A&E’s ‘Live PD’ Hits New Series High With 2.4 Million Viewers

Cable channel ranks No. 1 on TV among adults 18-49 in Friday’s primetime


“Live PD” had a big night on Friday, when A&E led primetime TV among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

The June 21 episode of “Live PD” drew 2.4 million viewers and 1.2 million viewers among 25 to 54-year-olds, according to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day metric. Both of those were records for the show. “Live PD” also garnered 966,000 adults 18-49 viewers.

“Live PD” showcases the policing of America, following diverse police departments from across the country in real time as they patrol their communities, using dash cams along with fixed rig and handheld cameras.

“Live PD” is hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin, along with law enforcement officers who appear in-studio as guest analysts.

“Live PD” is produced for A&E by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company. Executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment are Dan Cesareo, John Zito and Kara Kurcz. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Sean Gottlieb and Brad Abramson. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Live PD.”

The show airs Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

A&E is spun off “Live PD” with “Live Rescue” hosted by Ashleigh Banfield. The series follows first responders across the nation as they insert themselves into situations while answering emergency rescue calls, and debuted on April 22.