The Discovery Channel’s maintained its recent streak of dominance over the Friday cable ratings once again last week, with “Gold Rush” scoring a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.72 million viewers. This was steady with what the series had scored the week before, while “Gold Rush: White Water” also managed to maintain its previous 0.5 later on in the night. Meanwhile, “Real Time with Bill Maher” similarly held steady with yet another 0.4 on HBO.

ESPN managed to the score the second-highest spot of the night as well, with its live broadcast of the Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings NBA game, which raked in a 0.7. In addition, the network’s broadcast of the earlier game between Miami and Philadelphia also managed to land within the Top 5 of the night with a 0.5 rating and 1.34 million viewers.

On A&E, “Live PD” took a minor hit, falling one-tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.6 this time around. “Rap Game” and Bring It!” managed to maintain their 0.3 streaks too, as the both of the Lifetime series begin nearing the end of their respective seasons.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,724 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 10:35 PM 1,832 0.7
LIVE PD: 93 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,798 0.6
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 2,010 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 8:01 PM 1,342 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 12:54 AM 1,011 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,913 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE-INS, & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,174 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,254 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 4,313 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,821 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,453 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,609 0.3
RAP GAME LIFETIME 10:02 PM 737 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,340 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,455 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 3,361 0.3
LIGA MC L: ATLAS/CRUZ UNIVISION 9:56 PM 568 0.3
BRING IT! LIFETIME 9:00 PM 749 0.3
BRIDE KILLA INVEST 10:00 PM 1,135 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 751 0.3
OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS 12:00 PM 2,930 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,927 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,362 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN HOME 1:00 AM 732 0.3

 

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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