ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Playoff games led the night in the Monday cable ratings this week. The network’s broadcast of the Golden State vs San Antonio game scored the top 2.1 rating in adults 18-49, while two special late-night editions of “SportsCenter” grabbed 0.9 and a 0.4 throughout the night. In addition, NBC Sports’ broadcast of the Anaheim vs Nashville NHL Conference Final game also landed in the Top 25  with a 0.6.

VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” scored the second-highest spot of the night with a 1.3, one-tenth higher than its 1.2 from the week before. On USA, “WWE Monday Night Raw” continued to hold steady with another 1.0 peak rating throughout its three-hour broadcast. Meanwhile, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” ticked back up from a 0.6 to a 0.7.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, May 22, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS – CONF FINALS ESPN 9:00 PM 5,785 2.1
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 2,517 1.3
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,759 1.0
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,311 1.0
BASKETBALL WIVES 6 VH1 9:00 PM 1,981 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,661 0.9
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:36 PM 2,189 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,425 0.9
T.I. AND TINY VH1 10:00 PM 1,633 0.8
BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 10:00 PM 1,650 0.7
TEEN MOM MTV 9:00 PM 1,016 0.6
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:02 PM 1,502 0.6
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,873 0.5
NBA PRE GAME ESPN 8:00 PM 1,452 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 1,799 0.5
VEGAS RAT RODS DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,385 0.5
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,313 0.5
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,461 0.5
HANNITY FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,330 0.5
NEON JOE ADULT 12:00 AM 851 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,532 0.4
TEEN MOM AFTER MTV 10:01 PM 721 0.4
SOUTHER CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,114 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:01 AM 830 0.4
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS 11:00 PM 2,126 0.4

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

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