An NBA playoff tripleheader on ESPN dominated Saturday’s cable ratings.

The channel’s primetime game between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers led the way with 4.02 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. The other two games each scored 1.2 in the 18-49 demographic.

Fox News and CNN also made the top 25 with follow-up coverage of U.S. airstrikes in Syria. “Live PD” (0.6) was off a tenth of a point from the week before, and “Trading Spaces” dropped from 0.6 to 0.3 in its second week on TLC.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, April 14, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:07 PM 4,018 1.6
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 10:43 PM 3,012 1.2
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 5:30 PM 2,871 1.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:01 AM 1,647 0.7
LIVE PD: 110 A&E 9:00 PM 1,913 0.6
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:00 AM 1,042 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,020 0.5
FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 3,063 0.3
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 793 0.3
NBA PREGAME ESPN 2:00 PM 629 0.3
CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS 10:00 AM 2,538 0.3
TRADING SPACES TLC 9:01 PM 1,399 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 808 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 1,373 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HGTV 10:00 PM 1,365 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:00 PM 593 0.3
CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS 11:00 AM 2,442 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 1,366 0.3
BARGAIN MANSIONS HGTV 11:00 PM 954 0.2
JOJO’S ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 489 0.2
IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE OWN 9:00 PM 757 0.2
AMERICA’S NEWS HQ FOX NEWS 12:00 PM 2,013 0.2
BARGAIN MANSIONS HGTV 11:30 PM 938 0.2
ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER PT 2 HBO 9:49 PM 890 0.2
LIGA MX UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:01 PM 472 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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