As per usual, it was a fairly quiet night in the Friday cable ratings last week. ESPN’s coverage of the NBA playoffs landed on top, with the Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder game scoring the top 1.5 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, the later game between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls followed closely behind with a 1.0 in the night.

On VH1, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” scored a 0.3 for the third week in a row, while “Bring It!” held steady with a 0.3, after taking a hit in the week before. Both NBC Sports and USA landed in the Top 25 as well, with their coverage of the NHL Quarter Final games raking in 0.3 and 0.2 ratings for the networks, respectively.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, April 21, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 9:33 PM 3,439 1.5
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 7:00 PM 2,502 1.0
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:10 AM 1,264 0.6
LIVE PD: 33 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,265 0.4
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 10:00 PM 994 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:20 AM 769 0.4
RUPAULS DRAG RACE 9 VH1 8:00 PM 693 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,511 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,444 0.3
BRING IT! LIFETIME 9:00 PM 816 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE-INS, AND DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,056 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MACHINES NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,194 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY 11:30 AM 1,022 0.3
NHL QRT FINALS NBC SPORTS 7:04 PM 642 0.3
BELLATOR MMA LIVE SPIKE 9:00 PM 674 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 572 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 509 0.2
PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY 10:55 AM 1,047 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,025 0.2
PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY 10:30 AM 985 0.2
YUKON MEN DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,444 0.2
NHL LIVE POST QRT FINALS USA 11:49 PM 535 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS SSN9 MTV 8:00 PM 433 0.2
NHL QRT FINALS USA 7:30 PM 525 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,574 0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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