ESPN and TNT split the top two spots of the night in the Thursday cable ratings, with their continued NBA playoff coverage. The latter’s broadcast of the 76ers vs Celtics game landed highest with a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49, while ESPN’s broadcast of the Cleveland vs Toronto game followed behind with a 1.2 and 3.23 million viewers. Outside of the night’s sports broadcasts, the History Channel’s “Swamp People” ticked up one-tenth from a 0.3 to a 0.4.

On MTV, “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” held steady with yet another 0.9, while FX’s “Atlanta” was able to climb up from its previous 0.2 to a 0.4 again this week with 694,000 viewers. In addition, VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” rose from a 0.4 to a 0.5 and Freeform’s “Siren” fell one-tenth to a 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, May 3, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:40 PM 5,088 2.0
NBA PLAYOFFS – CONF SEMIS ESPN 6:03 PM 3,233 1.2
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:12 PM 2,246 1.0
JERSEY SHORE FAM VACATION MTV 8:00 PM 1,513 0.9
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME ESPN 8:30 PM 2,013 0.7
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBC SPORTS 6:58 PM 1,746 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 8:35 PM 1,229 0.5
RUPAULS DRAG RACE VH1 8:00 PM 840 0.5
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 9:00 PM 727 0.4
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,200 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,795 0.4
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBC SPORTS 9:45 PM 1,036 0.4
UNTUCKED VH1 9:30 PM 683 0.4
ATLANTA FX 10:00 PM 694 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,025 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 654 0.3
TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA HISTORY 10:03 PM 931 0.3
DIABOLICAL INVEST 10:00 PM 1,222 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,338 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,488 0.3
LIGA MX L: QF UNIVISION 8:25 PM 614 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,208 0.3
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 810 0.3
MURDER CALLS INVEST 9:00 PM 1,125 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,680 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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