For the second week in a row, the NBA boxed its competition out of the top slot of the Friday cable ratings.

The ESPN broadcast of the Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game resulted in a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, which was just enough to dominate all of its competition. This rating matched the 0.7 scored last week by the “NBA Rising Stars Challenge.” “Live PD” on A&E managed to climb from the third to second slot despite maintaining a 0.6, pushing Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” and its own 0.6 down to third place.

Elsewhere, “Love After Lockup” on WETV held onto the 0.3 it recovered to last week, while “Gold Rush: White Water” remained stable at 0.5. “Tropical Cop Tales” on Adult Swim slipped a bit from 0.3 to 0.2, falling from the tenth slot to the eighteenth, as HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” kept to its typical 0.3. On HGTV, a special episode of “My Lottery Dream Home” helped maintain the steam the series picked up last week, keeping it at 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, February 22, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON – UTAH/OKLAHOMA CITY ESPN 9:42 PM 1,725 0.7
LIVE PD: 188 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,963 0.6
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,665 0.6
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:38 AM 1,312 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON -SAN ANTONIO/TORONTO ESPN 7:13 PM 1,465 0.5
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,912 0.5
SP MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,750 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:53 AM 804 0.4
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 793 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,022 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,526 0.3
NICK CANNON WILDNOUT MTV 9:01 PM 482 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,011 0.3
SECRETS OF THE MORGUE INVESTIGATION 11:00 PM 943 0.3
NICK CANNON WILDNOUT MTV 8:31 PM 472 0.2
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 7:00 PM 614 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 719 0.2
TROPICAL COP TALES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 523 0.2
NICK CANNON WILDNOUT MTV 8:00 PM 421 0.2
SECRETS OF THE MORGUE INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 916 0.2
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,145 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 495 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,254 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,530 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,282 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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