Predictably, the Friday cable ratings were dominated by the NBA.
TNT staked its claim on the top two slots of the chart with its playoffs broadcasts, starting with the Toronto Raptors playing the Milwaukee Bucks. The game scored a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49, putting it a full 1.0 beneath the Warriors vs. Rockets game at the top of last week. In second place, “Inside the NBA Playoffs” grabbed a 0.8, while an NHL Conference Final game between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks peaked at 0.4.
Beyond the top 3, “Live PD” on A&E tumbled from 0.6 to 0.4 but managed to stay in the top 4, nonetheless. “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail” on Discovery had yet another outing at 0.3, as did “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV. Over at WETV, “Mama June: From Not to Hot” broke free from three weeks at 0.2 to return to 0.3, a line which others failed to cross.
“Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network continued to struggle at 0.2, once again finding regular company in HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Ridiculousness” on MTV, and “Dark Waters” on Discovery.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, May 17, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS: RAPTORS/BUCKS||TNT||8:31 PM||4,394||1.6|
|INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||11:06 PM||2,125||0.8|
|NHL CONFERENCE FINALS: SAN JOSE/ST. LOUIS||NBC SPORTS||7:55 PM||1,368||0.4|
|LIVE PD: 127 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,302||0.4|
|NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME||TNT||7:30 PM||1,236||0.4|
|GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,522||0.3|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,539||0.3|
|MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT||WETV||9:00 PM||900||0.3|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||870||0.2|
|LIVE PD: 127 LIVE PD||A&E||12:00 AM||715||0.2|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:01 PM||1,404||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||636||0.2|
|PGA CHAMPIONSHIP||TNT||1:00 PM||1,458||0.2|
|YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||436||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:00 AM||433||0.2|
|YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||409||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||389||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,379||0.2|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||445||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,199||0.2|
|RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE||NICKELODEON||12:30 PM||545||0.2|
|DARK WATERS||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||762||0.2|
|NBA: THE JUMP||ESPN||3:00 PM||378||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.