It was ESPN’s weekly NBA basketball coverage that walked away with the top spots in the Friday cable ratings last week, with 0.9 – 0.4 ratings in adults 18-49 scattered throughout the night on the network. Following its season premiere last week as well, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fell just one-tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.4. Meanwhile, “Real Time with Bill Maher” found its way near the top of the night also, with a 0.5 on HBO.

WE’s “Mama June From Not to Hot” experienced a minor increase, ticking up two-tenths from its previous 0.4 to a 0.6. Lifetime’s “Rap Game” also managed to disrupt its season-long 0.4 streak, rising to a 0.5 this week instead, while “Bring It!” continued to hold steady with a 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday March 31, 2017

Shows Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 10:36 PM 2,213 0.9
WMNS NCAA BSKTBL CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 9:54 PM 2,763 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 8:03 PM 1,609 0.6
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 1,674 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 12:58 AM 1,154 0.5
RAP GAME LIFETIME 10:02 PM 1,181 0.5
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,675 0.5
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,661 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN2 12:26 AM 1,496 0.4
LIVE PD: 28 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,310 0.4
RUPAULS DRAG RACE 9 VH1 8:00 PM 754 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE-INS, & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1,266 0.4
BELLATOR MMA LIVE: 175 SPIKE 9:00 PM 907 0.4
BRING IT! LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,032 0.4
NCAA WBKBL CHAMP ESPN2 9:29 PM 1,691 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 753 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,535 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY 11:30 AM 1,129 0.3
SHIMMER AND SHINE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,090 0.3
NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,010 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO CARTOON 6:00 PM 1,003 0.3
WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 7:30 PM 1,497 0.3
PPG 2016 CARTOON 7:45 PM 886 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:00 PM 514 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,191 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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