This week, “Live PD” surrendered its chokehold on the top of the Friday cable ratings.
Instead, the top performance of the night came from the MLB, with TBS’ broadcast of the Washington Nationals vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers scoring a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. This compared quite favorably with the 0.5 of last week’s top sporting event, when the Arizona State Sun Devils battled the California Golden Bears. In second place, the Yankees played the Twins in the ALDS for another 0.8 on the MLB network, while TBS returned to take third place with a Cardinals vs. Braves matchup at 0.6.
Elsewhere, “Live PD” on A&E was relegated to the fourth slot despite holding at 0.5. In the midst of further sporting fare, “Black Jesus” brought Adult Swim a 0.3, having risen from 0.2, while WETV’s “Love After Lockup” returned to 0.3 after recently crumbling to 0.2. On Food Network, “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” remained trapped at 0.2, finding itself in the domain of “Gold Rush” on Discovery Channel, “What You Get For Your Money” on HGTV, and “Paw Patrol” on Nickelodeon.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, October 4, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES: NATIONALS/DODGERS||TBS||9:30 PM||3,043||0.8|
|DIVISION SERIES GAME: 2019 ALDS MIN AT NYY GM 1||MLB||7:09 PM||3,352||0.8|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES: CARDINALS/BRAVES||TBS||4:30 PM||2,340||0.6|
|LIVE PD||A&E||8:00 PM||1,698||0.5|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: UCF/CINCINNATI||ESPN||7:57 PM||1,441||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:36 PM||862||0.3|
|BLACK JESUS||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||657||0.3|
|MLB AL DIVISION SERIES: TAMPA BAY/HOUSTON||FOX SPORTS||1:59 PM||1,393||0.3|
|INSIDE THE MLB||TBS||1:21 AM||898||0.3|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||662||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,977||0.3|
|MLB ALDS POST||FOX SPORTS||5:31 PM||968||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||799||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,609||0.2|
|WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY||HOME||9:00 PM||938||0.2|
|GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||707||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,065||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:30 PM||808||0.2|
|PAW PATROL||NICKELODEON||12:00 PM||764||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:00 AM||443||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,807||0.2|
|MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW||TBS||9:00 PM||630||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||620||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,435||0.2|
|COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: ROB LOWE||COMEDY||9:00 PM||350||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.