The NBA Playoffs easily dominated the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend, as ESPN secured 12 of the night’s top 25 spots.

The network’s broadcast of the Magic vs. Raptors game took the night’s no. 1 spot with a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.44 million viewers. The Nets vs. 76ers and Spurs vs. Nuggets games rounded out the night’s top 3, scoring matching 0.8s with 2.04 million and 1.83 million viewer audiences, respectively.

Elsewhere, A&E’s “Live PD” came fifth in the night with a 0.7, up one-tenth from the 0.6 its last Saturday broadcast scored.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, April 13, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD – MAGIC/RAPTORS ESPN 5:19 PM 2,444 1.0
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD – NETS/76ERS ESPN 2:40 PM 2,043 0.8
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD – SPURS/NUGGETS ESPN 10:30 PM 1,828 0.8
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 7:37 PM 1,688 0.7
LIVE PD: 199 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,984 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 12:59 AM 1,285 0.6
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 2:30 PM 1,174 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 827 0.4
UFC PPV PRELIMS – UFC 236: HOLLOWAY/POIRIER 2 ESPN 8:00 PM 893 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 709 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 1:30 PM 695 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: BOTTLED WITH LOVE HALLMARK 8:00 PM 2,803 0.3
SWORD ART OL: ALICIZATION ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 515 0.3
THE PROMISED NEVERLAND ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 506 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 896 0.2
JOJOS ADV: DIAMOND UNBRK ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 433 0.2
LIVE FROM GOLF 1:00 PM 1,344 0.2
NHL QTR FINALS – COLORADO/CALGARY NBC SPORTS 10:30 PM 491 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 1:00 PM 556 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 12:00 PM 550 0.2
LIVE FROM GOLF 2:00 PM 1,424 0.2
MURDER DECODED INVEST 9:00 PM 960 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 10:00 PM 501 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,126 0.2
RISE OF THE TMNT NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 710 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.

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