This week, the Friday cable ratings were topped by “Live PD.”

The A&E police series managed to capitalize on the lack of any major NBA games and took the chart’s highest slot simply by holding onto a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. This was a good deal higher than the 0.4 earned by the second place performer, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, in which the Connecticut Huskies played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The NBA did grab third place, however, when the Portland Trail Blazers played the Denver Nuggets and picked up a 0.4.

Beyond the top 3, “Gold Rush” returned after taking a week off, nabbing a 0.4 for Discovery Channel. “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV was reliable with its 0.3, but a handful of others suffered. While WETV’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot” remained at 0.2, “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO and “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network unexpectedly joined it there. Both shows tend to land in the 0.3 range. “Ridiculousness” on MTV also grabbed a consecutive 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, April 5, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 196 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 2,068 0.7
WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP ESPN2 9:20 PM 2,139 0.4
NBA REGULAR SEASON: PORTLAND/DENVER ESPN 10:38 PM 952 0.4
NBA REGULAR SEASON: BOSTON/INDIANA ESPN 8:13 PM 979 0.4
GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,498 0.4
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:59 AM 740 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,714 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,073 0.3
NCAA WBKBL CHAMP STUDIO ESPN2 8:57 PM 1,664 0.3
GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,229 0.3
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 712 0.3
GOLD RUSH:PARK TRAIL SPC DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,291 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 1:14 AM 614 0.3
WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP ESPN2 6:59 PM 1,485 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,565 0.2
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 752 0.2
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,447 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 638 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 881 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 463 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,293 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 848 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 474 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 546 0.2
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:00 PM 417 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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