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.