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|
|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.