TNT was the most watched cable network in primetime last week, its fourth weekly ratings win in the last five weeks.
TNTs NBA playoffs coverage helped the network average 3.1 million viewers for the week of May 15-May 21 to defeat last week’s winner Fox News, which averaged 2.2 million viewers for the period, according to Nielsen.
MSNBC finished third with 1.8 million viewers, followed by ESPN’s 1.7 million viewers and CNN’s 1.4 million watchers, said Nielsen. USA, HGTV and TBS (tied with 1.3 million) and Discovery Channel, History and NBCSN (tied with 1 million viewers) rounded out the top 10 most watched networks for the week.
Fox News was the most watched network on a total day basis for the 20th consecutive week, topping Nickelodeon, MSNBC, CNN, TNT and Adult Swim, according to Nielsen
TNT and Adult Swim were the top choices for adults 18-49 in primetime and on a total day basis, respectively.
Most Watched Shows For The Week Of May 15-May 21
5/21 NBA Playoffs – Boston/Cleveland TNT 6.9 million
5/15 NBA Playoffs – Wash/Boston TNT 6.8 million
5/17 NBA Playoffs – Cleveland/Boston TNT 6.4 million
5/20 NBA Playoffs – Golden State/San Antonio ESPN 6.3 million
5/16 NBA Playoffs – Golden State/San Antonio ESPN 5.7 million
5/19 NBA Playoffs – Cleveland/Boston TNT 5.0 million
5/21 Inside The NBA TNT 3.3 million
5/16 NBA Draft Lottery ESPN 3.2 million
5/15 Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 3.1 million
5/21 Sunday Morning Futures Fox News 3.0 million
5/16 Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 3.0 million