A&E’s “Live PD” maintained its position at the top of the Friday cable ratings again last week, despite falling one-tenth from its previous 0.8 to a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 this time around. Meanwhile, HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” followed closely behind with a 0.5. This was one-tenth higher than the 0.4 that the long-running HBO series had scored the week before. After experiencing a minor rise in numbers last week as well, “Raven’s Home” fell from a 0.4 to a 0.3 on The Disney Channel.

The NFL Network continued its preseason football coverage also, with the Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks game landing in the Top 5 of the night, after raking in a 0.4 with 1.129 million total viewers. Outside of the Top 25, SyFy’s “Killjoys” maintained its season-long 0.2 ratings streak.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, August 18, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 61 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,948 0.7
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,920 0.5
WILLIAMS STREAM ADULT 4:00 AM 776 0.4
NFL PRESEASON LIVE NFL NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,129 0.4
WILLIAMS STREAM ADULT 4:15 AM 698 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,943 0.3
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT MSNBC 7:00 PM 1,347 0.3
RAVENS HOME DISNEY 8:00 PM 1,443 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,256 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 1,317 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,243 0.3
DEADLY SINS INVEST 10:00 PM 993 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,442 0.3
GUYS FAMILY ROAD TRIP FOOD 9:00 PM 1,021 0.3
K.C. UNDERCOVER DISNEY 8:30 PM 1,297 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 1,337 0.3
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 1,257 0.3
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 1,736 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,094 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,034 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1,277 0.2
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 1,821 0.2
WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 1,263 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,207 0.2
ALL IN W/CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,831 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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