It was a sports-heavy night in the Friday cable ratings this week. ESPN grabbed the top spot with its live broadcast of the North Carolina vs Duke NCAA game, part of this year’s ACC tournament, which scored a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.82 million viewers. The network’s extensive pre and post-game coverage grabbed several of the other spots throughout the top 25 as well, scoring 0.7 – 0.3s.
The Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” scored the second-highest spot of the night as well with a 0.8, one-tenth higher than its previous 0.7. Also on the Discovery Channel, “Gold Rush: White Water” similarly ticked up one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5 this time around.
Elsewhere, HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” maintained its 0.4 streak once again, while A&E’s “Live PD” rose two-tenths to a 0.7 with 1.85 million viewers.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, March 9, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|ACC TOURNAMENT L||ESPN||9:34 PM||2,823||1.1|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||3,139||0.8|
|LIVE PD: 101 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,852||0.7|
|COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD||ESPN||9:09 PM||1,875||0.7|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM L||ESPN||11:48 PM||1,236||0.5|
|GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER||DISCOVERY||10:33 PM||1,754||0.5|
|BIG 12 TOURNAMENT L||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,342||0.4|
|REAL TIME WILL BILL MAHER||HBO||10:00 PM||1,968||0.4|
|MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,511||0.3|
|SEC TOURNAMENT L||ESPN||3:29 PM||1,238||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||745||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,781||0.3|
|LOUD HOUSE||NICKELODEON||6:00 PM||1,384||0.3|
|MARRIED TO MEDICINE||BRAVO||9:00 PM||860||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||990||0.3|
|SP HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:30 PM||1,411||0.3|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS, & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||954||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:00 PM||1,295||0.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN||NICK-AT-NITE||1:03 AM||699||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||741||0.3|
|SEC TOURNAMENT L||ESPN||1:00 PM||753||0.3|
|TWO AND HALF MEN||NICK-AT-NITE||1:35 AM||656||0.3|
|COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD||ESPN2||9:10 PM||897||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:00 AM||526||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.