Unlike last week, it was TNT’s broadcast of the Rockets vs Thunder NBA game that landed the top spot in the Thursday cable ratings this week, with a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.59 million viewers. USA’s “WWE Smackdown” followed closely behind, scoring a 0.8 as well – just one-tenth less than its previous 0.9. The History Channel’s “The Curse of Oak Island” rounded out the top 3 of the night, and held steady with yet another 0.7.

Also on the History Channel, the series premiere of “The Curse of Civil War Gold” raked in a 0.5 for itself with 2.31 million viewers. Meanwhile, following its premiere last week, USA’s “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” took a predictable hit this time around and fell from a 0.7 to a 0.4.

On OWN, “The Haves and the Have Nots” managed to tick up one-tenth to a 0.5, while “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” dipped to a 0.5. Both TBS’ “The Detour” and MTV’s “The Challenge: Vendettas” were able to maintain their previous 0.4 and 0.5 ratings, respectively.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 1,887 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,590 0.8
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 2,894 0.7
SP FIXER UPPER HOME 9:00 PM 2,484 0.6
CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD HISTORY 10:00 PM 2,310 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,468 0.5
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:39 PM 1,162 0.5
CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 9:00 PM 771 0.5
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 2,025 0.5
UNSOLVED USA 10:00 PM 1,125 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,126 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,694 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,637 0.4
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 744 0.4
DETOUR, THE TBS 10:30 PM 971 0.4
MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,193 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 963 0.3
AMERICAS TOP MODEL VH1 8:00 PM 677 0.3
MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 947 0.3
GOLDEN STATE KILLER INVEST 10:00 PM 1,173 0.3
CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS AFTERSHOW MTV 10:01 PM 448 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,440 0.3
DRUNK HISTORY COMEDY 10:00 PM 521 0.3
MOONSHINERS SPECIAL DISCOVERY 10:08 PM 890 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 765 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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