Once again, it was several live sports broadcasts that dominated over the Thursday cable ratings this week. ESPN landed the top two spots of the night with its coverage of the Celtics vs Knicks and Spurs vs Jazz NBA basketball games, which scored 0.7 and 0.5 ratings in adults 18-49, respectively. Adult Swim’s “Tender Touches” rounded out the Top 3 as well with a 0.4 and 911,000 viewers.

Meanwhile, ESPN scored another fairly high spot in the cable ratings last night, with its broadcast of the Temple vs Florida State college football game raking in a 0.4. Additionally, A&E’s “The First 48” managed to hold steady with a 0.3 for the second week in a row.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL ESPN 8:14 PM 1,754 0.7
NBA BASKETBALL ESPN 10:38 PM 1,271 0.5
TENDER TOUCHES ADULT 12:30 AM 911 0.4
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 8:00 PM 1,597 0.4
COLL FTBL BOWL SUST L ESPN 11:30 PM 1,108 0.4
TENDER TOUCHES ADULT 12:45 AM 737 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 1,030 0.3
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:03 AM 642 0.3
FAMILY I HAD, THE INVEST 9:00 PM 1,096 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,604 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,871 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 700 0.3
TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 813 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,160 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 825 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 621 0.3
TAMAR & VINCE WETV 9:00 PM 728 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,697 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,489 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,430 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING BRAVO 9:00 PM 810 0.3
COPA MX-L F UNIVISION 9:55 PM 493 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 897 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1213 0.2
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2728 0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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