TNT and the NBA playoffs were the undisputed champions of the Wednesday cable ratings once again.

The biggest event of the night came from the Toronto Raptors facing off against the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference finals, pulling a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49. While this was easily the strongest showing on Wednesday, it was dwarfed by the 2.8 scored by last week’s top game, in which the Golden State Warriors played the Houston Rockets.

“Inside the NBA Playoffs” followed up behind the Bucks vs. Raptors game, scoring a 1.2 to build on its previous 1.1 by just a bit. To round out the elite 3, a playoffs pregame show took home a 0.5.

Beyond the top of the chart, “Southern Charm” on Bravo debuted a new season at 0.5, up from the 0.2 its last season finale scored. Fellow Bravo series “The Real Housewives of New York City” followed behind with an identical rating, improving on last week’s 0.4, while “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” once again refused to budge from 0.5 at MTV.

On TLC, “Dr. Pimple Popper” grabbed another 0.3, the same rating at which “My 600-lb Life” appears to have stabilized. Other returning entries at 0.3 included “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network, “Forged in Fire” on History, and “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS: RAPTORS/BUCKS TNT 8:31 PM 5,488 2.0
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:58 PM 2,843 1.2
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,466 0.5
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,245 0.5
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS: SAN JOSE/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS 7:55 PM 1,389 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,294 0.5
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 9:00 PM 776 0.5
MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 1,145 0.3
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS TLC 10:00 PM 1,282 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 832 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 931 0.3
SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,035 0.3
PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,431 0.3
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,079 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 10:03 PM 875 0.3
LIGA MX PLAYOFFS: SF:MONTERREY VS TIGRES FOX DEPORTES 9:41 PM 587 0.3
HOMICIDE CITY INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 995 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 770 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 780 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,712 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,121 0.2
BOISE BOYS HOME 10:00 PM 1,171 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,337 0.2
NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS 11:08 PM 546 0.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 481 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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