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[05/03/12 - 03:19 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA, NHL Postseason Take Top Spots
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, may 2, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 25 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: L.A. Clippers/Memphis - TNT
3.137 million viewers, #1; 1.926 million adults 18-49 (1.5 rating), #1

Duck Dynasty (10:00) - A&E
2.152 million viewers, #2; 1.335 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #2

NHL Playoffs: Washington/N.Y. Rangers - NBCSN
1.853 million viewers, #3; 1.199 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #3

NBA Playoffs: Utah/San Antonio - TNT
1.811 million viewers, #4; 1.022 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #4

American Restoration (10:00) - History
1.670 million viewers, #5; 0.577 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #12

Ghost Hunters - Syfy
1.453 million viewers, #6; 0.630 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #9

Restaurant: Impossible (10:00) - Food
1.442 million viewers, #7; 0.801 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #6

South Beach Tow (9:30) - truTV
1.369 million viewers, #8; 0.814 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #5

Dog the Bounty Hunter (9:30) - A&E
1.356 million viewers, #9; 0.723 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #7

Total Blackout (10:00, 60 Minutes) - Syfy
1.181 million viewers, #10; 0.669 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #8

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
1.125 million viewers, #11; 0.492 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #16

American Guns - Discovery
1.120 million viewers, #12; 0.585 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #10

Hot in Cleveland - TV Land
1.116 million viewers, #13; 0.216 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #24

Toddlers & Tiaras - TLC
1.083 million viewers, #14; 0.529 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #15

Million Dollar Listing New York - Bravo
1.066 million viewers, #15; 0.579 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #11

America's Best Dance Crew - MTV
1.012 million viewers, #16; 0.570 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #13

Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis - Bravo
0.994 million viewers, #17; 0.540 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #14

Happily Divorced - TV Land
0.840 million viewers, #18; 0.217 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #23

Auction Kings (10:30) - Discovery
0.722 million viewers, #19; 0.360 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #20

Auction Kings (10:00) - Discovery
0.715 million viewers, #20; 0.377 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #19

Behind the Music (9:00, 90 Minutes) - VH1
0.707 million viewers, #21; 0.452 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #18

American Digger (10:00) - Spike TV
0.658 million viewers, #22; 0.275 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #21

The Soup - E!
0.620 million viewers, #23; 0.456 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #17

Couples Therapy (10:30) - VH1
0.325 million viewers, #24; 0.238 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #22

NHL Playoffs: Phoenix/Nashville - CNBC
0.231 million viewers, #25; 0.149 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #25

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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