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Monday Final Nationals: Thunder-Warriors Game 7 on TNT Becomes All-Time Most-Viewed NBA Game on Cable

It was record-setting night on cable television this Monday as TNT won prime time overall.

TNT’s “2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 7” between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors, on Monday, May 30, averaged 15.9 million total viewers and an 8.8 U.S. household rating to deliver cable television’s most-viewed NBA telecast of all time and TNT’s most-watched program in the 28-year history of the network. The Warriors series clinching victory peaked with 19.8 million total viewers and a 10.9 U.S. household rating from 11:15-11:30 p.m. ET.

Additionally, Inside the NBA garnered a 4.8 household rating, the show’s highest overnight delivery ever. The Thunder/Warriors game telecast and Inside the NBA delivered the top two programs of the night across all of television (cable and broadcast).

Additional highlights for the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals and NBA Playoffs on TNT:

WCF Game 7 – TV’s Most Watched (Non-Finals) NBA Game Telecast in 16 Years
Last night’s Thunder/Warriors Game 7 was the most watched (non-Finals) NBA telecast – broadcast or cable – since 2000 (WCF Game 7, Lakers/Trail Blazers).

Most-Viewed Western Conference Finals Ever on Cable
This year’s seven-game NBA Western Conference Finals on TNT averaged 9.9 million total viewers and a 5.9 U.S. household rating to generate the most-viewed WCF coverage ever on cable television. The 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals is up 47 percent in total viewers and 40 percent in U.S. household rating when compared with 2014, the last time the network aired the WCF.

WCF Game 7 – Cable’s Most Viewed Sports Program Since April
TNT’s Warriors/Thunder Game 7 garnered the most-viewed sports program on cable television since April, when Turner presented the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across TBS, TNT and truTV.

Inside the NBA Tops All Late Night Talk Shows
Throughout the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals, Inside the NBA out-delivered all late night talk show programming (cable and broadcast) in total viewers and across each key adult and male demos.

TNT’s NBA Playoffs Viewership Up 16%
Overall, TNT’s coverage of the 2016 NBA Playoffs averaged 4.7 million total viewers and a 2.9 U.S. HH rating for its 42-game schedule, up 16% and 12% — along with increases across all key male and adult demos – vs. 2015’s comparable coverage.

WCF Game 7 – Top Local Markets
The Warriors’ series-clinching win averaged a 30.9 in San Francisco, TNT’s highest-rated NBA telecast of all time in that market. Additional top local markets for last night’s telecast include Oklahoma City (30.0), Cleveland (20.7), Sacramento (19.2) and Tulsa (15.5).

(Source: Turner)

Related: Over 5-Million Viewers for Part One of ‘Roots’ on the A&E Networks

Related: Coming around on ‘Roots’

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Programming Insider Monday, May 30, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.3/6 4958 1.2/5 1.3/4 1.5/4
8:00 The Bachelorette 3.9/7 5941 1.5/6 1.6/5 1.9/5
10:01 Mistresses (p) 2.1/4 2944 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.9/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/5 4749 0.4/1 0.7/2 1.1/3
8:00 Scorpion (r) 2.7/5 4179 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:00 Scorpion (r) 3.0/5 4562 0.4/1 0.7/2 1.1/3
9:59 Person of Interest 3.6/6 5491 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.3/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/4 4081 1.1/5 1.4/5 1.7/5
8:11 NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 1 San Jose @ Pittsburgh (thru 11:00) 2.3/4 4081 1.1/5 1.4/5 1.7/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.8/3 2887 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.9/3
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (p) 2.3/4 3751 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
9:00 Houdini & Doyle 1.3/2 2023 0.3/1 0.5/1 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1184 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 Movie: Memorial Day (2011) 0.7/1 1184 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1558 0.6/2
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.6/1 1096 0.4/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 0.9/2 1712 0.6/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1808 0.7/2
10:03 Yago 0.7/1 1120 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 608 0.2/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.2/0 334 0.1/1
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.3/0 530 0.2/1
9:00 Cine Anaconda (2011) (thru 11:00) 0.3/1 647 0.3/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 5/30/16

The Bachelorette” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/8
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Mistresses” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 1: San Jose Sharks @ Pittsburgh Penguins” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 1.3/6
Women 18-49: 1.1/3
Men 18-49: 1.8/6

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Houdini & Doyle” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/1
Men 18-49: 0.5/1

American Dad” (TBS)
Women 18-34: 0.50
Men 18-34: 0.64
Women 18-49: 0.47
Men 18-49: 0.71

The Detour” (TBS)
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.39
Women 18-49: 0.35
Men 18-49: 0.47

Roots” (2016) (History)
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.47
Women 18-49: 0.63
Men 18-49: 0.63

Roots” (2016) (Lifetime)
Women 18-34: 0.35
Men 18-34: 0.21
Women 18-49: 0.49
Men 18-49: 0.24

Roots” (2016) (A&E)
Women 18-34: 0.25
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.24

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 7: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 4.66
Men 18-34: 8.17
Women 18-49: 5.03
Men 18-49: 8.46

Cable Rankings – Monday 5/30/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, May 30:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
57 A&E MOVIE: GLADIATOR A&E 8:00 PM 60 728 0.3
40 ROOTS A&E 9:00 PM 133 978 0.3
55 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 771 0.3
44 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 930 0.4
19 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1360 0.6
21 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1306 0.6
18 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1451 0.7
13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1661 0.8
33 MEMORIAL MOVIE MARATHON: HEARTBREAK RIDGE AMC 7:00 PM 180 1076 0.2
71 TURN AMC 10:00 PM 60 591 0.1
49 DEADLIEST PLACE ON EARTH APL 8:00 PM 62 833 0.2
51 WEIRD TRUE & FREAKY: REAL APL 9:02 PM 61 808 0.2
64 RIVER MONSTER: UNHOOKED: MONSTER SIZED APL 10:03 PM 77 636 0.2
90 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 506 0.1
32 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1144 0.4
45 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 899 0.3
100 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: STEP BROTHERS CMDY 6:16 PM 144 480 0.3
95 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 497 0.1
98 SHARK TANK CNBC 10:00 PM 60 491 0.1
78 PARTS UNKNOWN: MASSACHUSETTS CNN 8:00 PM 60 574 0.1
88 PARTS UNKNOWN: CHARLESTON CNN 9:00 PM 60 511 0.1
37 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 7:00 PM 120 1005 0.4
6 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 9:00 PM 122 2581 1.1
56 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 742 0.2
62 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 662 0.2
70 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:00 PM 25 592 0.1
97 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 492 0.1
12 DESCENDANTS DSNY 8:00 PM 125 1680 0.4
25 TEEN BEACH MOVIE DSNY 10:05 PM 110 1206 0.2
99 SPORTSCENTER PRIME ESPN 8:00 PM 60 489 0.2
34 KIDS BBQ CHAMPION FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1062 0.3
36 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1018 0.3
59 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 719 0.2
9 WATTERS WORLD SPECIAL FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1786 0.2
28 THE KELLY FILE SPECIAL FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 1148 0.1
42 HANNITY SPECIAL FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 961 0.1
26 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: HARRY POTTR/DEATHLY (PT2) FRFM 7:00 PM 180 1198 0.5
39 FX MOVIE PRIME: LONE SURVIVOR FX 8:00 PM 150 992 0.3
90 FX MOVIE PRIME: LONE SURVIVOR FX 10:30 PM 150 506 0.2
74 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 583 0.1
63 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 643 0.1
65 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:00 PM 30 632 0.1
69 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:30 PM 30 593 0.1
77 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 578 0.1
87 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 529 0.1
80 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 564 0.1
92 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 505 0.1
95 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 497 0.1
84 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 549 0.2
94 VACATION HBO 8:00 PM 99 504 0.2
24 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1216 0.3
23 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1219 0.3
16 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1561 0.3
14 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1640 0.4
10 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1743 0.4
11 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1724 0.3
17 REEL TO REAL MOVIE: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN PT2 HIST 8:00 PM 60 1508 0.4
7 ROOTS HIST 9:00 PM 133 2473 0.6
80 HMM MOVIE: MSB: PLUM PUDDING MYSTERY HMM 7:00 PM 120 564 0.1
72 HMM MOVIE: MSB:PEACH COBBLER MYSTERY HMM 9:00 PM 120 585 0.1
30 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 1145 0.3
30 TRUE CRIME W/APHRODITE ID 9:00 PM 60 1145 0.3
28 DISAPPEARED ID 10:00 PM 60 1148 0.3
86 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 535 0.1
35 MOVIE: MADEA GOES TO JAIL PT2 LIF 8:00 PM 60 1035 0.4
22 ROOTS LIF 9:00 PM 133 1290 0.4
72 MOVIE: MOTHERS REVENGE, A (2016) LMN 8:00 PM 60 585 0.1
79 ROOTS LMN 9:00 PM 133 566 0.1
20 TEEN MOM II SSN7 MTV 10:00 PM 61 1307 0.7
50 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 820 0.2
47 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 851 0.3
48 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 847 0.3
52 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 788 0.3
38 LOST IN THE WEST 3 NICK 8:00 PM 60 1002 0.1
68 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 595 0.1
67 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 615 0.1
80 DATELINE ON OWN OWN 10:00 PM 60 564 0.1
75 SPIKE TV MOVIE: BACK TO THE FUTURE SPIKE 7:30 PM 180 581 0.2
58 SYFY MOVIE: G.I. JOE:RETALIATION SYFY 6:30 PM 150 723 0.2
41 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 976 0.4
27 AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS 8:30 PM 30 1151 0.6
46 THE DETOUR TBS 9:00 PM 30 894 0.4
54 THE DETOUR TBS 9:30 PM 30 777 0.3
83 FAMILY GUY TBS 10:00 PM 30 558 0.2
60 OUTDAUGHTERED: A QUINTS TLC 8:00 PM 180 706 0.2
5 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME SHOW (1.91 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 61 3074 1.1
1 NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 7: OKLAHOMA CITY / GOLDEN STATE (8.87 HH) TNT 9:01 PM 150 15996 6.4
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:31 PM 54 6882 2.9
THE LAST SHIP TNT 12:25 AM 60 1857 0.8
89 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 508 0.3
92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 505 0.1
61 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 673 0.2
53 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 787 0.2
3 WWE RAW (1.92 HH) USA 8:00 PM 60 3282 1.2
2 WWE RAW (1.92 HH) USA 9:00 PM 60 3324 1.2
4 WWE RAW (1.85 HH) USA 10:00 PM 69 3081 1.1
8 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2298 1.2
15 BLACK INK CREW 4 VH1 9:00 PM 60 1625 0.8
43 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 10:00 PM 60 933 0.4
66 CSI MIAMI WETV 8:00 PM 60 620 0.1
75 CSI MIAMI WETV 9:00 PM 60 581 0.1
85 CSI MIAMI WETV 10:00 PM 60 548 0.1

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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