Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals delivered TNT’s best ratings in two years, utterly dominating the weekly rankings for May 28-June 3.

The game drew 14.81 million viewers and a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49, way ahead of everything else on cable for the week. It was TNT’s highest-rated program since Game 7 of the 2016 NBA West Finals.

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” (1.2) was the top non-sports show of the week in adults 18-49.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for May 28-June 3, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 NBA WEST FINALS – WARRIORS/ROCKETS GM 7 TNT Mon. 8:55 PM 5.7 7,283
2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT Mon. 11:34 PM 2.4 3,034
3 STANLEY CUP FINALS – CAPITALS/GOLDEN KNIGHTS GM 2 NBCSN Weds. 7:58 PM 1.3 1,690
4 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,549
5 STANLEY CUP FINALS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS/CAPITALS GM 3 NBCSN Sat. 8:06 PM 1.1 1,421
NBA PREGAME TNT Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,382
7 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,178
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,024
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,011
10 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 922
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.7 909
LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 909
ANIMAL KINGDOM – P TNT Mon. 12:25 AM 0.7 845
LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.7 858
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 845
16 TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 819
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 0.6 768
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 Weds. 8:00 PM 0.6 742
19 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 678
STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 8:00 PM 0.5 666
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO Weds. 9:00 PM 0.5 666
SPORTSCENTER ESPN Thurs. 11:49 PM 0.5 666
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 653
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA Tues. 10:00 PM 0.5 640
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.5 640
EX ON THE BEACH MTV Thurs. 9:01 PM 0.5 640
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM Sat. 10:30 PM 0.5 640
WESTWORLD HBO Sun. 9:02 PM 0.5 640
THE LAST O.G. TBS Tues. 10:30 PM 0.5 614
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM Sun. 11:30 PM 0.5 614
AMERICAN CHOPPER DISC Mon. 10:01 PM 0.5 602
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.5 576

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for May 28-June 3, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 NBA WEST FINALS – WARRIORS/ROCKETS GM 7 TNT Mon. 8:55 PM 14,810
2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT Mon. 11:34 PM 5,779
3 STANLEY CUP FINALS – CAPITALS/GOLDEN KNIGHTS GM 2 NBCSN Weds. 7:58 PM 3,648
4 HANNITY FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,451
5 STANLEY CUP FINALS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS/CAPITALS GM 3 NBCSN Sat. 8:06 PM 3,439
6 NBA PREGAME TNT Mon. 8:00 PM 3,188
7 HANNITY FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,114
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,048
9 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,977
10 MARRYING MR. DARCY HALL Sat. 9:00 PM 2,742
11 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,738
12 HANNITY FNC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,722
13 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,684
14 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING – POCONO FS1 Sun. 1:54 PM 2,672
15 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 2,654
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,626
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,593
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,591
19 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,549
20 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,500
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 2,494
22 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Fri. 10:00 PM 2,408
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,370
24 THE FIVE FNC Tues. 5:00 PM 2,320
25 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,300

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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