After hitting a series low last week, “Legion” managed to tick back up in the Tuesday cable ratings this time around. The FX series rose one-tenth from its previous 0.1 to a 0.2 rating in adults 18-49, with 451,000 viewers. Meanwhile, the NBA playoffs retained their place at the top of the ratings, with ESPN’s broadcast of the Cleveland vs Boston game scoring a 3.5, and the network’s subsequent edition of “SportsCenter” following behind with a 1.3.

The sports network’s broadcast of the NBA Draft Lottery rounded out the top 3 of the night with a 1.0. In addition, TBS’ “The Last O.G.” fell back down one-tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.4, while USA’s “WWE Smackdown” maintained its previous 0.7 for the second week in a row.

On Bravo, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fell two-tenths to a 0.4, and the season premiere of “Below Deck Mediterranean” raked in a 0.4 as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:30 PM 8,229 3.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 11:07 PM 2,907 1.3
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY L ESPN 7:30 PM 2,420 1.0
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,298 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:06 AM 1,394 0.7
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:03 PM 1,451 0.5
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,698 0.5
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,252 0.4
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,282 0.4
LAST OG, THE TBS 10:30 PM 1,008 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 900 0.4
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,721 0.4
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 7:00 PM 950 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,182 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,156 0.4
TOSH.O COMEDY 10:00 PM 552 0.3
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 10:00 PM 509 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,675 0.3
KNIFE OR DEATH HISTORY 10:03 PM 885 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,103 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 745 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 620 0.3
FORBIDDEN: DYING FOR LOVE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,080 0.3
GOOD BONES HOME 9:00 PM 1,479 0.3
HIDDEN POTENTIAL HOME 10:00 PM 1,150 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

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