To continue the winning streak which they’ve been on all week, TNT and the NBA took the top of Thursday’s cable ratings in their entirety.
The top game of the night came from the Golden State Warriors playing the Los Angeles Clippers, picking up a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49. This was followed, in turn, by a 1.2 from the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets. Both games greatly outpaced the scores of anything else broadcasted on Thursday, including “Inside the NBA Playoffs,” which took the third slot with a 0.6.
Around the rest of the chart, “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” plummeted from the first and second slot to the fifth in its second week, despite only falling from 0.5 to 0.4. On History, “Swamp People” reliably nabbed a 0.3, as did “Impractical Jokers” on TRUTV.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” on VH1 recovered back to 0.3 from the 0.2 it fell to last week, switching places with “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network when it stumbled from 0.3 to 0.2. “House Hunters” on HGTV also remained trapped at 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, April 18, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1: WARRIORS/CLIPPERS||TNT||10:45 PM||3,322||1.3|
|NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1: 76ERS/NETS||TNT||8:09 PM||2,928||1.2|
|INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||1:26 AM||1,417||0.6|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||8:00 PM||1,134||0.4|
|DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE||MTV||8:00 PM||606||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,225||0.3|
|NHL QTR FINALS: WASHINGTON/CAROLINA||NBC SPORTS||7:03 PM||824||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,630||0.3|
|SWAMP PEOPLE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,444||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,151||0.3|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRUTV||10:00 PM||535||0.3|
|NHL PLAYOFF BONUS||NBC SPORTS||9:30 PM||756||0.3|
|FACE OF EVIL, THE||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,091||0.3|
|RUPAULS DRAG RACE||VH1||9:00 PM||534||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||534||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,921||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,061||0.2|
|NHL QTR FINALS: LAS VEGAS/SAN JOSE||NBC SPORTS||10:09 PM||655||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,917||0.2|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||814||0.2|
|LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,505||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER PRIME||ESPN||7:00 PM||512||0.2|
|AMERICAS NEWSROOM||FOX NEWS||11:00 AM||2,802||0.2|
|TACOMA FD||TRUTV||10:30 PM||387||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.