On USA, “WWE Smackdown” landed near the top of the Tuesday cable ratings this week, rising one-tenth from its previous 0.7 to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. However, ESPN’s broadcast of the Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA playoff game led the night once again with a 2.8. Additional “Inside the NBA Playoffs” and pre-game specials performed well for the network also, raking in 1.5 and 0.7 ratings, respectively.

“Pretty Little Liars” returned from a week off, dipping one-tenth from its previous 0.5 to a 0.4 this time around on Freeform. Meanwhile, The Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” fell from a 0.6 to a 0.5 and “If Loving You is Wrong” scored a 0.5 on OWN.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS – CONF FINALS TNT 8:31 PM 7,017 2.8
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:00 PM 3,406 1.5
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,328 0.8
DUNK KING, THE ESPN 11:41 PM 1,729 0.8
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE GAME ESPN 8:00 PM 1,918 0.7
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:00 PM 1,809 0.6
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 1,808 0.5
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,743 0.5
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,182 0.4
NEON JOE ADULT 12:00 AM 908 0.4
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FREEFORM 8:00 PM 851 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,624 0.4
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,615 0.3
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 878 0.3
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 9:01 PM 535 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,796 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 810 0.3
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 9:00 PM 883 0.3
HOME TOWN HOME 10:00 PM 1,359 0.3
CONAN TBS 11:00 PM 633 0.3
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,138 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS 7:00 AM 2,050 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 727 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,453 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,372 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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