It was a sports-heavy night in the Thursday cable ratings this week. TNT grabbed the top spot of the night with its coverage of the Lakers vs Cavaliers NBA basketball game, which scored a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.787 million viewers. The network’s broadcast of the earlier NBA game between the Mavericks and the Warriors landed fairly high in the ratings as well with a 0.6.

The NFL Network’s weekly “Thursday Night Football” coverage scored several of the other top spots throughout the night as well. That began with the broadcast of the Denver vs Indiana game, which raked in a 0.6 on the network, along with the usual pre and post-game “TNF” specials also scoring two 0.4s.

Additionally, USA’s broadcast of the annual “WWE Tribute to the Troops” special grabbed a 0.4, while “The First 48” fell one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.3 on A&E.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 1,787 0.7
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 1,952 0.6
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:33 PM 1,391 0.6
NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:26 PM 1,088 0.4
WWE TRIBUTE TROOPS USA 8:00 PM 1,401 0.4
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1,078 0.4
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 12:59 AM 733 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,107 0.4
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 934 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,247 0.3
TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:36 PM 734 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS OUTSIDE HOME 10:00 PM 1,423 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 916 0.3
TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 784 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,233 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,008 0.3
HOUSE HUNTER INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,312 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 607 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 819 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 1,127 0.3
TAMAR & VINCE WETV 9:00 PM 707 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 796 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 804 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,621 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 565 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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