For the second week in a row, it was “Live PD” that captured the top spot in the Friday cable ratings. The A&E series scored a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, down just one-tenth from its previous 0.7. A late-night edition of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” followed behind with a 0.4, while an “NBA Pre-Game” special scored an additional 0.3 on the network later on in the night as well.

CNN’s “Remembering Anthony Bourdain” tribute special landed in the top 5 of the night with a 0.3 and 1.40 million viewers, following the chef and TV host’s tragic passing last week. Meanwhile, “Real Time with Bill Maher” took a minor hit this time around, and fell one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.3. On the Discovery Channel, both “Bering Sea Gold” and “Battlebots” held steady with 0.2s.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, June 8, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 121 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,957 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:00 AM 1,033 0.4
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,144 0.3
REMEMBERING A. BOURDAIN CNN 10:00 PM 1,399 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,456 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 8:00 PM 808 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE-INS, AND DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 905 0.3
BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,099 0.2
TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 11:00 PM 1,062 0.2
CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:09 PM 1,064 0.2
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,299 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 662 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,074 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,174 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:30 AM 547 0.2
BATTLEBOTS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 958 0.2
SPORTSCENTER PRIME ESPN 7:00 PM 527 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,357 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,051 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,319 0.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 422 0.2
90DAYFIANCE HEA: FIRST TLC 10:00 PM 710 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 444 0.2
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 913 0.2
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 755 0.2

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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