The Thursday night cable ratings came to a head when TLC’s “Dr. Pimple Popper” ascended to the top of the charts, snatching the first slot away from the NBA.
The reality series rose to a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, building further on the gains that brought it to 0.6 last week. As aforementioned, in second place, the Oklahoma City Thunder played the San Antonio Spurs, taking home a 0.6 rating for TNT. This was a 0.3 decrease in viewership from last week’s top game, in which the Houston Rockets played the Golden State Warriors. Finally, rounding out the top 3 was the Boston Celtics against the Miami Heat on the same network, which rated a 0.5.
Elsewhere, Bravo’s “Top Chef” stumbled from 0.4 down to 0.3, while fellow cooking series “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network managed to maintain its 0.3. On MTV, “Floribama Shore” continued treading water at 0.4, and “The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta” premiered on A&E to a 0.3 rating.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, January 10, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER||TLC||9:00 PM||2,788||0.7|
|NBA BASKETBALL: THUNDER/SPURS||TNT||9:39 PM||1,454||0.6|
|NBA BASKETBALL: CELTICS/HEAT||TNT||7:14 PM||1,166||0.5|
|FLORIBAMA SHORE||MTV||9:01 PM||719||0.4|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||12:46 AM||879||0.4|
|60 DAYS IN||A&E||10:01 PM||1,008||0.4|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||8:00 PM||1,252||0.4|
|EX ON THE BEACH||MTV||8:00 PM||683||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,311||0.3|
|TOP CHEF||BRAVO||8:00 PM||977||0.3|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,722||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,483||0.3|
|F48: HOMICIDE SQUAD ATL||A&E||9:00 PM||1,153||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,467||0.3|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||10:00 PM||1,514||0.3|
|FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE||HOME||9:00 PM||1,219||0.3|
|NIGHT THAT DIDNT END||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,267||0.3|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||944||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,566||0.3|
|MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP||WETV||10:00 PM||652||0.3|
|MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZE||TLC||10:00 PM||863||0.3|
|DEAD SILENT||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,138||0.3|
|BUILDING OFF THE GRID||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||950||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,397||0.3|
|GROWING UP HIP HOP||WETV||9:00 PM||623||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.