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
ELF NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 713 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.

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