The NBA Playoffs stayed on top of the cable ratings for the week of May 8, even with little to no gain after three days of DVR and on-demand viewing. Second-round games between Houston and San Antonio and Golden State and Utah retained the Top 2 spots in both adults 18-49 and viewers.

“Better Call Saul” made the biggest gains in the Live +3 ratings for the week, more than doubling both its adults 18-49 rating (0.6 to 1.4) and its total audience (1.76 million to 3.7 million).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 8-14, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/ROCKETS GM 5 TNT 1.8 0.0 0%
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/JAZZ GM 4 TNT 1.7 0.0 0%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.7 0.4 31%
4 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1.4 0.8 133%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.4 0.3 27%
NBA PLAYOFFS – WIZARDS/CELTICS GM 5 TNT 1.4 0.0 0%
7 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 1.2 0.3 33%
8 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1.1 0.5 83%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.1 0.5 83%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.1 0.1 10%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.1 0.1 10%
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.0 0.1 11%
13 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.9 0.3 50%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 0.9 0.2 29%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.9 0.4 80%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.2 29%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.8 0.3 60%
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.8 0.3 60%
SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.8 0.3 60%
THE CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 0.8 0.4 100%
25 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.7 0.3 75%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 0.7 0.3 75%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.7 0.2 40%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.7 0.3 75%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.7 0.3 75%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA: DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS – S VH1 0.7 0.2 40%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for May 8-14, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/ROCKETS GM 5 TNT 4,769 39 1%
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/JAZZ GM 4 TNT 4,561 35 1%
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – WIZARDS/CELTICS GM 5 TNT 3,771 6 0%
4 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 3,702 1,945 111%
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – TUES. FXNC 3,494 49 1%
6 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MNBC 3,453 97 3%
7 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,367 95 3%
8 THE FIVE – TUES. FXNC 3,283 75 2%
9 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 3,271 764 30%
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,231 382 13%
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,160 329 12%
12 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 3,110 669 27%
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 3,056 63 2%
14 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MNBC 2,951 81 3%
15 LAST WORD W/ LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – TUES. MNBC 2,853 40 1%
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MNBC 2,824 83 3%
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 2,803 383 16%
18 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – THURS. MNBC 2,744 47 2%
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 2,694 56 2%
20 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2,680 789 42%
21 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 2,676 857 47%
22 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – FRI. MNBC 2,674 136 5%
23 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – MON. MNBC 2,646 85 3%
24 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 2,645 63 2%
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 2,624 42 2%

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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