The strength of the NBA continued at the top of Friday’s cable ratings.
ESPN’s airing of the Utah Jazz playing the Los Angeles Lakers scored a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, making it the top broadcast of the night. Its closest competition came from the second-place entry game between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans, though this came in at a mere 0.4 in comparison. At the same time, neither game compared favorably with the MLB game at the top of last week, when the Astros dueled the Yankees for a 1.3. The third slot proved a reprieve from sports, as Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” fell from several weeks at 0.5 down to 0.4.
Further down, it was once again “Live PD” in the fourth slot, although this time it brought home a 0.4 for A&E instead of its usual 0.5. On Adult Swim, “Black Jesus” was among the few 0.3’s, holding there in the presence of a “Gold Rush” special, as well as WETV’s “Love After Lockup,” which ticked up from 0.2 to 0.3.
Over at HBO, “Real Time with Bill Maher” posted another 0.2, as did the “Live PD” clip show. This put them in the company of a recurring score from “What You Get For Your Money” on HGTV, as well “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Food Network. Other 0.2’s for the night included Nick-at-Nite’s “Mom” rerun, and “Beach Hunters” on HGTV.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, October 25, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON: UTAH/LA LAKERS||ESPN||10:40 PM||1,783||0.7|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON: DALLAS/NEW ORLEANS||ESPN||8:12 PM||1,103||0.4|
|GOLD RUSH||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,076||0.4|
|LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,534||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:13 AM||845||0.4|
|GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||1,434||0.3|
|BLACK JESUS||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||655||0.3|
|NBA COURTSIDE||ESPN||8:00 PM||736||0.3|
|WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN||FOX SPORTS||8:00 PM||888||0.3|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||635||0.3|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:01 PM||1,351||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,735||0.2|
|PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES||TBS||8:30 PM||578||0.2|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||871||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,699||0.2|
|NBA PRE-GAME||ESPN||7:00 PM||507||0.2|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: USC/COLORADO||ESPN2||8:57 PM||773||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||669||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||644||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,698||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,445||0.2|
|WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY||HOME||9:00 PM||877||0.2|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||417||0.2|
|BEACH HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||886||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company