Like several other nights last week, the MLB playoffs easily won the cable ratings Friday night.

TBS’ broadcast of the Yankees vs. Red Sox game scored the top spot of the night with a 1.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 5.57 million viewers. It was the only broadcast of the night to cross the 1.0 barrier, while a post-game special on the network came second with a 0.7. Elsewhere, Fox Sports’ broadcast of the Dodgers vs. Braves MLB game rounded out the top 3 with a 0.7 of its own, and 2.03 million viewers.

On A&E, “Live PD” landed fairly high in the top 25 as well, scoring the same 0.6 as it had the Friday before. The same could not be said, however, for HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which ticked back down from its previous 0.4 to a 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, October 5, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBS 7:24 PM 5,571 1.4
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 11:18 PM 2,182 0.7
MLB NL DIVISION SERIES L FOX SPORTS 9:30 PM 2,031 0.7
LIVE PD: 148 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,874 0.6
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBS 1:56 PM 1,909 0.5
MLB NL DIVISION SERIES L FOX SPORTS 4:02 PM 1,765 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,986 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,570 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,733 0.3
MLB NLDS POST GAME L ESPN 8:01 PM 1,138 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,363 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,611 0.3
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 5:46 PM 1,119 0.3
NBA PRE-SEASON ESPN 10:32 PM 836 0.3
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS 10:00 AM 3,129 0.3
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS 3:00 PM 3,270 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 3,313 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 947 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 10:16 PM 729 0.3
DEADLY WOMEN INVEST 9:00 PM 978 0.3
IN PLAIN SIGHT INVEST 11:00 PM 894 0.3
MLB ON DECK PREGAME TBS 7:00 PM 857 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,305 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,882 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 6:58 PM 996 0.3

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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