TNT led the Tuesday cable ratings this week with their continued coverage of the NBA Playoffs. The game between Houston and San Antonio landed on top with a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, an “Inside the NBA Playoffs” special aired on TNT subsequently, scoring the second-highest rating of the night with a solid 1.3.

On USA, “WWE Smackdown” fell one-tenth of a point from its previous 0.8 to a 0.7. Elsewhere, “Pretty Little Liars” rose one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5 on Freeform.

“Deadliest Catch” held steady with a 0.5 on Discovery, while TLC’s “Little People, Big World” followed last week’s season premiere by dipping an understandable one-tenth to a 0.4. “Below Deck Mediterranean” rose one-tenth from a 0.3 to a 0.4 on Bravo as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:00 PM 4,713 1.8
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:35 PM 3,065 1.3
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,348 0.7
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,890 0.5
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 1,826 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,354 0.5
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,223 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 1,971 0.5
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FREEFORM 8:00 PM 911 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,935 0.4
CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 9:00 PM 730 0.4
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,026 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,689 0.4
NHL SEMI-FINALS NBC SPORTS 7:30 PM 1,153 0.4
ERIN BURNETT OUTRFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,806 0.4
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,715 0.4
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,812 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,443 0.4
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,017 0.4
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 991 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,271 0.3
STORY, THE FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 3,019 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,207 0.3
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 2,403 0.3
11TH HOUR W/ B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 2,160 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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