For the second straight year, ratings for “NBA All-Star Saturday Night” on TNT were off a bit. The show was, however, still the clear leader on cable Saturday.

The All-Star festivities drew a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.66 million viewers, down from 2.4 and 5.63 million in 2017. A preview of the new TBS animated series “Final Space” scored a 0.6 and 1.28 million viewers after “All-Star Saturday Night.”

NBC Sports Network got more solid numbers from its Winter Olympics coverage, with an afternoon segment (2.72 million, 0.8 in 18-49) scoring the best. “Live PD” came in at 0.7 on A&E.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT TNT 8:00 PM 4,660 2.1
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN 2:00 PM 2,722 0.8
PLAYERS ONLY: SHAQ AND KOBE TNT 7:00 PM 1,646 0.8
LIVE PD: 96 A&E 9:00 PM 2,007 0.7
FINAL SPACE SNEAK PEEK TNT 10:32 PM 1,275 0.6
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 6:13 PM 1,640 0.5
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN 6:00 AM 1,695 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,003 0.5
NBA TIPOFF TNT 6:02 PM 939 0.4
WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN 8:00 PM 1,466 0.4
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN 7:00 PM 1,591 0.4
THE HOUSE HBO 8:00 PM 1,102 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 8:28 PM 1,204 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 12:00 PM 974 0.3
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 779 0.3
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES FS1 2:30 PM 1,845 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,264 0.3
BLACK CLOVER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 628 0.3
NBA TALENT CHALLENGE TNT 5:00 PM 656 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 10:24 PM 756 0.3
WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN 11:00 PM 717 0.3
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS NICK 11:00 AM 1,270 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:00 PM 1,202 0.2
JOJO’S ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 518 0.2
WINTER OLYMPICS CNBC 5:00 PM 799 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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