Cable weekly Top 25, May 2-8: ‘Game of Thrones’ No. 1, NBA Playoffs claim 10 spots

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HBO’s “Game of Thrones” easily held onto its spot at the top of the cable ratings for May 2-8. It scored ratings nearly identical to its previous episode with a 3.7 in adults 18-49 and 7.28 million viewers.

The NBA Playoffs took up a big portion of the rest of the chart, claiming 10 spots in the Top 25 (with TNT’s “Inside the NBA Playoffs” getting two more) among adults 18-49 and nine among viewers. Fox News also snagged several spots in the viewer Top 25 on the night of the Indiana presidential primary.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for May 2-8, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5/8/2016 9:04 PM 3.7 4697
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/SPURS GM 2 TNT 5/2/2016 9:40 PM 2.3 2894
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – BLAZERS/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 5/3/2016 11:03 PM 2.2 2831
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 3 ESPN 5/6/2016 9:40 PM 2.1 2631
4t NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 4 TNT 5/8/2016 8:00 PM 2.1 2601
6 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5/8/2016 9:00 PM 2.0 2499
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 1 TNT 5/3/2016 8:00 PM 1.5 1896
7t NBA PLAYOFFS – HAWKS/CAVALIERS GM 1 TNT 5/2/2016 7:00 PM 1.5 1860
9 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 5/2/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1809
9t NBA PLAYOFFS – HAWKS/CAVALIERS GM 2 TNT 5/4/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1773
9t NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 2 ESPN 5/5/2016 8:04 PM 1.4 1727
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/2/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1572
12t BLACK INK CREW VH1 5/2/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1560
12t NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/HAWKS GM 3 ESPN 5/6/2016 6:59 PM 1.2 1558
12t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/2/2016 10:00 PM 1.2 1558
12t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/2/2016 8:00 PM 1.2 1534
17 FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/2/2016 11:30 PM 1.1 1334
18 FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/2/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1327
18t INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/8/2016 10:36 PM 1.0 1302
18t INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/4/2016 10:35 PM 1.0 1253
18t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/4/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1219
18t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/8/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1217
23 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 5/8/2016 10:01 PM 0.9 1155
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/3/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1154
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/4/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1154
23t NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/HEAT GM 3 ESPN 5/7/2016 5:04 PM 0.9 1134
23t LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 5/8/2016 8:00 PM 0.9 1132
23t TEEN MOM II MTV 5/2/2016 10:00 PM 0.9 1128
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/3/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1115
23t RICK & MORTY ADSM 5/8/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1109
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/5/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1105
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/5/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1104
23t STREET OUTLAWS DISC 5/2/2016 9:00 PM 0.9 1091

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for May 2-8, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5/8/2016 9:04 PM 7281
2 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 5/3/2016 9:00 PM 5250
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – BLAZERS/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 5/3/2016 11:03 PM 5211
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/SPURS GM 2 TNT 5/2/2016 9:40 PM 5200
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 4 TNT 5/8/2016 8:00 PM 5090
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 3 ESPN 5/6/2016 9:40 PM 4993
7 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5/8/2016 9:00 PM 4414
8 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 5/3/2016 8:00 PM 4188
9 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 1 TNT 5/3/2016 8:00 PM 3760
10 NBA PLAYOFFS – HAWKS/CAVALIERS GM 1 TNT 5/2/2016 7:00 PM 3636
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 5/4/2016 8:00 PM 3598
12 NBA PLAYOFFS – HAWKS/CAVALIERS GM 2 TNT 5/4/2016 8:00 PM 3505
13 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 2 ESPN 5/5/2016 8:04 PM 3496
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/2/2016 8:00 PM 3458
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/2/2016 9:00 PM 3457
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/2/2016 10:00 PM 3383
17 HANNITY FOXNC 5/3/2016 10:00 PM 3381
18 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 5/3/2016 9:00 PM 3318
19 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/HAWKS GM 3 ESPN 5/6/2016 6:59 PM 3184
20 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING/KANSAS FS1 5/7/2016 7:42 PM 3142
21 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 5/6/2016 9:00 PM 3103
22 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 5/2/2016 8:00 PM 2992
23 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 5/3/2016 7:00 PM 2974
24 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 5/5/2016 8:00 PM 2942
25 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 5/4/2016 9:00 PM 2776

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

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