This week, DJ Pauly D and Vinny were toppled from their recent spat of victories in the Thursday cable ratings.

The champion instead was ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Draft, which picked up a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49. This was down from the previous year’s 1.3, but still much stronger than any other Thursday night broadcast. Second place went to the Draft’s pre-show, itself dead even with the 0.8 it grabbed last year. Finally, “The Real Housewives of New York City” rounded out the top 3 with a 0.4, down from the 0.5 the show scored when it aired last Wednesday.

MTV’s “Double Shot at Love” was forced to fall all the way back to fourth place, despite remaining steadfast with its 0.4 rating. “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network had a strong showing for the night, rising to 0.3 from 0.2, where it matched pace with the unbent “Queen of the South” on USA. “Alone” on History was the last of the 0.3’s, retaining the score it rose to last week.

In the realm of 0.2’s, “Chopped” at Food Network led the pack, with “Mountain Men” on History, “Little Women Atlanta” on Lifetime, and “Christina on the Coast” on HGTV all treading familiar territory there. Investigation Discovery’s “Murder Loves Company” returned to the chart despite failing to break past 0.2, joining both “Murder Chose Me” and “Forbidden: Dying for Love” on the same channel.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, June 20, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA DRAFT: 2019 NBA DRAFT ESPN 7:31 PM 2,873 1.2
NBA DRAFT ESPN 7:00 PM 2,042 0.8
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,377 0.4
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 8:00 PM 718 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:39 AM 846 0.4
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 962 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 768 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 909 0.3
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 863 0.3
ALONE HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,321 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 862 0.2
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 900 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,130 0.2
MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,911 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 752 0.2
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME 9:00 PM 669 0.2
CHRISTINA ON THE COAST HOME 9:00 PM 1,472 0.2
MURDER LOVES COMPANY INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 987 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:41 AM 532 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,842 0.2
MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION 8:00 PM 850 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 8:30 PM 1,340 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,347 0.2
FORBIDDEN: DYING FOR LOVE INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 910 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,375 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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