The NBA playoffs continued their dominance of the cable ratings on Tuesday. Both halves of TNT’s doubleheader (Celtics-Wizards at 8 p.m. ET and Warriors-Jazz at 11 p.m.) drew a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, and they were the two most-watched shows on cable for the day as well.

Elsewhere, “Pretty Little Liars” dipped for the second straight week, falling a tenth of a point to 0.4. “Deadliest Catch” was down two tenths for Discovery at 0.5. “Little People, Big World” began a new season on TLC with a 0.5, and “Below Deck Mediterranean” opened to a 0.3 on Bravo. “WWE Smackdown” held steady at 0.8 on USA.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:00 PM 4,832 1.9
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:01 PM 4,887 1.9
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 1:13 AM 1,793 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,300 0.8
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,901 0.5
CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 9:00 PM 748 0.5
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 2,040 0.5
NHL PLAYOFFS NBCSN 9:39 PM 1,029 0.4
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 1,843 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,046 0.4
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FREEFORM 8:00 PM 856 0.4
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,008 0.4
HOME TOWN HGTV 10:00 PM 1,607 0.4
NHL PLAYOFFS NBCSN 7:00 PM 1,000 0.4
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 913 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS NICK 5:30 PM 1,607 0.3
CONAN TBS 11:00 PM 691 0.3
COOPER’S TREASURE DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,068 0.3
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:02 PM 1,258 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,244 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 930 0.3
TEAM NINJA WARRIOR USA 10:00 PM 862 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 868 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,446 0.3
LITTLE WOMEN LA AFTERSHOW LIFETIME 10:02 PM 759 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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