As it does every year, the NFL Draft easily captured the top spot in the Thursday cable ratings last night. ESPN’s live broadcast of the Draft scored a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49, down seven-tenths from the 2.8 that its broadcast scored last year. The NFL Network’s coverage of the event landed fairly high in the ratings as well, with a 0.8 and just over 2 million total viewers. On The History Channel, “Swamp People” took a minor hit and dropped one-tenth from its previous 0.4 to a 0.3.

Similarly, Bravo’s “Southern Charm” dropped one-tenth to a 0.4, while VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” maintained its recent 0.4 streak yet again. FX’s “Atlanta” fell out of the top 25 after ticking down another tenth to a 0.2 this week with 487,000 viewers,  and Freeform’s “Siren”  landed below it with a 0.2 as well, also down from its previous 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, April 26, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL DRAFT ESPN 7:55 PM 5,336 2.1
JERSEY SHORE FAM VACATION MTV 8:00 PM 1,449 0.9
NBA PLAYOFFS – ROUND 1 TNT 8:13 PM 2,408 0.8
NFL DRAFT: 2018 DAY 1 NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 2,005 0.8
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 7:00 PM 1,639 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 11:41 PM 1,463 0.6
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:44 PM 1,417 0.6
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBC SPORTS 7:03 PM 1,398 0.5
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 9:00 PM 725 0.4
NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS 9:43 PM 1,156 0.4
RUPAULS DRAG RACE VH1 8:00 PM 771 0.4
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,141 0.4
NFL DRAFT KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,039 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 746 0.3
UNTUCKED VH1 9:30 PM 581 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,127 0.3
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBC SPORTS 10:00 PM 799 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,566 0.3
TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA HISTORY 10:03 PM 902 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,960 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 554 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,532 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,469 0.3
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,053 0.3
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 879 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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