Unlike the previous week, it was an NBA game that topped the Friday, Jan. 3 cable chart.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Pelicans vs. Lakers game beat its cable competition with a 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and a 1.66 million viewer audience. The network’s broadcast of the earlier NBA game between Philadelphia and Houston also placed third in the chart with a 0.6 rating and 1.58 million viewers.
Meanwhile, A&E’s “Live PD” scored Friday’s no. 2 spot with a 0.6 and 1.95 million viewers, up a bit from the show’s last regular Friday broadcast. Elsewhere, the Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” returned from a week off with the same 0.6 as its last outing.
On Lifetime, the third and fourth episodes “Surviving R. Kelly – Part 2: The Reckoning” grabbed 0.4 and 0.3 ratings – on par with the back-to-back 0.4s that its first 2 episodes scored the previous night.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, January 3, 2020
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – NEW ORLEANS/LA LAKERS||ESPN||10:40 PM||1,664||0.7|
|LIVE PD: 261 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,948||0.6|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – PHILADELPHIA/HOUSTON||ESPN||8:13 PM||1,584||0.6|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||2,557||0.6|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||937||0.4|
|NBA COURTSIDE||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,068||0.4|
|GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT||DISCOVERY||10:02 PM||1,744||0.4|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,217||0.4|
|ALASKA PD||A&E||12:00 AM||1,099||0.4|
|SURVIVING R. KELLY||LIFETIME||10:06 PM||855||0.4|
|SURVIVING R. KELLY||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||813||0.3|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,654||0.3|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,051||0.3|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||10:00 PM||927||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,284||0.3|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – OHIO/NEVADA||ESPN||3:30 PM||1,361||0.3|
|NBA PRE-GAME||ESPN||6:56 PM||829||0.3|
|JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||527||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,460||0.3|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||692||0.3|
|THE STORY||FOX NEWS||7:00 PM||2,547||0.3|
|SPECIAL RPT WITH BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||2,724||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||2:00 AM||590||0.2|
|THE FIVE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||3,152||0.2|
|JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||444||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.