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|
|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|
|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.