Saturday was all about the NBA playoffs in the cable TV ratings. Games on ESPN and TNT took four of the Top 5 spots among adults 18-49, with a late-night “SportsCenter” following ESPN’s late game grabbing the other one.

ESPN’s telecast of Game 3 of the Warriors-Blazers series led the way with a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.38 million viewers. The top non-NBA telecast was “Samurai Jack” at 0.7. “Doctor Who” was just outside the Top 25 with a 0.3, even with its premiere the previous week.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, April 22, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 11:03 PM 4,384 1.9
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:01 PM 3,406 1.3
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 5:38 PM 2,399 1.0
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:20 AM 1,983 0.9
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 3:08 PM 1,940 0.8
SAMURAI JACK ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,330 0.7
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 976 0.5
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:21 AM 1,055 0.5
LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,263 0.4
ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 826 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:00 PM 879 0.4
HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 1,834 0.4
TOKYO GHOUL ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 712 0.4
UFC FIGHT NIGHT FS1 10:32 PM 745 0.3
NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 1,629 0.3
IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE OWN 9:00 PM 927 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HGTV 9:00 PM 1,365 0.3
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY 9:00 AM 1,499 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: THE PERFECT CATCH HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,384 0.3
FLIPPING VIRGINS HGTV 11:00 AM 1,292 0.3
NBA PLAYOFFS PREGAME TNT 2:30 PM 670 0.3
LIGA MX UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:59 PM 549 0.3
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM/UNICORN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 577 0.3
COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 905 0.3
LIGA MX UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:01 PM 538 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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