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[05/29/14 - 02:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN Claims Top Spot with NBA Playoffs
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, may 28, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 34 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Heat at Pacers - ESPN
7.313 million viewers, #1; 3.977 million adults 18-49 (3.13 rating), #1

Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden - An NBC News Exclusive with Brian Williams (10:00) - NBC
5.948 million viewers, #2; 1.704 million adults 18-49 (1.34 rating), #3

So You Think You Can Dance (8:00, 120 Minutes) - FOX
5.333 million viewers, #3; 2.066 million adults 18-49 (1.63 rating), #2

Motive (10:00) - ABC
4.061 million viewers, #4; 1.114 million adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), #5

The World Wars (9:00) - History
3.250 million viewers, #5; 1.103 million adults 18-49 (0.87 rating), #6

NHL Playoffs: Kings at Blackhawks - NBCSN
2.175 million viewers, #6; 0.992 million adults 18-49 (0.78 rating), #7

The 100 (9:00) - CW
1.706 million viewers, #7; 0.704 million adults 18-49 (0.55 rating), #10

NBA Pre-Game - ESPN
1.703 million viewers, #8; 0.894 million adults 18-49 (0.70 rating), #9

Dual Survival (9:00) - Discovery
1.702 million viewers, #9; 0.894 million adults 18-49 (0.70 rating), #8

Catfish: The TV Show (10:00) - MTV
1.692 million viewers, #10; 1.234 million adults 18-49 (0.97 rating), #4

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.626 million viewers, #11; 0.400 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #23

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.527 million viewers, #12; 0.389 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #24

Hardcore Pawn (10:00) - truTV
1.465 million viewers, #13; 0.627 million adults 18-49 (0.49 rating), #13

South Beach Tow (9:30) - truTV
1.256 million viewers, #14; 0.494 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #20

Deal with It (10:30) - TBS
1.118 million viewers, #15; 0.605 million adults 18-49 (0.48 rating), #15

For Better or Worse (9:00) - OWN
1.106 million viewers, #16; 0.492 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #21

Million Dollar Listing: New York (9:00) - Bravo
1.089 million viewers, #17; 0.507 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #18

Hollywood Exes (9:00) - VH1
1.075 million viewers, #18; 0.650 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #11

One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles (9:00) - Spike TV
1.051 million viewers, #19; 0.343 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #26

Kodiak (10:00) - Discovery
1.024 million viewers, #20; 0.503 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #19

Dead of Night (9:00) - ID
1.024 million viewers, #21; 0.362 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #25

Melissa & Joey (8:00) - ABC Family
1.022 million viewers, #22; 0.611 million adults 18-49 (0.48 rating), #14

La La's Full Court Life (10:00) - VH1
0.985 million viewers, #23; 0.534 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #16

Restaurant: Impossible (10:00) - Food
0.973 million viewers, #24; 0.423 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #22

Baby Daddy (8:30) - ABC Family
0.926 million viewers, #25; 0.520 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #17

Marrying the Game (10:30) - VH1
0.915 million viewers, #26; 0.629 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #12

Most Infamous (10:00) - ID
0.897 million viewers, #27; 0.294 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #27

Trip Flip (9:00)* - Travel
0.388 million viewers, #28; 0.154 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #29

Baggage Battles (10:00)* - Travel
0.388 million viewers, #29; 0.154 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #30

The Soup (10:00)* - E!
0.345 million viewers, #30; 0.194 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #28

The Ultimate Fighter (10:00)* - FS1
0.211 million viewers, #31; 0.132 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #31

R&B Divas: Atlanta (10:00)* - TV One
0.154 million viewers, #32; 0.088 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #32

Lucky Bastards (10:00)* - Esquire
0.030 million viewers, #33; 0.016 million adults 18-49 (0.01 rating), #33

Moving Country (10:00, 60 Minutes)* - GAC
0.030 million viewers, #34; 0.002 million adults 18-49 (0.00 rating), #34

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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