Thursday cable ratings: NFL Draft dominates

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ESPN’s and NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL draft first round won the top spots in the Thursday cable ratings this week. ESPN averaged a 2.7 in adults 18-49, down from 3.0 last year, while NFL Network’s 0.9 was steady. A post-draft “SportsCenter” scored a 1.0 for ESPN. The NHL conference semifinals on NBC Sports Network grabbed a 0.6.

On USA, “WWE Smackdown” dipped one tenth from its previous 0.7 to a 0.6 this week, while Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” landed a 0.4 rating for the night.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL DRAFT L ESPN 8:00 PM 6,289 2.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:45 PM 2,118 1.0
NFL DRAFT NFLN 8:00 PM 2,039 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,835 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,744 0.8
60 DAYS IN AEN 10:00 PM 1,599 0.8
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL L ESPN 7:00 PM 1,741 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1,545 0.7
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:09 PM 1,944 0.7
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,109 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1,413 0.6
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 8:01 PM 1,520 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1,282 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1,168 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:00 AM 1,167 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1,626 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1,069 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,189 0.5
ALONE HIST 9:00 PM 1,507 0.5
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:49 PM 1,144 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1,175 0.5
NFL DRAFT KICKOFF NFLN 7:30 PM 1,056 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1,243 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1,005 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 899 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 877 0.4
VENTURE BROTHERS ADSM 1:00 AM 909 0.4
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:00 PM 1,033 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 855 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 945 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING L ESPN 2:00 AM 827 0.4
INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 10:00 PM 785 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 1,448 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 768 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 790 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1,061 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1,538 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 1,477 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 858 0.4
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:30 PM 853 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 768 0.4
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 9:00 PM 1,463 0.4
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 11:00 PM 851 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1,339 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:30 PM 1,415 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 805 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 937 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:00 PM 1,441 0.3
24 TO LIFE AEN 11:03 PM 755 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY L ESPN 6:00 PM 726 0.3
ARCHER FX 10:00 PM 676 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 735 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1,432 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 811 0.3
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 8:30 PM 797 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 4:30 PM 1,337 0.3
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:30 AM 986 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 AM 897 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 1,249 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 909 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 912 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,680 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 1,004 0.3
60 DAYS IN AC AEN 9:00 PM 779 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:06 AM 610 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1,055 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 1,017 0.3
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 11:42 PM 633 0.3
SHERIFF CALLIES WILD WEST DSNY 11:00 AM 916 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 10:00 AM 1,024 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 11:30 PM 747 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 683 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:00 PM 583 0.3
DAILY SHOW CMDY 11:00 PM 758 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 891 0.3
CLARENCE TOON 5:00 PM 1,362 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 1:00 PM 926 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1,062 0.3
GOLDIE & BEAR DSNY 9:30 AM 1,007 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:30 PM 550 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:00 AM 781 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 1,145 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 12:30 PM 1,013 0.3
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE TNT 8:00 PM 1,013 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:30 AM 988 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 10:00 PM 777 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,562 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 2:30 PM 1,030 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICK 8:30 AM 736 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:39 AM 563 0.3
MUTT & STUFF NICK 10:00 AM 843 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 890 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:29 PM 610 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICK 6:00 PM 1,220 0.3
PJ MASKS DSNY 8:30 AM 967 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 9:00 PM 825 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:12 AM 569 0.3
PPG 2016 TOON 6:00 PM 1,319 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 718 0.3
NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBCSN 11:33 PM 586 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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