Thursday’s game five of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls led the week with 10.4 million viewers, while Tuesday’s game four drew 9.8 million. NBA Playoff games took the top four spots (along with a few more for pre/post game shows). WWE RAW was the top non roundball show placing 5th and 6th.
There were no original adult scripted shows to crack the top 25. Some original scripted drams that didn’t make the top 25:
- The Killing: 1.971 million
- Breakout Kings: 1.314 million
- Game Of Thrones: 2.396 million
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending May 29, 2011:
|Rank||Shows||Net||Day||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|7||INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||Thu||11:21P-12:17A||4,585|
|11||INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||Tue||11:39P-12:30A||3,775|
|25||SPORTSCENTER LATE L||ESPN||Mon||12:12A-01:00A||3,190|
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