In the immediate aftermath of Valentine’s Day, “Live PD” was toppled from its usual place at the top of the Friday cable ratings to make room for the “NBA Rising Stars Challenge.” The TNT broadcast was able to slide into the foremost slot by scoring a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. Last year, the game scored a 0.6.
In second place, “Gold Rush” on Discovery managed to recover the one-tenth of a point it dropped last week, returning to a more normal 0.6 rating. In third place, an NBA All-Star game took home a 0.6, boxing “Live PD,” which had also scored a 0.6, out of the top 3 entirely.
Farther along the chart, “Gold Rush: White Water” recovered by the same margin its sister series did, rising to 0.5. “Love After Lockup” on WETV rose from 0.2 to 0.3, failing to return to its previous heights. “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO remained at 0.3, while “Tropical Cop Tales” on Adult Swim managed to take the tenth slot by holding to its previous 0.3. “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV picked up some steam and ascended one-tenth of a point to 0.4, and VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” kept steady at 0.3.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, February 15, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA RISING STARS CHALLENGE 2019||TNT||9:00 PM||0.7||1,460|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:01 PM||0.6||2,665|
|NBA ALL-STAR EVENT – CELEBRITY GAME||ESPN||7:00 PM||0.6||1,307|
|LIVE PD: 186 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||0.6||1,860|
|GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER||DISCOVERY||10:02 PM||0.5||1,857|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||11:00 PM||0.4||912|
|TROPICAL COP TALES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||0.4||744|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||0.4||1,867|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||0.3||925|
|TROPICAL COP TALES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||0.3||608|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:00 PM||0.3||1,658|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||0.3||3,235|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||0.3||1,018|
|GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||0.3||1,332|
|RUPAUL ALL STARS||VH1||8:00 PM||0.3||598|
|BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS||NICKELODEON||12:00 PM||0.2||1,048|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||0.2||2,717|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||11:59 PM||0.2||530|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||0.2||1,367|
|ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT||CNN||7:00 PM||0.2||1,105|
|KIM POSSIBLE MOVIE (2019)||DISNEY||8:00 PM||0.2||1,237|
|AMERICAS NEWSROOM||FOX NEWS||11:00 AM||0.2||2,617|
|OFFICE, THE||NICK-AT-NITE||10:30 PM||0.2||540|
|SECRETS OF THE MORGUE||INVESTIGATION||11:00 PM||0.2||951|
|TOP RANK BOXING – ROB BRANT/KHASAN BAYSANGUROV||ESPN||9:02 PM||0.2||704|
Source: The Nielsen Company.