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Thursday Cable Ratings:NBA Playoffs Win Night, 'Swamp People', 'Impractical Jokers', 'Pauly D Project', 'Eagleheart', 'Don't Be Tardy For The Wedding' & More

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May 4th, 2012

 

The NBA Playoffs: Dallas versus Oklahoma City was Thursday's top cable program, earning a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49.  Another playoff game, New York versus Miami came in second place with a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Swamp People was the night's top cable original, with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 1.4.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source. If you don't see your show it wasn't in that top 100 list.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search - that's probably the easiest way to find last night's episode of Ax Men

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewers (ive+SD (000) Adults 18-49 Rating (Live +SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 9:50 PM 4622 2.2
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 7:09 PM 4132 1.9
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 4223 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2540 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2599 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2609 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2671 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2333 1.0
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:24 AM 1876 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2204 0.8
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 1659 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1891 0.7
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1507 0.7
PAULY D PROJECT SSN 1 MTV 10:30 PM 1305 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3152 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1862 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1701 0.6
EAGLEHEART ADSM 12:00 AM 1436 0.6
DONT BE TARDY FOR WEDDING BRVO 9:30 PM 1453 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2679 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1240 0.6
24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO TNT 1:23 AM 1149 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1254 0.6
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1404 0.6
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 7:00 PM 1473 0.6
Ax Men HIST 10:00 PM 1585 0.6
AFTER The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1295 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1391 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1179 0.6
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1183 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2251 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1949 0.5
WALL-E DSNY 8:30 PM 2363 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:15 AM 1067 0.5
PUNKD SSN 9 MTV 10:00 PM 1262 0.5
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1587 0.5
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:15 AM 1150 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 1:00 AM 1041 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 1056 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1154 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 986 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:59 PM 1399 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2412 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1111 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1035 0.5
The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 920 0.5
Swamp People HIST 12:01 AM 984 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1102 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 992 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 787 0.4
CSI USA 12:00 AM 1462 0.4
Swamp People HIST 1:01 AM 937 0.4
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 1052 0.4
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 996 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1073 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 967 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 12:01 AM 911 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1335 0.4
IN PLAIN SIGHT USA 11:00 PM 1477 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1197 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2144 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1302 0.4
CSI USA 1:02 AM 1318 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 923 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:04 AM 913 0.4
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 996 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 717 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1330 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 893 0.4
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 11:00 PM 812 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 4:30 PM 824 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1420 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 982 0.4
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 10:51 PM 726 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 632 0.4
LEVERAGE TNT 1:53 AM 785 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 7:19 PM 813 0.4
KATHY BRVO 10:00 PM 803 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 790 0.4
DONT BE TARDY FOR WEDDING BRVO 11:32 PM 731 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1305 0.3
DONT BE TARDY FOR WEDDING BRVO 9:00 PM 760 0.3
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 834 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 PM 1193 0.3
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1096 0.3
BONES TNT 6:00 PM 974 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1214 0.3
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 10:00 PM 915 0.3
Chopped FOOD 12:00 AM 802 0.3
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:02 PM 691 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1238 0.3
Chopped FOOD 7:00 PM 772 0.3
THE FIRST 48 AEN 7:00 PM 797 0.3
SINS & SECRETS ID 1:00 AM 635 0.3
COLD BLOOD ID 12:00 AM 640 0.3
SELLING LA HGTV 12:00 AM 806 0.3
JAIL SPIKE 8:29 PM 741 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2829 0.2
Dateline ON ID ID 11:00 PM 696 0.2
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 1815 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

 
  • Torrid

    “touched a nerve there Matty? ” *roll eyes* :)

  • David

    Never said MJ numbers. I was talking about ABC, because if I remember correctly it broke the record for ABC in the last finals, which is what I am comparing it to.

  • Branden

    Torrid

    Why the hell do you hate the NHL so much?

    Its way more entartaining than the National Bandwagon Association (NBA).

    You only go on this site to make fun of the NHL shows how much of a life you have.

  • Matt

    Good response Torrid!

    Oh wait, you couldn’t respond, that’s why you came back with nothing.

  • LOL

    It is so easy to get under Matt’s skin. My goodness…

  • Lane

    I don’t really care for all the hockey vs basketball discussion much but I will say Hockey aired on NBCSN while NBA was on TNT… Which one do you think more people have?

  • Nadine Harris

    oh wow. The NBA playoffs just nudged out reruns of TBBT. :-)

  • Matt

    @LOL:

    If you think piss poor arguments get under my skin you aren’t thinking very hard. Torrid’s got a kindergarden age intelligence level so badly it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. Of course, there’s no talking sense into him, but anybody else who thinks logically gets it.

  • mike

    the nhl stinks.. the nba destroys it in ratings every year.. the nhl averaged 330000 viewers on cable in the regular season! the nba avg 2.6 million… lol.. the nba has a bunch of regular season games that will have more viewers then the stanley cup.. its a joke to even compare them..!

  • Bad Decision TBS

    Hockey vs. Basketball debate is pointless both leagues are going very well right now. Look at both league’s ratings 5-10 years ago and they both were doing bad on most nights when the high-profile teams weren’t playing.

    NBA is going really strong b/c of LeBron and the Heat but Thunder/Mavs have been growing out of it. The bad thing for the NBA right now is that the Bulls have lost Rose so it was possible that series could’ve gotten 16 million.

    NHL is putting up some sick numbers right now as both East series are putting up close 2 million on a limited cable network. The NHL is getting stronger every year and growing new viewers so its possible once NBCSN gets into more households when the Olympics start that the NHL will put up stronger numbers next year.

    Western Conference game even scored good with 726,000 viewers I remember when the Stanley Cup Finals was only getting 400,000 viewers 5 years ago.

  • Hihi1212

    Kathys ratings are fine. She is above Chelsea. Her specials has less ratings than that. There going to change the formate around to fit what ppl want. She has a huge amount I potential and bravo loves her.

  • Luke

    Nice to see Kathy holding demo, and actually rising 200k in viewers from last week’s episode. Hopefully it can hold those numbers and rise some more!

  • xwiseguyx

    Kathy is killing Watch What Happens Live ratings – I mean, they had Susan Lucci and Mark Ruffalo on and the numbers were way below normal…

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