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.