TNT’s live coverage of the NBA playoffs led the night in the Monday cable ratings this week. The network’s broadcast of the Spurs vs Warriors game scored the top spot with a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.65 million viewers. The earlier game between the Heat and the 76ers landed in the top 3 of the night as well with a 1.4, while TNT’s additional pre and post-game coverage scored some more 0.7 – 0.6s.

Following its usual post-“Wrestlemania” tick up last week too, USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” took a minor hit this time around, falling one-tenth from a 1.5 to a 1.4 peak rating across its 3-hour broadcast. VH1’s “Love Hip Hop: Atlanta” and “Teyana & Iman” both maintained their previous 1.0 and 0.7s, respectively.

Also on VH1, “Leave it to Stevie” dipped one-tenth to a 0.5, while MTV’s “Teen Mom” similarly fell from a 0.7 to a 0.6. In addition, AMC’s “The Terror” was pushed out of the top 25, after falling short of its previous 0.3 with a 0.2 rating and 905,000 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for April 16, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:52 PM 3,653 1.5
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 3,754 1.4
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:14 PM 3,426 1.4
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 3,479 1.3
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 3,634 1.3
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 1,971 1.0
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 1:24 AM 1,607 0.7
TEYANA AND IMAN VH1 9:00 PM 1,382 0.7
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,594 0.7
TEEN MOM MTV 9:00 PM 1,098 0.6
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,538 0.6
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 9:30 PM 1,107 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,613 0.5
FAST N LOUD DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,225 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,701 0.4
AMERICAN DAD TBS 10:00 PM 802 0.4
SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 9:00 PM 1,413 0.4
TEEN MOM: YOUNG AND PREG MTV 10:01 PM 685 0.4
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,928 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,081 0.3
ANW: NINJA VS NINJA USA 11:09 PM 818 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,697 0.3
ALL IN W/CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 2,375 0.3
NATALIE WOOD: AN AMERICAN INVEST 10:00 PM 1,312 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,283 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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