The NBA All-star Game ruled Sunday’s cable ratings, putting up numbers consistent with its performance last year and the several years before that.

The primary telecast on TNT delivered 6.45 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 — off a tick in viewers vs. 2017 (6.51 million) but up in adults 18-49 (2.6). A simulcast on TBS drew an additional 1.2 million viewers and 0.5, bringing the total for the game to 7.65 million viewers and 3.3 in the 18-49 demographic.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was the top non-sports show on Sunday with a 0.9, off 0.1 vs. the previous week. “Homeland” was steady at 0.3 for Showtime, and “Last Week Tonight” returned to HBO with a 0.3.

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

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA ALL-STAR GAME TNT 8:41 PM 6,449 2.8
NBA TIPOFF TNT 7:00 PM 3,381 1.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,126 0.9
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN 2:00 PM 2,004 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,248 0.5
NBA ALL-STAR GAME TBS 8:41 PM 1,205 0.5
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,055 0.5
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN 6:00 AM 1,419 0.4
WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN 7:01 PM 1,714 0.4
SOFT FOCUS W/JENA FRIEDMAN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 889 0.4
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,295 0.4
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1,256 0.4
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 773 0.3
WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN 12:00 AM 1,025 0.3
UFC FIGHT NIGHT FS1 9:00 PM 893 0.3
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN ID 10:00 PM 1,302 0.3
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:03 PM 1,199 0.3
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 956 0.3
SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 645 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:00 AM 657 0.3
EVIL LIVES HERE ID 9:00 PM 1,222 0.3
HOMELAND SHOWTIME 9:07 PM 1,120 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 AM 644 0.3
TO ROME FOR LOVE BRAVO 9:00 PM 792 0.3

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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