The Friday cable ratings were mostly able to return to normal in the wake of Shark Week’s conclusion.

“Live PD” was the champion of the night, scoring a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and bringing A&E back to the top slot of the chart. This was an uptick from the show’s usual 0.6, and was more than enough to keep it ahead of the 0.4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game that brought the NFL Network to second place. WETV’s “Love After Lockup” rounded out the top 3 simply by maintaining its 0.3 for the third week in a row.

Elsewhere, a “Live PD” clip show brought in its typical 0.3, while just below it, “Love After Lockup: Florida” rose from 0.2 to 0.3. “My Lottery Dream Home” led the 0.2’s for the night, a number which included “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network as it fell back from 0.3 to 0.2.

Consistent 0.2’s came from “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International” on HGTV, “Ridiculousness” on MTV, and “The Unexplained” on History Channel. Investigation Discovery’s “Murder Board,” meanwhile, ascended from 0.1 to 0.2, while “BattleBots” on Discovery and “Ancient Aliens” on History each posted a 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, August 9, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 228 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 2,149 0.7
NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – TB VS. PIT NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,222 0.4
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 823 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,155 0.3
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 10:01 PM 657 0.3
SP MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,345 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 716 0.2
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,445 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,266 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,361 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 521 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 800 0.2
UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,127 0.2
MURDER BOARD INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 865 0.2
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS: ROSEVILLE, CA/TUCSON, AZ ESPN 9:00 PM 760 0.2
BATTLEBOTS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 897 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:14 PM 510 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,460 0.2
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 553 0.2
ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 865 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,196 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,077 0.2
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,562 0.2
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 PM 387 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 1,883 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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