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.

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