Thursday night’s cable ratings were, as per usual, dominated by the NBA.
Turner Network Television’s broadcast of the Philadelphia 76ers defeating the Golden State Warriors was the top game of the night, seizing the first slot with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49. This was two-tenths of a point higher than the top game from last week, where the Minnesota Timberwolves played the LA Lakers.
Just beneath it, “Dr. Pimple Popper” was the sole non-sports entry to infiltrate the top 5, scoring a strong 0.8. This was up from the 0.6 it rated last week. In third place, the Toronto Raptors faced down the Milwaukee Bucks for a 0.5, ticking down 0.1 compared to the Wizards vs. Warriors game which occupied last week’s third slot.
Elsewhere, “Floribama Shore” on MTV managed to reclaim its normal 0.4, up from 0.3, while A&E’s “The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta” remained at the 0.3 it fell to last week. “Top Chef” on Bravo also stayed put at 0.3.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, January 31, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA BASKETBALL: 76ERS/WARRIORS||TNT||10:31 PM||2,299||0.9|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER||TLC||9:00 PM||3,096||0.8|
|NBA BASKETBALL: BUCKS/RAPTORS||TNT||8:00 PM||1,471||0.5|
|ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY||ESPN||9:00 PM||1,152||0.5|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||12:50 AM||1,048||0.4|
|60 DAYS IN||A&E||10:01 PM||1,054||0.4|
|FLORIBAMA SHORE||MTV||9:01 PM||742||0.4|
|UNTOLD STORIES ER: WEDDING||TLC||10:00 PM||1,544||0.4|
|F48: HOMICIDE SQUAD ATL||A&E||9:00 PM||1,110||0.3|
|EX ON THE BEACH||MTV||8:00 PM||635||0.3|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||8:00 PM||1,163||0.3|
|TOP CHEF||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,028||0.3|
|SWAMP PEOPLE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,624||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,229||0.3|
|TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA||HISTORY||10:03 PM||910||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||785||0.3|
|DEADLY SECRETS||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,212||0.3|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,410||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER PRIME||ESPN||10:00 PM||527||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,237||0.3|
|DEAD OF WINTER||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,278||0.3|
|MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP||WETV||10:00 PM||555||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,635||0.2|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||10:00 PM||1,259||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,452||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.