Friday Cable Ratings: ‘Smackdown!’ Ties ‘SpongeBob;’ Plus ‘Sanctuary,’ ‘Boss,’ ‘House Of Payne’ & More

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Friday Night Smackdown! was down a tenth of a point to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, and that tied with SpongeBob Squarepants for the cable ratings lead on Friday.

In cable premieres on Friday:

  • TBS’ Tyler Perry’s House of Payne drew a 0.4 and 0.5 adults 18-49 rating in its two half hours.
  • Starz’s Boss had 659,000 viewers at 1opm. Will add demo ratings when I see them.

Syfy’s Sanctuary was up a tenth from last week to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating at 10pm.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (a repeat) drew a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating and 940,000 average viewers, thanks to @TVBill for the info.

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):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN SYFY 8:00 PM 3.112 0.9
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 PM 3.905 0.9
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1.952 0.8
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 9:00 PM 2.515 0.8
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 9:30 PM 2.551 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ESPN 8:00 PM 2.210 0.7
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1.746 0.7
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 8:30 PM 3.255 0.7
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.672 0.7
PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY 8:30 PM 3.342 0.7
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.510 0.7
JESSIE DSNY 9:00 PM 4.026 0.6
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY 8:00 PM 3.417 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1.373 0.6
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1.525 0.5
HAIRY BIKERS HIST 10:00 PM 1.607 0.5
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: RAN TLC 10:00 PM 1.293 0.5
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: RAN TLC 10:30 PM 1.236 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1.570 0.5
SANCTUARY SYFY 10:00 PM 1.466 0.5
SO RANDOM DSNY 9:30 PM 3.245 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.289 0.5
HAIRY BIKERS HIST 10:30 PM 1.212 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ESPN2 8:00 PM 1.472 0.4
FISH HOOKS DSNY 8:45 PM 2.737 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 0.879 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 0.788 0.4
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 9:25 AM 1.462 0.4
THE SOUP ENT 10:00 PM 0.806 0.4
GOLD RUSH: ALASKA DISC 10:00 PM 1.127 0.4
NFL LIVE ESPN2 11:16 PM 0.877 0.4
JUST GO WITH IT STZP 8:03 PM 0.904 0.4
CRAVE FOOD 11:30 PM 1.099 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.103 0.4
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 7:00 PM 2.653 0.4
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 10:00 PM 1.260 0.4
FASHION POLICE WEEKLY ENT 10:30 PM 0.779 0.3
GANGLAND SPIKE 10:29 PM 0.681 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 8:30 PM 1.127 0.3

To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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