The Friday night cable ratings faced yet another vacuum in the absence of the NBA.

This time, however, it was A&E that staked its claim, with an episode of “Live PD” taking to the top of the chart with a mere 0.4. Such a score was consistent with its performance last week. It was also a rare occasion to see “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” occupy not just the second slot but the third, as well, scoring a pair of 0.3’s. This was up a bit from the preceding Friday’s top episode, which took ninth place with a 0.2.

Below the uppermost part of the chart, “Mama June: From Not to Hot” of WETV held onto the 0.3 it rose to last week, while a pair of “Ridiculousness” episodes on MTV grabbed a 0.3 and 0.2. “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail” on Discovery slipped from its consistent 0.3 down to 0.2, joining the likes of “Love After Lockup: Florida” on WETV and “Ancient Aliens” on History Channel. The latter series managed to take advantage of the quiet night and climb its way from the thirty-third slot to the seventeenth.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, May 24, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 128 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,332 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 990 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 977 0.3
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 877 0.3
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TBS 8:30 PM 684 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 568 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 551 0.2
LAST 24, THE INVESTIGATION 11:00 PM 845 0.2
LIVE PD: 128 LIVE PD A&E 12:00 AM 777 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 669 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,510 0.2
GOLD RUSH:PARK TRAIL SPC DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 996 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 566 0.2
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 10:00 PM 582 0.2
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,670 0.2
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 488 0.2
ANCIENT ALIENS AC HISTORY 10:05 PM 831 0.2
COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG: ALABAMA/TEXAS ESPN 9:10 PM 648 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:41 PM 525 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 7:00 AM 386 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 445 0.2
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 452 0.2
COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG: FLORIDA STATE/OKLAHOMA STATE ESPN 7:00 PM 439 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 10:00 PM 858 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,807 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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