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Friday Cable Ratings: SpongeBob Leads Night + 'American Restoration,' 'Phineas & Ferb,' 'Haven,' 'Friday Night Smackdown,' ''Torchwood: Miracle Day' & More

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July 18th, 2011

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Friday's primetime cable with adults 18-49 (and total viewers) with a 1.1 adults 1849 rating followed by History's American Restoration and Disney's Phineas and Ferb which each drew a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Haven returned to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. That's down from last year's premiere (0.7) but on par with last season's finale.  Pretty good, I guess, considering Friday Night Smackdown! was down a 0.2 to a 0.6 rating. I didn't see the demo results for Torchwood: Miracle Day, but the 10pm telecast averaged 609,000 viewers, down from last week's premiere which drew 819,000. More info on Torchwood is available here.  Get out your Fan Excuse Bingo cards and blame Harry Potter!

I correctly guessed Haven would return to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, but nearly two-thirds of those voting in are unscientific poll predicted it would do better than a 0.5.  The "wisdom of the crowds" was wiser when it came to Breaking Bad.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100. I attempt to filter out repeats, kids shows, and most non-primetime shows. Will add extras that @TravisYanan reports later below.

Selected Friday cable ratings (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 PM 5756 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2091 0.7
American Restoration HIST 10:00 PM 2425 0.7
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 9:05 PM 4287 0.7
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2552 0.6
Swamp Loggers DISC 10:00 PM 1363 0.6
PRANKSTARS DSNY 8:00 PM 3893 0.6
A.N.T. FARM DSNY 8:35 PM 3946 0.6
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 10:00 PM 1813 0.6
Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY 9:30 PM 3702 0.6
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 10:30 PM 1750 0.6
Victorious NICK 2:00 PM 3064 0.5
American Restoration HIST 10:30 PM 1953 0.5
MY BABYSITTERS (SERIES) DSNY 10:00 PM 3485 0.5
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:30 PM 1685 0.5
WHALE WARS APL 9:00 PM 1113 0.5
BUCKET& SKINNER NICK 8:30 PM 2653 0.5
HAVEN SYFY 10:00 PM 1884 0.5
SO RANDOM DSNY 10:30 PM 2989 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 989 0.4
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:00 PM 1148 0.4
Alphas USA 10:00 PM 1237 0.4
OUTRAGEOUS FOOD FOOD 10:00 PM 1007 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:00 PM 1116 0.4
SURVIVING THE CUT DISC 10:00 PM 956 0.4
EXTREME CHEF FOOD 10:00 PM 1011 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1454 0.3
SECRETS OF SEAL TEAM 6 DISC 9:00 PM 1092 0.3
SELLING NEW YORK HGTV 9:00 PM 1271 0.3

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If we see additional ratings from @TravisYanan, I will post them below.
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