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.

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