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
MOANA DISNEY 7:00 PM 1,537 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
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 9:01 PM 528 0.2
OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 584 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 519 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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