The NBA conference finals kept an easy hold on the top spots in the Saturday cable ratings.

TNT’s broadcast of the Bucks vs. Raptors game won the night with a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.44 million viewers, beating any of the night’s other cable shows in the demo by at least eight tenths. The network’s post-game and pre-game specials rounded out the night’s top 3 with 1.4 and 0.5 ratings, respectively.

Elsewhere, ESPN scored 4 of the night’s top 25 spots with its college softball coverage throughout the day as well. Outside of sports, the HBO premiere broadcast of the 2018 “Halloween” scored a 0.2 with 683,000 viewers.

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

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS CONF FINALS – BUCKS/RAPTORS TNT 8:30 PM 6,438 2.2
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:19 PM 3,513 1.4
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,594 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 610 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: FRIEND TO FIANCE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,337 0.2
HALLOWEEN HBO 8:00 PM 683 0.2
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TBS 5:30 PM 701 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 840 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL SUPER REG – FLORIDA/TENNESSEE ESPN 6:47 PM 891 0.2
ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 439 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 7:00 PM 933 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 681 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL SUPER REG – TEXAS/ALABAMA ESPN 2:18 PM 1,005 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL SUPER REG ESPN 5:11 PM 783 0.2
BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO HOME 9:00 PM 1,059 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,050 0.2
THE PROMISED NEVERLAND ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 398 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 999 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 10:00 PM 994 0.2
SWORD ART OL:ALICIZATION ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 379 0.2
JOJOS ADV: DIAMOND UNBRK ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 330 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL SUPER REG – OKLAHOMA STATE/FLORIDA STATE ESPN 12:06 PM 816 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:30 AM 956 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:00 PM 790 0.2
MURDER DECODED INVEST 10:00 PM 949 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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