TV Ratings: ‘Rachel Maddow Show,’ NBA Score in Tuesday Finals

The MSNBC host’s interview with Michael Cohen is the most watched show on cable in primetime.

The Rachel Maddow Show and an NBA playoff game on TNT scored big numbers on cable Tuesday, while America’s Got Talent topped the broadcast networks in the final primetime ratings.

Maddow’s interview with Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, was the most watched show on cable Tuesday with just under 5 million viewers. The MSNBC show also drew its second largest audience ever, behind the 5.23 million for Maddow’s interview with the president’s niece, Mary Trump, in July.

TNT’s telecast of the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets was far and away the top show among adults 18-49 with a 2.0 rating and delivered 4.65 million viewers. The early evening game between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks drew a 1.2 in the key demo and 2.96 million viewers. Fox News also had a solid night, averaging 4.1 million viewers in primetime.

America’s Got Talent was the No. 1 show in primetime across broadcast and cable in total viewers, bringing in 6.01 million people (down a little from 6.4 million the previous week). It also led the broadcast networks among adults 18-49 with a 0.8. Canadian drama Transplant was steady in its second week with 3.7 million viewers and a 0.4 in the 18-49 demo. CBS’ Love Island (1.69 million viewers, 0.4 in 18-49) was even with a week ago.

Note: Due to the Labor Day holiday, final ratings are posting 12 to 24 hours behind their usual schedule.

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