Friday, August 21, 2020

Thursday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Basketball,' 'Democratic Convention,' 'The Real Housewives of New York City' & More!

On August 20, 2020, ESPN's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 1.34 - followed by CNN's America's Choice 2020: Democratic Convention (1.02), MSNBC's Decision 2020: Democratic Convention (0.71), MSNBC's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams (0.42) and Fox News' Hannity (0.40).





                                                     The Cable Ratings for Thursday, August 20 


Show

Network

Time

18 - 49 Rating

Viewers (Millions)

1

NBA Basketball

ESPN

9:00 PM

1.34

2.942

2

America’s Choice 2020: Democratic Convention

CNN

10:00 PM

1.02

5.569

3

Decision 2020: Democratic Convention

MSNBC

10:37 PM

0.71

6.225

4

America’s Choice 2020: Democratic Convention

CNN

8:46 PM

0.68

4.389

5

NBA Basketball

ESPN

6:07 PM

0.66

1.626

6

America’s Choice 2020: Democratic Convention

CNN

11:14 PM

0.66

3.690

7

Decision 2020: Democratic Convention

MSNBC

8:50 PM

0.62

5.676

8

NBA Basketball

ESPN

3:38 PM

0.48

1.315

9

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

MSNBC

11:16 PM

0.42

4.052

10

Hannity

Fox News

9:00 PM

0.40

4.587

11

Tucker Carlson Tonight

Fox News

8:00 PM

0.38

4.283

12

Democracy 2020: Democratic Convention

Fox News

10:00 PM

0.35

2.968

13

The Ingraham Angle

Fox News

11:29 PM

0.33

2.694

14

Chrisley Knows Best

USA

9:01 PM

0.31

1.044

15

The Real Housewives of New York City

Bravo

9:00 PM

0.31

1.060

16

Decision 2020: Democratic Convention

MSNBC

8:00 PM

0.31

3.526

17

America’s Choice 2020: Democratic Convention

CNN

8:00 PM

0.29

2.273

18

NBA Basketball

ESPN

1:10 PM

0.29

0.764

19

Double Shot at Love

MTV

8:00 PM

0.27

0.462

20

The First 48

A&E

9:00 PM

0.26

0.934

21

Court Cam

A&E

10:01 PM

0.25

1.037

22

America’s Choice 2020: Democratic Convention

CNN

12:00 AM

0.25

1.742

23

Alone

History

8:00 PM

0.24

1.335

24

NHL Hockey

NBC Sports

8:02 PM

0.23

0.659

25

The Story with Martha MacCallum

Fox News

7:00 PM

0.21

2.106

26

The ReidOut with Joy Reid

MSNBC

7:00 PM

0.21

2.205

27

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Comedy

11:00 PM

0.20

0.509

28

Erin Burnett OutFront

CNN

7:00 PM

0.20

1.486

29

Christina on the Coast

HGTV

9:00 PM

0.20

1.273

30

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

MSNBC

12:00 AM

0.20

2.176

31

Fox News at Night

Fox News

12:00 AM

0.20

1.703

32

House Hunters

HGTV

10:01 PM

0.19

1.352

33

Restaurant: Impossible

Food

9:00 PM

0.18

0.809

34

Cannonball

USA

8:00 PM

0.17

0.576

35

A Time to Kill

ID

10:00 PM

0.16

0.769

36

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars

WE tv

9:00 PM

0.16

0.451

37

Ridiculousness

MTV

11:00 PM

0.16

0.390

38

The Beat with Ari Melber

MSNBC

1:00 AM

0.14

1.198

39

NHL Hockey

NBC Sports

10:32 PM

0.14

0.411

40

America’s Choice 2020: Democratic Convention

CNN

1:00 AM

0.13

0.956

41

Homestead Rescue

Discovery

8:00 PM

0.13

1.062

42

Tacoma FD

TruTV

10:00 PM

0.11

0.215

43

Revenge Prank

MTV

9:00 PM

0.11

0.234

44

100 Days Wild

Discovery

9:01 PM

0.10

0.790

45

Ghost Adventures

Travel

9:00 PM

0.10

0.289

46

Married at First Sight: Australia

Lifetime

9:00 PM

0.10

0.584

47

Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam

Lifetime

8:00 PM

0.10

0.516

48

Lost Resort

TBS

10:00 PM

0.09

0.335

49

Married at First Sight: Australia

Lifetime

10:03 PM

0.08

0.500

50

Killer Couples

Oxygen

8:00 PM

0.07

0.254

51

Bringing Up Bates

Up

9:00 PM

0.05

0.211

52

Strange Evidence

Science

9:00 PM

0.04

0.309

53

Cake

FXX

10:00 PM

0.04

0.080

54

Fire Masters

Cooking

10:00 PM

0.03

0.110

55

MLB Baseball

FS1

7:12 PM

0.03

0.175

56

Nightly Pop

E!

11:30 PM

0.03

0.087

57

MLB Baseball

MLBN

1:08 PM

0.02

0.127


No rating information was made immediately available for Showtime's Desus & Mero and Viceland's Vice News Tonight.


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. 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.