ESPN scored the top spot in the Friday cable ratings once again. However, unlike the week before, the network landed on top this week with its live coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament, which raked in a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 3.91 million viewers. The network’s other pre and post-Masters coverage scored some additional 0.6 – 0.2 ratings throughout the night as well.

Additionally, A&E’s “Live PD” scored the second-highest spot in the top 25 with a 0.6, down one-tenth from its last episode’s 0.7. On the Discovery Channel, “Gold Rush” held steady with a 0.4 for the second week in a row, while HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” held steady with yet another 0.4. The Discovery Channel’s “Bering Sea Gold” was also able to maintain its previous 0.3 with 1.50 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, April 6, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT ESPN 3:00 PM 3,913 0.7
LIVE PD: 107 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,900 0.6
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 7:46 PM 1,848 0.6
GOLD RUSH: PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,086 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,840 0.4
BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,507 0.3
GOLF SPORTSCENTER SPEC ESPN 2:00 PM 1,300 0.3
MASTERS GOLF TOURN ESPN 8:00 PM 1,048 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,416 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE-INS, & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,025 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,330 0.3
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,590 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,485 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,317 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 6:30 PM 1,205 0.3
GOLF SPORTSCENTER SPEC ESPN 1:00 PM 981 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 1,075 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:00 PM 660 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,267 0.2
GOLF SPORTSCENTER SPEC ESPN 12:00 PM 803 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,526 0.2
BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MCH NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 911 0.2
BEN 10 CARTOON 6:00 PM 902 0.2
FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS 8:00 AM 1,840 0.2
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 538 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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