The Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors NBA game took the no. 1 spot in the Friday cable ratings last week.

ESPN’s broadcast of the game scored a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.98 million viewers, while the network’s “After the Buzzer” special came second with a 0.6. A&E’s “Live PD” followed closely behind with a 0.6 as well, once again even with its previous episode.

Elsewhere, the Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” took a minor hit week-to-week, falling a tenth from the 0.6 its last episode had scored to a 0.5. HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was steady with another 0.3, and Fox News’ “Hannity” (0.3, 2.81 million viewers) led cable news for the night.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, November 2, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA REGULAR SEASON – MINNESOTA/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 10:39 PM 1,975 0.8
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 12:54 AM 1,332 0.6
LIVE PD: 157 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,789 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – OKLAHOMA CITY/WASHINGTON ESPN 8:13 PM 1,359 0.6
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,156 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:10 AM 926 0.4
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 894 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – PITTSBURGH/VIRGINIA ESPN2 7:27 PM 1,359 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 694 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:30 PM 1,648 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,615 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 782 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 592 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,501 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,810 0.3
DEADLY WOMEN INVEST 9:00 PM 987 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 893 0.3
GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,088 0.3
MASTER OF ARMS DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 851 0.2
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 7:30 PM 524 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,598 0.2
IN PLAIN SIGHT INVEST 11:00 PM 898 0.2
HIT PROP NATHAN MORRIS HOME 10:00 PM 1,083 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 543 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 537 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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