Once again, TNT’s coverage of the major NBA games scored the top spot in the Thursday cable ratings. The first game between the Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls led with a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49, the only program to reach the 1.0 barrier throughout the night.

Meanwhile, the later game between Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers raked in a 0.8.

On the History Channel, “Swamp People” managed to tick up one tenth from its previous 0.5 to a 0.6, while USA’s “Colony” held steady with a 0.3 for the second week in a row. Also outside of the Top 25, “Nashville” rose one tenth from a 0.2 to a 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, March 2, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 2,698 1.0
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:43 PM 1,791 0.8
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 2,375 0.6
TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,286 0.5
FLIP OR FLOP HOME 9:00 PM 1,864 0.5
60 DAYS IN A&E 9:00 PM 1,102 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,913 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 819 0.5
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 1,016 0.4
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1,359 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 4,114 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,489 0.4
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:23 AM 819 0.4
NIGHTWATCH A&E 10:03 PM 1,001 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,532 0.4
NICK AT NITE NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 1,549 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,824 0.3
CONAN TBS 11:00 PM 715 0.3
BEAT B FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 981 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,381 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 1,327 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,873 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 876 0.3
REAL DETECTIVE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,229 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,720 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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