Another Friday in the midst of a holiday meant another great night for ESPN.
The cable network managed to capture the top 7 slots of the night, with the highest performer being the Iowa State Cyclones getting defeated by the Washington State Cougars. The ESPN broadcast received a 1.4 in adults 18-49, scoring 0.6 higher than the Pelicans vs. Lakers game at the top of last week’s chart. In the second slot, the West Virginia Mountaineers played Syracuse Orange for a 1.2 rating. Finally, to round out the top 3, “SportsCenter 12AM” came in at 0.9.
Outside of ESPN, “Gold Rush” aired a special on Discovery Channel at 0.3, down 0.3 from the score of its regular broadcast last week. A&E’s “Live PD AC” fell one-tenth down to 0.3, which was also how “House Hunters Family” on HGTV rated.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, December 28, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – IOWA STATE/WASHINGTON STATE||ESPN||9:00 PM||5,547||1.4|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – WEST VIRGINIA/SYRACUSE||ESPN||5:15 PM||4,828||1.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:40 AM||2,529||0.9|
|COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD||ESPN||4:59 PM||2,726||0.7|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – PURDUE/AUBURN||ESPN||1:30 PM||2,573||0.6|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||1,258||0.5|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:00 AM||768||0.3|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,095||0.3|
|GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT SPC||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,468||0.3|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:00 PM||1,046||0.3|
|90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK||TLC||9:00 PM||930||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY||HOME||10:00 PM||1,240||0.3|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||744||0.3|
|GOLD RUSH:WHITE WATER SPC||DISCOVERY||10:02 PM||1,009||0.3|
|RUPAUL ALL STARS 4||VH1||8:00 PM||632||0.3|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||12:00 AM||799||0.3|
|SECRETS OF THE MORGUE||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||907||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER AM||ESPN||12:00 PM||603||0.2|
|GHOST ADV REPACK: INNS OF THE DEAD||TRAVEL||9:00 PM||484||0.2|
|ANCIENT ALIENS||HISTORY||9:02 PM||897||0.2|
|EXTREME LOVE||WETV||10:00 PM||450||0.2|
|ANCIENT ALIENS||HISTORY||1:05 AM||640||0.2|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||456||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.