It was a night of premieres in the Thursday cable ratings this week, but it was this year’s NBA draft that scored the top spot of the night. The ESPN broadcast peaked with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.07 million viewers, but started off with a 0.8, both of which landed it in the top 3 of the night. Meanwhile, MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” was able to maintain its previous 1.0 yet again.
On USA, the season 3 premiere of “Queen of the South” scored a 0.4, the same as its season 2 premiere. However, the third season premiere of “Shooter” (0.3) was down one-tenth from the 0.4 of its season 2 premiere last year. Following its return last week, the History Channel’s “Alone” was steady at 0.3. Bravo’s “Southern Charm” similarly maintained a 0.5, while VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” dipped one-tenth to a 0.3.
After taking a hit last week as well, Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” landed outside of the top 25 yet again but held steady with a 0.2 for the second week in a row.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, June 21, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA DRAFT||ESPN||7:30 PM||3,066||1.3|
|JERSEY SHORE FAM VACATION||MTV||8:00 PM||1,662||1.0|
|NBA DRAFT||ESPN||7:00 PM||2,032||0.8|
|SOUTHERN CHARM||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,491||0.5|
|EX ON THE BEACH||MTV||9:01 PM||862||0.5|
|QUEEN OF THE SOUTH||USA||9:00 PM||1,240||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM L||ESPN||12:03 AM||888||0.4|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||1,087||0.4|
|FLIP OR FLOP||HOME||9:00 PM||1,957||0.3|
|FIFA WORLD CUP GS L||FOX SPORTS||7:41 AM||854||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||748||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,685||0.3|
|PRIMAL INSTINCT||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,227||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,158||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:03 AM||570||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,613||0.3|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||9:31 PM||1,036||0.3|
|RUPAULS DRAG RACE||VH1||8:00 PM||632||0.3|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||10:02 PM||974||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,532||0.3|
|MURDER CALLS||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,119||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,438||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||678||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.