It was TNT’s broadcast of the Rockets vs Warriors NBA conference finals game that scored the top spot of the night in the Tuesday cable ratings this week, with a 3.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.30 million viewers. The network’s additional “Inside the NBA Playoffs” special followed behind with a 1.7, while USA’s “WWE Smackdown” rounded out the top 3 with a 0.7 – the same as what it had scored the week before.

Similarly, TBS’ “The Last O.G.” was able to maintain a 0.4 for the second week in a row, and following its season premiere last week, Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” held steady with another 0.4. Outside of the top 25, FX’s “Legion” also kept the same 0.2 rating as its previous episode.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS – CONF FINALS TNT 9:00 PM 8,296 3.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:32 PM 3,735 1.7
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,195 0.7
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,813 0.6
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,607 0.6
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,259 0.4
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,790 0.4
LAST OG, THE TBS 10:30 PM 1,040 0.4
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,615 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,061 0.4
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,645 0.4
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS STARS MTV 10:00 PM 564 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,672 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,237 0.3
TOSH.O COMEDY 10:00 PM 547 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 882 0.3
GOOD BONES HOME 9:00 PM 1,478 0.3
KNIFE OR DEATH HISTORY 10:03 PM 880 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,708 0.3
HIDDEN POTENTIAL HOME 10:00 PM 1,362 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,501 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 697 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 571 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:30 PM 1,317 0.2
WEB OF LIES INVEST 9:00 PM 1,003 0.2

 

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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