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Friday Cable: 'Smackdown' Tops Night; Hurricane Irene Boosts Weather Channel + 'Haven,' 'Thundercats' & More

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August 29th, 2011


A repeat of Family Guy had the most 18-49 viewers during Friday Night primetime, while Friday Night Smackdown! topped original cable but was down two tenths versus last week to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. ThunderCats was steady again with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and Haven was steady again with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the US East Coast, The Weather Channel punched *way* above its ordinary weight class. I left all the Weather Channel shows that appeared in the top 100 in the list below so you could get an idea of how they held the audience through the night. Let the graphic bring you back to the "Extreme" threat The Weather Channel was predicting for much of the East.

Torchwood: Miracle Day ratings courtesy of commenter Nick:
Torchwood: Miracle Day (STARZ, 10 PM)
-0.769 million viewers
-0.30 A18-49

Torchwood: Miracle Day (STARZ, 11 PM)
-0.403 million viewers
-0.13 A18-49

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):

Net Show Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
ADSM Family Guy 11:30 PM 3.031 1.3
ADSM American Dad 10:30 PM 2.315 0.9
ADSM Robot Chicken 12:00 AM 1.987 0.8
SYFY WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown 8:00 PM 2.673 0.7
HIST American Restoration 10:00 PM 2.220 0.7
TWC WEATHER CENTER 9:00 PM 2.583 0.7
TWC WEATHER CENTER 12:00 AM 1.915 0.6
TWC WEATHER CENTER 11:00 PM 2.086 0.6
TWC WEATHER CENTER 10:00 PM 2.460 0.6
TWC WEATHER CENTER 8:00 PM 2.305 0.6
TOON ThunderCats (2011) 8:30 PM 1.617 0.6
ENT The Soup 10:00 PM 1.045 0.6
TLC Say Yes to the Dress: ATL 9:00 PM 1.340 0.5
DSNY Phineas and Ferb 9:00 PM 3.812 0.5
DSNY A.N.T.  FARM 8:30 PM 3.574 0.5
SYFY HAVEN 10:00 PM 1.912 0.5
DSNY Wizards of Waverly Place 8:00 PM 3.216 0.5
DSNY Fish Hooks 9:15 PM 3.153 0.5
FOOD DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES 9:30 PM 1.326 0.5
TRU WORLDS DUMBEST 9:00 PM 1.205 0.5
TWC WEATHER CENTER 7:00 PM 1.793 0.4
ESPN NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS   L 7:30 PM 1.439 0.4
TWC DAY PLANNER 5:00 PM 1.618 0.4
ENT Fashion Police Weekly 10:30 PM 0.914 0.4
TNT VALKYRIE 8:00 PM 1.366 0.4
TBSC SEINFELD 7:30 PM 0.860 0.4
FOOD HEAT SEEKERS 10:00 PM 0.930 0.4
HGTV HOUSE HUNTERS INTL 10:30 PM 1.175 0.3
FOOD DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES 9:00 PM 1.117 0.3
FOOD SUGAR HIGH 10:30 PM 0.892 0.3
TWC DAY PLANNER 6:00 PM 1.324 0.3

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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