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|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:21 AM||698||0.3|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,159||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|
|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.