The NBC Sports Network captured the top spot of the night in the Friday cable ratings last week. The network’s broadcast of the Winnipeg vs Las Vegas NHL conference final game raked in a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.53 million viewers. HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” meanwhile, followed closely behind with a 0.4, up one-tenth from its previous 0.3.

The Discovery Channel’s “Bering Sea Gold” rounded out the top 3 of the night, and held steady with a 0.3 for the second week in a row. Similarly, “Battlebots” scored yet another 0.3, also on the Discovery Channel, with 1.02 million viewers.

Elsewhere, it was a fairly news-heavy night in the cable ratings with CNN’s “Situation Room” (0.3) scoring the highest out of all the networks.

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

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBC SPORTS 8:01 PM 1,525 0.5
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,802 0.4
BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY 9:01 PM 1,089 0.3
BATTLEBOTS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,022 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,193 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 1,354 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,500 0.3
WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 1,292 0.3
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 1,248 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,406 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,173 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1,297 0.2
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,098 0.2
ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,096 0.2
INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 1,163 0.2
OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS 1:00 PM 2,062 0.2
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,200 0.2
DAILY BRIEFING W/D FOX NEWS 2:00 PM 1,923 0.2
HITMANS BODYGUARD HBO 8:00 PM 619 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,122 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,155 0.2
STORY, THE FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 1,971 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,538 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,925 0.2
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS 3:00 PM 2,091 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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