This week, the Thursday night cable ratings returned to their normal order, with the NBA back on top.
The TNT broadcast of the LA Lakers playing the Oklahoma City Thunder received a 0.8 in adults 18-49, which was up two-tenths from the previous week’s game, in which the Thunder played the San Antonio Spurs. “Dr. Pimple Popper,” on the other hand, ceded the first slot to the NBA but managed to hold onto its 0.7 rating nonetheless.
There was a drop-off of 0.3 between the second and third slots, the latter of which was taken by “Inside the NBA” at 0.4. This could likely be attributed to the post-game show’s 12:25 a.m. broadcast time, though.
Elsewhere, “Floribama Shore” continued its long run at 0.4 on MTV, while “The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta” actually improved on its score from the series premiere, rising one-tenth to 0.4 as well. In the world of cooking, not much changed, with Bravo’s “Top Chef” staying where it dropped last week at 0.3, the same score “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network seems to reside at week after week.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, January 17, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA BASKETBALL: LAKERS/THUNDER||TNT||9:39 PM||1,929||0.8|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER||TLC||9:00 PM||2,839||0.7|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||12:25 AM||942||0.4|
|NBA BASKETBALL: 76ERS/PACERS||TNT||7:14 PM||1,073||0.4|
|60 DAYS IN||A&E||10:01 PM||982||0.4|
|FLORIBAMA SHORE||MTV||9:01 PM||666||0.4|
|DEAD OF WINTER||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,401||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,375||0.4|
|F48: HOMICIDE SQUAD ATL||A&E||9:00 PM||1,097||0.4|
|EX ON THE BEACH||MTV||8:00 PM||668||0.4|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||8:00 PM||1,068||0.3|
|TOP CHEF||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,015||0.3|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,704||0.3|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||935||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,997||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,549||0.3|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||10:00 PM||1,430||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,402||0.3|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||853||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,408||0.3|
|DEAD SILENT||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,220||0.3|
|MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA||BRAVO||9:01 PM||935||0.3|
|BRING IT!||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||728||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,155||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||775||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.