Hoops Drives TNT


TNT’s coverage of the National Basketball Association playoffs helped it to secure the top spot in primetime for the week ending May 14, averaging a 2.4 rating.

It was followed by USA Network (2.0); Disney Channel (1.9); Lifetime Television (1.5); Cartoon Network and ESPN (1.4 each); Nick at Nite and TBS (1.2); and Fox News Channel Spike TV, FX and Hallmark Channel (1.1).

Nickelodeon won the total-day race with a 1.8 rating, followed by TNT (1.3); NAN and Disney (1.2); USA (1.1); Cartoon (1.0); Lifetime (0.9) and TBS (0.8). ESPN, Fox News and Hallmark tied for 10th place, each with a 0.7 total-day rating.