This week, the top slot of the Friday night cable ratings went to A&E.

After battling for a slot in the top 3 for weeks, at last “Live PD” managed to ascend beyond its competition with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. This was up one-tenth of a point from its score last week, which apparently was just enough to box out “Gold Rush,” its second place runner-up. The Discovery series, itself no stranger to first place, maintained the 0.6 it fell to last week.

In third place was ESPN and the NBA, with the Toronto Raptors going down to defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets for a 0.6 rating. This was down 0.2 from the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers game last Friday.

Beyond the top 3, “Gold Rush: White Water” returned to 0.5 from 0.4, meaning it received the fourth highest performance of the night. HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” maintained the 0.3 it sank to last week, while “Real Time with Bill Maher” clung to its 0.3 on HBO. “Love After Lockup” on WETV stumbled from 0.4 to 0.3, but “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” snatched up yet another 0.3 for VH1.

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

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 180 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,996 0.7
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,666 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – TORONTO/HOUSTON ESPN 8:14 PM 1,487 0.6
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,828 0.5
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,729 0.3
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 885 0.3
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 835 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,339 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,152 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,768 0.3
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 1,626 0.3
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 647 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 1,568 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,279 0.3
SOFT FOCUS/J. FRIEDMAN 2 ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 572 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1,725 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,210 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 1,519 0.3
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,748 0.3
NHL SUPERSKILLS COMP 2019 NBC SPORTS 9:39 PM 612 0.3
DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS 2:00 PM 2,931 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,992 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 1,324 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,397 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,615 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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