It was once again “Live PD” at the top of the Friday cable ratings.
The A&E police series took an easy win with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49. This was steady with its leading performance last week, and given that the nearest score was the 0.3 of the “Live PD” clip show, nothing even came close to ending its reign. The clip show also managed to tick up one-tenth of a point from last week’s 0.2, further improving A&E’s night.
For the third slot, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Cleveland Browns for a 0.3, matching with the performance of the Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants game from last week. Nothing else managed to crack 0.3 on Friday night. The strongest performance beyond the top 3 came from “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV at 0.2, where it remained consistent.
Other recurring 0.2’s came from WETV’s “Love After Lockup,” Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives,” Discovery’s “BattleBots,” and MTV’s “Ridiculousness.” HGTV also racked up another pair of 0.2’s from both “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International,” while “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO collapsed from the top 3 when it stumbled from 0.3 to 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, August 23, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|LIVE PD: 232 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||2,102||0.6|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,191||0.3|
|NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – CLE VS. TB||NFL NETWORK||7:30 PM||972||0.3|
|SP MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,392||0.2|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||645||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,223||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,659||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,261||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||840||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||12:30 AM||566||0.2|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:00 PM||1,460||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,289||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:30 PM||852||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,501||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,240||0.2|
|AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR||NICKELODEON||7:00 PM||577||0.2|
|SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||1,929||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,039||0.2|
|FOX AND FRIENDS||FOX NEWS||7:00 AM||1,457||0.2|
|UNXPLAINED, THE||HISTORY||10:03 PM||965||0.2|
|STORY, THE||FOX NEWS||7:00 PM||1,686||0.1|
|COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST||COMEDY||9:30 PM||311||0.1|
|FOX NEWS AT NIGHT||FOX NEWS||11:00 PM||1,257||0.1|
Source: The Nielsen Company.