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
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 390 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.

Posted by:Joseph Rejent

Joseph Rejent is an avid fan of George R.R. Martin and pineapple pizza. He spends his time making bad jokes, telling stories, and trying to avoid writing bios, but he's better at some of those things than others.

blog comments powered by Disqus