This week, one basketball league was exchanged for another, with the NBA taking over from the NCAA. ESPN’s broadcast of the San Antonio Spurs against the LA Lakers won the night, scoring 0.2 higher than last week’s leader (Gamecocks vs. Wolverines) to receive a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

Just a point below at 0.7 was Wednesday night’s previous game, which saw the Philadelphia 76ers play the Toronto Raptors. The top 3 was rounded out by the post-game series “After the Buzzer” at 0.6, also on ESPN.

Beyond basketball, “Black Ink Crew” on VH1 held steady with its 0.5 score from last week, but other close contenders did not fare quite as well. Comedy Central’s “South Park” stumbled a bit, losing one-tenth of a point to receive a 0.4.  “Vikings” took a minor hit as well, also dropping to 0.4. Last week’s season premiere of the History Channel series had scored a 0.5. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo scored its usual 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON – SAN ANTONIO/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:38 PM 1,816 0.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON – PHILADELPHIA/TORONTO ESPN 8:12 PM 1,643 0.7
AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 1:07 AM 1,247 0.6
BLACK INK CREW VH1 10:00 PM 1,044 0.5
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,717 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 1:22 AM 921 0.4
SOUTH PARK COMEDY 10:00 PM 769 0.4
LIVE PD WED: 167 LIVE PD WED A&E 8:00 PM 1,296 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,148 0.4
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 893 0.4
VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,650 0.4
LIGA MX PLAYOFFS: SF: MONTERREY VS CRUZ AZUL FOX DEPORTES 8:53 PM 825 0.4
SHATTERED INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,333 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:15 AM 665 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 927 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 10:00 PM 810 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,168 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 828 0.3
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 9:00 PM 583 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 897 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON – HARTFORD/DUKE ESPN2 7:00 PM 708 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,292 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,322 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,741 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:00 PM 577 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company

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