The NBA reclaimed once more the top slot of the Friday night cable ratings.

The ESPN broadcast of the Golden State Warriors playing against the Los Angeles Clippers led to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 for the network. This was up 0.2 from last week’s highest performing NBA game, in which the Lakers battled the Utah Jazz. Just below, on Discovery, was “Gold Rush,” which fell back from the 0.1 it gained last week to land at 0.6, where it tends to reside. The top 3 was rounded out by “Live PD” at 0.6, maintaining the score that had allowed it to climb to the second slot previously.

Elsewhere, “Ridiculousness” on MTV recovered from 0.2 back up to 0.3, an identical rating to what “Secrets of the Morgue” manages to grab week after week. “Gold Rush: White Water” ticked down along with its better-performing sister series, dropping from 0.5 to 0.4. On HGTV, “My Lottery Dream Home” also sank, collapsing from its reliable 0.4 to 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, January 18, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON – GOLDEN STATE/LA CLIPPERS ESPN 10:51 PM 2,044 0.8
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,564 0.6
LIVE PD: 178 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,836 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – SAN ANTONIO/MINNESOTA ESPN 8:13 PM 1,341 0.5
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 1:08 AM 1,172 0.5
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,705 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:23 AM 886 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,781 0.3
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 798 0.3
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 795 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,727 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,073 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 994 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,862 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 592 0.3
SECRETS OF THE MORGUE INVESTIGATION 11:00 PM 952 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 581 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 729 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 9:01 PM 603 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 552 0.3
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,364 0.3
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,047 0.3
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 566 0.3
GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,188 0.2
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,208 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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