It was a sports-heavy night in the Thursday cable ratings this week. TNT landed on top with its NBA basketball coverage, beginning with its broadcast of the Celtics vs Warriors game, which scored a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49. The network’s broadcast of the later game between the Rockets and Suns landed fairly high in the ratings as well, scoring a 0.6 on the network, while some of TNT’s other pre and post-game coverage raked in additional 0.6 – 0.4s throughout the night.

Meanwhile, the NFL Network’s Thursday night football coverage grabbed a majority of the spots in the night’s Top 5. The network’s broadcast of the Tennessee vs Pittsburgh game also managed to rake in a 1.2 for itself, while some of the usual pre and post-game specials scored 1.0 – 0.4s. Additionally, Lifetime’s “Project Runway” ticked up one-tenth from its previous 0.4 to a 0.5 this time around.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, November 16, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:13 PM 3,000 1.2
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:28 PM 2,961 1.2
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 2,101 1.0
NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:18 PM 1,785 0.7
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:45 PM 1,296 0.6
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1,600 0.6
PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,898 0.5
TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:53 PM 1,045 0.5
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF NFL NETWORK 7:58 PM 1,148 0.5
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:10 AM 758 0.4
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,123 0.4
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 870 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,291 0.3
HOME ALONE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,013 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 876 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,638 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,857 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 808 0.3
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:16 AM 568 0.3
SUICIDE SQUAD HBO 8:00 PM 593 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 897 0.3
PROJECT REWIND LIFETIME 8:50 PM 934 0.3
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 524 0.2
TAMAR AND VINCE WETV 9:00 PM 631 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 578 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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