The Tuesday cable ratings saw the NBA conference finals rocket right back to the top of the chart.

Considering the magnitude of this stage of the NBA playoffs, it’s not surprising that ESPN once again held the chart’s three uppermost slots. For the peak spot, the Golden State Warriors played the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49. This was double the rating of last week’s top game, back when the Trail Blazers were still fending off the Denver Nuggets.

In second place was ESPN’s coverage of the NBA draft, which brought in a 1.7, improving considerably on last year’s 1.3. To round out the top 3, “SportsCenter 12AM” rose a full point from 0.1 to 1.1.

Elsewhere, “WWE Smackdown” on USA stagnated at the 0.6 it rose to last week, continuing to hold its small lead over Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which also remained at 0.6. USA’s other big performer, “Miz & Mrs,” ascended from two weeks at 0.3 to reach 0.4, pulling above the likes of the returning 0.3 scored by “Little People, Big World” on TLC.

On the other hand, Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” sank from 0.4 to 0.3, where “The Haves and the Have Nots” of OWN landed once again.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS: PORTLAND/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 9:00 PM 7,315 2.8
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY ESPN 8:30 PM 4,427 1.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:31 PM 2,517 1.1
NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 8:00 PM 2,040 0.8
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS: BOSTON/CAROLINA NBC SPORTS 7:55 PM 1,904 0.6
WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 1,827 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,758 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 1,098 0.5
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:00 PM 1,030 0.4
MIZ & MRS USA 10:00 PM 1,009 0.4
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,193 0.3
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,438 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 696 0.3
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,448 0.3
LAST OG, THE TBS 10:30 PM 735 0.3
GOOD BONES HOME 9:00 PM 1,295 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 675 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 831 0.3
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:01 PM 1,142 0.3
TRUE CONVICTION INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 979 0.3
GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA 10:31 PM 728 0.2
LOST GOLD OF WORLD WAR II HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,267 0.2
RESTORED BY THE FORDS HOME 10:00 PM 1,112 0.2
CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,240 0.2
TOSH.O COMEDY 10:00 PM 449 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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