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