As with previous weeks, it was TNT’s continued coverage of the NBA playoffs that led the night in the Wednesday cable ratings. The network’s live broadcast of the Warriors vs Rockets game landed highest with a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.50 million viewers. Meanwhile, TNT’s additional pre-game and “Inside the NBA Playoffs” specials rounded out the top 3 of the night with 1.2 and 0.6 ratings.

Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” held steady with a 0.5 for the second week in a row, while VH1’s back-to-back episodes of “Hip Hop Squares” took minor hits, falling from their previous 0.4 and 0.3s to 0.3 and 0.2s this time around.

Outside of the top 25, both “Krypton” and “The Expanse” managed to maintain their previous 0.2s yet again. Similarly, FXX’s “Archer” held steady with another 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 9:00 PM 7,496 2.9
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:28 PM 2,596 1.2
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,791 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,411 0.5
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L NBC SPORTS 9:01 PM 1,394 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,076 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,445 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 945 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,052 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,604 0.3
MISFIT GARAGE DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 938 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,312 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 776 0.3
MURDER CHOSE ME INVEST 10:00 PM 1,041 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 776 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,326 0.3
BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 742 0.3
HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 10:30 PM 604 0.3
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 9:00 PM 772 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 623 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,181 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,285 0.2
HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 10:00 PM 554 0.2
ALL IN W/CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,919 0.2
LWLA FL LIFETIME 10:02 PM 709 0.2

 

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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