Saturday cable ratings: NBA conference finals top a sports-heavy day

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ESPN’s telecast of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals (Cleveland at Toronto) was the runaway leader of Saturday’s cable ratings. The game scored a 2.1 in adults 18-49 and 5.39 million viewers.

Sports occupied four of the Top 5 spots, with a post-game “SportsCenter” (1.0) coming in second and a NASCAR race on FS1 and a Liga MX semifinal soccer match on Univision Deportes tying for fourth at 0.7.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, May 21, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:29 PM 5,393 2.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 10:59 PM 2,349 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,767 0.8
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACIN L FS1 9:22 PM 3,291 0.7
LIGA MX L UDN 9:00 PM 1,395 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,547 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 1,973 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 1,959 0.7
DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADSM 12:00 AM 1,403 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2,095 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2,143 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1,304 0.6
DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADSM 12:30 AM 1,273 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 1,757 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 1,651 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 11:00 AM 2,161 0.5
NBA PRE ESPN 7:30 PM 1,329 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1,133 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:15 AM 1,152 0.5
HUNTER X HUNTER ADSM 1:00 AM 1,029 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:00 AM 1,937 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:30 AM 1,992 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 989 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICK 11:30 AM 1,984 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1,711 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:30 AM 1,928 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1,678 0.4
NASCAR RACEDAY L FS1 8:21 PM 2,016 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1,662 0.4
MOVIE DOWNLOAD FX 8:00 PM 1,090 0.4
SAMURAI CHAMPLOO ADSM 1:30 AM 952 0.4
NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADSM 2:00 AM 926 0.4
LINEA DE CUATRO L UDN 11:31 PM 813 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:30 PM 1,319 0.4
ONE PIECE ADSM 2:30 AM 875 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:00 AM 1,733 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:34 AM 945 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 972 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 4:00 AM 819 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 4:30 AM 828 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 971 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 5:30 AM 842 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 1,474 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:00 AM 787 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:07 AM 832 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:40 AM 831 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 3:30 AM 772 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICK 5:00 PM 1,545 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:57 AM 816 0.4
PARASYTE ADSM 3:00 AM 790 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:00 AM 788 0.3
OVER THE HEDGE TOON 6:00 PM 1,241 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:30 AM 768 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:24 AM 790 0.3
TNT SATURDAY MOVIES TNT 12:00 PM 996 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 8:30 AM 1,348 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 1,527 0.3
LION GUARD DSNY 8:30 AM 1,456 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1,436 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 793 0.3
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICK 12:00 PM 1,348 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 771 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:19 AM 713 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 8:00 AM 1,108 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 7:00 PM 1,297 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:51 AM 721 0.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACIN FS1 7:18 PM 1,590 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 1,171 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1,166 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:13 AM 759 0.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 989 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 712 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,485 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 2:30 PM 1,308 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:46 AM 718 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 6:00 PM 1,179 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 935 0.3
INCREDIBLES, THE DISJR 11:30 AM 1,178 0.3
TNT SATURDAY MOVIES TNT 3:00 PM 887 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1,159 0.3
MOVIE DOWNLOAD FX 10:30 PM 837 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 7:30 AM 868 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1,166 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 5:00 PM 1,303 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 8:30 AM 1,260 0.3
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1,754 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICK 5:30 PM 1,400 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 2:00 PM 1,259 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 3:00 PM 1,101 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FRFM 9:30 PM 779 0.3
KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD 11:00 AM 1,166 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 4:00 PM 1,228 0.3
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 1,860 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 12:30 PM 1,182 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 698 0.3
MOVIE LIF 8:00 PM 1,234 0.3
PJ MASKS DISJR 9:30 AM 1,084 0.3
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 1,608 0.3
WE BOUGHT THE FARM HGTV 11:00 PM 1,254 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1,193 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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