Monday, August 17, 2020

Friday Cable Ratings - 'NBA Basketball,' 'Shark Week,' 'Love After Lockup,' 'NHL Hockey,' 'Martha Knows Best' & More!

On August 14, 2020, ESPN's NBA Basketball was the highest rated show on cable with a 0.42 - followed by Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight (0.32), Discovery's Alien Sharks: First Contact (0.28), Food's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (0.28) and Discovery's Lair of the Great White (0.27).





                                                    The Cable Ratings for Friday, August 14

Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
NBA Basketball
ESPN
9:29 PM
0.42
1.041
2
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Fox News
8:00 PM
0.32
3.625
3
NBA Basketball
ESPN
6:40 PM
0.30
0.789
4
Alien Sharks: First Contact
Discovery
8:00 PM
0.28
0.854
5
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Food
9:00 PM
0.28
1.065
6
Lair of the Great White
Discovery
9:00 PM
0.27
0.835
7
Tiger Shark King
Discovery
10:00 PM
0.26
0.739
8
Love After Lockup
WE tv
9:00 PM
0.26
0.733
9
I Was Prey Shark Week 2
Discovery
11:00 PM
0.25
0.619
10
Hannity
Fox News
9:00 PM
0.24
3.682
11
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
8:17 PM
0.24
0.652
12
The Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBC
9:00 PM
0.22
3.042
13
The Ingraham Angle
Fox News
10:00 PM
0.21
2.778
14
NBA Basketball
ESPN
4:13 PM
0.20
0.505
15
The Story with Martha MacCallum
Fox News
7:00 PM
0.19
2.130
16
Anderson Cooper 360
CNN
8:00 PM
0.18
1.460
17
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
6:33 PM
0.18
0.529
18
House Hunters
HGTV
9:31 PM
0.17
1.084
19
The ReidOut with Joy Reid
MSNBC
7:00 PM
0.16
1.690
20
Erin Burnett OutFront
CNN
7:00 PM
0.16
1.158
21
Anderson Cooper 360
CNN
9:00 PM
0.16
1.153
22
Martha Knows Best
HGTV
10:00 PM
0.16
0.935
23
Fox News at Night
Fox News
11:00 PM
0.15
1.649
24
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
10:45 PM
0.14
0.359
25
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN
10:00 PM
0.14
1.177
26
Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
10:01 PM
0.14
1.013
27
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
MSNBC
10:00 PM
0.13
1.906
28
House Hunters
HGTV
9:00 PM
0.12
0.923
29
Martha Knows Best
HGTV
10:30 PM
0.12
0.846
30
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
MSNBC
11:00 PM
0.11
1.617
31
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
3:10 PM
0.11
0.375
32
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN
11:00 PM
0.11
0.826
33
All In with Chris Hayes
MSNBC
8:00 PM
0.11
1.513
34
ELeague
TBS
12:00 AM
0.10
0.201
35
MLB Baseball
FS1
9:47 PM
0.10
0.293
36
Coop & Cami Ask the World
Disney
8:24 PM
0.08
0.324
37
Sydney to the Max
Disney
8:00 PM
0.08
0.283
38
Savage Kingdom
NatGeo
10:03 PM
0.07
0.414
39
Graveyard Carz
MotorTrend
10:00 PM
0.07
0.215
40
Savage Kingdom
NatGeo
9:00 PM
0.06
0.448
41
Room 104
HBO
11:00 PM
0.05
0.231
42
MLB Baseball
MLBN
8:16 PM
0.04
0.196

No rating information was made immediately available for Reelz's Charles Manson: Cult of Personality and Extreme Killers.


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.