For the second week in a row, ESPN’s NFL Preseason coverage led the night in the Thursday cable ratings. This time around, the network’s broadcast of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Jacksonville Jaguars landed on top with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49. This was notably higher than the 0.6 that last Thursday’s Houston vs Carolina preseason game scored. Once again, TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” followed closely behind with a 0.5 as well.

Meanwhile, MTV’s “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out” managed to keep its 0.4 streak going, while TBS’ new hotel comedy, “The Guest Book,” took a minor hit falling from a 0.5 to a 0.4. In addition, USA’s “Queen of the South” held steady with a 0.4 and “Alone” rose from a 0.3 to a 0.4 on The History Channel.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, August 17, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL PRESEASON ESPN 8:00 PM 2,560 0.9
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 913 0.5
PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME 8:00 PM 1,603 0.4
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 1,238 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:04 PM 985 0.4
NICK CANNON WILD N OUT MTV 10:00 PM 690 0.4
GUEST BOOK, THE TBS 10:30 PM 1,080 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,730 0.4
ALONE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,378 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,487 0.4
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 1,503 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,781 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,594 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,468 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,561 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,687 0.3
DESERT FLIPPERS HOME 9:30 PM 1,523 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,349 0.3
BAD BLOOD INVEST 10:00 PM 1,099 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,686 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA VH1 9:00 PM 1,487 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 670 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 914 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 1,301 0.3
FLIPPING OUT BRAVO 9:00 PM 926 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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