Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Playoffs,' 'WWE SmackDown,' 'Deadliest Catch,' 'Below Deck Mediterranean' & More!

On May 15, 2018, ESPN's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 3.25 - followed by ESPN's NBA Draft Lottery (0.97), USA's WWE SmackDown (0.70) and NBC Sports' NHL Hockey (0.53).

NBA Basketball was the most viewed program with 8.229 million viewers - followed by NBA Draft Lottery (2.420), WWE SmackDown (2.298) and OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots (1.721).


                                                   The Cable Ratings for Tuesday, May 15

Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
ESPN
8:30 PM
3.25
8.229
2
NBA Draft Lottery
ESPN
7:30 PM
0.97
2.420
3
WWE SmackDown!
USA
8:00 PM
0.70
2.298
4
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
8:03 PM
0.53
1.451
5
Deadliest Catch
Discovery
9:00 PM
0.46
1.698
6
Below Deck Mediterranean
Bravo
9:00 PM
0.44
1.252
7
Chrisley Knows Best
USA
10:00 PM
0.43
1.282
8
The Last O.G.
TBS
10:30 PM
0.42
1.008
9
The Haves and the Have Nots
OWN
9:00 PM
0.40
1.721
10
Forged in Fire
History
9:00 PM
0.38
1.182
11
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Bravo
8:00 PM
0.37
1.156
12
Tosh.0
Comedy
10:00 PM
0.31
0.552
13
The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars
MTV
10:00 PM
0.30
0.509
14
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death
History
10:03 PM
0.29
0.885
15
Forbidden: Dying for Love
ID
10:00 PM
0.27
1.080
16
Good Bones
HGTV
9:00 PM
0.26
1.479
17
Hidden Potential
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.25
1.150
18
Chopped
Food
9:00 PM
0.25
0.835
19
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy
11:00 PM
0.25
0.787
20
House Hunters
HGTV
10:30 PM
0.24
1.174
21
Legion
FX
10:00 PM
0.22
0.451
22
The Cromarties
USA
10:31 PM
0.20
0.545
23
The Jim Jefferies Show
Comedy
10:30 PM
0.19
0.423
24
Last Outpost
Discovery
10:00 PM
0.19
0.794
25
Web of Lies
ID
9:00 PM
0.16
0.876
26
Ink Master: Angels
Paramount
10:00 PM
0.15
0.345
27
Long Lost Family
TLC
8:00 PM
0.14
0.942
28
Shadowhunters
Freeform
8:00 PM
0.14
0.365
29
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
11:00 PM
0.14
0.429
30
Sell It Like Serhant
Bravo
10:00 PM
0.13
0.422
31
In Contempt
BET
10:00 PM
0.13
0.360
32
This is Life Live
TLC
9:00 PM
0.12
0.753
33
Shadowhunters
Freeform
9:01 PM
0.12
0.311
34
E! News
E!
7:00 PM
0.11
0.342
35
The Zimmern List
Travel
9:00 PM
0.11
0.461
36
Vice News Tonight
HBO
7:30 PM
0.11
0.332
37
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
Comedy
11:31 PM
0.11
0.276
38
Salvage Hunters
Velocity
10:00 PM
0.08
0.257
39
MLB Baseball
FS1
8:00 PM
0.07
0.411
40
Space’s Deepest Secrets
Science
10:04 PM
0.07
0.312
41
Genius: Picasso
NatGeo
10:00 PM
0.07
0.330
42
Unearthed
Science
9:02 PM
0.07
0.341
43
JDM Legends
Velocity
9:00 PM
0.06
0.205
44
Desus & Mero
Viceland
11:00 PM
0.06
0.092
45
Gangsters: America’s Most Evil
Reelz
9:00 PM
0.05
0.168
46
The Chris Gethard Show
TruTV
11:00 PM
0.04
0.088

No rating information was made immediately available for Audience's You Me Her and DIY's Holmes: Next Generation.


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.