It was a sports-heavy night in the Friday cable ratings last week. ESPN’s broadcast of this year’s NBA Celebrity All-Stars game landed on top with a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.689 million viewers. Meanwhile, The Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” followed closely behind with another regular episode, which grabbed a 0.7 on the network. Similarly, “Gold Rush: White Water” returned with a 0.5, the same as what its previous episode had scored.
On A&E, “Live PD” landed fairly high as well with a 0.7 rating, while HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” held steady with yet another 0.4. In addition, the NBC Sports Network’s continued coverage of the Winter Olympics landed a spot in the Top 25 of the night with a 0.6.
Outside of the Top 25, Lifetime’s “Rap Game” finally broke its almost season-long 0.3 streak by falling one-tenth to a 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA ALL-STAR EVENT||ESPN||6:59 PM||1,689||0.8|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,691||0.7|
|LIVE PD: 95 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,867||0.7|
|MOUNTAIN DEW KICKSTART||TNT||9:14 PM||1,394||0.6|
|W OLY PRIME: N/A||NBC SPORTS||8:00 PM||2,339||0.6|
|GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,924||0.5|
|GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||1,811||0.5|
|NBA PRE-GAME SHOW||TNT||9:00 PM||1,058||0.4|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:00 PM||1,836||0.4|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||10:52 PM||782||0.4|
|W OLY ACCESS WKDY: N/A||NBC SPORTS||5:00 PM||1,443||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,960||0.3|
|W OLY LATE NIGHT: N/A||NBC SPORTS||12:00 AM||854||0.3|
|MARRIED TO MEDICINE||BRAVO||9:00 PM||872||0.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN||NICK-AT-NITE||1:00 AM||668||0.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN||NICK-AT-NITE||1:32 AM||692||0.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN||NICK-AT-NITE||2:04 AM||610||0.3|
|TOP RANK BOXING L||ESPN||9:05 PM||703||0.3|
|W OLY FRINGE WKDY: N/A||NBC SPORTS||3:00 PM||1,074||0.3|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,387||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,145||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||643||0.2|
|ADVENTURES OF KID DANGER||NICKELODEON||6:30 PM||1,091||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.