It was ESPN’s NBA regular season coverage that took the top spot in the Friday cable ratings this time around, beginning with the network’s broadcast of the Boston vs San Antonio game, which scored a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and2.076 million viewers. The earlier game between Golden State and Detroit landed in the Top 3 with a 0.6 on the network, while a special late-night edition of “SportsCenter” grabbed a 0.5. The Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” scored the second-highest spot of the night with a 0.8 once again as well.

Also on The Discovery Channel, “Finding Escobar’s Millions” managed to continue ticking up in the ratings, rising one-tenth from its previous 0.4 to a 0.5. Additionally, Lifetime’s “Bring It!” maintained a 0.3, while “Rap Game” ticked up from a 0.2 to a 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 9:35 PM 2,076 0.8
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,862 0.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 7:00 PM 1,610 0.6
LIVE PD: 81 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,711 0.8
SPORTSCENTER L ESPN 11:55 PM 1,141 0.5
FINDING ESCOBARS MILLIONS DISCOVERY 10:02 PM 1,544 0.5
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,240 0.3
DONT BE TARDY BRAVO 9:00 PM 878 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,458 0.3
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 8:00 PM 891 0.3
SPORTSCENTER L ESPN 1:01 AM 695 0.3
MARRIED WITH SECRETS INVEST 10:00 PM 1,046 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 697 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 816 0.3
RAP GAME LIFETIME 10:02 PM 698 0.3
BRING IT! LIFETIME 9:00 PM 729 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 654 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,596 0.3
RIDICULOUSLESNESS MTV 10:00 PM 561 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,380 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,424 0.3
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DISNEY 8:00 PM 1,361 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,575 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 543 0.2
BIZAARDVARK DISNEY 9:00 PM 1,234 0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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