For the second week in a row, “Live PD” on A&E managed to capture the top slot of the Friday cable ratings.
The top 3 slots on Fridays tend to be a bit volatile, with the same three broadcasts vying for each others’ positions, but for this week, there was little change. By holding onto its 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, “Live PD” secured its position, at least temporarily, at the peak of the chart. Just beneath it was “Gold Rush” on Discovery, which also maintained its previous 0.6.
Third place was once again the domain of the NBA, with ESPN’s broadcast of the Houston Rockets playing the Denver Nuggets for a 0.6. This was the same score as the Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets game from last week.
Around the rest of the chart, “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV continued to find stability at 0.3, as did “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO. “Gold Rush: White Water” sank back to 0.4, despite its recent recovery to 0.5, but WETV’s “Love After Lockup” managed to return to 0.4 after stumbling one-tenth of a point last week. “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” dipped to 0.2 from the 0.3 it previously brought home for VH1.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, February 1, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|LIVE PD: 182 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,922||0.7|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,809||0.6|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON -HOUSTON/DENVER||ESPN||10:08 PM||1,540||0.6|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – BOSTON/NEW YORK||ESPN||7:43 PM||1,350||0.5|
|NBA AFTER THE BUZZER||ESPN||12:24 AM||1,189||0.5|
|GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER||DISCOVERY||9:59 PM||1,858||0.4|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||815||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||12:39 AM||791||0.3|
|NBA COURTSIDE||ESPN||7:30 PM||793||0.3|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,826||0.3|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:00 PM||1,669||0.3|
|GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,368||0.3|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,056||0.3|
|NBA PRE-GAME||ESPN||7:00 PM||602||0.3|
|TROPICAL COP TALES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||569||0.3|
|NICK CANNON WILDNOUT||MTV||9:01 PM||556||0.3|
|NICK CANNON WILDNOUT||MTV||8:31 PM||528||0.3|
|RUPAUL ALL STARS||VH1||8:00 PM||542||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:00 AM||524||0.2|
|NICK CANNON WILDNOUT||MTV||8:00 PM||517||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||684||0.2|
|SECRETS OF THE MORGUE||INVESTIGATION||11:00 PM||953||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||502||0.2|
|TROPICAL COP TALES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||435||0.2|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||450||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.