This week, “Live PD” was boxed out of the top 3 slots of the Friday cable ratings.
Taking its place instead was a host of college football games, starting with ESPN’s broadcast of the Wisconsin Badgers defeating the South Florida Bulls. The game scored a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, matching with the chart-topping score “Live PD” achieved last week. In second place, the Colorado State Rams battled the Colorado Buffaloes, notching just below the Badgers/Bulls game at 0.5. The final entry in the top 3 came from the Oklahoma State Cowboys playing the Oregon State Beavers on FOX Sports for a 0.3.
Beyond the uppermost parts of the chart, “Live PD” on A&E aired a clip show at 0.2, ticking down one-tenth of a point week-to-week. On HGTV, “My Lottery Dream Home” remained consistent with its 0.2, as did both “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International” on the same network.
WETV’s “Love After Lockup” also logged a consecutive 0.2, finding company with “The Unexplained” on History Channel and a spat of episodes of “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network. “Ridiculousness” on MTV was yet another member of the recurring 0.2 club, but “Ancient Aliens” struggled to break free from its 0.1 at the very bottom of the chart.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, August 30, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: WISCONSIN/SOUTH FLORIDA||ESPN||7:52 PM||1,801||0.6|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: COLORADO STATE/COLORADO||ESPN||11:10 PM||1,284||0.5|
|COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12: OKLAHOMA ST/OREGON ST||FOX SPORTS||10:35 PM||789||0.3|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:00 PM||1,129||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||685||0.2|
|COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10: TULSA/MICHIGAN ST||FOX SPORTS||7:00 PM||939||0.2|
|LIGA MX FRI: ATLAS / AMERICA||TUDN||9:56 PM||543||0.2|
|SP MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,288||0.2|
|FS1 CFB EXTRA||FOX SPORTS||10:18 PM||767||0.2|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||568||0.2|
|SP HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,101||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,183||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:07 AM||515||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||1:00 AM||558||0.2|
|TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME: THIRD ROUND||ESPN2||7:02 PM||999||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||684||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||12:00 AM||551||0.2|
|UNXPLAINED, THE||HISTORY||10:03 PM||955||0.2|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||10:00 PM||823||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,434||0.2|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||9:00 PM||919||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,022||0.2|
|ANCIENT ALIENS||HISTORY||9:00 PM||869||0.1|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||10:00 PM||659||0.1|
Source: The Nielsen Company.