Friday night was another strong outing for Lifetime, with the drama of “Surviving R. Kelly” sustaining audiences from earlier in the week and taking home both the first and second slot. The broadcast received a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49, which, despite its strength, was down 0.5 from last Friday’s top performer, the Cyclones vs. Cougars game. Rounding out the top 3 was “Gold Rush” on Discovery Channel, which rose to 0.6 from the 0.3 its special received last week.

Also on Discovery, “Gold Rush: White Water” came in at sixth place with a 0.5 rating. The season premiere was rated 0.2 higher than both last week’s special and the previous season’s finale. Elsewhere, MTV’s “Ridiculousness” held at 0.3, while “Secrets of the Morgue” on Investigation Discovery also remained at 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, January 4, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 9:00 PM 2,092 0.9
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 10:03 PM 2,160 0.9
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,441 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – OKLAHOMA CITY/PORTLAND ESPN 10:38 PM 1,390 0.6
LIVE PD: 174 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,869 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – DALLAS/BOSTON ESPN 8:12 PM 1,335 0.5
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 9:59 PM 1,696 0.5
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:55 AM 908 0.4
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 963 0.4
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,800 0.4
ANCIENT ALIENS: ALIEN PHENOMENON, THE 145 HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,363 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,405 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:10 AM 717 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:00 PM 676 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,029 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 589 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 821 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 597 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 590 0.3
GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,215 0.2
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 488 0.2
SECRETS OF THE MORGUE INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 952 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,196 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 495 0.2
ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 970 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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