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[05/18/12 - 04:54 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Doubleheader Puts ESPN on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, may 17, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio/L.A. Clippers - ESPN
4.683 million viewers, #1; 2.634 million adults 18-49 (2.1 rating), #1

NBA Playoffs: Indiana/Miami - ESPN
4.453 million viewers, #2; 2.593 million adults 18-49 (2.0 rating), #2

Swamp People - History
4.103 million viewers, #3; 1.867 million adults 18-49 (1.5 rating), #3

Impact Wrestling - Spike TV
1.476 million viewers, #4; 0.600 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #8

After the First 48 - A&E
1.403 million viewers, #5; 0.804 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #5

Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding (9:30) - Bravo
1.333 million viewers, #6; 0.747 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #6

The Pauly D Project - MTV
1.211 million viewers, #7; 0.832 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #4

Punk'd - MTV
1.125 million viewers, #8; 0.650 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #7

Sweet Genius - Food
1.033 million viewers, #9; 0.593 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #9

Obese and Expecting - TLC
0.876 million viewers, #10; 0.479 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #10

Birth Moms - TLC
0.703 million viewers, #11; 0.355 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #13

Kathy - Bravo
0.669 million viewers, #12; 0.469 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #11

7 Days of Sex - Lifetime
0.620 million viewers, #13; 0.379 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #12

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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