Although their lead did not extend to quite the extent they did last week, TNT and the NBA playoffs once again ran roughshod across the Tuesday cable ratings.

The top game of the night saw the Denver Nuggets fighting off the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49. The second slot was occupied by the Philadelphia 76ers getting crushed by the Toronto Raptors for yet another 1.4. Although both games stood head and shoulders above all competition, they were far outpaced by last week’s top game, in which the Houston Rockets played the Golden State Warriors for a 2.4. To round out the top 3, the Dallas Stars went to battle against the St. Louis Blues as part of the NHL semi-finals on NBC Sports, grabbing a 0.7.

Elsewhere, “WWE Smackdown” on USA recovered a bit, shifting up from 0.5 to 0.6, placing it just a notch above Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which received the same score yet again. A special for “The Curse of Oak Island” on History Channel sank back to the 0.3 it escaped last week, falling from 0.7.

“Miz & Mrs.” on USA nabbed its second 0.3 in a row, joining the ranks of “Little People, Big World” on TLC and “House Hunters” on HGTV. Food Network’s “Chopped,” on the other hand, plummeted to the thirtieth slot on the chart despite clinging to a 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2: TRAILBLAZERS/NUGGETS TNT 10:35 PM 3,428 1.4
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2: 76ERS / RAPTORS TNT 8:00 PM 3,713 1.4
NHL SEMI FINALS: DALLAS/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS 7:55 PM 1,861 0.7
WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 1,931 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,730 0.6
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 1:10 AM 1,276 0.5
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,341 0.4
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,517 0.3
NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS 12:02 AM 801 0.3
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: LIVERPOOL VS. BARCELONA TNT 2:41 PM 665 0.3
MIZ & MRS USA 10:00 PM 898 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,996 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,063 0.3
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,457 0.3
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND SPCLS HISTORY 8:00 PM 1,608 0.3
CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,568 0.3
LAST OG, THE TBS 10:00 PM 821 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,137 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,850 0.3
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:00 PM 1,092 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 9:30 PM 1,039 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 764 0.3
LOST GOLD OF WORLD WAR II HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,293 0.2
GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA 10:31 PM 700 0.2
INTERVENTION A&E 8:00 PM 534 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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