In a twist that should surprise nobody, the top of the Monday cable ratings were once again the domain of TNT and the NBA.

The top playoff game of the night came from the Houston Rockets facing off against the Golden State Warriors. The match scored a 2.6, which was a good deal stronger than the 1.5 picked up by last week’s top game, when the Portland Trail Blazers played the Denver Nuggets. To take second place, the Milwaukee Bucks fought the Boston Celtics for a far-lower 1.3, and an episode of “Inside the NBA Playoffs” grabbed a 1.1, improving significantly on its previous 0.6.

Beyond the chart’s top slots, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” on VH1 remained stable at 0.8, the same score “Monday Night Raw” on USA held for the second week in a row.

The lack of major movement was a theme throughout the night, in fact. Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” continued at the 0.6 it rose to last week, while “Teen Mom” remained unshakable at 0.5. “Spring Baking Championship” on Food Network and “Street Outlaws” on Discovery also each held at their respective 0.3 and 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, May 6, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2: WARRIORS/ROCKETS TNT 9:36 PM 6,881 2.6
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2: BUCKS/CELTICS TNT 7:00 PM 3,716 1.3
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:13 AM 2,489 1.1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,468 0.8
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 1,579 0.8
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,240 0.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,024 0.6
NHL SEMI FINALS: BOSTON/COLUMBUS NBC SPORTS 6:56 PM 1,871 0.6
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,284 0.6
TEEN MOM II MTV 9:00 PM 930 0.5
NHL SEMI FINALS: SAN JOSE/COLORADO NBC SPORTS 10:00 PM 1,228 0.5
T.I. & TINY:FAM HUSTLE VH1 9:01 PM 1,006 0.4
AMERICAN DAD TBS 10:00 PM 819 0.4
STREET OUTLAWS SPC DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,026 0.4
DIESEL BROTHERS DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 820 0.3
DEAR MAMA VH1 10:01 PM 809 0.3
SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 9:00 PM 1,366 0.3
LIVE RESCUE: 3 LIVE RESCUE A&E 9:00 PM 1,053 0.3
LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E 8:00 PM 768 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 763 0.3
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 10:00 PM 615 0.3
90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 10:00 PM 811 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,957 0.2
BARGAIN MANSIONS HOME 9:30 PM 1,119 0.2
LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E 8:30 PM 852 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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