Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Basketball,' 'WWE SmackDown!,' 'Lip Sync Battle,' 'NHL Hockey,' 'Pawn Stars,' 'Louie' & More!

On May 21, 2015, ESPN's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 2.73 - followed by Syfy's WWE SmackDown! (0.71), Spike's Lip Sync Battle (0.69) and NBC Sports' NHL Hockey (0.64).

NBA Basketball was the most viewed program with 6.866 million viewers - followed by WWE SmackDown! (2.589), History's Pawn Stars (2.026) and NHL Hockey (1.842).


                                                  The Cable Ratings for Thursday, May 21


Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
ESPN
9:03 PM
2.73
6.866
2
WWE SmackDown!
Syfy
8:00 PM
0.71
2.589
3
Lip Sync Battle
Spike
10:00 PM
0.69
1.353
4
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
8:03 PM
0.64
1.842
5
Braxton Family Values
WE tv
9:00 PM
0.59
1.234
6
Ridiculousness
MTV
10:00 PM
0.46
1.035
7
Pawn Stars
History
9:31 PM
0.44
2.026
8
Conan
TBS
11:00 PM
0.42
0.815
9
The First 48
A&E
9:00 PM
0.42
1.085
10
Pawn Stars
History
9:00 PM
0.42
1.965
11
House Hunters Off the Grid
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.39
1.655
12
Cutting It: In the ATL
WE tv
10:01 PM
0.39
0.832
13
Lost in Transmission
History
10:03 PM
0.35
1.145
14
Adventure Time
Cartoon
7:30 PM
0.35
1.416
15
Pardon the Interruption
ESPN
5:30 PM
0.34
0.883
16
House Hunters International
HGTV
10:30 PM
0.33
1.703
17
Clarence
Cartoon
5:30 PM
0.31
1.457
18
Beat Bobby Flay
Food
10:00 PM
0.31
1.058
19
Uncle Grandpa
Cartoon
5:00 PM
0.29
1.291
20
Life Below Zero
NatGeo
9:00 PM
0.29
1.410
21
Lost Girl
Syfy
10:00 PM
0.23
0.881
22
Around the Horn
ESPN
5:00 PM
0.23
0.532
23
Louie
FX
10:32 PM
0.21
0.438
24
E! News
E!
7:00 PM
0.21
0.506
25
Party Down South
CMT
9:00 PM
0.21
0.421
26
Highly Questionable
ESPN
4:30 PM
0.21
0.442
27
Monster Island
Animal
9:00 PM
0.20
0.664
28
The Comedians
FX
10:00 PM
0.18
0.387
29
Mauled
Animal
8:00 PM
0.18
0.615
30
The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Bravo
9:00 PM
0.18
0.445
31
Olympus
Syfy
11:01 PM
0.18
0.582
32
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
11:00 PM
0.14
0.298
33
Mysteries at the Museum
Travel
9:00 PM
0.14
0.580
34
Dead End Express
NatGeo
10:00 PM
0.13
0.688
35
How It’s Made
Science
9:30 PM
0.12
0.367
36
Animation Domination
FXX
12:00 AM
0.10
0.251
37
How It’s Made
Science
9:00 PM
0.09
0.405
38
Pontoon Payday
CMT
10:00 PM
0.09
0.164
39
How Do They Do It?
Science
10:00 PM
0.09
0.336
40
Maron
IFC
10:00 PM
0.03
0.093

No rating information was made immediately available for FYI's What the Fung?! & Say It to My Face; Travel's Mysteries at the Hotel; and Velocity's What's My Car Worth.


NOTE: For the 2014-15 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2698 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.