The NFL Network and TBS tied for the top spot of the night in the Thursday cable ratings this week, with the former’s broadcast of the Kansas City vs Oakland NFL game scoring a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, TBS’ broadcast of the MLB Playoffs game between the Dodgers and Cubs also scored a 1.4. TNT’s coverage of the Clippers vs Lakers and Knicks vs ThunderNBA games rounded out the Top 5 of the night as well, with 1.1, 1.1, and 0.7 ratings.

Despite taking a minor hit last week, Lifetime’s “Project Runway” also managed to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.4 to a 0.5 this time around. Additionally, the NFL Network’s special pre and post-game football broadcasts landed high with a 0.7 and a 0.6.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, October 19, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 3,506 1.4
MLB NLCS DODGERS/CUBS TBS 8:00 PM 5,230 1.4
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:44 PM 2,257 1.1
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 2,281 1.1
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1,576 0.7
NFL THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 12:01 AM 1,357 0.6
NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:16 PM 1,394 0.5
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 11:26 PM 1,580 0.5
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:09 AM 1,023 0.5
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF NFL NETWORK 7:58 PM 1,291 0.5
PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,788 0.5
TWD: BEHIND THE DEAD AMC 10:00 PM 990 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,583 0.3
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS 7:00 PM 1,036 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,179 0.3
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 847 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,473 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,510 0.3
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:34 AM 611 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HOMES 9:30 PM 1,307 0.3
GOLDBERGS, THE NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 648 0.3
HOME ALONE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,000 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 787 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,895 0.3
FLIPPING OUT BRAVO 9:00 PM 945 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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