Once again, ESPN’s broadcasts of the NBA playoffs landed the top spots in the Friday cable ratings this week, with the San Antonio vs Oklahoma City game grabbing a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49. The Cleveland vs Atlanta game followed closely behind as well with a 1.2.

The Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” scored well also with a 0.7, while a post-game 12AM “SportsCenter” special raked in a 1.1 for ESPN as well.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday May 6, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 9:40 PM 4,993 2.1
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 6:59 PM 3,184 1.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:22 AM 2,257 1.1
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 9:00 PM 3,103 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,495 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,408 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:30 AM 1,228 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1,271 0.5
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1,133 0.5
RICK & MORTY ADSM 10:30 PM 1,152 0.5
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:15 AM 990 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 2:00 AM 951 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 1,801 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 977 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING L ESPN 2:30 AM 892 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,074 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 1:30 AM 934 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 953 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 1,859 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADSM 3:00 AM 915 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 935 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:30 AM 890 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 833 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 959 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICK 5:00 PM 1,740 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1,011 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1,694 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADSM 3:30 AM 831 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1,292 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 908 0.4
VENTURE BROTHERS ADSM 1:00 AM 860 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1,049 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 955 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 940 0.4
ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 9:00 PM 1,247 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1,026 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1,532 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 930 0.4
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:30 AM 1,239 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 11:00 PM 724 0.3
INSTANT MOM NAN 6:30 AM 717 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 AM 819 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:06 AM 791 0.3
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISC 8:00 PM 1,586 0.3
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FRFM 8:30 PM 795 0.3
INFOMERCIALS ADSM 4:00 AM 748 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 11:30 PM 737 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 975 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICK 6:30 PM 1,510 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 10:30 PM 722 0.3
GOOFY MOVIE, A DISJR 6:30 PM 1,004 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 5:30 AM 778 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,348 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 AM 800 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 12:00 PM 1,104 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 1:00 PM 1,021 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:57 AM 747 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:00 AM 1,185 0.3
INFOMERCIALS ADSM 4:15 AM 696 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,166 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 723 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1,102 0.3
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 856 0.3
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 7:02 PM 879 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:24 AM 713 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 909 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:39 AM 698 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 12:30 PM 1,045 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 12:00 PM 984 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 5:00 AM 687 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICK 7:00 PM 1,465 0.3
VENTURE BROTHERS ADSM 4:30 AM 662 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 AM 928 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 10:00 PM 674 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1,145 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 1:30 PM 971 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 833 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:45 AM 639 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 10:00 AM 1,107 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 725 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:51 AM 664 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 870 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 10:00 PM 1,196 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:30 AM 689 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1,292 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 939 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:18 AM 626 0.3
NBA PLAYOFFS REPEAT ESPN 3:30 AM 567 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:00 AM 831 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:12 AM 647 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 10:00 AM 927 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 634 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 685 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 868 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 884 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 9:30 PM 654 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 930 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 790 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 6:00 PM 950 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1,078 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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