The spectacle of the NBA playoffs continued to dominate the cable ratings on Friday.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Golden State Warriors facing down the Los Angeles Clippers rated a 1.4 in adults 18-49, easily taking the top slot of the night. This was 0.4 higher than last week’s top game, in the which the Oklahoma City Thunder played the Portland Trail Blazers. The other big event of the night was the second and third round of the NFL Draft, itself picking up a 1.0. Finally, “SportsCenter 12AM” grabbed a 0.7 to round out the top 3.

ESPN didn’t have quite the monopoly on the rest of the chart that it did on the top 3, however. A&E took the fourth slot with “Live PD,” even though it slipped a bit from 0.7 to 0.6. “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV landed with its typical 0.3, the same score “Live PD: AC” held on to.

“Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO returned from a brief break at 0.3, up from its previous 0.2, while “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” continued at the 0.2 it recently fell to. On WETV, “Mama June: From Not to Hot” also took a hit to 0.2 from 0.3, a fate it shared with “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, April 26, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD: GOLDEN STATE/LA CLIPPERS ESPN 10:00 PM 3,713 1.4
NFL DRAFT: ROUNDS 2-3 ESPN 7:00 PM 2,587 1.0
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:43 AM 1,549 0.7
LIVE PD: 202 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,886 0.6
NFL DRAFT: 2019 NFL DRAFT DAY 2 NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,102 0.4
NFL DRAFT ESPN2 10:00 PM 1,010 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 2:00 AM 753 0.4
NHL SEMI FINALS: COLORADO/SAN JOSE NBC SPORTS 10:04 PM 943 0.3
SPORTSCENTER SPECIA ESPN 6:00 PM 888 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,558 0.3
NHL SEMI FINALS: CAROLINA/NY ISLANDERS NBC SPORTS 6:56 PM 963 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,050 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:01 PM 1,513 0.3
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 602 0.3
GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY 9:02 PM 1,430 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 851 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 614 0.2
GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,341 0.2
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 776 0.2
WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MON HOME 9:30 PM 1,203 0.2
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 895 0.2
GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,207 0.2
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:26 PM 547 0.2
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 5:00 PM 519 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 608 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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