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[05/28/14 - 12:00 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBA Playoffs Claim Top Spot for ESPN
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, may 24, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Pacers at Heat - ESPN
6.818 million viewers, #1; 3.436 million adults 18-49 (2.71 rating), #1

20/20 (9:00) - ABC
3.007 million viewers, #2; 0.796 million adults 18-49 (0.63 rating), #3

NHL Playoffs: Blackhawks at Kings - NBC
2.431 million viewers, #3; 1.053 million adults 18-49 (0.83 rating), #2

Nightline Prime (10:00) - ABC
2.369 million viewers, #4; 0.684 million adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), #5

FOX Saturday Baseball - FOX
1.830 million viewers, #5; 0.549 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #6

House Hunters Renovation (10:00) - HGTV
1.693 million viewers, #6; 0.421 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #7

NBA Pre-Game - ESPN
1.575 million viewers, #7; 0.782 million adults 18-49 (0.62 rating), #4

OMG EMT! (10:00) - TLC
1.183 million viewers, #8; 0.390 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #9

Sex Sent Me to the ER (9:00) - TLC
1.104 million viewers, #9; 0.393 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #8

Happily Never After (9:00) - ID
0.795 million viewers, #10; 0.254 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #14

UFC Prelims - FS1
0.697 million viewers, #11; 0.382 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #10

How (Not) to Kill Your Husband (10:00) - ID
0.688 million viewers, #12; 0.258 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #13

Iyanla: Fix My Life (9:00) - OWN
0.562 million viewers, #13; 0.226 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #15

Orphan Black (9:00) - BBCA
0.541 million viewers, #14; 0.319 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #11

Outrageous Acts of Science (10:00) - Science
0.482 million viewers, #15; 0.274 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #12

American Swamp Monsters (8:00)* - Animal Planet
0.466 million viewers, #16; 0.161 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #16

Man-Eating Super Squid (9:00)* - Animal Planet
0.466 million viewers, #17; 0.161 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #17

America's Book of Secrets (10:00)* - H2
0.442 million viewers, #18; 0.124 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #20

Love in the City (10:00)* - OWN
0.397 million viewers, #19; 0.151 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #18

In the Flesh (10:00)* - BBCA
0.287 million viewers, #20; 0.147 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #19

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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