Once again, it was a sports-heavy night in the Friday cable ratings this week. ESPN led with its broadcast of the NBA Playoff game between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, which scored a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, a late-night edition of “SportsCenter” landed the second-highest spot of the night with a 0.8, and an NBA Pre-Game special grabbed a 0.3, also on ESPN.

NBC Sports scored in the Top 25 as well, with its coverage of the NHL Conference Final game between Nashville and Anaheim raking in a 0.3. On HBO, “Real Time with Bill Maher” continued its 0.4 streak, while VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” ticked up from its previous 0.3 to a 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, May 12, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 7:59 PM 4,262 1.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 10:47 PM 1,897 0.8
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,817 0.4
LIVE PD: 39 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,198 0.4
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,399 0.4
RUPAULS DRAG RACE 9 VH1 8:00 PM 738 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:00 AM 795 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:00 PM 763 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,537 0.3
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 9:02 PM 856 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,364 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 662 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE-INS, AND DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 807 0.3
GINORMOUS FOOD FOOD 8:00 PM 789 0.3
RUSTY RIVETS NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 1,065 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,338 0.3
ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,074 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTERS DISNEY 10:00 AM 992 0.3
PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY 10:30 AM 1,045 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 1,273 0.3
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,942 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 563 0.3
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,781 0.2
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,236 0.2
ANDI MACK DISNEY 8:30 PM 1,491 0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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