Once again, the NFL Network led the night in the Thursday cable ratings this week, with its broadcast of the Thursday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens scoring a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, TNT’s coverage of the Celtics vs Bucks and Pelicans vs Kings NBA Basketball games followed closely behind and raked in 0.6 and 0.5 ratings on the network. In keeping with recent weeks as well, the NFL Network’s pre and post-game TNF specials grabbed several other spots throughout the night with two 0.4s.

On Lifetime, “Project Runway” managed to hold steady with a 0.5 for the second week in a row, while TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” scored multiple 0.3s. ESPN’s broadcast of the Stanford vs Oregon State college football game also landed within the Top 25 with a 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, October 26, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 2,723 1.1
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 11:21 PM 1,839 0.8
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 1,384 0.6
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:35 PM 1,094 0.5
PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,909 0.5
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF NFL NETWORK 7:58 PM 1,238 0.4
TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:40 PM 962 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 8:54 PM 1,162 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,273 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,653 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,689 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:00 PM 690 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 901 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 AM 1,535 0.3
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:15 AM 648 0.3
HOME ALONE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,086 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 12:20 AM 653 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 621 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 832 0.3
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 765 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:30 PM 638 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 936 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:30 PM 582 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,416 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,578 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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