Cable weekly Top 25, May 16-22: ‘Game of Thrones,’ NBA Playoffs on top again

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“Game of Thrones” tied its season high in adults 18-49 on May 22, and its 4.0 rating was good enough to lead the rankings for the week.

NBA playoff games on TNT and ESPN occupied the next six spots in the 18-49 rankings, led by the 3.7 for the opening game of the Western Conference finals (Oklahoma City-Golden State). That game also finished No. 1 in viewers for the week of May 16-22 with 8.71 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for May 16-22, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5/22/2016 9:02 PM 4.0 5023
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 1 TNT 5/16/2016 9:00 PM 3.7 4629
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 5/18/2016 9:02 PM 3.1 3950
3t NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/THUNDER GM 3 TNT 5/22/2016 8:00 PM 3.1 3941
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 1 ESPN 5/17/2016 8:29 PM 2.3 2911
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 2 ESPN 5/19/2016 8:29 PM 2.2 2739
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/RAPTORS GM 3 ESPN 5/21/2016 8:29 PM 2.1 2617
8 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/16/2016 11:43 PM 1.9 2427
8t FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5/22/2016 9:00 PM 1.9 2386
10 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 5/16/2016 8:00 PM 1.5 1912
10t INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/18/2016 11:38 PM 1.5 1883
12 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/22/2016 10:41 PM 1.4 1797
13 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY ESPN 5/17/2016 7:59 PM 1.2 1518
13t SPORTSCENTER ESPN 5/19/2016 11:07 PM 1.2 1499
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/16/2016 9:00 PM 1.1 1432
15t SPORTSCENTER ESPN 5/17/2016 11:12 PM 1.1 1429
15t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/16/2016 8:00 PM 1.1 1411
15t BLACK INK CREW VH1 5/16/2016 9:00 PM 1.1 1371
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/16/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1295
19t SPORTSCENTER ESPN 5/21/2016 10:59 PM 1.0 1265
19t STREET OUTLAWS DISC 5/16/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1251
19t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/18/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1219
23 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 5/22/2016 10:02 PM 0.9 1195
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/18/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1172
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/22/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1147
23t PREACHER – P AMC 5/22/2016 10:00 PM 0.9 1144
23t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 5/18/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1134
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/17/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1130
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/19/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1121
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/19/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1114
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/16/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1105
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/16/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1096
23t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 5/22/2016 10:00 PM 0.9 1089
23t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 5/22/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1082
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 5/17/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1081

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for May 16-22, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 1 TNT 5/16/2016 9:00 PM 8706
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/THUNDER GM 3 TNT 5/22/2016 8:00 PM 8018
3 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5/22/2016 9:02 PM 7890
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 5/18/2016 9:02 PM 7573
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 2 ESPN 5/19/2016 8:29 PM 5492
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 1 ESPN 5/17/2016 8:29 PM 5405
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/RAPTORS GM 3 ESPN 5/21/2016 8:29 PM 5393
8 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5/22/2016 9:00 PM 4388
9 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/16/2016 11:43 PM 4061
10 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/22/2016 10:41 PM 3417
11 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5/18/2016 11:38 PM 3408
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/16/2016 8:00 PM 3376
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/16/2016 9:00 PM 3302
14 NASCAR SPRINT CUP/ALL-STAR RACE FS1 5/21/2016 9:22 PM 3291
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 5/18/2016 8:00 PM 3132
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 5/16/2016 8:00 PM 2975
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 5/19/2016 8:00 PM 2930
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 5/16/2016 10:00 PM 2894
19 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 5/16/2016 8:00 PM 2853
20 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY ESPN 5/17/2016 7:59 PM 2748
21 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 5/20/2016 9:00 PM 2707
22 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 5/19/2016 11:07 PM 2578
23 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 5/18/2016 9:00 PM 2530
24 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 5/17/2016 11:12 PM 2527
25 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 5/16/2016 9:00 PM 2522

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

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