Similar to last week, TNT’s weekly NBA basketball coverage led the Thursday cable ratings this week. The first game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored highest with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, while the later game between the LA Lakers and the Phoenix Suns scored one-tenth less with a 0.5 on the network. TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” followed behind with a 0.5.
ESPN’s coverage of the ACC Tournament performed well also, raking in 0.4 – 0.3 ratings throughout the night. “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” meanwhile, fell one-tenth from a 0.3 to a 0.4 on Comedy Central.
The History Channel’s “Swamp People” took a minor hit, falling two-tenths from a 0.6 to a 0.4. Outside of the top 25, USA’s “Colony” maintained a 0.3 for the third week in a row. After rising somewhat in the week before as well, though, CMT’s “Nashville” dropped one-tenth from a 0.3 to a 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, March 9, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA BASKETBALL||TNT||8:15 PM||1,641||0.6|
|NBA BASKETBALL||TNT||10:43 PM||1,053||0.5|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRUTV||10:00 PM||850||0.5|
|FLIP OR FLOP||HOME||9:00 PM||1,732||0.4|
|60 DAYS IN||A&E||9:00 PM||1,102||0.4|
|SWAMP PEOPLE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||2,018||0.4|
|PAC 12 TOURNAMENT||ESPN||11:45 PM||1,038||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,832||0.4|
|NFL INSIDERS||ESPN||4:41 PM||1,024||0.4|
|COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORECARD||ESPN||9:20 PM||1,232||0.4|
|ACC TOURNAMENT||ESPN||9:44 PM||1,193||0.4|
|ACC TOURNAMENT||ESPN||2:28 PM||1,224||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,645||0.4|
|ACC TOURNAMENT||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,086||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,556||0.3|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY CENTRAL||11:00 PM||900||0.3|
|IJ: INSIDE JOKES||TRUTV||10:30 PM||584||0.3|
|NFL LIVE||ESPN||5:00 PM||796||0.3|
|BEAT B FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||1,113||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||634||0.3|
|REAL DETECTIVE||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,285||0.3|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||8:00 PM||928||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||9:00 PM||1,229||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.