TNT took the no. 1 spot of the night in the Thursday cable ratings this week, with its broadcast of the Lakers vs. Nuggets NBA game posting a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.95 million viewers.

The NFL Network’s broadcast of the Miami vs. Houston “Thursday Night Football” game came second with a 0.8, while MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” rounded out the top 3 of the night, even with its previous 0.7. Also on MTV, “How Far is Tattoo Far” ticked up slightly from the back-to-back 0.3s it had scored last week to a 0.4 and a 0.3 this time around.

Elsewhere, Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” was steady with another 0.3, and A&E’s “The First 48” rose a tenth to a 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, October 25, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL – NUGGETS/LAKERS TNT 10:45 PM 1,948 0.9
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – MIA VS. HOU NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 2,247 0.8
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY MTV 8:00 PM 1,248 0.7
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SUS NFL NETWORK 11:22 PM 1,858 0.7
NBA BASKETBALL – CELTICS/THUNDER TNT 8:13 PM 1,477 0.6
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:10 AM 908 0.4
THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:06 PM 1,076 0.4
HOW FAR IS TATTOO FAR MTV 9:01 PM 606 0.4
THURSDAY NIGHT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:46 PM 852 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,338 0.3
HOW FAR IS TATTOO FAR MTV 9:32 PM 557 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,179 0.3
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,985 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 989 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 796 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,629 0.3
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,804 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – GEORGIA TECH/VA TECH ESPN 7:24 PM 968 0.3
THE STORY FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 2,605 0.3
MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 2,023 0.3
RETURN SHELBY SWAMP MAN HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,435 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 546 0.3
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 9:00 PM 792 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/ BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,667 0.2
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 448 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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