The main event of the Wednesday cable ratings was, once again, the NBA playoffs.

TNT’s broadcast of the Houston Rockets playing the Golden State Warriors took the heights of the playoffs and pushed them even further, rising to a powerful 2.8 rating in adults 18-49. This was much higher than the Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets game at the top of last week with its 1.3. It was also a good deal higher than its second place competition this week, as the Boston Celtics went against the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1.8. Rounding out the top 3 was “Inside the NBA Playoffs,” which built on last week’s 0.9 to land at 1.1.

It was not exactly a surprise that, outside the top 3, “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” on MTV received yet another 0.5. Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” also maintained its score, picking up a 0.4, while TLC’s “Dr. Pimple Popper” came in at 0.3.

Joining it at 0.3 were regular entries “Forged in Fire” on History Channel and a returning “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS. TLC’s “My 600-lb Life” continued at 0.3 for the third week in a row, while “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network continued to struggle at 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2: ROCKETS/WARRIORS TNT 10:35 PM 6,766 2.8
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2: CELTICS/BUCKS TNT 8:00 PM 4,821 1.8
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 1:17 AM 2,553 1.1
NHL SEMI FINALS: COLORADO/SAN JOSE NBC SPORTS 8:56 PM 1,666 0.6
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 9:00 PM 790 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,124 0.4
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS TLC 10:00 PM 1,231 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 967 0.3
MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 1,073 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,040 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 10:03 PM 869 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,407 0.3
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,174 0.3
HOMICIDE CITY INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,056 0.3
SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,096 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:00 PM 728 0.3
LAST 24, THE INVESTIGATION 11:00 PM 909 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 710 0.2
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: AFC AJAX VS. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TNT 2:43 PM 509 0.2
NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS 11:42 PM 585 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,689 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,950 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 701 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 504 0.2
PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,231 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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