One basketball tournament was traded for another as the ACC replaced the NBA on Friday, bringing ESPN to the forefront of the night’s cable ratings.
The top game featured the Duke Blue Devils playing the North Carolina Tar Heels to score a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49. This was a massive improvement over last week’s top NBA game, in which the Denver Nuggets battled the Golden State Warriors for a 0.8. “College Basketball Scoreboard” followed behind the Devils vs. Tar Heels for a 1.0, and “Gold Rush” took the third slot with a 0.6, down from its previous 0.7.
Elsewhere on the chart, “My Lottery Dream Home” on HGTV raked in a 0.3, consistent with its usual score. “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO also held onto a 0.3, along with Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.” A new season of “Mama June: From Not to Hot” debuted on WETV with a 0.2, the same score “Secrets of the Morgue” on Investigation Discovery managed to remain at.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, March 15, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|ACC TOURNAMENT -DUKE/NORTH CAROLINA||ESPN||9:33 PM||4,150||1.5|
|COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD||ESPN||9:12 PM||2,888||1.0|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:01 PM||2,597||0.6|
|ACC TOURNAMENT – FLORIDA STATE/VIRGINIA||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,618||0.5|
|PAC 12 TOURNAMENT – OREGON/ARIZONA STATE||ESPN||11:51 PM||1,296||0.5|
|GOLD RUSH: DIRT AFTERSHOW||DISCOVERY||10:34 PM||2,013||0.5|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:14 AM||741||0.3|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,859||0.3|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:00 PM||1,634||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||5:32 PM||797||0.3|
|GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,323||0.3|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||883||0.3|
|SEC TOURNAMENT -AUBURN/SOUTH CAROLINA||ESPN||3:28 PM||857||0.2|
|SECRETS OF THE MORGUE||INVESTIGATION||11:00 PM||905||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,651||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,226||0.2|
|MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT||WETV||9:00 PM||651||0.2|
|SEC TOURNAMENT -FLORIDA/LSU||ESPN||1:00 PM||623||0.2|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,631||0.2|
|PAW PATROL||NICKELODEON||12:00 PM||892||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,575||0.2|
|COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD||ESPN||3:06 PM||658||0.2|
|SECRETS OF THE MORGUE||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||898||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.