Another Friday night meant another strong outing for the NBA Playoffs.
ESPN held a monopoly across all three of the top slots of the chart, with the highest performance of the night coming from the Golden State Warriors facing off against the Houston Rockets. The game scored a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49, far outpacing the Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game at the top of last week with its 1.5. “SportsCenter 12AM” took the second slot with a significant boost as well, rising from 0.8 to 1.4. To round out the top 3, “NBA Courtside” doubled its rating, shooting up from 0.6 to 1.2.
ESPN couldn’t hold the whole chart, however. “Live PD” on A&E managed to maintain a 0.6 yet again, while “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail” on Discovery kept consistent at 0.3. Both “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV and “Live PD: AC” on A&E were returning visitors to 0.3, as well/
HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” landed at 0.2 for the second week in a row, finding company with WETV’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” which spent its third week there itself. “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network also failed to recover from a few weeks at 0.2, while “Dark Waters” on Discovery Channel continued to lurk at the same rating.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, May 3, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS: GOLDEN STATE/HOUSTON||ESPN||9:12 PM||7,328||2.6|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||11:39 PM||3,495||1.4|
|NBA COURTSIDE||ESPN||9:00 PM||3,705||1.2|
|NBA PRE-GAME||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,622||0.6|
|LIVE PD: 207 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,906||0.6|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||1,460||0.6|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:00 AM||951||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||7:00 PM||709||0.3|
|GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,487||0.3|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,074||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||801||0.3|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,468||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||604||0.3|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||550||0.2|
|MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT||WETV||9:00 PM||764||0.2|
|YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||448||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER AM||ESPN||12:00 PM||453||0.2|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:01 PM||1,463||0.2|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||514||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||881||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,349||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,572||0.2|
|DARK WATERS||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||838||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.