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Friday Cable Ratings: 16 Wishes Premieres Big; Party Down, Gravity Finales Finish Small

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June 28th, 2010

The premiere of the Disney Channel movie 16 Wishes shook up cable ratings on Friday, averaging 5.608 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating (although Disney cares more about the monster ratings it got for kids demos).

The season finales of Starz's Gravity and  Party Down both scored a 0.0 adults 18-49 ratings, and either show's average viewership for the hour could have been seated within Cowboys Stadium. There are plenty of shows I joke about having an infinite hype/ratings ratio, but in the case of Party Down, it's the truth.

The rest of our selected Friday cable finals via Travis Yanan:

Whale Wars (9pm)
- 1.307 million viewers
- 0.8/1 HH
- 0.5/2 A18-49

Dual Survival (10pm)
- 1.409 million viewers
- 0.9/2 HH
- 0.6/2 A18-49

16 Wishes (8pm, 100 minutes)
- 5.608 million viewers
- 3.0/6 HH
- 1.0/3 A18-49
- 4.6/22 T12-17
- 6.8/27 K2-11

Party Down (10pm, 30 minutes)
- 0.074 million viewers
- 0.1/0 HH
- 0.0/0 A18-49

Gravity (10:33pm, 28 minutes)
- 0.054 million viewers
- 0.1/0 HH
- 0.0/0 A18-49

Merlin (10pm)
- 1.196 million viewers
- 0.8/1 HH
- 0.3/1 A18-49

Say Yes to the Dress (9pm)
- 1.240 million viewers
- 0.9/2 HH
- 0.4/2 A18-49

Say Yes to the Dress (9:30pm)
- 1.116 million viewers
- 0.8/1 HH
- 0.4/1 A18-49

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