ESPN landed on top of the Wednesday cable ratings yet again this week, starting with its broadcast of the NBA game between Cleveland and Boston, which scored a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49. The post-game coverage of that followed closely behind with a 1.1 as well, while the network’s broadcast of the later game between Oklahoma City and the LA Lakers rounded out the Top 3 of the night with a 0.8 and 1.955 million viewers.

On VH1, “Black Ink Crew” held steady with a 0.7 for the second week in a row, while TNT’s “The Librarians” maintained its previous 0.3 rating, but was still pushed out the Top 25 of the night. In addition, despite The History Channel’s “Vikings” managing to tick up one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5, “Knightfall” also fell out of the Top 25, after scoring its second 0.2 rating in a row.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 8:01 PM 3,174 1.3
NBA POST-GAME ESPN 10:16 PM 2,714 1.1
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 10:35 PM 1,955 0.8
BLACK INK CREW VH1 9:00 PM 1,417 0.7
VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 2,031 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,305 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:48 AM 1,007 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,241 0.4
GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:00 PM 950 0.4
GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:31 PM 920 0.4
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 7:00 PM 903 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,562 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,901 0.4
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 10:03 PM 1,106 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,796 0.4
STREET OUTLAWS SPC DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 972 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 846 0.3
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME 9:00 PM 888 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,637 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,661 0.3
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 10:00 PM 591 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 647 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 630 0.3
ALL IN W/CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 2,129 0.3
TOTAL DIVAS E! 9:00 PM 684 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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