TNT rose to the top of the Thursday cable ratings with its live NBA basketball coverage. The network’s broadcast of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards grabbed the top spot with a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.07 million viewers. The network’s broadcast of the later game between the Clippers and the Warriors followed closely behind with a 0.7, while a pre-game show also raked in a 0.4. Rounding out the Top 3 of the night was the NBC Sports Network’s continued coverage of the Winter Olympics, which peaked with a 0.5.

After taking a minor hit last week, VH1’s “RuPaul’s All Stars” managed to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.3 to a 0.4 this time around. Meanwhile, the Kathy Bates vs Tone Bell episode of “Lip Sync Battle” saw the reality competition series climbing one-tenth to a 0.3, on The Paramount Network.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 2,073 0.8
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:35 PM 1,602 0.7
W OLY PRIME: N/A NBC SPORTS 8:00 PM 2,204 0.5
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1,181 0.4
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 732 0.4
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:13 AM 892 0.4
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 829 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,999 0.3
W OLY ACCESS WKDY: N/A NBC SPORTS 5:00 PM 1,533 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,523 0.3
BETRAYED INVEST 10:00 PM 1,253 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME 9:00 PM 1,270 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 537 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 634 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,616 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 809 0.3
W OLY LATE NIGHT NBC SPORTS 12:00 AM 909 0.3
PANDORAS BOX: UNLEASHED INVEST 9:00 PM 1,079 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 703 0.3
DEATH ROW CHRONICLES BET 10:00 PM 614 0.3
SP HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,269 0.3
TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 736 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,243 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 567 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,583 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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