After an almost month-long hiatus, “Live PD” returned with a new episode Friday night, and simultaneously climbed back up to the top of the cable ratings.

The A&E series won the night with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.90 million viewers. ESPN’s broadcast of the Washington State vs USC (1.64 million) and Florida Atlantic vs UCF (1.30 million) college football games rounded out the top 3 of the night with 0.5 and 0.4s, respectively. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” led cable news for the night with a 0.3.

On HBO, “Real Time with Bill Maher” was steady with yet another 0.3. Outside of the top 25, both “Killjoys” and “Wynonna Earp” maintained their previous 0.1s.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, September 21, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 144 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,904 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 10:30 PM 1,644 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 6:58 PM 1,295 0.4
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,186 0.4
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,783 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,899 0.3
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 1,697 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 FOX SPORTS 9:00 PM 1,170 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,493 0.3
LIGA MAX L UNIVISION 9:55 PM 555 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,028 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,328 0.3
NICK CANNON WILD N OUT MTV 10:31 PM 439 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 701 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE-INS, & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 963 0.2
NICK CANNON WILD N OUT MTV 10:00 PM 402 0.2
TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE DISCOVERY 9:01 PM 1,004 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,269 0.2
DEADLY WOMEN INVEST 9:00 PM 948 0.2
BATTLEBOTS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 979 0.2
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,909 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 532 0.2
IN PLAIN SIGHT INVEST 10:30 PM 745 0.2
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 509 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,112 0.2

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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