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.

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