It was a sports-heavy night in the Thursday cable ratings this week. TNT led with its coverage of the Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA playoff game, which scored a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49. The network’s “Inside the NBA Playoffs” and pre-game specials landed near the top of the night as well with a 1.0 and a 0.6, respectively.

The NBC Sports Network followed closely behind with its broadcast of the Ottawa vs Pittsburgh NHL Conference Final raking in a 1.1. Meanwhile, Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” landed the 25th spot of the night by maintaining a 0.3 for the second week in a row.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, May 25, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:30 PM 5,804 2.2
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 7:59 PM 2,921 1.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:04 PM 2,287 1.0
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,754 0.6
LIGA MX L UNIVISION 9:31 PM 1,236 0.6
NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS 12:00 AM 1,119 0.5
CLAWS SNEAK PEEK TNT 11:59 PM 1,094 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,971 0.4
NEON JOE ADULT 12:00 AM 743 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 918 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 1,062 0.3
BEAT B. FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 815 0.3
FEAR THY NEIGHBOR INVEST 9:00 PM 1,061 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING BRAVO 9:00 PM 939 0.3
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,140 0.3
GROWING UP HIP-HOP WETV 10:00 PM 679 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HOME 9:00 PM 1,457 0.3
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,997 0.3
EVIL STEPMOTHERS INVEST 10:00 PM 957 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,432 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,560 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,462 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,322 0.3
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 9:00 PM 912 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 572 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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