The NBA playoffs maintained their monopoly on the cable ratings Wednesday night.
Starting with a broadcast of the Los Angeles Clippers playing the Golden State Warriors, the NBA brought in a powerful 1.7 rating in adults 18-49. This was markedly higher than the 1.0 picked up by the Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets game that topped last week’s chart. In second place, the Utah Jazz went toe to toe with the Houston Rockets once again, this time scoring a 1.2. “Inside the NBA Playoffs” rounded out the top 3 with a 0.8, building on last week’s 0.6.
Around the rest of the chart, “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” on MTV managed to maintain its seemingly unshakable 0.5, despite having to fall back from the fourth to the fifth slot. “The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo overtook VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” by the narrowest of margins, even as both held onto consecutive 0.4’s.
“My 600-lb Life” on TLC continued at the 0.3 it fell to last week, falling in line with “House Hunters” on HGTV and “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, April 24, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1: CLIPPERS/WARRIORS||TNT||10:38 PM||4,091||1.7|
|NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1: JAZZ/ROCKETS||TNT||8:09 PM||3,371||1.2|
|INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||1:15 AM||1,719||0.8|
|NHL QTR FINALS: CAROLINA/WASHINGTON||NBC SPORTS||7:27 PM||1,644||0.6|
|CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS||MTV||9:00 PM||883||0.5|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,156||0.4|
|BLACK INK CREW||VH1||9:00 PM||848||0.4|
|FORGED IN FIRE||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,184||0.4|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS||TLC||10:00 PM||1,175||0.3|
|NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS||NBC SPORTS||11:34 PM||787||0.3|
|HOMICIDE CITY||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,249||0.3|
|MY 600-LB LIFE||TLC||8:00 PM||1,143||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,398||0.3|
|SEE NO EVIL||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,146||0.3|
|PROP BROS BUY AND SELL||HOME||9:00 PM||1,450||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,236||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,156||0.3|
|LAST 24, THE||INVESTIGATION||11:00 PM||1,104||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||691||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,871||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||731||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,597||0.2|
|EXPEDITION UNKNOWN||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,119||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,758||0.2|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||9:30 PM||775||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company