For the third week in a row, A&E’s “Live PD” held onto the top slot of the Friday cable ratings.

In fact, much of the recent volatility of the top 3 Friday night slots seems to have dissipated, with all of the major contenders holding their positions from last week. “Live PD” came out above the others with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, which was a step down from the 0.7 it scored last week. That drop wasn’t enough for a “Gold Rush” special to overtake it, however, with the Discovery series losing 0.1 itself to land at 0.5.

The third slot was once more occupied by the NBA, with an ESPN broadcast of the Minnesota Timberwolves playing the New Orleans Pelicans to receive a 0.5. This was yet another instance of a 0.1 decrease, with last week’s Rockets vs. Nuggets game having scored a 0.6 to take the same slot.

Elsewhere, Adult Swim’s “Tropical Cop Tales” came in ninth on the chart while holding onto a 0.3 rating, the same score as “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO. “Gold Rush: White Water” remained trapped at 0.4, while “Love After Lockup” crumbled from 0.4 to 0.2. HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” kept stable at 0.3, but “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” recovered from 0.2 to 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, February 8, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 184 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,971 0.6
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,438 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON – MINNESOTA/NEW ORLEANS ESPN 9:38 PM 1,307 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON – DENVER/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:14 PM 1,330 0.5
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:08 AM 1,132 0.5
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,654 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:24 AM 898 0.4
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,859 0.3
TROPICAL COP TALES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 577 0.3
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 549 0.3
NICK CANNON WILDNOUT MTV 9:01 PM 463 0.3
NICK CANNON WILDNOUT MTV 8:31 PM 434 0.3
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 7:00 PM 651 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:15 AM 586 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,609 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,051 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,908 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 793 0.3
TROPICAL COP TALES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 485 0.3
SECRETS OF THE MORGUE INVESTIGATION 11:00 PM 1,014 0.2
NICK CANNON WILDNOUT MTV 8:00 PM 418 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,827 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 501 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,563 0.2
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 671 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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