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Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Win Again + 'Swamp People', NHL Hockey, 'Daily Show', 'Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell' & More

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May 17th, 2013

 

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NBA Basketball topped the cable chart again, with the 8PM round earning a 1.9 adults 18-49 ratingSwamp People was Thursday's top non-Basketball program with a 1.3, up from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

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 Thursday night's episode of a specific show

Selected Thursday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L TNT 8:00 PM 4.59 1.9
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L ESPN 10:36 PM 3.79 1.7
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 3.76 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.65 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.74 1.2
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.34 1.0
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:16 AM 1.82 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.04 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.99 0.8
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 1.64 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.54 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.70 0.7
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.56 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 1.67 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 2.11 0.7
Men At Work TBSC 10:00 PM 1.34 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.26 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.58 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1.84 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.19 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:49 PM 1.21 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.20 0.6
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 7:00 PM 1.32 0.6
EAGLEHEART ADSM 12:15 AM 1.26 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.27 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.75 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.33 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.49 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.12 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.44 0.5
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:30 AM 1.14 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.05 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.66 0.5
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1.52 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.88 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.03 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 0.89 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 1:15 AM 0.96 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:00 AM 1.01 0.4
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1.56 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.67 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 9:00 PM 0.82 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 2.24 0.4
The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1.05 0.4
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 10:52 PM 0.81 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.63 0.4
HOW SEX CHANGED THE WORLD HIST 11:02 PM 1.18 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.25 0.4
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 0.99 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.12 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.95 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.50 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.43 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.72 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1.52 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 2.19 0.4
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 0.97 0.4
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:55 AM 1.46 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.11 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.75 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:00 AM 1.01 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.40 0.3
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.79 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 0.70 0.3
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1.46 0.3
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.05 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.26 0.3
RENT OR BUY HGTV 11:00 PM 1.18 0.3
REHAB ADDICT HGTV 9:30 PM 0.99 0.3
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.77 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.69 0.3
POEM IS...,A DSNY 11:55 AM 1.15 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.68 0.3
Swamp People HIST 12:01 AM 0.76 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 0.76 0.3
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 10:25 AM 1.48 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 0.96 0.3
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1.02 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.39 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.00 0.3
HLN NEWS HLN 3:00 PM 1.71 0.3
Swamp People HIST 1:01 AM 0.67 0.3
NANNY NAN 10:00 PM 1.11 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.63 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 7:00 PM 0.94 0.3
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.23 0.3
EVENING EXPRESS HLN 5:00 PM 1.50 0.3
CHARMED TNT 7:00 AM 0.67 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:00 PM 0.81 0.3
BONES TNT 12:00 PM 0.74 0.3
CSI USA 12:01 AM 1.01 0.2
FRENEMIES: LOYALTY TURNED ID 11:30 PM 0.67 0.2
HLN NEWS HLN 2:00 PM 1.62 0.2
DARK MINDS ID 2:00 AM 0.62 0.2
EVENING EXPRESS HLN 6:00 PM 1.30 0.2
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2.31 0.2
Psych USA 11:00 PM 1.00 0.2
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1.10 0.2
KARMAS A B&TCH ID 10:30 PM 0.65 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1.63 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

 
  • Recollected

    Wow, The Show with Vinny didn’t even make it on the list this week.

  • Eric

    Yay Supernatural!

  • rob60990

    TBBT reruns haven’t been doing as well as they used to.

  • Ben Thompson

    Love seeing those NHL numbers on the list.

  • Dillan

    @Recollected

    It didn’t make the list last week, either.

  • Paleonut

    Love it when Supernatural makes this list! Way to go, second half of season 6! Thank you again TNT, I will forever be in your debt for introducing me to this amazing show!

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Not surprised The Big Bang Theory repeats are down. The Office had its finale last night and CBS had already aired a new Big Bang and a repeat. It’s a good show, but do we need to watch 6 a night?

  • Brandojames

    Men at Work was down a few tenths. That is not good. Hopefully it can recover and get renewed.

  • Bryan

    Why won’t Men at Work rise. It’s such a funny show.

  • DW

    MTV doesnt release 18-49 numbers?.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “MTV doesnt release 18-49 numbers?.”

    These (and all) ratings aren’t “released” by networks, they are gathered and computed by Nielsen.

    If a show isn’t in this list, it’s because it wasn’t among the top 100 shows for adults 25-54 for the day (as noted in red).

    Now, if your question was actually “Why doesn’t Network X tout 18-49 numbers in their press releases?”, there are a number of possible reasons, (1) that’s not the age demo their targeting to advertisers, (2) They didn’t do very well in that demo, and it’s better left unmentioned.

  • Ram510

    Men at Work needs to go back up. I want more of this show and I wish TBS would order more than 10 episodes

  • Recollected

    The Show with Vinny (10:00) – MTV
    0.646 million viewers, #10; 0.408 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #6

    Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (10:30) – MTV
    0.399 million viewers, #15; 0.260 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #12

    (via The Futon Critic)

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.

  • Chris

    Glad to see TNA Impact sinking. The show has been horrible since Vince Russo stopped writing the shows.

  • Rocky_

    MTV might as well cancel Vinny’s show because those ratings are not gonna fly! And TBBT needs to stop airing 6 times a week cause people are gonna get tired of watching a rotation of episodes! duh

  • TV Addict

    Anger Management missed the list! Lol

  • Mike

    As someone who enjoys Vinny’s show (the only show by a Jersey Shore castmate I do enjoy-because of the nutty and funny family),I’m suprised that
    the ratings are this bad.Mark Walberg & Kesha couldnt bring the ratings up just a little?

  • Mike

    I wonder if Vinnie’s problem is that he jumped on the post-Jersey Shore own show thing too late.The Pauly D Project was awful & got better ratings.

    Yes (as some have said) Vinny is not a good interviewer.But that is not the reason I watch.It is for Uncle Nino and his foot in mouth.

  • Kit

    AFAIK, Anger Management hasn’t been new has it?

  • Andrew

    Anyone know how X Games Barcelona did on ESPN? If anyone could get numbers it would be much appreciated.

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