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Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs + 'SportsCenter', 'Swamp People', 'Men at Work', 'Ax Men', 'Don't be Tardy for the Wedding', 'Sweet Genius' + More

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May 25th, 2012

 

The NBA Playoffs:  Conference Semifinals was the most-watched program on cable last night, earning a 3.0 rating on ESPN. The SportsCenter that followed the game was the #2 program, earning a 1.6 rating.  Swamp People and Men At Work tied as the highest non-sports programming, each scoring a 1.3 among adults 18-49.

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 Kathy

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L ESPN 8:05 PM 6.892 3.0
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:46 PM 3.149 1.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3.119 1.4
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 3.818 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.878 1.3
Men At Work TBSC 10:00 PM 2.648 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.792 1.2
Men At Work TBSC 10:31 PM 2.278 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.490 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.999 0.9
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 1.395 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.424 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.780 0.7
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:25 PM 1.638 0.7
EAGLEHEART ADSM 12:00 AM 1.586 0.7
Ax Men HIST 10:00 PM 1.785 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.304 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1.249 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.156 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 1.081 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 9:00 PM 1.390 0.6
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:30 PM 1.084 0.6
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.395 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 1.933 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.212 0.5
DONT BE TARDY FOR WEDDING BRVO 9:30 PM 1.233 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.462 0.5
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.273 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:59 PM 1.434 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.631 0.5
PAULY D PROJECT SSN 1 MTV 10:33 PM 0.888 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.616 0.5
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 0.833 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.311 0.4
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1.537 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1.926 0.4
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 1.610 0.4
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 0.924 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:03 AM 0.990 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.894 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 8:07 PM 0.908 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.970 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.342 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.991 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.976 0.4
Swamp People HIST 12:01 AM 1.076 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.826 0.4
Mythbusters DISC 10:00 PM 0.852 0.4
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 1.047 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.486 0.4
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1.198 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 9:00 PM 0.897 0.4
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 1.176 0.4
Swamp People HIST 1:01 AM 0.977 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.717 0.4
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 11:00 PM 0.871 0.4
TATTOO SCHOOL TLC 10:30 PM 0.724 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 0.862 0.4
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK 3:30 PM 1.897 0.4
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 11:00 PM 0.909 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.449 0.4
JEFF DUNHAM: SPARK OF INS CMDY 10:29 PM 0.925 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.373 0.4
Chopped FOOD 7:00 PM 0.920 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:00 PM 0.885 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 8:30 PM 0.972 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 1.423 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.246 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1.522 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.402 0.4
RIVER MONSTERS DEAD ENCOU APL 10:00 PM 0.869 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.046 0.4
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.885 0.3
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:25 AM 1.290 0.3
The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1.077 0.3
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 0.942 0.3
KATHY BRVO 10:01 PM 0.744 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.286 0.3
Bethenny Ever After BRVO 8:20 PM 0.729 0.3
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 10:00 PM 0.803 0.3
SELLING LA HGTV 9:00 PM 1.058 0.3
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.664 0.3
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 0.697 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.118 0.3
SELLING NEW YORK HGTV 9:30 PM 1.025 0.3
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:02 PM 0.680 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 0.883 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.795 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:38 AM 0.811 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:00 AM 0.802 0.3
BONES TNT 8:00 PM 1.413 0.3
COLD BLOOD ID 12:00 AM 0.773 0.3
THE FIRST 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.683 0.3
SELLING NEW YORK HGTV 12:30 AM 0.791 0.3
SELLING LA HGTV 12:00 AM 0.859 0.3
Dateline ON ID ID 11:00 PM 0.732 0.3
SELLING NEW YORK HGTV 8:30 PM 0.829 0.3
TECH IT TO THE MAX HIST 5:00 PM 0.764 0.3
DONT BE TARDY FOR WEDDING BRVO 11:32 PM 0.661 0.3
BONES TNT 9:00 PM 1.187 0.3

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

 

 
  • Hillbilly

    TatiG – Can’t wait for Heat v. OKC Finals. Lakers v. Heat would have been ratings of all time, but Heat v. OKC would be the best basketball money can buy

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    Don’t discount the Spurs so fast. If i was buying stock for a long term investment i would buy all the OKC i could. I think the Spurs experience & coach Pop will beat OKC this year. Next year & for years to come (5-7) barring injury OKC will be in the finals. It’s going to be a heck of series regardless who wins. JMO

  • Hillbilly

    Chelsea better hookup with another rapper ASAP. ;) Her ratings are down & AYTC was cancelled.

  • Esclon

    @Mike – MMA Uncensored, to my knowledge, has never made the top 100 for the night in either total audiences, the 25-54 demo, or the 18-49 demo. Its highest rating was 560k (with a low of 330k) and regularly retains only 33%-25% of the Impact Wrestling audience. Decent numbers for Spike at the 11 o’clock hour – though, notably lower than TNA Reaction & generic Action Movies in the same time slot – but not enough to qualify for the nightly 100.

    The TNA Impact Wrestling time shift move seems pretty risky on the surface. It is currently Spike’s highest rated program (and one of the two programs airings on Spike that consistently breaks one million viewers), and with all of Viacom’s cable brands in ratings purgatory I doubt they’d want harm the numbers of one of their strongest performers. At least, like Impact Wrestling ill-fated move to Monday, they can always move it back if things get bleak.

  • Joseph

    I must say, Impact Wrestling is the best show on Thursday nights for me.

  • Hihi1212

    Chelsea is renewed thought 2013 or 2014 so she will be around. Her and Kathy have the same fans so idk what’s going to happen. I’m worried. Because Kathy is nOt going anywhere with those ratings. But also neither is Chelsea. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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