The Discovery Channel’s maintained its recent streak of dominance over the Friday cable ratings once again last week, with “Gold Rush” scoring a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.72 million viewers. This was steady with what the series had scored the week before, while “Gold Rush: White Water” also managed to maintain its previous 0.5 later on in the night. Meanwhile, “Real Time with Bill Maher” similarly held steady with yet another 0.4 on HBO.
ESPN managed to the score the second-highest spot of the night as well, with its live broadcast of the Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings NBA game, which raked in a 0.7. In addition, the network’s broadcast of the earlier game between Miami and Philadelphia also managed to land within the Top 5 of the night with a 0.5 rating and 1.34 million viewers.
On A&E, “Live PD” took a minor hit, falling one-tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.6 this time around. “Rap Game” and Bring It!” managed to maintain their 0.3 streaks too, as the both of the Lifetime series begin nearing the end of their respective seasons.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,724||0.7|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||10:35 PM||1,832||0.7|
|LIVE PD: 93 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,798||0.6|
|GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||2,010||0.5|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||8:01 PM||1,342||0.5|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||12:54 AM||1,011||0.4|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:00 PM||1,913||0.4|
|DINERS, DRIVE-INS, & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,174||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,254||0.4|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||4,313||0.4|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,821||0.3|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,453||0.3|
|LOUD HOUSE||NICKELODEON||6:00 PM||1,609||0.3|
|RAP GAME||LIFETIME||10:02 PM||737||0.3|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||3,340||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,455||0.3|
|SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||3,361||0.3|
|LIGA MC L: ATLAS/CRUZ||UNIVISION||9:56 PM||568||0.3|
|BRING IT!||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||749||0.3|
|BRIDE KILLA||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,135||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||751||0.3|
|OUTNUMBERED||FOX NEWS||12:00 PM||2,930||0.3|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,927||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,362||0.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN||HOME||1:00 AM||732||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.