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Thursday Final Nationals: TNT Scores Its Most-Watched NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 To-Date

TNT easily was the all-around prime time winner on this Thursday evening, the first night of the summer 2016 TV season.

TNT’s exclusive presentation of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors – delivered the network’s most-viewed NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 telecast of all time, averaging 9.998 million total viewers and a 6.1 U.S. household rating.

Additionally, TNT’s Inside the NBA netted its highest overnight rating of the playoffs to date, with the 3.4 household rating ranking as the second-best program of the night on cable television.

The Thunder/Warriors telecast – peaking with an average of 13.6 million viewers and an 8.1 U.S. household rating from 11:15-11:30 p.m. ET – is up 44 percent in total viewers and 42 percent in U.S. household rating when compared with 2014, the last time the network televised the Western Conference Finals (Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio). This year’s coverage of WCF Game 5 also generated double-digit audience growth across all key demos including a 42 percent increase in adults 18-34 and 35 percent increase in men 18-34.

Top local markets for the Thunder/Warriors Game 5 telecast — Oklahoma City (25.0), San Francisco (23.7), Cleveland (15.2) Tulsa (13.2), and Miami (11.4).

Turner’s TV Everywhere platforms generated 702,000 uniques for last night’s Thunder/Warriors game, 15.9 million minutes of consumption and 1.3 million video starts.

(Source: Turner)

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Programming Insider Thursday, May 26, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4294 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.1/4
8:00 500 Questions (s) 3.3/6 5062 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
10:00 Modern Family (r) 2.1/4 2979 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:31 black-ish (r) 1.7/3 2519 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.4/6 5063 0.5/2 0.9/4 1.4/5
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 4.8/9 7286 0.7/4 1.4/6 2.1/8
8:31 Life in Pieces (r) 3.3/6 5084 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.6/5
9:01 Mom (r) 3.5/6 5333 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.6/5
9:30 The Odd Couple (r) 2.9/5 4395 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
10:00 Code Black (r) 2.8/5 4107 0.4/2 0.7/2 1.0/3
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.5/3 2305 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
8:00 Strong 1.7/3 2567 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
9:00 Red Nose Day (s) (thru 11:00) 1.4/3 2174 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.0/4 3179 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Bones 3.0/6 4628 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 American Grit 1.1/2 1730 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 979 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 0.6/1 861 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 The Flash (r) 0.7/1 1098 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1832 0.7/2
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.7/1 1225 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.0/2 1741 0.6/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana (thru 11:00) 1.2/2 1878 0.7/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 415 0.2/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.2/0 365 0.1/1
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.3/0 523 0.2/1
9:00 Cine: El paquete (2012) (thru 11:00) 0.2/0 361 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 5/26/16

500 Questions” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Strong” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Red Nose Day” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Bones” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

American Grit” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Archer” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.41
Women 18-49: 0.24
Men 18-49: 0.53

60 Days In Reunion” (A&E)
Women 18-34: 0.58
Men 18-34: 0.40
Women 18-49: 0.66
Men 18-49: 0.50

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.51
Men 18-34: 0.47
Women 18-49: 0.57
Men 18-49: 0.61

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 2.53
Men 18-34: 4.98
Women 18-49: 2.70
Men 18-49: 5.30

NHL Eastern Conference Finals Game 7: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Pittsburgh Penguins” (NBCSN)
Women 18-34: 0.47
Men 18-34: 0.74
Women 18-49: 0.64
Men 18-49: 1.13

National Spelling Bee” (ESPN)
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.23
Men 18-49: 0.34

Cable Rankings – Thursday 5/26/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, May 26:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
35 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 1020 0.35
18 60 DAYS IN REUNION A&E 9:00 PM 93 1338 0.58
82 60 DAYS IN REUNION A&E 10:33 PM 90 544 0.23
45 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 886 0.33
37 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 1011 0.41
20 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1247 0.56
19 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1291 0.61
14 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1646 0.78
10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1784 0.89
70 RIVER MONSTERS: HOW TO CATCH APL 8:00 PM 61 591 0.2
43 RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:01 PM 63 902 0.29
52 RM: AFTERSHOW APL 10:04 PM 10 806 0.26
72 RIVER MONSTERS SPECIAL APL 10:14 PM 62 580 0.18
91 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 425 0.16
24 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1133 0.4
80 PEOPLES COUCH BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 550 0.18
100 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE CMDY 7:20 PM 160 336 0.17
78 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 10:00 PM 30 551 0.29
57 EIGHTIES CNN 9:00 PM 60 763 0.17
81 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 60 548 0.18
60 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 60 737 0.24
55 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 60 780 0.24
40 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 973 0.23
43 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 902 0.21
62 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:00 PM 25 735 0.17
64 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 667 0.17
67 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 10:00 PM 25 637 0.17
25 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1112 0.22
39 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1001 0.18
33 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1025 0.17
31 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1073 0.15
28 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1094 0.16
82 MOVIES WE LOVE E! 8:00 PM 182 544 0.17
49 NATIONAL SPELLING BEE (0.49 HH) ESPN 8:00 PM 178 859 0.28
36 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1017 0.37
30 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1087 0.35
21 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 1229 0.34
27 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 1098 0.34
2 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3184 0.27
4 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2293 0.23
9 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1910 0.21
59 BIG SCREEN MOVIE FRFM 8:15 PM 165 751 0.28
50 FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:29 PM 151 813 0.33
58 ARCHER FX 10:00 PM 31 759 0.38
93 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:30 PM 30 418 0.19
95 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 382 0.18
96 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 375 0.18
92 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 422 0.18
94 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 395 0.18
74 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 571 0.16
66 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:00 PM 30 650 0.16
75 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 570 0.2
73 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 577 0.2
48 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 861 0.22
26 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1103 0.26
17 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1364 0.29
15 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1474 0.32
7 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1923 0.38
11 HOUSE HUNT INTERNATIONAL WHERE NOW HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1741 0.37
46 ALONE AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 880 0.18
12 ALONE HIST 9:00 PM 63 1718 0.43
8 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:03 PM 60 1920 0.39
55 48 HOURS ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 780 0.18
42 48 HOURS ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 919 0.2
47 LAS VEGAS LAW ID 10:00 PM 60 871 0.23
71 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT LIF 8:00 PM 122 590 0.17
23 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1142 0.17
98 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN4 MTV 8:00 PM 60 363 0.17
99 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN5 MTV 9:00 PM 60 343 0.16
88 REAL WORLD GO BIG GO HOME MTV 10:00 PM 62 454 0.25
34 FULL HOUSE NAN 8:00 PM 30 1024 0.25
32 FULL HOUSE NAN 8:30 PM 30 1033 0.28
60 NICK AT NITE MOVIE NAN 9:00 PM 120 737 0.2
3 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 7: TAMPA BAY / PITTSBURGH (1.53 HH) NBCSN 8:03 PM 182 2523 0.89
22 LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 9:00 PM 60 1185 0.23
89 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 435 0.19
97 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 365 0.16
53 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 32 803 0.34
69 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:32 PM 30 627 0.27
89 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:30 PM 150 435 0.17
78 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 551 0.21
54 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 797 0.28
16 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1367 0.44
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1700 0.56
29 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1088 0.37
41 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:30 PM 30 950 0.35
68 MY 600-LB LIFE: EXTENDED TLC 8:00 PM 60 629 0.21
65 EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS TLC 9:00 PM 120 660 0.23
6 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME (1.32 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 60 1936 0.76
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 5: OKLAHOMA CITY / GOLDEN STATE (6.09 HH) TNT 9:00 PM 161 9998 3.99
85 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 497 0.21
77 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 552 0.25
84 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 527 0.22
86 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 491 0.21
76 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 554 0.25
51 FUT-LIG-PACHUC-FINAL-524 (0.43 HH) UNVSO 9:00 PM 132 808 0.4
5 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.33 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2112 0.59
38 MOVIE, USA USA 10:00 PM 120 1008 0.4
63 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 686 0.26
87 MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN WETV 10:00 PM 60 469 0.17

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. @SonOfTheBronx:disqus
    Hey, do you happen to have Bones’ Live+3 demo and viewer numbers for Thursday? Thanks!