Friday Cable: Rain-Shortened Yankees/Tigers Tops Night + ‘Haven,’ ‘Clone Wars,’ ‘Smackdown!’ & Much More
The rain abbreviated Tigers/Yankees game one of the ALDS that was ultimately completed on Saturday still topped all cable viewing for Friday with the 39 minutes of coverage racking up a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Rays/Rangers game earlier in the day scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.
After see-sawing up four-tenths of a ratings point last week Friday Night Smackdown! was down two-tenths of a ratings point to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating to lead all of Friday night’s cable shows. Haven’s season finale was steady with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Star Wars: The Clone Wars was steady with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
Disney’s Jessie trailed only the abbreviated Yankees game in total viewers averaging 4.63 million from 9-9:30p on Disney Channel. Both Jessie and Phineas and Ferb (also over 4 million viewers averaged a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, but that’s obviously not Disney’s target demographic.
Update: Apologies to the Sponge! I accidentally left SpongeBob out of the table below (I was skimming and assumed it was a repeat). It averaged 3.333 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 ratings.
We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary 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|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES||TBSC||8:30 PM||5461||1.7|
|MLB GAME BREAK||TBSC||8:17 PM||3409||1.2|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES||TBSC||9:09 PM||3219||1.1|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES||TBSC||5:00 PM||2866||1.0|
|WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN||SYFY||8:00 PM||2940||0.9|
|PHINEAS AND FERB||DSNY||9:30 PM||4180||0.7|
|AMERICAN RESTORATION||HIST||9:30 PM||1698||0.6|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L||ESPN||8:00 PM||2071||0.6|
|GHOST ADVENTURES||TRAV||9:00 PM||1099||0.6|
|INSIDE THE MLB||TBSC||10:34 PM||1393||0.6|
|HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||FX||7:30 PM||1126||0.5|
|FISH HOOKS||DSNY||9:45 PM||3298||0.5|
|MAN, WOMAN, WILD||DISC||9:00 PM||1300||0.5|
|WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||8:00 PM||3029||0.5|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:30 PM||1297||0.5|
|AMERICAN RESTORATION||HIST||10:00 PM||1449||0.5|
|A.N.T. FARM||DSNY||8:30 PM||3364||0.5|
|THE SOUP||ENT||10:00 PM||977||0.5|
|LAW & ORDER||TNT||8:00 PM||1533||0.4|
|DORA THE EXPLORER||NICK||9:00 AM||1619||0.4|
|THUNDERCATS (2011)||TOON||8:30 PM||1467||0.4|
|FOUR WEDDINGS||TLC||10:00 PM||1113||0.4|
|HEAT SEEKERS (1 HR)||FOOD||10:00 PM||992||0.4|
|STAR WARS:CLONE WARS||TOON||8:00 PM||1560||0.4|
|CRIMINAL MINDS||AEN||10:00 PM||1218||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||11:30 PM||1090||0.3|
|FASHION POLICE WEEKLY||ENT||10:30 PM||852||0.3|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.