The NBA playoffs continued to dominate the Saturday cable ratings this week.

TNT’s broadcast of the Spurs vs. Nuggets game took the night’s top spot with a 1.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 3.49 million viewers, beating ESPN’s Houston vs. Utah broadcast (1.2, 3.19 million) that had won the previous Saturday. The 76ers vs. Raptors (1.1, 3.08 million) game and the late-night “Inside the NBA Playoffs” special (0.8) secured TNT the the night’s no. 2 and no. 3 spots as well.

Elsewhere, ESPN’s coverage of rounds 4-7 of this year’s NFL Draft grabbed a 0.5 average rating with 1.25 million viewers, and A&E’s “Live PD” ticked back down from its previous 0.7 to a 0.6.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, April 27, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ROUND 1 – SPURS/NUGGETS TNT 10:02 PM 3,492 1.3
NBA PLAYOFFS ROUND 1 – 76ERS/RAPTORS TNT 7:30 PM 3,075 1.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:41 AM 1,755 0.8
LIVE PD: 203 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 2,022 0.6
NFL DRAFT: ROUNDS 4-7 ESPN 12:00 PM 1,251 0.5
NFL DRAFT POST SHOW ESPN 6:25 PM 1,036 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 767 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 10:00 AM 813 0.3
90 DAY DREAM HOME HOME 10:00 PM 1,235 0.3
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 11:00 AM 823 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 691 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,130 0.3
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS ESPN 7:00 PM 720 0.3
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 7:00 PM 743 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1,099 0.3
NFL DRAFT: 2019 NFL DRAFT DAY 3 NFL NETWORK 12:00 PM 712 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 631 0.2
THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF: LOVE TAKES FLIGHT HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,562 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,111 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 7:00 AM 561 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,179 0.2
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY JUNIOR 11:30 AM 790 0.2
MURDER DECODED INVEST 10:00 PM 878 0.2
LOG CABIN LIVING HOME 11:00 PM 945 0.2
POWER RANGERS BM NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 617 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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