NBA All-Star weekend rules the cable top 25 for Feb. 12-18

The NBA All-Star Game and associated events leading up to it snagged the top ratings on cable for the week of Feb. 12.

The game itself was the top cable program in both adults 18-49 (2.8 rating on TNT, plus another 0.5 for a TBS simulcast) and 6.45 million viewers (7.65 million with TBS added). The “All-Star Saturday Night” festivities came in second in both measures. TNT also snagged five other spots in the 18-49 top 25 with All-Star weekend programming, plus a sixth for a regular-season game earlier in the week.

Top 25 original cable shows in adults 18-49 for Feb. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TNT Sun. 8:41 PM 2.8 3,533
2 NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT TNT Sat. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,688
3 NBA TIPOFF TNT Sun. 7:00 PM 1.4 1,818
4 NBA BASKETBALL – CAVALIERS/THUNDER TNT Tues. 8:14 PM 1.2 1,485
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,357
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,318
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,280
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,088
9 STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,011
NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GAME TNT Fri. 6:59 PM 0.8 1,011
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 998
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 973
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sat. 2:00 PM 0.8 973
WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.8 960
PLAYERS ONLY: SHAQ AND KOBE – S TNT Sat. 7:00 PM 0.8 960
16 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 947
LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.7 934
WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN Thurs. 11:00 PM 0.7 922
NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/BLAZERS ESPN Weds. 10:35 PM 0.7 845
LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 845
21 NBA RISING STARS CHALLENGE TNT Fri. 9:14 PM 0.6 819
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sun. 2:00 PM 0.6 806
LOVE & HIP HOP SPECIAL VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 781
TEEN MOM MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 781

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Note: 9 other shows also had 0.6 ratings but with lower numbers of adults 18-49 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for Feb. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TNT Sun. 8:41 PM 6,449
2 NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT TNT Sat. 8:00 PM 4,660
3 NBA TIPOFF TNT Sun. 7:00 PM 3,381
4 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Weds. 6:00 PM 3,361
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,332
6 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FNC Weds. 5:00 PM 3,318
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,262
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,216
9 HANNITY FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,211
10 THE STORY FNC Weds. 7:00 PM 3,034
11 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,960
12 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,923
13 HANNITY FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,873
14 HANNITY FNC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,858
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,837
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,821
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 2,786
18 NBA BASKETBALL: CAVALIERS/THUNDER TNT Tues. 8:14 PM 2,752
19 WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,746
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,733
21 WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sat. 2:00 PM 2,722
22 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,691
23 HANNITY FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,631
24 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FNC Weds. 4:00 PM 2,614
25 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,587

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.