Live sports and cable news shared the top spots in the cable charts for the week of May 27.

NBC Sports’ broadcasts of the second and third games between the Blues and the Bruins in this year’s Stanley Cup Final were the week’s two highest-rated cable shows – scoring 1.1 and 0.9 ratings among adults 18-49. Game 2 was also the week’s second-most-watched broadcast with 3.39 million viewers.

However, it was Fox News’ “Hannity” that had the week’s largest audience, with its Wednesday night episode raking in 3.51 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for May 27 – June 2, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 NHL STANLEY CUP – ST. LOUIS/BOSTON NBC SPORTS Weds. 8:09 PM 1.1 3,386
2 NHL STANLEY CUP – BOSTON/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS Sat. 8:09 PM 0.9 2,930
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 0.8 2,265
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 2,254
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.7 1,448
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 2,072
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.7 2,051
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – LIVERPOOL VS. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TNT Sat. 2:34 PM 0.7 1,508
9 LIVE PD: 210 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.6 2,140
LIVE PD: 209 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.6 2,086
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 1,709
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 0.6 1,966
DIESEL BROTHER DISCOVERY Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 1,520
14 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.5 1,859
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO Weds. 8:00 PM 0.5 1,367
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA Tues. 10:00 PM 0.5 1,342
17 T.I. & TINY: FAM HUSTLE VH1 Mon. 9:01 PM 0.4 1,052
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO Weds. 9:00 PM 0.4 1,354
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA Tues. 10:31 PM 0.4 1,087
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT Tues. 9:00 PM 0.4 1,354
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! Sun. 9:00 PM 0.4 1,010
TEEN MOM II S9 REUNION MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.4 799
THE LAST O.G. TBS Tues. 10:30 PM 0.4 931
LIVE PD AC A&E Fri. 8:06 PM 0.4 1,276
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN Sun. 10:39 PM 0.4 1,049
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY Sun. 8:00 PM 0.4 1,557
90 DAY FIANCE HEA LIVE AF TLC Sun. 10:02 PM 0.4 1,389
NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING – POCONO FOX SPORTS 1 Sun. 1:41 PM 0.4 2,386
NHL LIVE POST STANLEY CUP NBC SPORTS Weds. 11:18 PM 0.4 970
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.4 626
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES – ALABAMA/OKLAHOMA ESPN2 Sun. 8:30 PM 0.4 1,430
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – BOSTON/NY YANKEES ESPN Sun. 7:00 PM 0.4 1,973
AMERICAN DAD TBS Mon. 10:00 PM 0.4 757
TNT WEEKDAY MOVIES TNT Mon. 5:00 PM 0.4 965
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.4 1,479
PROPERTY BROS: FOREVER HOME HOME Weds. 9:00 PM 0.4 1,902
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES – OKLAHOMA STATE/WASHINGTON ESPN Sat. 9:15 PM 0.4 1,261
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES ESPN Sun. 5:11 PM 0.4 1,372

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for May 27 – June 2, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 3,508
2 NHL STANLEY CUP – ST. LOUIS/BOSTON NBC SPORTS Weds. 8:09 PM 3,386
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,342
4 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,093
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 3,030
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS Fri. 9:00 PM 2,971
7 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 2,953
8 NHL STANLEY CUP – BOSTON/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS Sat. 8:09 PM 2,930
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 2,742
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,688
11 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 2,675
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,670
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,608
14 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,576
15 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS Weds. 11:00 AM 2,472
16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,444
17 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Tues. 10:00 PM 2,435
18 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK Sun. 9:00 PM 2,395
19 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Fri. 10:00 PM 2,393
20 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING – POCONO FOX SPORTS 1 Sun. 1:41 PM 2,386
21 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Weds. 5:00 PM 2,378
22 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Tues. 5:00 PM 2,314
23 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,265
24 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,254
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,254

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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