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