Like many nights last week, it was ESPN’s coverage of the NBA playoffs that captured the top spots in the Friday cable ratings. The network’s live broadcasts of the Cleveland vs Indiana and Boston vs Milwaukee scored highest with 1.2 and 1.0 ratings in adults 18-49. Some of ESPN’s other special pre and post-game coverage scored additional 0.5 – 0.3s throughout the night as well. Meanwhile, A&E’s “Live PD” rounded out the top 3 of the night with a 0.6 and 1.91 million viewers.

On The Discovery Channel, “Bering Sea Gold” managed to maintain its previous 0.4 for the second week in a row, while “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail” similarly held steady with yet another 0.4. After taking a minor hit last week too, HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was able to tick back up one-tenth from a 0.3 to a 0.4 with 1.75 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, April 20, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 7:00 PM 3,060 1.2
NBA PLAYOFFS ESPN 9:40 PM 2,568 1.0
LIVE PD: 111 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,909 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:02 AM 1,265 0.5
GOLD RUSH: PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,962 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:01 AM 843 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,750 0.4
BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,520 0.4
NHL QTR FINALS L NBC SPORTS 7:04 PM 875 0.3
NHL QTR FINALS L NBC SPORTS 9:45 PM 801 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,658 0.3
LIGA MX L: ATLAS/GUADALA UNIVISION 9:55 PM 598 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 731 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 603 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,022 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 564 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL CARTOON 6:30 PM 860 0.2
NBA PLAYOFFS 1ST RD L ESPN2 8:00 PM 628 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,330 0.2
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,058 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,311 0.2
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,876 0.2
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,595 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,235 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,349 0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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