Twelve NBA playoff games aired on cable last week — and they occupy all 12 of the top spots in the ratings Top 25 for the week, in both adults 18-49 and viewers.

Game 2 of the Spurs-Rockets series on TNT Wednesday delivered the week’s best 18-49 rating at 2.0. Sunday’s Game 4 of the same series finished first in viewers with 4.94 million.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was the top non-NBA telecast of the week in both measures, earning a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo and 3.15 million viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for May 1-7, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – ROCKETS/SPURS GM 2 TNT Weds. 9:43 PM 2.0 2,568
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – WIZARDS/CELTICS GM 2 TNT Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,463
NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/ROCKETS GM 3 ESPN Fri. 9:41 PM 1.9 2,461
NBA PLAYOFFS – JAZZ/WARRIORS GM 1 TNT Tues. 11:01 PM 1.9 2,450
NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/ROCKETS GM 4 TNT Sun. 9:08 PM 1.9 2,448
NBA PLAYOFFS – JAZZ/WARRIORS GM 2 ESPN Thurs. 10:42 PM 1.9 2,377
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – ROCKETS/SPURS GM 1 TNT Mon. 9:38 PM 1.8 2,344
NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS/WIZARDS GM 4 TNT Sun. 6:30 PM 1.8 2,262
9 NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS/WIZARDS GM 3 ESPN Thurs. 7:59 PM 1.6 2,034
10 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 1 TNT Mon. 7:00 PM 1.5 1,887
NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 2 TNT Weds. 7:00 PM 1.5 1,865
12 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/RAPTORS GM 3 ESPN Fri. 6:59 PM 1.4 1,822
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,714
14 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,387
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,363
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,287
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,266
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,236
STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,219
20 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,202
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT Sun. 11:29 PM 0.9 1,179
SPORTSCENTER ESPN Fri. 12:05 AM 0.9 1,164
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT Weds. 12:11 AM 0.9 1,153
SPORTSCENTER ESPN Thurs. 1:06 AM 0.9 1,141
25 T.I. AND TINY VH1 Mon. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,072
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,030
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI TBS Thurs. 8:17 PM 0.8 1,019
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT Tues. 1:13 AM 0.8 1,018
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 10:00 PM 0.8 971

 

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for May 1-7, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/ROCKETS GM 4 TNT Sun. 9:08 PM 4,936
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/ROCKETS GM 3 ESPN Fri. 9:41 PM 4,907
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – JAZZ/WARRIORS GM 1 TNT Tues. 11:01 PM 4,900
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – WIZARDS/CELTICS GM 2 TNT Tues. 8:00 PM 4,844
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – ROCKETS/SPURS GM 2 TNT Weds. 9:43 PM 4,790
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – JAZZ/WARRIORS GM 2 ESPN Thurs. 10:42 PM 4,784
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS/WIZARDS GM 4 TNT Sun. 6:30 PM 4,567
8 NBA PLAYOFFS – ROCKETS/SPURS GM 1 TNT Mon. 9:38 PM 4,440
9 NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS/WIZARDS GM 3 ESPN Thurs. 7:59 PM 4,064
10 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/RAPTORS GM 3 ESPN Fri. 6:59 PM 3,642
11 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 1 TNT Mon. 7:00 PM 3,588
12 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 2 TNT Weds. 7:00 PM 3,518
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 3,148
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,044
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,929
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,913
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 2,743
18 THE FIVE FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,665
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,653
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 2,626
21 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FX Sun. 8:00 PM 2,594
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,573
23 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,572
24 THE FIVE FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,481
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2,447

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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