Friday Cable: College Football, ‘Sponge Bob,’ ‘Smackdown!’ ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars,’ ‘Haven’ & More
ESPN’s College Football game between Toledo and Boise State topped Friday’s cable ratings with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Friday Night Smackdown! was down three-tenths from last week to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, though it looks a little worse than it actually was with rounding (technically it was down from a 0.96 adults 18-49 rating to a 0.74 adults 18-49 rating). Haven was steady with another a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Star Wars: Clone Wars drew 1.93 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. While 18-49 isn’t exactly the target demo for the show, last week’s season finale of Thundercats scored a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, though it had fewer total viewers with 1.6 million.
Discovery’s Man, Woman, Wild was again steady with a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.
Update via @TVBill: not in the table below, but Disney’s A.N.T Farm averaged 3.176 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. For those curious about the Happy Endings marathon on ABC Family, every episode (there were 6 in primetime) averaged a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating. The most-watched telecast averaged 306,000 viewers.
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 I see later.
Selected Friday cable ratings (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Program||Net||Time||Viewers (000)||18-49 Rating|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L||ESPN||8:00 PM||2725||1.0|
|WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN||SYFY||8:00 PM||2614||0.7|
|AMERICAN RESTORATION||HIST||10:00 PM||2231||0.7|
|BUCKET& SKINNER||NICK||8:30 PM||2382||0.6|
|DANIEL TOSH: HAPPY THOUGH||CMDY||10:00 PM||1044||0.6|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||933||0.5|
|WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||8:00 PM||2954||0.5|
|FOUR WEDDINGS||TLC||10:00 PM||1284||0.5|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:30 PM||1389||0.5|
|SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATL||TLC||9:00 PM||1322||0.5|
|AMERICAN RESTORATION||HIST||9:00 PM||1701||0.5|
|CRIMINAL MINDS||AEN||10:00 PM||1334||0.5|
|SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATL||TLC||9:30 PM||1167||0.5|
|STAR WARS:CLONE WARS||TOON||8:00 PM||1930||0.5|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||9:30 PM||1539||0.4|
|THE SOUP||ENT||10:00 PM||949||0.4|
|MAN, WOMAN, WILD||DISC||9:00 PM||1104||0.4|
|BASEBALL TONIGHT L||ESPN||12:38 AM||719||0.4|
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