It was a sports-heavy night in the Friday cable ratings this week. ESPN grabbed the top spot with its live broadcast of the North Carolina vs Duke NCAA game, part of this year’s ACC tournament, which scored a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.82 million viewers. The network’s extensive pre and post-game coverage grabbed several of the other spots throughout the top 25 as well, scoring 0.7 – 0.3s.

The Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” scored the second-highest spot of the night as well with a 0.8, one-tenth higher than its previous 0.7. Also on the Discovery Channel, “Gold Rush: White Water” similarly ticked up one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5 this time around.

Elsewhere, HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” maintained its 0.4 streak once again, while A&E’s “Live PD” rose two-tenths to a 0.7 with 1.85 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, March 9, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
ACC TOURNAMENT L ESPN 9:34 PM 2,823 1.1
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 3,139 0.8
LIVE PD: 101 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,852 0.7
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 9:09 PM 1,875 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 11:48 PM 1,236 0.5
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 10:33 PM 1,754 0.5
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT L ESPN 7:00 PM 1,342 0.4
REAL TIME WILL BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,968 0.4
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,511 0.3
SEC TOURNAMENT L ESPN 3:29 PM 1,238 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 745 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,781 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,384 0.3
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 860 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 990 0.3
SP HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:30 PM 1,411 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS, & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 954 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:00 PM 1,295 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 6:30 PM 1,301 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:03 AM 699 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 741 0.3
SEC TOURNAMENT L ESPN 1:00 PM 753 0.3
TWO AND HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:35 AM 656 0.3
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 9:10 PM 897 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 526 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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