49 (#64)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#21)
• 0.17 A25-54 (#71)

South Park (repeat) (CMDY, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.346 million viewers (#90)
• 0.21 HH (#92)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.23 A18-34 (#20)
• 0.19 A25-54 (#63)

South Park (repeat) (CMDY, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.371 million viewers (#86)
• 0.24 HH (#89)
• 0.20 A18-49 (#47)
• 0.21 A18-34 (#27)
• 0.20 A25-54 (#58)

South Park (repeat) (CMDY, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.365 million viewers (#87)
• 0.25 HH (#86)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.19 A18-34 (#33)
• 0.19 A25-54 (#63)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.220 million viewers (#20)
• 0.85 HH (#19)
• 0.21 A18-49 (#43)
• 0.11 A18-34 (#73)
• 0.26 A25-54 (#45)

Cuomo Prime Time (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.379 million viewers (#14)
• 0.98 HH (#12)
• 0.21 A18-49 (#43)
• 0.09 A18-34 (#81)
• 0.32 A25-54 (#28)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.217 million viewers (#21)
• 0.85 HH (#19)
• 0.22 A18-49 (#38)
• 0.09 A18-34 (#81)
• 0.31 A25-54 (#31)

MLB Wednesday Night – Early Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN, 7:00 PM, 219 min.)
• 0.740 million viewers (#48)
• 0.49 HH (#46)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#39)
• 0.22 A25-54 (#53)

Amateur Softball Little League Softball World Series 2018 Final: Wheelersburg (OH) vs. Tunkhannock (PA) (ESPN, 10:39 PM, 58 min.)
• 0.535 million viewers (#73)
• 0.35 HH (#71)
• 0.17 A18-49 (#64)
• 0.19 A18-34 (#33)
• 0.18 A25-54 (#69)

Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.741 million viewers (#47)
• 0.46 HH (#50)
• 0.24 A18-49 (#32)
• 0.15 A18-34 (#48)
• 0.29 A25-54 (#38)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.618 million viewers (#3)
• 1.77 HH (#3)
• 0.23 A18-49 (#34)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#63)
• 0.42 A25-54 (#14)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 3.204 million viewers (#1)
• 2.17 HH (#1)
• 0.25 A18-49 (#29)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#78)
• 0.48 A25-54 (#12)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.548 million viewers (#4)
• 1.73 HH (#4)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.08 A18-34 (#85)
• 0.39 A25-54 (#16)

Property Brothers Buy and Sell (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.519 million viewers (#11)
• 1.05 HH (#10)
• 0.25 A18-49 (#29)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#63)
• 0.34 A25-54 (#21)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.353 million viewers (#15)
• 0.95 HH (#14)
• 0.26 A18-49 (#27)
• 0.14 A18-34 (#51)
• 0.34 A25-54 (#21)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.287 million viewers (#16)
• 0.90 HH (#17)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
• 0.14 A18-34 (#51)
• 0.35 A25-54 (#19)

American Pickers: Best of (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
• 1.234 million viewers (#19)
• 0.81 HH (#22)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#59)
• 0.09 A18-34 (#81)
• 0.31 A25-54 (#31)

Broken Trust (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.150 million viewers (#26)
• 0.82 HH (#21)
• 0.26 A18-49 (#27)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#63)
• 0.37 A25-54 (#17)

Reasonable Doubt (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.895 million viewers (#35)
• 0.63 HH (#33)
• 0.21 A18-49 (#43)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#78)
• 0.30 A25-54 (#36)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.877 million viewers (#8)
• 1.35 HH (#8)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#59)
• 0.06 A18-34 (#95)
• 0.30 A25-54 (#36)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 3.005 million viewers (#2)
• 2.09 HH (#2)
• 0.29 A18-49 (#17)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#63)
• 0.46 A25-54 (#13)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.425 million viewers (#5)
• 1.72 HH (#5)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#78)
• 0.31 A25-54 (#31)

Catfish: The TV Show Season 7B (MTV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 0.628 million viewers (#59)
• 0.40 HH (#59)
• 0.33 A18-49 (#14)
• 0.32 A18-34 (#9)
• 0.32 A25-54 (#28)

Are You The One Season 7 (MTV, 10:01 PM, 62 min.)
• 0.485 million viewers (#79)
• 0.33 HH (#74)
• 0.24 A18-49 (#32)
• 0.30 A18-34 (#12)
• 0.19 A25-54 (#63)

Queen Sugar (OWN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.046 million viewers (#29)
• 0.76 HH (#27)
• 0.22 A18-49 (#38)
• 0.07 A18-34 (#91)
• 0.34 A25-54 (#21)

Yellowstone (PAR, 10:00 PM, 56 min.)
• 2.131 million viewers (#6)
• 1.36 HH (#7)
• 0.40 A18-49 (#12)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#21)
• 0.58 A25-54 (#8)

Syfy Original Movie Frenzy (2018) (SYFY, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
• 0.650 million viewers (#55)
• 0.41 HH (#58)
• 0.16 A18-49 (#69)
• 0.08 A18-34 (#85)
• 0.20 A25-54 (#58)

The Big Bang Theory (repeat) (TBS, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.272 million viewers (#17)
• 0.87 HH (#18)
• 0.44 A18-49 (#9)
• 0.29 A18-34 (#14)
• 0.56 A25-54 (#9)

The Big Bang Theory (repeat) (TBS, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.409 million viewers (#13)
• 0.95 HH (#14)
• 0.49 A18-49 (#8)
• 0.34 A18-34 (#8)
• 0.59 A25-54 (#6)

The Big Bang Theory (repeat) (TBS, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.635 million viewers (#10)
• 1.05 HH (#10)
• 0.52 A18-49 (#6)
• 0.36 A18-34 (#6)
• 0.68 A25-54 (#2)

The Big Bang Theory (repeat) (TBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.707 million viewers (#9)
• 1.10 HH (#9)
• 0.54 A18-49 (#3)
• 0.37 A18-34 (#5)
• 0.73 A25-54 (#1)

The Big Bang Theory (repeat) (TBS, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.479 million viewers (#12)
• 0.96 HH (#13)
• 0.50 A18-49 (#7)
• 0.35 A18-34 (#7)
• 0.67 A25-54 (#3)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.809 million viewers (#40)
• 0.55 HH (#39)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
• 0.19 A18-34 (#33)
• 0.35 A25-54 (#19)

Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC, 10:00 PM, 63 min.)
• 2.088 million viewers (#7)
• 1.42 HH (#6)
• 0.53 A18-49 (#4)
• 0.30 A18-34 (#12)
• 0.65 A25-54 (#4)

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TRU, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.303 million viewers (#97)
• 0.18 HH (#98)
• 0.12 A18-49 (#90)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#63)
• 0.11 A25-54 (#97)

Suits (USA, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.152 million viewers (#25)
• 0.77 HH (#25)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
• 0.20 A18-34 (#30)
• 0.33 A25-54 (#27)

The Sinner (USA, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.013 million viewers (#31)
• 0.69 HH (#29)
• 0.30 A18-49 (#16)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#21)
• 0.34 A25-54 (#21)

Speed is the New Black (VEL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.406 million viewers (#83)
• 0.29 HH (#79)
• 0.12 A18-49 (#90)
• 0.04 A18-34 (#97)
• 0.15 A25-54 (#81)

Junkyard Empire (VEL, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.380 million viewers (#85)
• 0.26 HH (#83)
• 0.11 A18-49 (#97)
• 0.04 A18-34 (#97)
• 0.16 A25-54 (#77)

Black Ink Crew Chicago 4 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.207 million viewers (#22)
• 0.80 HH (#24)
• 0.60 A18-49 (#1)
• 0.52 A18-34 (#2)
• 0.64 A25-54 (#5)

Martha & Snoop Potluck Dinner Party 2B (VH1, 9:01 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.732 million viewers (#49)
• 0.47 HH (#48)
• 0.35 A18-49 (#13)
• 0.29 A18-34 (#14)
• 0.36 A25-54 (#18)

Martha & Snoop Potluck Dinner Party 2B (VH1, 9:31 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.583 million viewers (#66)
• 0.37 HH (#65)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
• 0.24 A18-34 (#19)
• 0.29 A25-54 (#38)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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