ESPN’S coverage of the NBA Conference Final game between the Spurs and the Warriors led the night in the Tuesday cable ratings this week. The game scored a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49, while the network’s broadcast of the NBA Draft Lottery followed closely behind with a 1.3. A late-night edition of “SportsCenter” rounded out the top three spots of the night with a 0.7, also on ESPN.

Meanwhile, USA’s weekly broadcast of “WWE Smackdown” held steady with a 0.7 for the second week in a row. The Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” ticked up one-tenth from its previous 0.5 to a 0.6. Both TLC’s “Little People, Big World” and Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” maintained 0.4s as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 8:59 PM 5,775 2.2
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY ESPN 8:29 PM 3,224 1.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:28 PM 1,534 0.7
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,175 0.7
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,034 0.6
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,020 0.5
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,318 0.5
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:30 PM 1,250 0.5
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 1,787 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 2,261 0.4
CNN TOWN HALL CNN 10:00 PM 2,007 0.4
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 2,071 0.4
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,822 0.4
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEON BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,092 0.4
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:01 PM 1,095 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,834 0.4
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,481 0.4
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,654 0.4
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,738 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 1,445 0.3
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 9:01 PM 568 0.3
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 9:00 PM 942 0.3
CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 8:00 PM 501 0.3
COOPERS TREASURE DISCOVERY 10:02 PM 1,130 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,618 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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