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[05/17/12 - 02:26 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Lakers/Thunder Continue Playoff Surge for TNT
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, may 16, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: L.A. Lakers/Oklahoma City - TNT
7.445 million viewers, #1; 4.392 million adults 18-49 (3.4 rating), #1

NBA Playoffs: Boston/Philadelphia - TNT
3.730 million viewers, #2; 2.053 million adults 18-49 (1.6 rating), #2

Duck Dynasty (10:00) - A&E
2.049 million viewers, #3; 1.194 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #3

Ghost Hunters - Syfy
1.812 million viewers, #4; 0.910 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #4

American Restoration (10:00) - History
1.763 million viewers, #5; 0.789 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #5

South Beach Tow (9:30) - truTV
1.350 million viewers, #6; 0.765 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #6

NHL Playoffs: New York/New Jersey - NBCSN
1.342 million viewers, #7; 0.680 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #8

Restaurant: Impossible (10:00) - Food
1.292 million viewers, #8; 0.633 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #9

Total Blackout (10:00) - Syfy
1.257 million viewers, #9; 0.700 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #7

Hot in Cleveland - TV Land
1.169 million viewers, #10; 0.388 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
1.148 million viewers, #11; 0.389 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #16

America's Best Dance Crew - MTV
1.029 million viewers, #12; 0.612 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #10

Toddlers & Tiaras - TLC
0.979 million viewers, #13; 0.535 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #11

Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis - Bravo
0.954 million viewers, #14; 0.524 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #12

Happily Divorced - TV Land
0.940 million viewers, #15; 0.365 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #19

American Digger (10:00) - Spike TV
0.934 million viewers, #16; 0.392 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #15

American Guns - Discovery
0.890 million viewers, #17; 0.514 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #13

Around the World in 80 Plates - Bravo
0.644 million viewers, #18; 0.372 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

MLB Baseball: Boston/Tampa Bay - ESPN
0.597 million viewers, #19; 0.284 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #20

Auction Kings (10:00) - Discovery
0.575 million viewers, #20; 0.278 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #21

The Soup - E!
0.561 million viewers, #21; 0.424 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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