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
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 457 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
BATTLEBOTS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 802 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.

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