ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs continued their dominance in the Friday cable ratings last week. Landing on top was the Spurs vs Rockets game with a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49, while the later game between the Cavaliers and Raptors followed closely behind with a 1.4. Two late-night editions of “SportsCenter” found their way near the top as well, scoring a 0.9 and a 0.5.

On VH1, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” managed to maintain its recent 0.3 streak once again, while “Real Time with Bill Maher” also held steady with a 0.4 on HBO. Rounding out the major sports coverage of the night was NBC’s broadcast of the NHL Semi-Final games between Nashville and St. Louis (0.4) and Edmonton vs Anaheim (0.3).

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, May 5, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 9:41 PM 4,907 1.9
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 6:59 PM 3,642 1.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:05 AM 2,099 0.9
LIVE PD: 37 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,426 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:10 AM 1,076 0.5
NHL SEMI-FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:03 PM 1,112 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,605 0.4
RUPAULS DRAG RACE 9 VH1 8:00 PM 694 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 740 0.3
GINORMOUS FOOD FOOD 8:00 PM 789 0.3
RIDICULOUSSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 510 0.3
NHL SEMI-FINALS NBC SPORTS 10:45 PM 568 0.3
ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,179 0.3
PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY 10:30 AM 1,049 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 590 0.3
SHIMMER AND SHINE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,102 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,093 0.2
NELLA THE PRINCESS KING NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 944 0.2
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 9:00 PM 595 0.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 478 0.2
TEEN TITANS GO CARTOON 6:00 PM 1,180 0.2
ANDI MACK DISNEY 8:30 PM 1,410 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,080 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,857 0.2
SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY 11:30 PM 766 0.2

 

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.

blog comments powered by Disqus