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Top 100 Primetime Cable: April 30 - May 6, 2018

The NBA and Cable News dominate the top half of this week's cable chart, with just 9 spots, within the top 50, fall out side of the news or NBA playoff action.

The NBA Playoffs take the top seven spots and nine of the top 11. The to seven approach an average of near fiver million viewers and a 1.8 rating in Adults 18-49.

Cable news puts a few dozen shows in the top 50, with FOX News' HANNITY leading the way with the top four programs in the category, within the top 16 spots.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, with 2.5 million viewers, ranked just 30th on the week, and lead all scripted programs. the only other scripted original in the top 50 was the premiere of THE GOOD WITCH at #49.

WWE was strong on the week, with RAW making the top 15 and SMACKDOWN ranked 33rd on the week.


Top 100 Cable Programs:
Rank Day Show Net Time P2* A18-49
1 Tue NBA Playoffs: NO v GS TNT 10:56 PM 5,652 2.2
2 Tue NBA Playoffs: CLE v TOR TNT 8:00 PM 5,587 2.1
3 Thu NBA Playoffs: PHI v BOS TNT 8:40 PM 5,088 2.0
4 Mon NBA Playoffs: PHI v BOS TNT 8:13 PM 4,689 1.8
5 Sun NBA Playoffs: HOU v UTAH TNT 8:00 PM 4,350 1.6
6 Wed NBA Playoffs: UTAH v HAOU TNT 8:13 PM 4,305 1.6
7 Fri NBA Playoffs: GS v NO ESPN 8:00 PM 4,160 1.4
8 Wed Hannity FOXN 9:00 PM 3,490 0.4
9 Fri NBA Playoffs: HOU v UTAH ESPN 10:34 PM 3,472 1.3
10 Mon Hannity FOXN 9:00 PM 3,245 0.3
11 Thu NBA Playoffs: CLE v TOR ESPN 6:03 PM 3,233 1.2
12 Thu Hannity FOXN 9:00 PM 3,208 0.3
13 Mon WWE Raw USA 9:00 PM 3,184 1.1
14 Mon WWE Raw USA 8:00 PM 3,136 1.1
15 Thu Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,025 0.4
16 Tue Hannity FOXN 9:00 PM 2,977 0.3
17 Mon WWE Raw USA 10:00 PM 2,878 1.0
18 Mon Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,782 0.3
19 Mon Tucker Carlson Tonight FOXN 8:00 PM 2,770 0.3
20 Sat SportsCenter  ESPN 7:57 PM 2,765 1.1
21 Fri Hannity Special FOXN 9:00 PM 2,709 0.2
22 Wed Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,688 0.3
23 Thu Tucker Carlson Tonight FOXN 8:00 PM 2,680 0.3
24 Tue Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,650 0.3
25 Mon Ingraham Angle FOXN 10:00 PM 2,645 0.2
26 Wed Tucker Carlson Tonight FOXN 8:00 PM 2,642 0.3
27 Fri Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,586 0.3
28 Thu Ingraham Angle FOXN 10:00 PM 2,584 0.2
29 Mon Inside The NBA Playoffs TNT 10:45 PM 2,532 1.1
30 Sun Fear The Walking Dead AMC 9:00 PM 2,485 0.9
31 Wed Ingraham Angle FOXN 10:00 PM 2,467 0.3
32 Wed Inside The NBA Playoffs TNT 10:50 PM 2,450 1.0
33 Tue WWE Smackdown USA 8:00 PM 2,436 0.8
34 Wed Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,408 0.2
35 Fri Tucker Carlson Tonight FOXN 8:00 PM 2,384 0.2
36 Tue Tucker Carlson Tonight FOXN 8:00 PM 2,382 0.3
37 Mon NBA Playoffs Pre-Game TNT 8:00 PM 2,340 0.8
38 Fri Ingraham Angle FOXN 10:00 PM 2,340 0.2
39 Thu Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,338 0.3
40 Tue Ingraham Angle FOXN 10:00 PM 2,182 0.2
41 Mon Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,168 0.2
42 Sun Inside The NBA Playoffs TNT 10:33 PM 2,117 0.9
43 Mon Love & Hip Hop Atlanta  VH1 8:00 PM 2,054 1.1
44 Sat Justice W/ Judge Jeanine FOXN 9:00 PM 2,021 0.1
45 Thu NBA Playoffs Pre-Game TNT 8:30 PM 2,013 0.7
46 Wed NBA Playoffs Pre-Game TNT 8:00 PM 1,990 0.6
47 Tue Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,938 0.2
48 Sun The Good Witch HALL 9:00 PM 1,929 0.2
49 Sat Live PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,915 0.6
50 Thu All In w/ C. Hayes MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,855 0.2
51 Thu Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 1,795 0.4
52 Fri Live PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,769 0.6
53 Tue Deadliest Catch DISC 9:00 PM 1,749 0.4
54 Thu NHL Playoffs: WAS v PIT NBCSN 6:58 PM 1,746 0.6
55 Mon All In w/ C. Hayes MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,738 0.2
56 Tue Little People, Big World TLC 8:00 PM 1,714 0.4
57 Tue NHL Playoffs: WAS v PIT NBCSN 7:28 PM 1,712 0.6
58 Sun Naked And Afraid Xl DISC 10:00 PM 1,690 0.6
59 Tue All In w/ C. Hayes MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,688 0.2
60 Fri Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,680 0.2
61 Sat The Greg Gutfeld Show FOXN 10:00 PM 1,680 0.1
62 Wed All In w/ C. Hayes MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,640 0.2
63 Sun Westworld HBO 9:02 PM 1,631 0.6
64 Tue Real Housewives Bev Hills BRVO 9:00 PM 1,612 0.6
65 Sun Naked And Afraid DISC 9:00 PM 1,603 0.5
66 Mon House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,600 0.3
67 Sun Mexico Life HGTV 10:00 PM 1,581 0.4
68 Tue Haves And The Have Nots OWN 9:00 PM 1,551 0.3
69 Sun Caribbean Life HGTV 9:30 PM 1,524 0.4
70 Sun Mexico Life HGTV 10:30 PM 1,524 0.4
71 Fri NHL Playoffs: TB v BOS NBCSN 7:03 PM 1,522 0.5
72 Sat Watters World FOXN 8:00 PM 1,516 0.1
73 Thu Jersey Shore:Fam Vacation MTV 8:00 PM 1,513 0.9
74 Mon House Hunters Intl HGTV 10:30 PM 1,512 0.3
75 Sun Lakefront Bargain Hunt HGTV 8:30 PM 1,511 0.3
76 Wed NHL Playoffs TB v BOS NBCSN 7:03 PM 1,509 0.5
77 Mon Vanderpump Rules BRVO 9:00 PM 1,506 0.6
78 Fri Real Time With Bill Maher HBO 10:00 PM 1,499 0.3
79 Wed Property Bros. HGTV 9:00 PM 1,493 0.3
80 Thu House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,488 0.3
81 Sun Life, Liberty And Levin FOXN 10:00 PM 1,487 0.2
82 Mon Teyana & Iman VH1 9:00 PM 1,479 0.7
83 Fri All In w/ C. Hayes MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,464 0.2
84 Wed House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,458 0.3
85 Sun Long Island Medium: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 1,452 0.3
86 Sun MLB: CHI v STL ESPN 8:00 PM 1,422 0.4
87 Thu House Hunters Intl HGTV 10:30 PM 1,418 0.2
88 Sun Long Lost Family TLC 10:05 PM 1,416 0.3
89 Tue House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,412 0.3
90 Wed House Hunters Intl HGTV 10:30 PM 1,411 0.3
91 Sun Caribbean Life HGTV 9:00 PM 1,386 0.3
92 Mon NHL Playoffs: BOS v TB NBCSN 7:03 PM 1,381 0.5
93 Wed The Real Housewives/ Nyc BRVO 9:00 PM 1,369 0.4
94 Mon American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1,365 0.2
95 Sun NHL Playoffs: LV v SJ NBCSN 7:31 PM 1,335 0.4
96 Mon Spring Baking Champion  FOOD 9:00 PM 1,329 0.4
97 Sat Beachfront Brgn Hunt Reno HGTV 10:00 PM 1,329 0.2
98 Sun Lakefront Bargain Hunt HGTV 8:00 PM 1,328 0.3
99 Tue Good Bones HGTV 9:00 PM 1,324 0.3
100 Sun NBA Playoffs Pre-Game TNT 7:30 PM 1,307 0.5
* - Viewership (,000)


Primetime Cable Network Averages:
Net P2*
FOXN 2,359
MSNBC 1,775
CNN 859
Net P2*
ESPN 1,355
ESPN2 129
FS1 178
FS2 30
NBCSN 1,362
Net P2*
AMC 661
A&E 796
DISC 870
FX 579
HGTV 1,248
HIST 978
ID 930
TBS 1,226
TNT 3,140
USA 1,232


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