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Friday Cable: 'Storage Wars' Tops Primetime; 'Smackdown' Falls; 'Haven,' 'Thundercats' Steady & More

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August 15th, 2011

There was a multiple-way tie among adults 18-49 in primetime, though the day's highest rated shows were animated repeats on Adult Swim in the late-night daypart. A&E's Storage Wars tied for the primetime lead with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating with an American Dad repeat, the 2009 installment of Fast & Furious on USA, and a Friday Night Smackdown! that was down a tenth from the previous week. The ThunderCats was steady with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and Haven was steady with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Update 2: Torchwood: Miracle Day scored 581,000 viewers and a 0.25 adults 18-49 rating, almost identical to last week's 582,000 and 0.25 adults 18-49 rating (thank @TVBill for the data!)

Update 1: also not in the table below, but the debut of Cinemax's Strike Back scored 567,000 viewers at 10pm out of the A-Team telecast (which is in the table below). The 11pm and midnight encores added over another 500,000 viewers, bringing the total to 1.1 million. Note: Cinemax is in approximately 16.5 million households versus 30 million for HBO and 35 million for Starz (you can see the Nielsen estimates of other channels as of July here).

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
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3074 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2997 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2264 0.9
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 2231 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 2042 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1966 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2593 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 9:00 PM 2101 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2636 0.8
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1798 0.7
THAT 70S SHOW NAN 11:34 PM 1731 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2207 0.6
Jersey Shore SSN 4 MTV 9:00 PM 1195 0.6
ThunderCats (2011) TOON 8:30 PM 1845 0.6
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 1033 0.6
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 9:00 PM 3926 0.5
American Restoration HIST 10:00 PM 1492 0.5
WHALE WARS APL 9:00 PM 964 0.5
CSI USA 1:00 AM 1227 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1216 0.5
HAVEN SYFY 10:00 PM 1886 0.5
A.N.T. FARM DSNY 8:30 PM 3721 0.4
PRANKSTARS DSNY 8:00 PM 3400 0.4
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 9:30 PM 3223 0.4
Fish Hooks DSNY 9:15 PM 3453 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 11:00 PM 955 0.4
Four Weddings TLC 10:00 PM 1148 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1239 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 893 0.4
Fashion Police Weekly ENT 10:30 PM 772 0.3
MAN VS. WILD DISC 9:00 PM 944 0.3
A-TEAM, THE MAXP 8:00 PM 1031 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:00 PM 1144 0.3
SUGAR HIGH FOOD 10:30 PM 830 0.3
HEAT SEEKERS FOOD 10:00 PM 767 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:30 PM 1106 0.3

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