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.