Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Playoffs,' '60 Day Ins,' 'WWE SmackDown,' 'Alone,' 'Lip Sync Battle,' 'Archer' & More!

On May 19, 2016, ESPN's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 2.16 - followed by A&E's 60 Days In (0.84), USA's WWE SmackDown! (0.70) and History's Alone (0.47).

NBA Basketball was the most viewed program with 5.492 million viewers - followed by WWE SmackDown! (2.295), 60 Days In (1.978) and HGTV's House Hunters (1.801).


                                                  The Cable Ratings for Thursday, May 19


Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
ESPN
8:29 PM
2.16
5.492
2
60 Days In
A&E
10:00 PM
0.84
1.978
3
WWE SmackDown!
USA
8:00 PM
0.70
2.295
4
Alone
History
9:00 PM
0.47
1.751
5
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
9:08 PM
0.47
1.150
6
House Hunters International
HGTV
10:30 PM
0.45
1.773
7
House Hunters
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.44
1.801
8
The First 48
A&E
9:00 PM
0.43
1.169
9
Lip Sync Battle
Spike
10:00 PM
0.43
0.857
10
The Loud House
Nickelodeon
5:00 PM
0.41
1.789
11
Mountain Men
History
10:03 PM
0.40
1.779
12
Archer
FX
10:00 PM
0.39
0.704
13
Braxton Family Values
WE tv
9:00 PM
0.38
0.843
14
Million Dollar Listing New York
Bravo
9:00 PM
0.36
1.063
15
Steven Universe
Cartoon
7:00 PM
0.36
1.399
16
Masters of Flip
HGTV
11:00 PM
0.35
1.235
17
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
10:00 PM
0.34
0.743
18
Adventure Time
Cartoon
7:45 PM
0.33
1.174
19
Regular Show
Cartoon
7:30 PM
0.32
1.174
20
Beat Bobby Flay
Food
10:00 PM
0.32
0.984
21
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy
11:00 PM
0.27
0.779
22
Inside Amy Schumer
Comedy
10:00 PM
0.27
0.501
23
The Powerpuff Girls
Cartoon
6:30 PM
0.25
1.153
24
Teen Titans Go!
Cartoon
6:00 PM
0.24
1.239
25
The Amazing World of Gumball
Cartoon
5:00 PM
0.24
1.104
26
Clarence
Cartoon
5:30 PM
0.23
1.094
27
E! News
E!
7:00 PM
0.23
0.556
28
The Real World: Go Big or Go Home
MTV
10:00 PM
0.21
0.372
29
Life Below Zero
NatGeo
9:00 PM
0.21
1.195
30
River Monsters
Animal
10:05 PM
0.21
0.579
31
Match Made in Heaven
WE tv
10:00 PM
0.21
0.490
32
Las Vegas Law
ID
10:00 PM
0.20
0.765
33
The People’s Couch
Bravo
10:00 PM
0.18
0.516
34
Sonic Sea
Discovery
9:00 PM
0.17
0.552
35
Mysteries at the Museum
Travel
9:00 PM
0.17
0.623
36
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Comedy
11:31 PM
0.16
0.488
37
@Midnight
Comedy
12:01 AM
0.15
0.345
38
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
History
11:03 PM
0.13
0.492
39
Comedy Knockout
TruTV
10:30 PM
0.12
0.323
40
Primal Survivor
NatGeo
10:00 PM
0.12
0.490
41
Orphan Black
BBCA
10:00 PM
0.10
0.248
42
The Dude Perfect Show
CMT
9:00 PM
0.09
0.246
43
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
11:00 PM
0.09
0.329
44
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
History
11:33 PM
0.08
0.297
45
How It’s Made
Science
9:00 PM
0.07
0.274
46
Building Off the Grid
DIY
10:30 PM
0.07
0.460
47
Animation Domination
FXX
12:00 AM
0.06
0.131
48
MLB Baseball
MLBN
7:00 PM
0.06
0.244
49
Building Off the Grid
DIY
10:00 PM
0.06
0.446
50
MLB Baseball
MLBN
1:40 PM
0.06
0.242
51
After the Black
BBCA
11:00 PM
0.06
0.121
52
What’s My Car Worth
Velocity
10:00 PM
0.05
0.214
53
Bringing Up Bates
Up
9:00 PM
0.04
0.146
54
Submission
Showtime
11:00 PM
0.02
0.106

No rating information was made immediately available for BBC America's The Graham Norton Show; CMT's The Ed Bassmaster Show; Cooking's Carnival Eats & Cheap Eats; Destination America's Unsealed: Alien Files; Pivot's Occupied; and Viceland's Huang's World & King of the Road.


NOTE: For the 2015-16 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2681 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.