Friday Cable Ratings: ‘Gold Rush’ Keeps Rising, Leads Night; ‘For Better Or Worse’ Falls Hard + ‘Hairy Bikers,’ ‘Flying Wild’ & More

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Gold Rush again led Friday cable and was up two tenths, again, versus last week to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. It also beat everything in broadcast primetime on Friday night, badly.

Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse‘ slipped sharply from its premiere, down 0.5 points to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating for each of its episodes.

Flying Wild Alaska was steady vs. last week with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Friday Night Smackdown! was down 0.3 points vs. last week to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Was there something special about the night? was a repeat of the Tuesday airing.

The season finale of History’s Hairy Bikers drew a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Updates via @TVBill: the Lifetime premiere of America’s Most Wanted drew a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and 914,000 viewers.

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)
GOLD RUSH DISC 9:00 PM 4.739 1.9
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 3.853 1.4
GLC, ITS CHRISTMAS! DSNY 8:00 PM 6.876 1.1
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 10:30 PM 2.117 0.9
FOR BETTER OR WORSE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.048 0.9
FOR BETTER OR WORSE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.014 0.9
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.845 0.8
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 9:30 PM 5.661 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.652 0.8
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 2.001 0.7
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.751 0.7
FLYING WILD ALASKA DISC 10:01 PM 2.022 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:25 PM 1.237 0.7
PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY 7:45 PM 4.224 0.7
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 8:30 PM 2.462 0.6
WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN SYFY 8:00 PM 1.945 0.6
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 9:07 PM 1.287 0.6
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1.139 0.6
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 8:00 PM 2.494 0.5
SO RANDOM DSNY 10:00 PM 4.117 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 6:59 PM 1.373 0.5
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 10:30 PM 3.265 0.5
GRINCH/THE CAT IN THE HAT FAM 7:30 PM 1.745 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.317 0.5
JEFF DUNHAM: ARGUING CMDY 9:03 PM 1.240 0.5
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 0.935 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 11:00 PM 1.130 0.5
HAIRY BIKERS HIST 10:00 PM 1.277 0.4
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: BIG TLC 9:30 PM 1.149 0.4
REAL DEAL HIST 9:30 PM 1.317 0.4
CARLOS MENCIA: NO STRINGS CMDY 10:04 PM 0.925 0.4
CAT IN THE HAT FAM 7:00 PM 1.467 0.4
REAL DEAL HIST 9:00 PM 1.466 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 0.839 0.4
CRAVE FOOD 11:30 PM 1.105 0.4
STAR WARS:CLONE WARS TOON 8:00 PM 1.369 0.4


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