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.