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[05/02/12 - 06:48 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Continue Surge on TNT
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for tuesday, may 1, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Denver/L.A. Lakers - TNT
3.931 million viewers, #1; 2.401 million adults 18-49 (1.9 rating), #1

NBA Playoffs: Philadelphia/Chicago - TNT
3.108 million viewers, #2; 1.691 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #2

Deadliest Catch - Discovery
2.608 million viewers, #3; 1.578 million adults 18-49 (1.2 rating), #3

Real Housewives of Orange County - Bravo
2.043 million viewers, #4; 1.315 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #4

The Game - BET
2.024 million viewers, #5; 1.285 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #5

Hardcore Pawn (9:30) - truTV
1.869 million viewers, #6; 0.999 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #6

Let's Stay Together - BET
1.592 million viewers, #7; 0.956 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #7

Top Shot - History
1.583 million viewers, #8; 0.899 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #8

Chopped - Food
1.552 million viewers, #9; 0.862 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #9

Secrets of Bin Laden's Lair - Discovery
1.339 million viewers, #10; 0.663 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #11

16 & Pregnant - MTV
1.067 million viewers, #11; 0.719 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #10

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files - Syfy
0.915 million viewers, #12; 0.441 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #13

Dance Moms: Miami (10:00) - Lifetime
0.868 million viewers, #13; 0.505 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #12

The Little Couple (10:00) - TLC
0.807 million viewers, #14; 0.342 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #16

Uprising: Hip Hop & The L.A. Riots - VH1
0.605 million viewers, #15; 0.419 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

Best Ink - Oxygen
0.526 million viewers, #16; 0.344 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #15

Dream Machines - Syfy
0.510 million viewers, #17; 0.250 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #17

Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan - G4
0.196 million viewers, #18; 0.112 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #18

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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