It was a sports-heavy night in the Thursday cable ratings this week. TNT grabbed the top spot of the night with its coverage of the Lakers vs Cavaliers NBA basketball game, which scored a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.787 million viewers. The network’s broadcast of the earlier NBA game between the Mavericks and the Warriors landed fairly high in the ratings as well with a 0.6.
The NFL Network’s weekly “Thursday Night Football” coverage scored several of the other top spots throughout the night as well. That began with the broadcast of the Denver vs Indiana game, which raked in a 0.6 on the network, along with the usual pre and post-game “TNF” specials also scoring two 0.4s.
Additionally, USA’s broadcast of the annual “WWE Tribute to the Troops” special grabbed a 0.4, while “The First 48” fell one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.3 on A&E.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA BASKETBALL||TNT||8:14 PM||1,787||0.7|
|NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL||NFL NETWORK||8:27 PM||1,952||0.6|
|NBA BASKETBALL||TNT||10:33 PM||1,391||0.6|
|NFLN THU NT POST-GAME||NFL NETWORK||11:26 PM||1,088||0.4|
|WWE TRIBUTE TROOPS||USA||8:00 PM||1,401||0.4|
|NBA PRE-GAME SHOW||TNT||8:00 PM||1,078||0.4|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||12:59 AM||733||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,107||0.4|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||9:00 PM||934||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,247||0.3|
|TNF POST-GAME||NFL NETWORK||11:36 PM||734||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS OUTSIDE||HOME||10:00 PM||1,423||0.3|
|MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA||BRAVO||9:00 PM||916||0.3|
|TOP CHEF||BRAVO||10:00 PM||784||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,233||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,008||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTER INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,312||0.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN||NICK-AT-NITE||1:00 AM||607||0.3|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||819||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||9:00 PM||1,127||0.3|
|TAMAR & VINCE||WETV||9:00 PM||707||0.3|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||796||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||804||0.3|
|SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||2,621||0.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN||NICK-AT-NITE||1:32 AM||565||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.