Once again, it was TNT that landed on top of the Thursday cable ratings this week, starting with its broadcast of the Timberwolves vs Rockets NBA game, which scored a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 with1.499 million viewers. Following Spike’s recent transition over to being the Paramount Network as well, “Lip Sync Battle” returned with a special tribute episode to Michael Jackson and scored the second-highest spot of the night with a 0.5.

Meanwhile, TNT’s broadcast of the later NBA game between the 76ers and the Celtics rounded out the Top 3 of the night with a 0.5. In addition, A&E’s “The First 48” held steady with a 0.4 for the third week in a row, while the first season finale of USA’s “Damnation” maintained the series’ previous 0.1 rating.

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

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 9:33 PM 1,499 0.6
LIP SYNC BATTLE PARAMOUNT 9:00 PM 1,048 0.5
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 7:01 PM 1,198 0.5
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 1,108 0.4
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 876 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,104 0.4
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 11:45 PM 744 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,543 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,641 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,237 0.3
BETRAYED INVEST 10:00 PM 1,226 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 1,106 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,024 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 586 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,457 0.3
TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 864 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 881 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME 9:00 PM 1,238 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 560 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING BRAVO 9:00 PM 912 0.3
LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,398 0.3
60 DAYS IN FL A&E 11:03 PM 629 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,734 0.3
PERFECT SUSPECT, THE INVEST 9:00 PM 1,061 0.3
STORY, THE FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 2,379 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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