This week, “Live PD” found its way back to the top of the Friday cable ratings.
The A&E police series, after vacating its throne for a few weeks, was able to elbow its way to the top slot with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49. This meant that it managed to push past a FOX Sports broadcast of the Utah Utes playing the USC Trojans, which scored a 0.4 but fell behind the 0.7 of the previous week’s top game, when the Washington State Cougars played the Houston Cougars on ESPN. The “Live PD” clip show brought A&E the final slot in the top 3, holding at its 0.3 rating.
Further along, “Love After Lockup” posted another 0.3 for WETV. MTV’s “Ridiculousness” was the highest-ranked 0.2, holding at the score it dropped to last week. 0.2 became the theme for the rest of the night, with repeat performances at that score coming from “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO and “BattleBots” on Discovery.
HGTV also posted recurring 0.2’s from “My Lottery Dream Home,” “House Hunters,” and “House Hunters International.” Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives,” meanwhile, fell from 0.3 to 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, September 20, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|LIVE PD: 234 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||2,023||0.6|
|COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12: UTAH/USC||FOX SPORTS||9:00 PM||1,421||0.4|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,094||0.3|
|LOVE AFTER LOCKUP||WETV||9:00 PM||722||0.3|
|REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER||HBO||10:01 PM||1,439||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||765||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||596||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||772||0.2|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||12:00 AM||617||0.2|
|BLACK JESUS||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||445||0.2|
|SP MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME||HOME||9:00 PM||1,333||0.2|
|FS1 CFB EXTRA||FOX SPORTS||12:33 AM||529||0.2|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: AIR FORCE/BOISE STATE||ESPN2||8:57 PM||895||0.2|
|COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: ALEC BALDWIN||COMEDY||8:55 PM||403||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,190||0.2|
|LIGA MX: MONARCAS MORELIA / CHIVAS||TUDN||9:30 PM||459||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,141||0.2|
|ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER||NICKELODEON||7:00 PM||712||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER AFT||ESPN||5:00 PM||596||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,263||0.2|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,148||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||2,585||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,710||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.