Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sunday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Basketball,' 'Naked and Afraid,' 'Into the Badlands,' 'The Leftovers,' 'Twin Peaks' & More!

On May 21, 2017, TNT's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 2.85 - followed by TNT's The Dunk King (0.72), Discovery's Naked and Afraid (0.72) and E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians (0.63).

NBA Basketball was the most viewed program with 6.997 million viewers - followed by Naked and Afraid (2.204), Hallmark's Good Witch (1.782) and HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt (1.710).


                                                  The Cable Ratings for Sunday, May 21

Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
TNT
8:30 PM
2.85
6.997
2
The Dunk King
TNT
11:51 PM
0.72
1.549
3
Naked and Afraid
Discovery
10:01 PM
0.72
2.204
4
Naked and Afraid
Discovery
9:00 PM
0.64
1.991
5
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
E!
9:00 PM
0.63
1.328
6
Mike Tyson Mysteries
Adult Swim
11:30 PM
0.56
1.140
7
Iron Chef Gauntlet
Food
9:00 PM
0.53
1.667
8
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
11:02 PM
0.49
1.416
9
Into the Badlands
AMC
10:00 PM
0.47
1.369
10
The Real Housewives of Potomac
Bravo
8:00 PM
0.43
1.069
11
Silicon Valley
HBO
10:02 PM
0.41
0.844
12
Beachfront Bargain Hunt
HGTV
9:30 PM
0.41
1.750
13
Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen
Food
8:00 PM
0.40
1.527
14
Beachfront Bargain Hunt
HGTV
9:00 PM
0.39
1.710
15
Island Life
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.34
1.667
16
Lakefront Bargain Hunt
HGTV
8:30 PM
0.33
1.506
17
Island Life
HGTV
10:30 PM
0.33
1.534
18
River Monsters
Animal
9:00 PM
0.33
0.905
19
Lakefront Bargain Hunt
HGTV
8:00 PM
0.32
1.435
20
MLB Baseball
ESPN
8:00 PM
0.31
1.212
21
Wicked Tuna
NatGeo
9:00 PM
0.31
1.107
22
Escaping Dad
Lifetime
8:00 PM
0.30
1.268
23
The Leftovers
HBO
9:01 PM
0.29
0.770
24
Disappeared
ID
9:00 PM
0.29
1.052
25
Return to Amish
TLC
8:00 PM
0.28
1.115
26
Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris
ID
10:00 PM
0.26
0.977
27
American Gods
Starz
9:01 PM
0.25
0.631
28
Veep
HBO
10:33 PM
0.23
0.613
29
The White Princess
Starz
8:02 PM
0.22
0.792
30
Live From the Red Carpet: Billboard Music Awards
E!
6:00 PM
0.21
0.633
31
College Softball
ESPN
12:00 PM
0.20
0.634
32
Good Witch
Hallmark
9:00 PM
0.19
1.782
33
Bundle of Trouble
HMM
9:00 PM
0.18
1.378
34
Invite Only Cabo
Bravo
9:00 PM
0.18
0.490
35
What Happens at the Abbey
E!
10:00 PM
0.18
0.422
36
College Softball
ESPN
2:30 PM
0.18
0.637
37
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
11:00 PM
0.18
0.506
38
The Powerpuff Girls
Cartoon
5:30 PM
0.18
0.679
39
Mary Kills People
Lifetime
10:02 PM
0.17
0.597
40
Iron Chef Eats
Food
11:00 PM
0.16
0.628
41
My Super Sweet 16
MTV
7:00 PM
0.15
0.302
42
Twin Peaks: The Return
Showtime
9:02 PM
0.15
0.506
43
Iron Chef Eats
Food
11:30 PM
0.15
0.547
44
The Gorburger Show
Comedy
12:00 AM
0.15
0.284
45
Mary Kills People
Lifetime
11:02 PM
0.14
0.502
46
Major League Soccer
ESPN
5:00 PM
0.14
0.331
47
Snapped
Oxygen
6:00 PM
0.13
0.446
48
Premier League Soccer
NBC Sports
9:54 AM
0.13
0.298
49
The Gorburger Show
Comedy
12:30 AM
0.13
0.257
50
Primal Survivor
NatGeo
10:00 PM
0.11
0.400
51
Food Paradises
Travel
8:00 PM
0.10
0.350
52
Promposal
MTV
7:31 PM
0.10
0.189
53
12 Monkeys
Syfy
8:00 PM
0.08
0.278
54
Big Time RV
Travel
9:30 PM
0.08
0.335
55
Talking with Chris Hardwick
AMC
11:00 PM
0.07
0.222
56
Major League Soccer
FS1
7:05 PM
0.07
0.173
57
Big Time RV
Travel
9:00 PM
0.07
0.285
58
The Shocking Truth
Reelz
9:00 PM
0.07
0.247
59
The Shocking Truth
Reelz
9:30 PM
0.07
0.224
60
MLB Baseball
MLBN
2:17 PM
0.06
0.256
61
12 Monkeys
Syfy
9:00 PM
0.05
0.232
62
12 Monkeys
Syfy
10:00 PM
0.05
0.246


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 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.