Without any major live MLB broadcasts to compete with, “Gold Rush” reclaimed the top spot in the Friday cable ratings last week.

The Discovery Channel series won the night with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.23 million viewers, even with its episode from the week before. A&E’s “Live PD” came second and also managed to match its previous episode with a 0.6 of its own. ESPN’s broadcast of the Miami vs. Boston College NCAA football game rounded out the night’s top 3, and posted a 0.4 with 1.36 million viewers.

On HBO, “Real Time with Bill Maher” held steady with yet another 0.3, while Fox News’ “Outnumbered” led cable news for the night with a 0.3 and 2.90 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, October 26, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,225 0.6
LIVE PD: 154 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,725 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – MIAMI/BOSTON COLLEGE ESPN 6:59 PM 1,360 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,548 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,512 0.3
OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS 12:00 PM 2,895 0.3
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,356 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 596 0.3
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS 11:00 AM 2,447 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 968 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,689 0.3
DAILY BRIEFING W/ D.PERINO FOX NEWS 2:00 PM 2,681 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,309 0.3
INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 1,554 0.3
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,985 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,265 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 1,439 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,385 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1,671 0.2
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS 3:00 PM 2,404 0.2
OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS 1:00 PM 2,476 0.2
YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS 4:00 PM 2,140 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 812 0.2
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,036 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 675 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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