ESPN landed the top spot of the night in the Thursday cable ratings this week with its live broadcast of the North Carolina vs Duke NCAA basketball game scoring a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.429 million viewers. Meanwhile, TNT followed closely behind with its NBA coverage throughout the night, starting with its broadcast of the Thunder vs Lakers game, which raked in a 0.6 on the network. A broadcast of the earlier NBA game between the Celtics and the Wizards managed to grab a 0.6 for TNT as well.

On VH1, “RuPaul’s All Stars” managed to maintain its previous 0.4 rating for the second week in a row, while the Paramount Network’s “Lip Sync Battle” fell even farther outside of the Top 25, despite holding steady with another 0.2. In addition, NBC Sports Net’s primetime simulcast of the Winter Olympics scored a 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 8:00 PM 2,429 0.9
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:57 PM 1,512 0.6
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 1,632 0.6
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 738 0.4
W OLY PRIME NBC SPORTS 8:00 PM 1,054 0.4
COLLEGE GAMEDAY BKBL ESPN 7:00 PM 787 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 892 0.3
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 791 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 651 0.3
W OLY LATE NIGHT NBC SPORTS 11:30 PM 872 0.3
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 12:57 AM 716 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,286 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,735 0.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 10:00 PM 823 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 939 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,599 0.3
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 682 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 707 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 726 0.3
NBA STUDIO L: NBA TRADE ESPN 1:30 PM 603 0.3
TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 797 0.3
BETRAYED INVEST 10:00 PM 1,214 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 852 0.3
PANDORAS BOX: UNLEASHING INVEST 9:00 PM 1,122 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,025 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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