The normal hierarchy of the Tuesday cable ratings was disrupted by the NBA this week.

On TNT, the Boston Celtics played the Golden State Warriors, taking the top slot with a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. This left “The Curse of Oak Island” on History Channel to peak at second place with an additional 0.8, matching the score it previously recovered to. Rounding out the third spot was USA’s “WWE Smackdown,” which fell from 0.8 to 0.7, descending from the very top slot after spending several weeks there.

“Smackdown” wasn’t the only high-achiever displaced by the Celtics vs. Warriors game; “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” retreated to fourth place even as it brought home another 0.6 for Bravo. On TBS, “Miracle Workers” scored a 0.3 to match its last score, and “Siesta Key” on MTV did the same.

OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” sunk from 0.4 to 0.3, while “Project Blue Book” continued to hold its audience at 0.3. TLC’s “I Am Jazz” and Food Network’s “Chopped” each brought in a pair of 0.3’s.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL: CELTICS/WARRIORS TNT 10:39 PM 2,053 0.8
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 3,511 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,155 0.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,554 0.6
NBA BASKETBALL: ROCKETS/RAPTORS TNT 8:14 PM 1,378 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – WAKE FOREST/DUKE ESPN 7:00 PM 1,376 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 9:11 PM 1,276 0.4
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 10:00 PM 832 0.3
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,690 0.3
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:05 AM 702 0.3
I AM JAZZ TLC 9:00 PM 1,141 0.3
GARAGE REHAB DISCOVERY 9:01 PM 849 0.3
DEADLY RECALL INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,249 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 888 0.3
PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,508 0.3
SIESTA KEY MTV 9:00 PM 474 0.3
MIRACLE WORKERS TBS 10:30 PM 948 0.3
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 10:00 PM 983 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,927 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,062 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,796 0.3
MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 1,031 0.3
MARRIED AT FIRST ST LIFETIME 10:00 PM 879 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:10 PM 645 0.2
HOMETOWN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,092 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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