ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs continued their dominance in the Friday cable ratings last week. Landing on top was the Spurs vs Rockets game with a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49, while the later game between the Cavaliers and Raptors followed closely behind with a 1.4. Two late-night editions of “SportsCenter” found their way near the top as well, scoring a 0.9 and a 0.5.

On VH1, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” managed to maintain its recent 0.3 streak once again, while “Real Time with Bill Maher” also held steady with a 0.4 on HBO. Rounding out the major sports coverage of the night was NBC’s broadcast of the NHL Semi-Final games between Nashville and St. Louis (0.4) and Edmonton vs Anaheim (0.3).

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, May 5, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 9:41 PM 4,907 1.9
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 6:59 PM 3,642 1.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:05 AM 2,099 0.9
LIVE PD: 37 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,426 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:10 AM 1,076 0.5
NHL SEMI-FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:03 PM 1,112 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,605 0.4
RUPAULS DRAG RACE 9 VH1 8:00 PM 694 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 740 0.3
GINORMOUS FOOD FOOD 8:00 PM 789 0.3
RIDICULOUSSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 510 0.3
NHL SEMI-FINALS NBC SPORTS 10:45 PM 568 0.3
ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,179 0.3
PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY 10:30 AM 1,049 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 590 0.3
SHIMMER AND SHINE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,102 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,093 0.2
NELLA THE PRINCESS KING NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 944 0.2
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 9:00 PM 595 0.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 478 0.2
TEEN TITANS GO CARTOON 6:00 PM 1,180 0.2
ANDI MACK DISNEY 8:30 PM 1,410 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,080 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,857 0.2
SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY 11:30 PM 766 0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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