Monday cable ratings: NBA Playoffs finish on top, beat broadcast

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TNT’s NBA playoff coverage scored some of its best ratings of this season Monday, with the San Antonio Spurs-Oklahoma City Thunder contest pulling down a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers. It was the top show on TV, broadcast or cable, in the demo Monday.

The opening of the Cavaliers-Hawks series in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finished second. VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” (1.4) and “Black Ink Crew” (1.2) were each down a tenth vs. last week, while all three hours of “WWE Monday Night Raw” drew 1.2s.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, May 2, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 9:40 PM 5,200 2.3
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 7:00 PM 3,636 1.5
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 2,732 1.4
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 3,457 1.2
BLACK INK CREW 4 VH1 9:00 PM 2,288 1.2
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 3,383 1.2
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 3,458 1.2
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:15 AM 2,469 1.2
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 2,026 1.1
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,983 1.0
TEEN MOM II SSN7 MTV 10:00 PM 1,542 0.9
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 9:00 PM 1,962 0.9
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1,646 0.8
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 10:00 PM 1,546 0.8
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1,382 0.7
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 8:03 PM 1,647 0.7
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1,262 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1,299 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1,143 0.6
BLACK INK CREW 4 VH1 11:00 PM 1,050 0.6
TEEN MOM II SPECIAL MTV 11:01 PM 1,058 0.6
BATES MOTEL AEN 9:00 PM 1,518 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1,043 0.5
FAT N FURIOUS DISC 10:01 PM 1,287 0.5
AMERICAN DAD TBS TBSC 8:30 PM 823 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 888 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 928 0.5
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 9:00 PM 1,823 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 928 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1,075 0.4
VENTURE BROTHERS ADSM 1:00 AM 873 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,044 0.4
TEEN MOM II SPECIAL MTV 11:32 PM 834 0.4
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 12:00 AM 792 0.4
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 9:00 PM 1,111 0.4
DETOUR, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 771 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 12:30 PM 1,214 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 911 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 10:00 PM 697 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 1,957 0.4
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 8:00 PM 928 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:30 AM 1,108 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICK 5:00 PM 2,070 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 794 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1,177 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,007 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 831 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 759 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1,675 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 908 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 694 0.4
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 10:00 AM 1,181 0.4
DAILY SHOW CMDY 11:00 PM 852 0.3
GOLDIE & BEAR DSNY 9:30 AM 1,169 0.3
60 DAYS IN FL AEN 8:50 PM 876 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 777 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1,167 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 10:01 PM 838 0.3
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 7:00 PM 675 0.3
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 11:02 PM 817 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 1:00 PM 1,026 0.3
SHERIFF CALLIES WILD WEST DSNY 11:00 AM 1,031 0.3
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1,504 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 748 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 1,674 0.3
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:30 AM 1,082 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,521 0.3
PJ MASKS DSNY 12:00 PM 1,085 0.3
IRON & FIRE HIST 10:03 PM 1,065 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1,096 0.3
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 940 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 1,066 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 7:30 PM 867 0.3
TEEN MOM II SSN7 MTV 9:00 PM 566 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 7:30 PM 635 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 1:30 PM 930 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 AM 923 0.3
DISAPPEARED ID 10:00 PM 1,079 0.3
TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:30 PM 1,171 0.3
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 11:12 PM 829 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1,359 0.3
PJ MASKS DSNY 8:30 AM 1,022 0.3
LRC: 2016 MET GALA ENT 7:30 PM 752 0.3
BLACK INK CREW 4 VH1 1:02 AM 573 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:30 PM 553 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:30 AM 1,048 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 7:00 PM 586 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL TOON 6:00 AM 718 0.3
IRON & FIRE HIST 10:33 PM 927 0.3
MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DSNY 8:00 AM 1,006 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:06 AM 633 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 7:00 AM 906 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1,279 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:00 AM 935 0.3
SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 512 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 850 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 1,075 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,390 0.3
TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:30 PM 1,071 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:38 AM 603 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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