Thursday cable ratings: NBA Playoffs continue their dominance, ‘Smackdown’ rises

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ESPN’s broadcast of the Miami vs. Toronto NBA playoff game landed at the top of the Thursday cable ratings this week with a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49. A post-game “SportsCenter” grabbed a 0.9 for the network as well, while the NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the Dallas vs. St. Louis NHL conference semi-final game scored a 0.4.

“WWE Smackdown” on USA ticked up one tenth from a previous 0.6 to a 0.7 this week. Spike’s newest episode of “Lip Sync Battle” grabbed a 0.5.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, May 5, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:04 PM 3,496 1.4
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,833 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,892 0.9
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:06 PM 1,725 0.8
60 DAYS IN AEN 10:00 PM 1,628 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1,706 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1,558 0.7
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,346 0.7
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1,345 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1,228 0.6
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,206 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1,110 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:29 PM 1,317 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1,036 0.5
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 1,042 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1,075 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 980 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1,422 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 966 0.5
ALONE HIST 9:00 PM 1,637 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:00 AM 958 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 946 0.5
VENTURE BROTHERS ADSM 1:00 AM 949 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1,052 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1,177 0.4
ARCHER FX 10:00 PM 834 0.4
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 8:03 PM 1,102 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,887 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,755 0.4
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:00 PM 999 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 753 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 885 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1,687 0.4
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 9:00 PM 1,488 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICK 5:00 PM 1,786 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1,654 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 1,709 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 810 0.4
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 1,040 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 833 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 11:30 AM 1,318 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 950 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 10:00 AM 1,173 0.3
FX MOVIE FRINGE FX 4:30 PM 805 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:00 AM 699 0.3
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:30 PM 813 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 976 0.3
NBA PRE ESPN 7:00 PM 760 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 1,104 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 806 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 799 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 11:30 PM 870 0.3
60 DAYS IN AC AEN 9:00 PM 776 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 753 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 11:00 PM 902 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING L ESPN 2:00 AM 592 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 10:00 PM 895 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 1,439 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:12 AM 625 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1,097 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1,050 0.3
24 TO LIFE AEN 11:03 PM 730 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1,064 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 10:30 PM 746 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 734 0.3
MOUNTAIN MEN SPECIALS HIST 10:03 PM 1,433 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 896 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1,039 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 741 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1,023 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:32 PM 675 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:00 PM 494 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICK 8:30 AM 898 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 767 0.3
RIVER MONSTERS APL 10:04 PM 801 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 754 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 AM 891 0.3
MASTERS OF FLIP HGTV 11:00 PM 1,172 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 915 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:39 AM 607 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 734 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 1,232 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 7:00 PM 1,079 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 946 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 9:00 PM 903 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 7:30 PM 1,082 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:30 PM 513 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:06 AM 620 0.3
LION GUARD DSNY 11:00 AM 1,069 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 11:00 PM 667 0.3
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 852 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:30 AM 993 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 940 0.3
PJ MASKS DSNY 12:00 PM 945 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 701 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 1,149 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:30 AM 976 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 822 0.3
GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 6:30 PM 1,068 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 914 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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