Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Playoffs,' 'NHL Hockey,' 'The Challenge,' 'American Pickers,' 'Royal Pains' & More!

On May 18, 2016, TNT's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 3.11 - followed by TNT's The Dunk King (0.76), NBC Sports' NHL Hockey (0.65) and MTV's The Challenge: Rivals III (0.44).

NBA Basketball was the most viewed program with 7.573 million viewers - followed by History's American Pickers (2.024), NHL Hockey (1.752) and The Dunk King (1.691).


                                                   The Cable Ratings for Wednesday, May 18


Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
TNT
9:02 PM
3.11
7.573
2
The Dunk King
TNT
12:15 AM
0.76
1.691
3
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
8:08 PM
0.65
1.752
4
The Challenge: Rivals III
MTV
10:00 PM
0.44
0.735
5
The Real Housewives of New York City
Bravo
9:00 PM
0.44
1.297
6
Property Brothers
HGTV
9:00 PM
0.39
1.632
7
Bering Sea Gold
Discovery
9:00 PM
0.38
1.177
8
American Pickers
History
9:00 PM
0.37
2.024
9
Little Women: LA
Lifetime
9:00 PM
0.35
0.975
10
Pawn Stars
History
10:03 PM
0.35
1.569
11
House Hunters
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.35
1.661
12
Fear Thy Neighbor
ID
10:00 PM
0.33
1.064
13
The Loud House
Nickelodeon
5:00 PM
0.33
1.645
14
House Hunters International
HGTV
10:30 PM
0.32
1.498
15
Little Women: NY
Lifetime
10:02 PM
0.32
0.938
16
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
VH1
8:00 PM
0.30
0.621
17
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy
11:00 PM
0.30
0.760
18
Listed Sisters
HGTV
11:00 PM
0.28
1.042
19
The Americans
FX
10:00 PM
0.25
0.817
20
My 600-Lb. Life
TLC
9:00 PM
0.25
0.774
21
Royal Pains
USA
10:00 PM
0.23
1.333
22
E! News
E!
7:00 PM
0.23
0.577
23
Murder U
ID
9:00 PM
0.22
0.845
24
The Carbonaro Effect
TruTV
10:00 PM
0.20
0.556
25
MLB Baseball
ESPN
7:00 PM
0.18
0.569
26
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Comedy
11:31 PM
0.18
0.513
27
@Midnight
Comedy
12:01 AM
0.17
0.354
28
The Ultimate Fighter
FS1
10:00 PM
0.16
0.361
29
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
11:00 PM
0.15
0.486
30
There Goes the Motherhood
Bravo
10:00 PM
0.13
0.378
31
True Life
MTV
1:00 AM
0.13
0.220
32
Undercover Wife
LMN
8:00 PM
0.13
0.558
33
Lopez
TV Land
10:00 PM
0.13
0.442
34
Southern Justice
NatGeo
9:00 PM
0.11
0.561
35
The Soul Man
TV Land
10:30 PM
0.11
0.391
36
Skin Wars
GSN
10:00 PM
0.10
0.392
37
Junkyard Empire
Velocity
9:00 PM
0.10
0.265
38
Iron Resurrection
Velocity
10:00 PM
0.09
0.335
39
Alaska Mega Machines
Science
10:01 PM
0.09
0.350
40
Schitt’s Creek
Pop
8:00 PM
0.06
0.206
41
Lucha Underground
El Rey
8:00 PM
0.04
0.127
42
Maron
IFC
9:00 PM
0.02
0.060
43
The Last Panthers
Sundance
10:00 PM
0.01
0.038

No rating information was made immediately available for American Heroes' Brothels That Built America & Inside Secret Societies; DirecTV's Rogue; DIY's Stone House Revival; Reelz's Autopsy: The Last Hours of...; and Viceland's Vice World of Sports.


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.