Once again, it was TNT’s continued live sports coverage that landed on top in the Thursday cable ratings this week. The network’s broadcast of the Spurs vs Warriors NBA game led with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.069 million viewers. Additionally, the network’s broadcast of the Celtics vs Timberwolves game also landed fairly high in the ratings last night with a 0.5. Meanwhile, ESPN’s coverage of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament rounded out the top 3 of the night with two back-to-back 0.7 and 0.6s.

Following its season 2 premiere last week as well, FX’s “Atlanta” was able to maintain a 0.4 for the second week in a row with714,000 viewers. On VH1, “RuPaul’s All Stars” took a minor hit, falling from a 0.5 to a 0.3, while the History Channel’s “Swamp People” scored yet another 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, March 8, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:38 PM 2,069 0.7
ACC TOURNAMENT L ESPN 9:23 PM 1,729 0.7
ACC TOURNAMENT L ESPN 7:00 PM 1,706 0.6
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 8:59 PM 1,520 0.5
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 1,417 0.5
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 926 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,886 0.4
ATLANTA FX 10:00 PM 714 0.4
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:07 AM 860 0.4
TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 927 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,432 0.3
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 658 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,677 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 11:31 PM 680 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,044 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 952 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME 9:00 PM 1,228 0.3
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,207 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 874 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 733 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 544 0.3
MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 858 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 611 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,304 0.2
PANDORAS BOX: UNLEASHING INVEST 9:00 PM 1,051 0.2

 

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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