This week, the upper echelons of the Thursday cable ratings were dominated by the ACC Tournament.

The top game, airing on ESPN, was the Syracuse Orange vs. Duke Blue Devils, which took home a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49. Following on its heels was its lead-in, “College Basketball Scoreboard,” to pick up a 0.7. The Louisville Cardinals playing the North Carolina Tar Heels rounded out ESPN’s trifecta by grabbing a 0.5.

The ACC Tournament’s first salvo had a pronounced effect on the rest of the chart. “60 Days In” aired a reunion episode on A&E for a 0.4, failing to keep to its typical 0.5. On MTV, “Ex on the Beach” bounced up from 0.3 to 0.4, an increase which was matched by “Swamp People” on History Channel.

“Top Chef” on Bravo remained at 0.3, as did fellow cooking series “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network. HGTV’s “Flip or Flop Nashville,” on the other hand, maintained a 0.2 but was forced to retreat off the chart entirely, falling from the twenty-fifth to thirty-first slot.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, March 14, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
ACC TOURNAMENT – SYRACUSE/DUKE ESPN 9:27 PM 2,449 0.9
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 9:05 PM 1,941 0.7
ACC TOURNAMENT – LOUISVILLE/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN 7:00 PM 1,546 0.5
60 DAYS IN REUNION A&E 9:00 PM 1,093 0.4
NBA BASKETBALL: LAKERS/RAPTORS TNT 8:14 PM 1,090 0.4
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 8:00 PM 758 0.4
NBA BASKETBALL: MAVERICKS/NUGGETS TNT 10:41 PM 931 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,613 0.4
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 10:00 PM 775 0.3
PAC 12 TOURNAMENT -OREGON/UTAH ESPN 11:46 PM 823 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,352 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,362 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,311 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 935 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,054 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,143 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:46 AM 547 0.3
TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA HISTORY 10:03 PM 868 0.3
RUPAULS DRAG RACE VH1 9:00 PM 539 0.3
TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:30 PM 909 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,693 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 5:20 PM 625 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:00 PM 1,015 0.2
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:30 PM 1,109 0.2
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,017 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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