After hitting a series low last week, “Legion” managed to tick back up in the Tuesday cable ratings this time around. The FX series rose one-tenth from its previous 0.1 to a 0.2 rating in adults 18-49, with 451,000 viewers. Meanwhile, the NBA playoffs retained their place at the top of the ratings, with ESPN’s broadcast of the Cleveland vs Boston game scoring a 3.5, and the network’s subsequent edition of “SportsCenter” following behind with a 1.3.

The sports network’s broadcast of the NBA Draft Lottery rounded out the top 3 of the night with a 1.0. In addition, TBS’ “The Last O.G.” fell back down one-tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.4, while USA’s “WWE Smackdown” maintained its previous 0.7 for the second week in a row.

On Bravo, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fell two-tenths to a 0.4, and the season premiere of “Below Deck Mediterranean” raked in a 0.4 as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:30 PM 8,229 3.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 11:07 PM 2,907 1.3
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY L ESPN 7:30 PM 2,420 1.0
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,298 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:06 AM 1,394 0.7
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:03 PM 1,451 0.5
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,698 0.5
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,252 0.4
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,282 0.4
LAST OG, THE TBS 10:30 PM 1,008 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 900 0.4
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,721 0.4
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 7:00 PM 950 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,182 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,156 0.4
TOSH.O COMEDY 10:00 PM 552 0.3
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 10:00 PM 509 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,675 0.3
KNIFE OR DEATH HISTORY 10:03 PM 885 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,103 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 745 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 620 0.3
FORBIDDEN: DYING FOR LOVE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,080 0.3
GOOD BONES HOME 9:00 PM 1,479 0.3
HIDDEN POTENTIAL HOME 10:00 PM 1,150 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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