Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Basketball,' 'WWE SmackDown!,' 'Deadliest Catch,' 'Forged in Fire,' 'NHL Hockey' & More!

On May 16, 2017, ESPN's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 2.18 - followed by USA's WWE SmackDown! (0.68), Discovery's Deadliest Catch (0.55) and History's Forged in Fire (0.50).

NBA Basketball was the most viewed program with 5.775 million viewers - followed by WWE SmackDown! (2.175), Deadliest Catch (2.034) and Nickelodeon's The Loud House (1.834).


                                                    The Cable Ratings for Tuesday, May 16

Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
ESPN
8:59 PM
2.18
5.775
2
WWE SmackDown!
USA
8:00 PM
0.68
2.175
3
Deadliest Catch
Discovery
9:00 PM
0.55
2.034
4
Forged in Fire
History
9:00 PM
0.50
1.318
5
If Loving You Is Wrong
OWN
9:00 PM
0.47
1.787
6
Below Deck Mediterranean
Bravo
9:00 PM
0.40
1.092
7
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
8:01 PM
0.40
1.095
8
The Loud House
Nickelodeon
5:00 PM
0.39
1.834
9
Little People, Big World
TLC
9:00 PM
0.35
1.654
10
The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros
MTV
9:01 PM
0.33
0.568
11
Little Women: LA
Lifetime
9:00 PM
0.32
0.942
12
The Challenge Reunion
MTV
8:00 PM
0.32
0.501
13
Cooper’s Treasure
Discovery
10:02 PM
0.31
1.130
14
Love Kills
ID
10:00 PM
0.30
1.033
15
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy
11:00 PM
0.29
1.024
16
Home Town
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.27
1.317
17
Team Ninja Warrior
USA
10:00 PM
0.27
0.848
18
Chopped
Food
10:00 PM
0.25
0.794
19
7 Little Johnstons
TLC
10:03 PM
0.23
1.068
20
Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case
ID
9:00 PM
0.22
1.027
21
Chopped Junior
Food
8:00 PM
0.20
0.638
22
Born This Way
A&E
9:00 PM
0.17
0.546
23
Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Cartoon
5:30 PM
0.16
0.714
24
Genius
NatGeo
9:00 PM
0.15
0.928
25
@Midnight
Comedy
11:31 PM
0.15
0.461
26
Rebel
BET
10:00 PM
0.15
0.461
27
Born This Way
A&E
10:01 PM
0.14
0.457
28
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
11:00 PM
0.14
0.383
29
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Travel
9;00 PM
0.13
0.445
30
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Travel
9:30 PM
0.13
0.468
31
The Americans
FX
10:00 PM
0.12
0.620
32
Problematic with Moshe Kasher
Comedy
12:01 AM
0.12
0.254
33
E! News
E!
7:00 PM
0.12
0.311
34
Famous in Love
Freeform
9:00 PM
0.09
0.212
35
E! News
E!
11:02 PM
0.07
0.230
36
Vice News Tonight
HBO
7:30 PM
0.07
0.255
37
Premier League Soccer
NBC Sports
2:39 PM
0.07
0.173
38
The Manns 
TV One
8:00 PM
0.06
0.199
39
Graveyard Carz
Velocity
10:00 PM
0.06
0.267
40
Upscale with Prentice Penny
TruTV
11:00 PM
0.06
0.129
41
MLB Baseball
MLBN
8:15 PM
0.05
0.262
42
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Science
10:04 PM
0.04
0.206
43
Backyard Goldmine
DIY
10:00 PM
0.04
0.207
44
Space’s Deepest Secrets
Science
9:02 PM
0.04
0.238
45
Backyard Goldmine
DIY
10:30 PM
0.04
0.195

No rating information was made immediately available for American Heroes' Nazi Fugitives; Cooking's Big Bad BBQ Brawl; Freeform's Truth & Iliza; National Geographic's Breakthrough; and Viceland's Jungletown & Desus & Mero.


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.