Cable weekly Top 25, April 25-May 1: ‘Game of Thrones,’ NFL Draft top the week

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Both “Game of Thrones” and the first round of the NFL Draft were off a bit in the ratings for the week of April 25-May 1, but they did more than enough to finish 1-2 in the rankings in both adults 18-49 and viewers.

“Game of Thrones” scored a 3.7 rating in the demo and 7.29 million viewers to top both measures. The first round of the NFL Draft on ESPN came in with a 2.7 and 6.29 million viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for April 25-May 1, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5/1/2016 9:03 PM 3.7 4658
2 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1 ESPN 4/28/2016 8:00 PM 2.7 3362
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5/1/2016 9:00 PM 2.1 2725
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – ROCKETS/WARRIORS GM 5 TNT 4/27/2016 10:41 PM 1.6 2018
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 4/25/2016 8:00 PM 1.5 1882
5t NBA PLAYOFFS – PACERS/RAPTORS GM 7 TNT 5/1/2016 8:08 PM 1.5 1842
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/SPURS GM 1 TNT 4/30/2016 8:30 PM 1.4 1791
7t NBA PLAYOFFS – CLIPPERS/BLAZERS GM 4 TNT 4/25/2016 10:46 PM 1.4 1733
9 NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS/HAWKS GM 5 TNT 4/26/2016 8:56 PM 1.3 1670
9t NBA PLAYOFFS – HORNETS/HEAT GM 5 TNT 4/27/2016 8:09 PM 1.3 1634
9t BLACK INK CREW VH1 4/25/2016 9:00 PM 1.3 1630
12 NBA PLAYOFFS – CLIPPERS/BLAZERS GM 6 ESPN 4/29/2016 10:40 PM 1.2 1568
12t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 4/25/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1461
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 4/25/2016 8:00 PM 1.1 1447
14t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 4/25/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1346
16 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS – P ENT 5/1/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1326
16t NBA PLAYOFFS – MAVERICKS/THUNDER GM 5 TNT 4/25/2016 8:09 PM 1.0 1309
16t NFL DRAFT ROUND 2 ESPN 4/29/2016 7:00 PM 1.0 1263
16t SPORTSCENTER ESPN 4/28/2016 11:45 PM 1.0 1230
16t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/1/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1228
16t NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/HORNETS GM 6 ESPN 4/29/2016 7:59 PM 1.0 1208
22 NFL DRAFT ROUND 2 ESPN2 4/29/2016 7:59 PM 0.9 1200
22t INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/1/2016 10:40 PM 0.9 1181
22t SILICON VALLEY HBOM 5/1/2016 10:02 PM 0.9 1171
22t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 4/27/2016 10:00 PM 0.9 1164
22t NFL DRAFT ROUND 1 NFLN 4/28/2016 8:00 PM 0.9 1164

Note: 15 other shows had 0.9 ratings but not as many viewers in the 18-49 demo.

Top 25 cable series in viewers for April 25-May 1, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5/1/2016 9:03 PM 7286
2 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1 ESPN 4/28/2016 8:00 PM 6289
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5/1/2016 9:00 PM 4803
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – ROCKETS/WARRIORS GM 5 TNT 4/27/2016 10:41 PM 3661
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – PACERS/RAPTORS GM 7 TNT 5/1/2016 8:08 PM 3637
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/SPURS GM 1 TNT 4/30/2016 8:30 PM 3576
7 HANNITY FOXNC 4/26/2016 10:00 PM 3268
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 4/25/2016 8:00 PM 3263
9 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 4/26/2016 9:00 PM 3246
10 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 4/26/2016 8:00 PM 3245
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 4/25/2016 9:00 PM 3184
12 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 4/27/2016 8:00 PM 3179
13 NBA PLAYOFFS – HORNETS/HEAT GM 5 TNT 4/27/2016 8:09 PM 3130
14 WH CORRESPONDENTS DINNER CNN 4/30/2016 10:00 PM 3019
15 NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS/HAWKS GM 5 TNT 4/26/2016 8:56 PM 2995
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 4/28/2016 8:00 PM 2989
17 NBA PLAYOFFS – CLIPPERS/BLAZERS GM 4 TNT 4/25/2016 10:46 PM 2971
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 4/25/2016 10:00 PM 2938
19 NBA PLAYOFFS – CLIPPERS/BLAZERS GM 6 ESPN 4/29/2016 10:40 PM 2914
20 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 4/26/2016 9:00 PM 2825
21 FROZEN DSNY 4/30/2016 8:00 PM 2783
22 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 4/25/2016 8:00 PM 2733
23 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 4/25/2016 8:00 PM 2673
24 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 4/26/2016 10:00 PM 2584
25 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 4/27/2016 10:00 PM 2548

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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