It was a sports-heavy night in the Thursday cable ratings this week. TNT led with its coverage of the Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA playoff game, which scored a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49. The network’s “Inside the NBA Playoffs” and pre-game specials landed near the top of the night as well with a 1.0 and a 0.6, respectively.

The NBC Sports Network followed closely behind with its broadcast of the Ottawa vs Pittsburgh NHL Conference Final raking in a 1.1. Meanwhile, Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” landed the 25th spot of the night by maintaining a 0.3 for the second week in a row.

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

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:30 PM 5,804 2.2
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 7:59 PM 2,921 1.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:04 PM 2,287 1.0
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,754 0.6
LIGA MX L UNIVISION 9:31 PM 1,236 0.6
NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS 12:00 AM 1,119 0.5
CLAWS SNEAK PEEK TNT 11:59 PM 1,094 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,971 0.4
NEON JOE ADULT 12:00 AM 743 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 918 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 1,062 0.3
BEAT B. FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 815 0.3
FEAR THY NEIGHBOR INVEST 9:00 PM 1,061 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING BRAVO 9:00 PM 939 0.3
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,140 0.3
GROWING UP HIP-HOP WETV 10:00 PM 679 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HOME 9:00 PM 1,457 0.3
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,997 0.3
EVIL STEPMOTHERS INVEST 10:00 PM 957 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,432 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,560 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,462 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,322 0.3
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 9:00 PM 912 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 572 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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