Game 6 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals would have dominated the cable ratings on just about any day. That it fell on the Saturday of a long weekend only made its dominance more pronounced.

TNT’s telecast of the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Houston Rockets averaged 9.47 million viewers and a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49. Post- and pre-game shows also drew good numbers for the channel.

No other cable original, however, got above a 0.3 in adults 18-49 for the day.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, May 26, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:58 PM 9,471 3.4
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:27 PM 4,087 1.7
NBA PREGAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,950 0.7
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:00 PM 673 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 9:00 AM 604 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 AM 619 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:00 AM 551 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 8:00 AM 586 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,234 0.2
MOUNTAIN LIFE HGTV 11:30 PM 1,235 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL REGIONALS ESPN 5:34 PM 823 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL REGIONALS ESPN 3:40 PM 870 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL REGIONALS ESPN 1:00 PM 722 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 7:00 AM 490 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,169 0.2
FIXER UPPER: BEHIND THE DESIGN HGTV 7:00 PM 1,102 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:07 AM 501 0.2
THE KILLER BESIDE ME ID 10:00 PM 861 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:00 AM 471 0.2
GHOST ADVENTURES POP-UPS TRAVEL 9:00 PM 567 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,061 0.2
MOUNTAIN LIFE HGTV 11:00 PM 1,025 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL REGIONALS ESPN 7:28 PM 592 0.2
THE GREG GUTFELD SHOW FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 1,648 0.2
JUSTICE W/JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 1,998 0.2

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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