The grasp of the MLB on the Friday cable ratings went undiminished this week.
The fifth game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees on FOX Sports scored a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, easily winning the night. It was also a fair amount stronger than the 1.1 TBS nabbed last week with its broadcast of the Nationals playing the Cardinals. The Yankees/Astros post-game which aired in its aftermath took second place with a 0.6, while “Gold Rush” on Discovery remained steady at 0.5 to take the third slot.
Elsewhere, “Live PD” on A&E continued its enduring run in fourth place with another consecutive 0.5. Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus” returned after a week off with a 0.3, while “Love After Lockup” on WETV became foremost among recurring 0.2’s. Others at this rank included “What You Get for Your Money,” “House Hunters,” and “House Hunters International” on HGTV, as well as the “Live PD” clip show.
“Real Time with Bill Maher” stumbled from 0.3 to 0.2, however, as did “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network. On the Travel Channel, “Ghost Nation” pulled another 0.2, along with the 2019 reboot of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” on Nickelodeon.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, October 18, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES: HOUSTON/NEW YORK YANKEES 5||FOX SPORTS||7:00 PM||5,632||1.3|
|MLB ALCS POST||FOX SPORTS||10:15 PM||1,874||0.6|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,110||0.5|
|LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,566||0.5|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: PITTSBURGH/SYRACUSE||ESPN||6:58 PM||1,093||0.3|
|UFC FIGHT NIGHT: REYES/WEIDMAN||ESPN2||9:00 PM||805||0.3|
|BLACK JESUS||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||622||0.3|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||687||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||743||0.2|
|WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY||HOME||9:00 PM||1,056||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,022||0.2|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:01 PM||1,409||0.2|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||849||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:30 PM||624||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,033||0.2|
|TOP RANK BOXING||ESPN||10:40 PM||635||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,920||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||686||0.2|
|ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK||NICKELODEON||7:00 PM||824||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,532||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||960||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,626||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||12:30 AM||547||0.2|
|GHOST NATION||TRAVEL||10:00 PM||569||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||466||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company