A live NBA broadcast put TNT at the top of this week’s Thursday cable ratings.

The network’s broadcast of the Lakers vs. Nets game topped Thursday’s cable shows with a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and a 1.63 million viewer audience. Meanwhile, the night’s later game between the Mavericks and the Blazers gave ESPN the chart’s no. 3 spot as well, with a 0.5 rating and 1.31 million viewers.

TLC’s “Dr. Pimple Popper” placed second in the chart with a 0.6 rating, matching its rating from a week ago. The same could not, however, be said for TLC’s “My Feet Are Killing Me,” which dropped from its previous 0.6 to a 0.4. Elsewhere, MTV’s “Floribama Shore” (0.4) and A&E’s “The First 48” (0.4) both stayed even week-to-week.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, January 23, 2020

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL – LAKERS/NETS TNT 8:01 PM 1,633 0.7
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 9:00 PM 3,012 0.6
NBA BASKETBALL – MAVERICKS/BLAZERS TNT 10:26 PM 1,312 0.5
MY FEET ARE KILLING ME TLC 10:00 PM 2,336 0.4
THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 1,236 0.4
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:01 PM 925 0.4
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 8:00 PM 641 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,964 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 4,166 0.4
NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN 9:00 PM 817 0.3
HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,401 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1,167 0.3
ALASKA PD A&E 9:00 PM 940 0.3
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,961 0.3
CHRISTINA ON THE COAST HOME 9:00 PM 1,316 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,354 0.3
CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 10:00 PM 1,352 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 732 0.3
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,184 0.2
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,326 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 794 0.2
LAST WORD WITH L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:33 PM 2,472 0.2
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:04 PM 884 0.2
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 12:58 AM 600 0.2
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,831 0.2

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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