Friday Cable Ratings: ‘Gold Rush’ More Golden + ‘Smackdown,’ ‘Sanctuary,’ ‘For Better or Worse’ & More

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Gold Rush again led Friday cable and was up sharply (0.3 points) vs. last week to  a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. It crushed the motley assortment of repeats and regular broadcast shows on the night.

Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse‘ matched last week’s ratings with 0.9 and 1.0 adults 18-49 ratings respectively.

Flying Wild Alaska was up two tenths vs. last week with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Friday Night Smackdown scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week.

Sanctuary had a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week.

Updates (via our friend @TVBill):

  • Life and Times of Tim: 82K viewers and the dreaded 0.0 adults 18-49 rating
  • Christmas in Washington: 1.509m viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating
  • Brides of Beverly Hills – both episodes had 0.4 A18-49 ratings and 1.169m and 1.227m viewers for the respective airings.

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 5.380 2.1
FOR BETTER OR WORSE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.375 1.0
WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN SYFY 8:00 PM 2.881 0.9
FOR BETTER OR WORSE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.191 0.9
FLYING WILD ALASKA DISC 10:01 PM 2.505 0.8
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 1:15 AM 1.472 0.7
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 11:00 PM 1.027 0.6
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1.192 0.6
GAME PLAN DSNY 8:00 PM 3.185 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.533 0.6
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 10:00 PM 2.717 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1.345 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.297 0.5
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:00 PM 1.178 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.948 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1.092 0.5
INVENTION USA HIST 10:00 PM 1.319 0.4
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 0.899 0.4
AMERICAS MOST WANTED LIF 10:00 PM 1.201 0.4
SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 9:00 PM 1.303 0.4
INVENTION USA HIST 10:30 PM 1.201 0.4
REAL DEAL HIST 8:30 PM 1.215 0.4
REAL DEAL HIST 8:00 PM 1.173 0.4
SANCTUARY SYFY 10:00 PM 1.281 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 8:00 PM 1.555 0.3


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