Without any major sports coverage to dominate over the rest of the programs, it was a fairly quiet night in the Friday cable ratings last week.

The Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” landed on top with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49, two-tenths higher than what it had scored in the previous week. A special episode of the program also landed a solid 0.6 for the network later on in the night.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s coverage of the Memphis vs Golden State NBA basketball game followed closely behind with a 0.8. The network’s earlier coverage of the New York vs Milwaukee game landed near the top as well with a 0.6.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday Jan. 6, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 3,750 1.1
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,774 0.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 10:40 PM 2,026 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,601 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 2,117 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 2,157 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 2,001 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 8:01 PM 1,582 0.6
BIG HERO 6 DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 2,324 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,326 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,191 0.6
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 1,902 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,631 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,229 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 1,089 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,159 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 878 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 968 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,781 0.4
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 1,566 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 1,752 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 914 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,737 0.4
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,065 0.4
SEINFELD TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,015 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:37 AM 932 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 856 0.4
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 3,637 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 1,104 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 935 0.4
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 3,388 0.4
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,533 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 742 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,132 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 1,962 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,002 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,029 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,116 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 3:30 PM 711 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 952 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 886 0.4
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 786 0.4
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 3,481 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,036 0.4
LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,081 0.4
YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 3,200 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 10:30 PM 811 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,597 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 762 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 11:55 AM 1,190 0.4
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,621 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 690 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,003 0.4
TOY STORY 2 DISNEY JUNIOR 6:00 PM 1,352 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 729 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 716 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 11:30 PM 770 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 1,144 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 964 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 6:30 PM 939 0.3
PARADISE RUN NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 1,537 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 9:30 PM 832 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,528 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 882 0.3
KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 3,044 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY JUNIOR 7:40 PM 1,148 0.3
SEINFELD TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 863 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 11:00 PM 745 0.3
GINORMOUS FOOD FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,106 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 12:30 PM 1,075 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 908 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 859 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 1,057 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 11:30 PM 873 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 1:00 PM 1,114 0.3
INFOMERCIALS ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 646 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 3,116 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 6:30 PM 1,596 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,445 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 789 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 1,532 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 3,244 0.3
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 1:15 AM 712 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 7:00 PM 679 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 1,638 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 1:30 PM 1,147 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 1,454 0.3
AMC DOUBLE FEATURE AMC 10:00 PM 679 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 641 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,397 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:30 PM 1,046 0.3
WIVES WITH KNIVES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 12:00 AM 911 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 624 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 721 0.3
INFOMERCIALS ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 629 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 8:30 PM 779 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 1,403 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 819 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,463 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 5:00 PM 1,008 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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