The NBA Playoffs dominated Saturday’s cable ratings, with two games on TNT finishing way ahead of everything else.

The second half of the doubleheader (New Orleans-Golden State) led the day with 4.56 million viewers and a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49. The earlier game (Milwaukee-Boston) was close behind at 4.06 million viewers and 0.6.

“Live PD” was the top non-NBA telecast, a full point behind at 0.6 in adults 18-49 (even with last week). “Trading Spaces” also was steady at 0.3. “Dragon Ball Super” (0.4) and “Dragon Ball Z Kai” (0.3) each dipped a tenth of a point vs. the prior week.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, April 28, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:36 PM 4,559 1.7
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:00 PM 4,060 1.6
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 1:03 AM 1,789 0.7
LIVE PD: 114 A&E 9:00 PM 1,984 0.6
NFL DRAFT ESPN 12:00 PM 1,236 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 909 0.4
NBA PREGAME TNT 7:30 PM 1,092 0.4
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 767 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 AM 841 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 9:00 PM 746 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:00 AM 765 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HGTV 10:00 PM 1,512 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 8:00 AM 646 0.3
TRADING SPACES TLC 8:00 PM 1,174 0.3
THE COLLECTION FROM HALLMARK HOF HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,329 0.3
THE KILLER BESIDE ME ID 10:00 PM 1,198 0.3
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING HBO 11:22 PM 811 0.3
BARGAN MANSIONS HGTV 11:00 PM 1,180 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 7:00 AM 534 0.3
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING HBO 11:02 PM 717 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,073 0.2
HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 1,086 0.2
BARGAN MANSIONS HGTV 11:30 PM 1,081 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,152 0.2
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING HBO 12:02 AM 730 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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