ESPN’S coverage of the NBA Conference Final game between the Spurs and the Warriors led the night in the Tuesday cable ratings this week. The game scored a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49, while the network’s broadcast of the NBA Draft Lottery followed closely behind with a 1.3. A late-night edition of “SportsCenter” rounded out the top three spots of the night with a 0.7, also on ESPN.

Meanwhile, USA’s weekly broadcast of “WWE Smackdown” held steady with a 0.7 for the second week in a row. The Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” ticked up one-tenth from its previous 0.5 to a 0.6. Both TLC’s “Little People, Big World” and Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” maintained 0.4s as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:59 PM 5,775 2.2
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY ESPN 8:29 PM 3,224 1.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:28 PM 1,534 0.7
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,175 0.7
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,034 0.6
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,020 0.5
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,318 0.5
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:30 PM 1,250 0.5
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 1,787 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 2,261 0.4
CNN TOWN HALL CNN 10:00 PM 2,007 0.4
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 2,071 0.4
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,822 0.4
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEON BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,092 0.4
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:01 PM 1,095 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,834 0.4
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,481 0.4
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,654 0.4
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,738 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 1,445 0.3
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 9:01 PM 568 0.3
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 9:00 PM 942 0.3
CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 8:00 PM 501 0.3
COOPERS TREASURE DISCOVERY 10:02 PM 1,130 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,618 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

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