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

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