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[05/30/14 - 02:21 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBA Playoffs Claim Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, may 29, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 42 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Thunder at Spurs - TNT
6.925 million viewers, #1; 3.568 million adults 18-49 (2.81 rating), #1

Last Comic Standing (10:00) - NBC
4.661 million viewers, #2; 1.990 million adults 18-49 (1.57 rating), #3

Hell's Kitchen (8:00) - FOX
4.542 million viewers, #3; 2.076 million adults 18-49 (1.63 rating), #2

Hollywood Game Night (8:00) - NBC
4.247 million viewers, #4; 1.488 million adults 18-49 (1.17 rating), #6

Pawn Stars (9:30) - History
4.121 million viewers, #5; 1.398 million adults 18-49 (1.10 rating), #7

Pawn Stars (9:00) - History
3.861 million viewers, #6; 1.376 million adults 18-49 (1.08 rating), #8

Undateable (9:00) - NBC
3.841 million viewers, #7; 1.615 million adults 18-49 (1.27 rating), #5

Undateable (9:30) - NBC
3.816 million viewers, #8; 1.644 million adults 18-49 (1.29 rating), #4

Black Box (10:00) - ABC
3.808 million viewers, #9; 0.966 million adults 18-49 (0.76 rating), #11

Gang Related (9:00) - FOX
3.150 million viewers, #10; 1.216 million adults 18-49 (0.96 rating), #9

NHL Playoffs: Canadiens at Rangers - NBCSN
2.123 million viewers, #11; 0.975 million adults 18-49 (0.77 rating), #10

Big Rig Bounty Hunters (10:00) - History
2.047 million viewers, #12; 0.851 million adults 18-49 (0.67 rating), #13

NBA Pre-Game - TNT
2.015 million viewers, #13; 0.947 million adults 18-49 (0.75 rating), #12

Big Rig Bounty Hunters (10:30) - History
1.727 million viewers, #14; 0.658 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #19

Life Below Zero (9:00) - NGC
1.607 million viewers, #15; 0.468 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #20

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.592 million viewers, #16; 0.467 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #21

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.586 million viewers, #17; 0.465 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #22

The Killer Speaks (10:00) - A&E
1.484 million viewers, #18; 0.729 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #16

The First 48 (9:00) - A&E
1.402 million viewers, #19; 0.726 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #17

Impractical Jokers (9:30) - truTV
1.241 million viewers, #20; 0.801 million adults 18-49 (0.63 rating), #14

The Carbonaro Effect (10:00) - truTV
1.165 million viewers, #21; 0.680 million adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), #18

The Challenge: Free Agents (10:00) - MTV
1.084 million viewers, #22; 0.796 million adults 18-49 (0.63 rating), #15

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.079 million viewers, #23; 0.418 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #25

The Savage Line (10:00)* - NGC
1.047 million viewers, #24; 0.317 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #28

Chopped Canada (9:00) - Food
0.963 million viewers, #25; 0.423 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #23

The Sixties (9:00)* - CNN
0.914 million viewers, #26; 0.142 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #35

National Spelling Bee (8:00) - ESPN
0.909 million viewers, #27; 0.422 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #24

Karma's a Bitch (8:00)* - ID
0.750 million viewers, #28; 0.244 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #30

Dates from Hell (9:00)* - ID
0.750 million viewers, #29; 0.244 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #31

Blood Relatives (10:00)* - ID
0.750 million viewers, #30; 0.244 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #32

Food Court Wars (10:00) - Food
0.746 million viewers, #31; 0.317 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #27

LA Hair (9:00) - WE tv
0.719 million viewers, #32; 0.372 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #26

North Woods Law (9:00)* - Animal Planet
0.710 million viewers, #33; 0.225 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #33

Anger Management (9:30) - FX
0.501 million viewers, #34; 0.311 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #29

Mysteries at the Museum (9:00)* - Travel
0.497 million viewers, #35; 0.173 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #34

The American Bible Challenge (8:00)* - GSN
0.380 million viewers, #36; 0.085 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #40

How It's Made (9:00)* - Science
0.372 million viewers, #37; 0.122 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #37

How Do They Do It? (9:30)* - Science
0.372 million viewers, #38; 0.122 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #38

Our America with Lisa Ling (10:00)* - OWN
0.292 million viewers, #39; 0.124 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #36

The Rickey Smiley Show (10:00)* - TV One
0.206 million viewers, #40; 0.112 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #39

Maron (10:00)* - IFC
0.152 million viewers, #41; 0.051 million adults 18-49 (0.04 rating), #41

Comedy Bang! Bang! (10:30)* - IFC
0.152 million viewers, #42; 0.051 million adults 18-49 (0.04 rating), #42

[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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