Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Playoffs,' 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,' 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' 'Atlanta' & More!

On May 3, 2018, TNT's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 2.01 - followed by ESPN's NBA Basketball (1.24), MTV's Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (0.87) and NBC Sports' NHL Hockey (0.60).

TNT's NBA Basketball was the most viewed program with 5.088 million viewers - followed by ESPN's NBA Basketball (3.233), History's Swamp People (1.795) and NHL Hockey (1.746).


                                                   The Cable Ratings for Thursday, May 3

Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
TNT
8:40 PM
2.01
5.088
2
NBA Basketball
ESPN
6:03 PM
1.24
3.233
3
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
MTV
8:00 PM
0.87
1.513
4
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
6:58 PM
0.60
1.746
5
RuPaul’s Drag Race
VH1
8:00 PM
0.45
0.840
6
Ex on the Beach
MTV
9:00 PM
0.44
0.727
7
Southern Charm
Bravo
9:00 PM
0.42
1.200
8
Swamp People
History
9:00 PM
0.41
1.795
9
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
9:45 PM
0.39
1.036
10
Untucked
VH1
9:30 PM
0.39
0.683
11
Atlanta
FX
10:00 PM
0.38
0.694
12
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
10:00 PM
0.34
0.654
13
Truck Night in America
History
10:03 PM
0.31
0.931
14
Diabolical
ID
10:00 PM
0.30
1.222
15
House Hunters
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.26
1.488
16
Braxton Family Values
WE tv
9:00 PM
0.26
0.810
17
Murder Calls
ID
9:00 PM
0.25
1.125
18
House Hunters International
HGTV
10:30 PM
0.24
1.418
19
Beat Bobby Flay
Food
10:00 PM
0.24
0.856
20
Flip or Flop Vegas
HGTV
9:00 PM
0.23
1.166
21
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy
11:00 PM
0.20
0.771
22
Hustle & Soul
WE tv
10:00 PM
0.20
0.562
23
The First 48
A&E
8:00 PM
0.18
0.589
24
Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48
A&E
9:00 PM
0.18
0.563
25
Siren
Freeform
8:00 PM
0.16
0.513
26
Conan
TBS
11:00 PM
0.15
0.430
27
Imposters
Bravo
10:00 PM
0.13
0.453
28
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
11:00 PM
0.13
0.390
29
Mysteries at the Museum
Travel
9:00 PM
0.12
0.622
30
Talk Show the Game Show
TruTV
11:00 PM
0.12
0.237
31
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
Comedy
11:31 PM
0.11
0.322
32
Mysteries at the Museum
Travel
10:00 PM
0.11
0.604
33
Vice News Tonight
HBO
7:32 PM
0.10
0.334
34
E! News
E!
7:00 PM
0.09
0.271
35
Nobodies
TV Land
10:00 PM
0.09
0.402
36
Engineering Catastrophes
Science
10:04 PM
0.09
0.368
37
UEL Semifinal
FS1
2:55 PM
0.08
0.250
38
IMPACT Wrestling
Pop
8:00 PM
0.07
0.299
39
World’s Most Epic
Science
9:02 PM
0.06
0.299
40
Desus & Mero
Viceland
11:00 PM
0.06
0.088

No rating information was made immediately available for BBC America's Thursday Night Darts; Cooking's Carnival Eats; and Up's Bringing Up Bates.


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic 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.