Without “Surviving R. Kelly” to contend with on Friday night, Discovery’s “Gold Rush” shot to the front of the pack, winning the cable ratings’ top slot.
It managed this by raising its score from 0.6 to 0.7 in adults 18-49, building only slightly on its consistent audience. Still, that was enough to box out “Live PD” on A&E, which matched its previous 0.6 rating in the second slot. The rating was shared by the third place entry, in which the LA Lakers played the Utah Jazz on ESPN. This was something of a state of stagnation for the NBA, which didn’t manage to improve on the score of the Oklahoma City vs. Portland game from last week.
Meanwhile, “Gold Rush: White Water” held onto its previous 0.5, failing to capitulate on the gains of its sister series on Discovery. MTV’s “Ridiculousness” ticked down from 0.3 to 0.2, the same score “Secrets of the Morgue” on Investigation Discovery seems to take home week after week. “My Lottery Dream Home” also held on HGTV, clinging to its 0.4 once again.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, January 11, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,635||0.7|
|LIVE PD: 176 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,959||0.6|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – LA LAKERS/UTAH||ESPN||10:09 PM||1,373||0.6|
|GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER||DISCOVERY||9:58 PM||1,872||0.5|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – INDIANA/NEW YORK||ESPN||7:42 PM||1,032||0.4|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,872||0.4|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,250||0.4|
|NBA AFTER THE BUZZER||ESPN||12:37 AM||834||0.4|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,098||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,967||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||11:00 PM||1,216||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:52 AM||624||0.3|
|NBA COURTSIDE||ESPN||7:30 PM||653||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||11:30 PM||1,245||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||780||0.3|
|NBA PRE-GAME||ESPN||7:00 PM||567||0.3|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||641||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||564||0.2|
|RUPAUL ALL STARS||VH1||8:00 PM||512||0.2|
|SECRETS OF THE MORGUE||INVESTIGATION||11:00 PM||911||0.2|
|LIGA MX – ATLAS / AMERICA||UNIVISION||9:58 PM||479||0.2|
|OFFICE, THE||NICK-AT-NITE||10:00 PM||584||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.