Thursday night’s cable ratings were marked by a fairly significant defeat for the NBA at the hands of “Dr. Pimple Popper.”
The TLC reality series managed to take the chart’s top slot with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, a decrease of one-tenth of a point from last week’s broadcast. The NBA was forced to second place, with the Oklahoma City Thunder playing the New Orleans Pelicans for a 0.4.
This was not only a sizable gulf between the first and second slots, but also with last week’s NBA performance; TNT’s broadcast of the Lakers vs. Celtics game on the preceding Thursday scored a 1.0. Rounding out the top 3 was fellow TNT series “Inside the NBA,” which scored a 0.4 as well.
Elsewhere on the chart, “The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta” on A&E took home its second 0.4 in a row, while “Truck Night in America” on History scored a 0.3. NASCAR cracked the top 25 with a 0.3, but HGTV’s “House Hunters” fell from 0.3 to 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, February 14, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER||TLC||9:00 PM||2,847||0.7|
|NBA BASKETBALL: THUNDER/PELICANS||TNT||8:00 PM||1,091||0.4|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||10:21 PM||844||0.4|
|60 DAYS IN||A&E||10:01 PM||912||0.4|
|F48: HOMICIDE SQUAD ATL||A&E||9:00 PM||1,060||0.4|
|TOP CHEF||BRAVO||8:00 PM||978||0.3|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||958||0.3|
|SWAMP PEOPLE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,608||0.3|
|EX ON THE BEACH||MTV||8:00 PM||637||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,156||0.3|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||8:00 PM||1,057||0.3|
|TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA||HISTORY||10:03 PM||962||0.3|
|NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING – DUEL AT DAYTONA||FOX SPORTS||7:01 PM||1,725||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,188||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,711||0.3|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,486||0.3|
|MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP||WETV||10:00 PM||615||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,115||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||714||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,331||0.2|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,332||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,428||0.2|
|MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA||BRAVO||9:01 PM||773||0.2|
|GROWING UP HIP HOP||WETV||8:59 PM||525||0.2|
|ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES||MSNBC||8:00 PM||2,289||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.