On Thursday night, the Houston Rockets played the Golden State Warriors, bringing TNT to the top of the cable ratings chart. The game scored a 0.9 in adults 18-49, which was equal to the ESPN broadcast of the Miami Hurricanes getting defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers last week. Occupying both the second and third slot of the night, however, was “Surviving R. Kelly,” making for a rare performance for Lifetime this high on the chart. The 10:03 p.m. airing scored a 0.9 as well, while at 9 p.m., it received a 0.8.

Elsewhere, “Dr. Pimple Popper” on TLC made it all the way up to fifth place by climbing two-tenths of a point to 0.6. Bravo’s “Top Chef” held onto its gains from last week, maintaining a 0.4. “Floribama Shore” on MTV did the same with its own 0.4 score, albeit a few slots higher on the chart. “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network similarly stood its ground at 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, January 3, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL – ROCKETS/WARRIORS TNT 10:39 PM 2,392 0.9
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 10:03 PM 1,971 0.9
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,801 0.8
NBA BASKETBALL -RAPTORS/SPURS TNT 8:15 PM 1,814 0.7
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 9:00 PM 2,488 0.6
LIVE PD THU: 173 LIVE PD A&E 8:00 PM 1,651 0.5
60 DAYS IN TNT 10:00 PM 1,240 0.5
INSIDE THE NBA A&E 1:16 AM 980 0.5
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 9:01 PM 787 0.4
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 8:00 PM 751 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,542 0.4
TOP CHEF BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,132 0.4
NBA TIP-OFF TNT 8:00 PM 1,022 0.4
NIGHT THAT DIDNT END INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,197 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 858 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 971 0.3
DEAD SILENT INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,114 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,408 0.3
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: COUNTDOWN TLC 8:00 PM 1,243 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:01 PM 830 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,381 0.3
MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZE TLC 10:02 PM 823 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME 9:00 PM 1,116 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 573 0.2
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,704 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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