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Friday Cable Ratings: Insight, Music City Bowls Top 'Gold Rush' + 'Sanctuary,' 'Smackdown!,' 'UFC 141 Prelims' & More

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January 3rd, 2012

The Insight Bowl (Oklahoma/Iowa) and the Music City Bowl (Miss St./ Wake Forest) lead the cable adults 18-49 ratings on Friday night.

Gold Rush led Friday cable's non-pigkin offerings but was again down sharply (0. 5 points) vs. the previous week to  a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Two weeks ago it had a 2.1 rating. Holidays, ouch.

UFC 141 Prelims on Spike tied Gold Rush's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Flying Wild Alaska was down two tenths vs. last week with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Friday Night Smackdown was even with the previous week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

The Sanctuary season finale was also even last week at a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Update via @TVBill: The Life And Times Of Tim had the dreaded 0.0 adults 18-49 rating and just 78,000 viewers. Probably fewer than were at the Insight Bowl in person.

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)
COLL FTBL Insight Bowl ESPN 10:15 PM 4.812 1.5
COLL FTBL Music City Bowl ESPN 6:49 PM 4.214 1.1
Gold Rush DISC 9:00 PM 2.750 1.0
UCF 141 PRELIMS LIVE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.766 1.0
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.822 0.8
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESPN 3:21 PM 3.219 0.8
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.943 0.8
CHINA, IL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.780 0.8
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 1:36 AM 1.576 0.7
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.475 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 1.444 0.6
Wipeout TRU 10:00 PM 1.530 0.6
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 2.146 0.6
Hardcore History HIST 11:00 PM 1.974 0.6
Flying Wild Alaska DISC 10:01 PM 1.836 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.468 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.315 0.6
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 11:57 AM 2.025 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1.609 0.6
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:00 PM 3.186 0.6
AMERICAS Most Wanted LIF 9:00 PM 1.664 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:30 PM 2.859 0.5
AUSTIN & ALLY - LN DSNY 11:00 PM 2.641 0.5
ULTIMATE FIGHTER UNLEASHD SPIKE 8:00 PM 0.996 0.5
Four Weddings TLC 10:00 PM 1.274 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 11:00 PM 1.095 0.4
SP HH HOUSEBOAT HGTV 10:00 PM 1.439 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: BIG TLC 9:30 PM 1.204 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 0.968 0.4
SANCTUARY SYFY 10:00 PM 1.288 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 9:00 PM 1.197 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 6:00 PM 1.135 0.3

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