Thursday’s cable ratings were once again the stomping ground of the NBA Playoffs.
ESPN held a trifecta across all three of the chart’s top slots, with the foremost game coming from the Philadelphia 76ers defeating the Toronto Raptors for a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49. Right on its tail, however, was the Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game with yet another 1.5. Both matches scored one-tenth of a point higher than last week’s 76ers vs. Raptors game at 1.4. Rounding out the top 3, “SportsCenter 12AM” nabbed its third 0.7 in a row.
Farther along the chart, “Double Shot at Love” on MTV ascended after a few weeks at 0.3 and managed to once again reach 0.4. Other shows were less lucky, and continued to toe the 0.3 line: “Impractical Jokers” on TRUTV, “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Bravo all remained well-acquainted with their usual rating. Bravo’s “Project Runway,” however, couldn’t break out of last week’s 0.2 and fell off the chart entirely, landing in the twenty-sixth slot.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, May 9, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS: TORONTO/PHILADELPHIA||ESPN||8:10 PM||4,406||1.5|
|NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS: DENVER/PORTLAND||ESPN||10:42 PM||3,947||1.5|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||1:07 AM||1,676||0.7|
|NBA COURTSIDE||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,960||0.7|
|NHL CONFERENCE FINALS: CAROLINA/BOSTON||NBC SPORTS||7:55 PM||2,080||0.7|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||2:00 AM||955||0.4|
|THE FIRST 48||A&E||8:00 PM||1,189||0.4|
|DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE||MTV||8:00 PM||568||0.4|
|NBA PRE-GAME||ESPN||7:00 PM||858||0.3|
|LIGA MX THU: QF: AMERICA / CRUZ AZUL||UNIVISION||10:00 PM||717||0.3|
|LIVE RESCUE: 4 LIVE RESCUE||A&E||9:00 PM||1,070||0.3|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRUTV||10:00 PM||559||0.3|
|RUPAULS DRAG RACE||VH1||9:00 PM||555||0.3|
|BEAT B.FLAY||ESPN||10:00 PM||812||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||758||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,797||0.3|
|SWAMP PEOPLE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,260||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||9:00 PM||1,158||0.3|
|LITTLE WOMEN ATL||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||712||0.2|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,179||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||11:00 PM||978||0.2|
|FACE OF EVIL, THE||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||987||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,652||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,596||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||502||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.