Although the top of the Thursday cable ratings were conquered by sports for the fourth day in a row, this time the NBA was not part of the equation.

ESPN’s broadcast of the NFL Draft was the highest performance on Thursday, scoring a staggering 2.0 rating in adults 18-49. Of course, despite the strength of such a rating, it was down from the 2.1 it scored last year. On the same channel, a “SportsCenter” special took the second slot with a 0.7, and “SportsCenter 12AM” seized third place with yet another 0.7.

Around the rest of the chart, MTV’s “Double Shot at Love” continued to hemorrhage viewership, falling from the 0.4 it landed at previously to pick up a 0.3. “Project Runway” on Bravo also grabbed a 0.3, where “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on VH1 managed to stay for a second week. Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” remained at 0.2, but “Impractical Jokers” on TRUTV slipped from 0.3 to 0.2.

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

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL DRAFT: ROUND 1 ESPN 8:00 PM 4,864 2.0
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 7:00 PM 1,710 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 1,444 0.7
NFL DRAFT: 2019 NFL DRAFT DAY 1 NFL 8:00 PM 1,698 0.6
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1: NUGGETS/SPURS TNT 8:09 PM 1,804 0.5
NHL SEMI FINALS L: COLUMBUS/BOSTON NBC SPORTS 6:56 PM 1,574 0.5
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:32 PM 1,368 0.5
NHL SEMI FINALS L: DALLAS/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS 10:06 PM 1,014 0.4
THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 1,137 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:01 AM 764 0.4
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 8:00 PM 637 0.3
NFL DRAFT KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 779 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 539 0.3
RUPAULS DRAG RACE VH1 9:00 PM 534 0.3
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 9:00 PM 977 0.3
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 5:00 PM 608 0.2
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 491 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,295 0.2
FACE OF EVIL, THE INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 948 0.2
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME 9:00 PM 662 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,488 0.2
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 677 0.2
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:56 PM 470 0.2
DOUBLE DARE NEW NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 715 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,165 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Joseph Rejent

Joseph Rejent is an avid fan of George R.R. Martin and pineapple pizza. He spends his time making bad jokes, telling stories, and trying to avoid writing bios, but he's better at some of those things than others.

blog comments powered by Disqus