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Monday Final Nationals: Wizards-Celtics Game 7 on TNT Draws Best NBA Conference Semifinal Cable Audience in Five Years

NBC (7.69 million) eked by ABC (7.66 million) to become Monday night’s most-watched network.

TNT dominated in prime time demos — adults 18-49 (approx. 2.5 rating), adults 18-34 (approx. 2.3 rating), and adults 25-54 (approx. 2.6 rating) — with Washington-Boston Game 7 in the second round of the “2017 NBA Playoffs”. With an average of 6.8 million viewers, Game 7 ranks as the most-watched telecast for either a first-round or second-round NBA playoff game on cable since ESPN’s Miami-Indiana Game 6 on May 24, 2012 (6.9 million).

In their respective markets, Boston (18.1 local household rating) and Washington D.C. (10.9 rating) delivered record highs for NBA on TNT telecasts.

(Sources: Turner Sports, Sports Media Watch)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, May 15, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.0/9 7657 0.8/4 1.2/4 1.6/5
8:00 Dancing with the Stars 252 93 6.6/12 10065 1.0/5 1.5/6 2.0/6
10:01 Quantico 260 93 1.9/4 2718 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.0/7 6300 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.7/5
8:00 Big Bang Theory (rs) 253 93 3.8/7 6035 0.6/3 1.1/5 1.7/6
8:30 Man with a Plan (f) 253 93 3.6/6 5733 0.5/3 1.1/4 1.7/5
9:00 Big Bang Theory (rs) 253 93 3.5/6 5563 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.8/5
9:30 Kevin Can Wait (rs) 253 93 3.0/5 4680 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.5/4
10:00 Scorpion (f) 253 93 5.1/10 7893 0.7/3 1.2/5 1.8/6
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.8/9 7693 0.9/4 1.5/6 2.1/7
8:00 The Voice 247 93 5.6/10 9112 1.0/5 1.8/7 2.5/8
10:01 The Wall 247 93 3.2/6 4854 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.4/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.9/3 3011 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
8:00 Gotham 257 93 1.8/3 2977 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:01 Lucifer 257 93 2.0/3 3046 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.9/2 1346 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/2
8:00 Supergirl 247 90 1.2/2 1929 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
9:00 Jane the Virgin 247 90 0.5/1 763 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1533 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1647 0.5/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.8/1 1367 0.5/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1656 0.6/2
10:01 La Piloto 0.9/2 1575 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 1071 0.4/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.4/1 629 0.2/1
7:55 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1314 0.4/2
10:00 El Bienamado (thru 11:00) 0.3/1 554 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.5/1 935 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.6/1 980 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 874 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 953 0.3/1 0.4/1

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 5/15/17

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Quantico” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Man with a Plan” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Scorpion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/8
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

The Wall” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Gotham” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Lucifer” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Supergirl” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Jane the Virgin” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Better Call Saul” (AMC)
1.06 household rating
1.715 million viewers
0.63 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.52
Women 18-49: 0.44
Men 18-49: 0.83

Cable Rankings – Monday 5/15/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, May 15:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
79 78 FIRST 48 AC A&E 8:00 PM 243 479 0.16
75 49 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 537 0.23
69 35 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 591 0.28
50 26 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 775 0.35
39 23 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 951 0.41
36 17 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1074 0.49
28 15 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1188 0.59
77 73 AMC MOVIE: JURASSIC PARK III AMC 6:53 PM 120 502 0.17
18 13 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 10:00 PM 65 1715 0.63
30 18 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1163 0.48
59 38 SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 698 0.26
94 56 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 340 0.21
89 56 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 354 0.21
95 73 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 326 0.17
95 73 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 326 0.17
99 88 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 283 0.15
97 73 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 313 0.17
16 20 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1888 0.44
23 29 CNN NANCY PELOSI TOWN HALL (1.04 HH, 0.17 A18-34) CNN 9:00 PM 60 1510 0.32
24 28 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1504 0.33
14 9 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 9:00 PM 61 2110 0.89
32 22 VEGAS RAT RODS DISC 10:01 PM 61 1144 0.42
53 68 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 739 0.18
60 78 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 689 0.16
65 88 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:55 PM 25 607 0.15
66 78 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 9:20 PM 25 601 0.16
71 94 PJ MASKS DISJR 9:45 PM 25 577 0.14
47 88 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:00 PM 30 796 0.15
91 88 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 10:01 PM 61 351 0.15
87 78 SPORTSCENTER LATE (0.27 HH, 0.16 A18-34) ESPN 10:45 PM 75 396 0.16
68 61 KIDS BBQ CHAMPION 2 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 593 0.19
62 56 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 675 0.21
54 44 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 30 734 0.25
51 38 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 766 0.26
7 38 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2678 0.26
10 38 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2448 0.26
9 44 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2464 0.25
88 61 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 8:00 PM 31 372 0.19
82 52 BABY DADDY FRFM 8:31 PM 31 456 0.22
86 68 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE PROPOSAL FRFM 9:02 PM 118 406 0.18
42 33 FX MOVIE PRIME: BATTLESHIP FX 8:00 PM 180 899 0.29
83 94 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 434 0.14
72 61 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 576 0.19
85 78 MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST HBO 10:00 PM 82 409 0.16
41 49 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:00 PM 30 915 0.23
38 47 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:30 PM 30 985 0.24
35 47 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1078 0.24
31 37 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1159 0.27
22 33 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1587 0.29
25 32 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1483 0.30
34 78 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1088 0.16
19 44 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 1658 0.25
26 31 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1356 0.31
29 38 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1183 0.26
54 61 KILLER IN THE SUN ID 8:00 PM 60 734 0.19
45 68 DATELINE ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 819 0.18
40 56 REAL STORY W/ MARIA ELENA ID 10:00 PM 60 929 0.21
13 35 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 2132 0.28
2 16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 3140 0.50
11 27 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2311 0.34
100 94 TEEN MOM SSN 6B MTV 8:00 PM 60 280 0.14
37 14 TEEN MOM SSN 6B MTV 9:00 PM 61 1047 0.60
73 29 TEEN MOM SSN 6B AFTER MTV 10:01 PM 31 567 0.32
90 68 MY SUPER SWEET 16 S10 MTV 10:32 PM 30 352 0.18
17 12 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 2: OTTAWA @ PITTSBURGH (1.04 HH, 0.54 A18-34) NBCSN 8:03 PM 163 1737 0.67
76 52 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS (0.33 HH, 0.19 A18-34) NBCSN 10:46 PM 74 506 0.22
27 52 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1222 0.22
33 61 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1118 0.19
46 56 FULL HOUSE NICKA 9:00 PM 30 806 0.21
58 61 FULL HOUSE NICKA 9:30 PM 30 713 0.19
63 61 FULL HOUSE NICKA 10:00 PM 30 666 0.19
56 52 FULL HOUSE NICKA 10:30 PM 30 724 0.22
57 94 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 723 0.14
52 94 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 746 0.14
78 88 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 498 0.15
69 73 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 591 0.17
80 78 COPS (O) SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 471 0.16
80 78 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 471 0.16
84 94 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 416 0.14
61 49 SYFY MOVIE: MALEFICENT SYFY 7:00 PM 120 686 0.23
67 94 SYFY MOVIE: SEVENTH SON SYFY 9:00 PM 122 599 0.14
48 23 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 791 0.41
49 23 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 785 0.41
44 21 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 30 834 0.43
43 19 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 60 877 0.47
74 38 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS 10:30 PM 30 552 0.26
64 68 MY BABY WEIGHS 47 POUNDS TLC 10:00 PM 60 643 0.18
5 4 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 13 2756 1.03
1 1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 GAME 7: WASHINGTON @ BOSTON (4.15 HH, 2.48 A18-34) TNT 8:13 PM 157 6800 2.70
3 2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:50 PM 50 2956 1.28
92 78 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 346 0.16
93 78 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 343 0.16
98 88 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 30 299 0.15
4 5 WWE RAW (1.68 HH, 0.86 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 2884 1.02
6 7 WWE RAW (1.63 HH, 0.81 A18-34) USA 9:00 PM 60 2724 0.94
8 6 WWE RAW (1.57 HH, 0.84 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 69 2645 0.96
12 3 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2291 1.18
15 8 BASKETBALL WIVES 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 1910 0.92
21 10 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 10:00 PM 30 1608 0.76
20 11 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 10:30 PM 30 1612 0.73

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • renamoretti1

    Quantico has to have broken some sort of record for lack of retention.

    Another ratings gift from Channing Dungey’s flop renewals strategy…