The NBA playoffs helped TNT top the cable network rankings in prime for the week ending May 7, but racing and wrassling were the top two sports--OK, only one is a sport--of the month.
The network averaged 2.88 million total viewers in prime, according to Nielsen Media Research. Next came USA with 2.49 million total viewers, non ad-supported Disney with 2.36 million, and FX with 1.78 million.
TNT took the third and fourth top programs for the month with two Suns/Lakers games. The May 4 game at 10:40 PM ET averaged 4.97 million total viewers and the May 6 game at 8:30 PM ET averaged 4.74 million.
FX took the top programming slot with the May 6 Nextel Cup Race at 7:30 PM averaging 5.63 million total viewers. USA took second with WWE wrestling on May 1 at 10 PM averaging 5.25 million total viewers.