The Friday cable ratings were subjected to a fairly quiet evening this week.
The top show of the night was A&E’s “Live PD,” which came in with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49. Although this allowed it to stand head and shoulders above any of its competition, there was a slight downturn from its 0.7 of last week. To take the second slot, the Chicago Bears went to battle against the New York Giants on the NFL Network and walked away with a 0.3. This was one-tenth of a point lower than the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game which previously took the second slot. Finally, “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO made it into the top 3 by ticking up from 0.2 to 0.3.
Elsewhere, the “Live PD” clip show stumbled from its usual 0.3 to 0.2, but still kept ahead of “Love After Lockup” on WETV, which did the same. On Food Network, “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” grabbed a handful of slots at its typical 0.2, while “My Lottery Dream Home” and both “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International” also held 0.2’s for HGTV. Other consistent 0.2’s came from “Ridiculousness” on MTV and “BattleBots” on Discovery, as well.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, August 16, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|LIVE PD: 230 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||2,027||0.6|
|NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – CHI VS. NYG||NFL NETWORK||7:30 PM||1,054||0.3|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:01 PM||1,425||0.3|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,003||0.2|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||584||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||776||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:30 PM||760||0.2|
|SP MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,332||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||12:30 AM||565||0.2|
|SP HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,274||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,284||0.2|
|LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS: ELIZABETH,NJ/SALEM/OR||ESPN||7:00 PM||946||0.2|
|LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS||ESPN||4:00 PM||889||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:00 PM||403||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,407||0.2|
|BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS||NICKELODEON||9:00 AM||551||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,398||0.2|
|NFL TOTAL ACCESS||NFL NETWORK||10:38 PM||655||0.2|
|COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: ROB LOWE||COMEDY||9:00 PM||353||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,362||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||1,927||0.2|
|GET UP||ESPN||8:00 AM||349||0.2|
|LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS||ESPN||10:00 AM||409||0.1|
Source: The Nielsen Company.