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|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||729||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.