The first night of May contained few surprises for the Wednesday cable ratings.

The strongest performance came from TNT and the NBA playoffs, with the Denver Nuggets continuing to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers. The game scored a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, which was a bit lower than the 1.7 scored by the Clippers vs. Warriors game that topped last week. Despite this, “Inside the NBA Playoffs” notched up to 0.9, improving on its previous 0.8, to take the second slot. “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” followed behind in third place with its unshakeable 0.5.

Beyond the top 3, “Black Ink Crew” on VH1 switched places with “The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo, despite both having received consecutive 0.4’s. TLC’s “My 600-lb Life” continued at 0.3 for the second week in a row, matching the consistent performance of HGTV’s “House Hunters.” The news was less positive for Food Network and “Guy’s Grocery Games,” however, with the series dropping out of the top 25 and barely managing to remain in the 0.2 range.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2: TRAILBLAZERS/NUGGETS TNT 9:09 PM 3,513 1.3
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:47 PM 1,965 0.9
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 9:00 PM 809 0.5
BLACK INK CREW VH1 9:00 PM 942 0.4
NHL SEMI FINALS: NY ISLANDERS/CAROLINA NBC SPORTS 6:56 PM 1,188 0.4
NHL SEMI FINALS: ST. LOUIS/DALLAS NBC SPORTS 9:44 PM 1,003 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,132 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,009 0.4
LIVE PD WED: 204 LIVE PD WED A&E 9:00 PM 1,146 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,652 0.3
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: BARCELONA VS. LIVERPOOL TNT 2:43 PM 635 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,187 0.3
CONCACAF C.L. FNL 5/1: MONTERREY / TIGRES UANL UNIVISION 9:30 PM 635 0.3
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS TLC 10:00 PM 1,053 0.3
LAST 24, THE INVESTIGATION 11:00 PM 1,026 0.3
MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 995 0.3
HOMICIDE CITY INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,127 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,242 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,261 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME: GET OUT FX 7:30 PM 587 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 729 0.2
SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,089 0.2
PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,408 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,255 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,958 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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