ESPN’s broadcast of the NBA playoffs led the Friday cable ratings this week, with the San Antonio vs. Memphis and Cleveland vs/ Detroit games tying for the top spot with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49. ESPN’s “SportsCenter” coverage at midngiht followed closely behind with a 0.8.

The Disney Channel’s “The Lion Guard” experience a minimal increase as well, ticking up from its previous 0.3 to a 0.4 rating.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, April 22, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 9:39 PM 2,685 1.1
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 7:00 PM 2,669 1.1
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:04 AM 1,679 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1,491 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 1,628 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 1,604 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,462 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,486 0.6
RICK & MORTY ADSM 10:30 PM 1,320 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1,539 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:04 AM 1,122 0.5
WRECK-IT RALPH DSNY 8:00 PM 2,098 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,222 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1,183 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1,121 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1,043 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 994 0.4
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 998 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1,549 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 2:00 AM 898 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 902 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 997 0.4
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN2 7:59 PM 984 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 985 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1,210 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 1:30 AM 867 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 984 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADSM 3:00 AM 945 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING L ESPN 2:00 AM 780 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:30 AM 900 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1,413 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 838 0.4
LION GUARD DSNY 9:30 AM 1,382 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:18 AM 732 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 AM 1,022 0.4
PJ MASKS DSNY 9:00 AM 1,336 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:06 AM 871 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:24 AM 820 0.3
INSTANT MOM NAN 6:30 AM 769 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:51 AM 768 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1,093 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 4:30 PM 1,377 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:30 PM 616 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:00 PM 1,385 0.3
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:15 AM 870 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 2:00 PM 597 0.3
RICK & MORTY ADSM 3:30 AM 864 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:57 AM 777 0.3
DETOUR, THE TBSC 11:00 PM 788 0.3
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 848 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 5:30 AM 804 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1,175 0.3
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 795 0.3
VENTURE BROTHERS ADSM 1:00 AM 761 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:30 PM 1,281 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 1,216 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 933 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:39 AM 776 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 6:30 PM 1,307 0.3
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1,025 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:30 AM 782 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 902 0.3
YUKON MEN DISC 10:02 PM 1,595 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:45 AM 655 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL TOON 7:30 PM 1,199 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL TOON 6:00 AM 793 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 6:30 AM 911 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1,170 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 1,123 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1,117 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 5:00 AM 776 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:01 AM 931 0.3
WE BARE BEARS TOON 7:00 PM 1,174 0.3
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 969 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 1:30 PM 548 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 956 0.3
PPG 2016 TOON 6:00 PM 1,161 0.3
FURIOUS 7 HBOM 7:30 PM 681 0.3
LION GUARD DSNY 10:00 AM 1,173 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 1:00 PM 1,051 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 923 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 10:00 PM 1,209 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 879 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 582 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 6:15 PM 1,213 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 875 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:00 AM 1,022 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY L ESPN 6:00 PM 634 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 2:30 PM 1,031 0.3
MUTT & STUFF NICK 10:00 AM 980 0.3
INFOMERCIALS ADSM 4:00 AM 764 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:30 AM 991 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 892 0.3
BONES TNT 6:00 PM 1,035 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICK 8:30 AM 963 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 562 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 948 0.3
MOTIVE USA 1:01 AM 769 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:00 PM 605 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICK 6:00 PM 1,184 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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