The BET Awards weren’t quite as big as they were a year ago, but the marathon four-hour show still pulled down cable’s best ratings for the week of June 19.

The awards earned a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, a tenth of a point better than “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” on VH1 and the NBA Draft on ESPN. In viewers, the BET Awards scored 3.83 million people, beating out the 3.43 million for ESPN’s draft coverage.

Top 25 cable shows in adults 18-49 for June 19-25, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 BET AWARDS – S BET Sun. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,970
2 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,754
NBA DRAFT ESPN Thurs. 7:33 PM 1.4 1,747
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,405
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,376
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,347
NBA DRAFT ESPN Thurs. 7:00 PM 1.0 1,301
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,258
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,231
10 FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:00 PM 0.9 1,094
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,093
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Sun. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,068
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,060
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,041
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,011
POWER – P STARZ Sun. 9:02 PM 0.8 1,000
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:30 PM 0.8 994
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Sun. 10:30 PM 0.8 991
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:30 PM 0.8 990
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Sun. 9:30 PM 0.8 978
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 976
22 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Thurs. 10:30 PM 0.7 955
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Sun. 9:00 PM 0.7 936
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:30 PM 0.7 931
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 8:30 PM 0.7 921

Note: 12 other shows also had 0.7 ratings among adults 18-49 but not as many viewers within the demographic.

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for June 19-25, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 BET AWARDS – S BET Sun. 8:00 PM 3,833
2 NBA DRAFT ESPN Thurs. 7:33 PM 3,425
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,299
4 THE FIVE FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,263
5 NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP – SONOMA FS1 Sun. 2:59 PM 3,240
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,205
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,079
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 3,034
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2,927
10 HANNITY FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 2,886
11 HANNITY FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,884
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 2,867
13 THE FIVE FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,808
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,805
15 THE FIVE FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,734
16 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,722
17 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 2,704
18 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 2,681
19 HANNITY FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 2,640
20 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,625
21 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 2,600
22 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,568
23 NBA DRAFT ESPN Thurs. 7:00 PM 2,565
THE FIVE FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,565
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,540

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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