Without college football, “Gold Rush” on Discovery won the night simply by maintaining its audience. The reality series has held the same 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic for 4 weeks in a row now, narrowly eking out a win over “Live PD” on A&E, which also received a 0.6.

Despite the lack of football, however, ESPN still managed to make it into the top 3 for Friday. The network’s post-game “NBA After the Buzzer” scored a 0.4, beating both the Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs game and the one that followed, in which the Denver Nuggets played the Portland Trail Blazers.

Elsewhere, the majority of cable remained treading water from the previous week. “Live PD AC” on A&E held onto its 0.3 rating, as did “Diners, Drive Ins & Dives” on the Food Network with its 0.2 score.

Not everything was the same. ESPN’s “SportsCenter Morning” dropped a tenth of a point, landing at 0.2. In contrast, “My Lottery Dream Home” saw an increase of one tenth, rising to 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, November 30, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,499 0.6
LIVE PD: 165 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,957 0.6
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 1:05 AM 917 0.4
NBA REGULAR SEASON – HOUSTON/SAN ANTONIO ESPN 8:13 PM 964 0.4
NBA REGULAR SEASON – DENVER/PORTLAND ESPN 10:38 PM 923 0.4
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 741 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:21 AM 698 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,159 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 9:01 PM 724 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,223 0.3
NBA COURTSIDE ESPN 8:00 PM 697 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 822 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 631 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,023 0.3
TENDER TOUCHES ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 530 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,380 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 506 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 551 0.2
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 570 0.2
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,486 0.2
TENDER TOUCHES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 503 0.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 502 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 883 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 11:00 PM 1,027 0.2
CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 975 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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