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Friday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball, 'Friday Night Smackdown', 'Storage Wars', 'Fairly Legal' & 'In Plain Sight'

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April 23rd, 2012

NBA Basketball dominated cable TV on Friday with a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49. Friday Night Smackdown and Storage Wars were the evening's runners-up, each earning a 0.8 18-49 rating.

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 for adults 25-54.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search - that's probably the easiest way to find Fairly Legal.

Selected Friday cable ratings (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3.074 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.738 1.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 9:30 PM 2.328 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2.071 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.855 0.8
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 9:00 PM 1.783 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.729 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 2.142 0.8
MONSTERS, INC. DSNY 8:00 PM 3.240 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.937 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1.617 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.024 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.748 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.762 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.691 0.7
MUSIC VIDEO DSNY 9:40 PM 3.445 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:45 AM 1.485 0.7
BOONDOCKS, THE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.618 0.7
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 1.954 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.543 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.365 0.6
ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE FX 10:00 PM 1.049 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.438 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.629 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 1:00 AM 1.397 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1.562 0.6
IN PLAIN SIGHT USA 10:00 PM 3.272 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.501 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:02 AM 1.288 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.134 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.847 0.6
TITAN MAXIMUM ADSM 4:00 AM 1.212 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:15 AM 1.316 0.6
Fairly Legal USA 9:00 PM 2.917 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 1.417 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1.436 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1.851 0.5
NHL QTR FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 1.073 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.199 0.5
South Park CMDY 12:00 AM 0.905 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:01 AM 1.404 0.5
CHAPPELLES SHOW CMDY 12:30 AM 0.852 0.5
TBS LATE MOVIE TBSC 11:50 PM 0.959 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1.258 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.577 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.170 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 11:15 PM 0.852 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.280 0.5
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 10:00 PM 2.621 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 1.471 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 0.940 0.5
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 7:55 AM 1.478 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.434 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.899 0.5
Fish Hooks SHORTS DSNY 9:45 PM 2.613 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 1.178 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1.148 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.584 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1.172 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:30 PM 1.221 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 1.095 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1.172 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.465 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.120 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.357 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:01 AM 1.026 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.389 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 12:00 AM 0.822 0.4
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE CMDY 9:30 PM 0.827 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1.184 0.4
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:38 PM 0.953 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 1.083 0.4
MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING TLC 10:00 PM 1.020 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.400 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 1.008 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1.561 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.348 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 1.065 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.303 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:00 PM 1.200 0.4
FLEA MARKET FLIP HGTV 9:00 PM 1.612 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.202 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:25 AM 1.404 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.229 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1.115 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:00 AM 0.915 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 1.504 0.4
Fact or Faked: PRML FILES SYFY 11:00 PM 0.813 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 0.926 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 0.974 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 0.852 0.3
DREAM MACHINES SYFY 10:00 PM 1.013 0.3
SP I BRAKE FOR YARD SALES HGTV 8:00 PM 1.349 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:30 AM 0.853 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.321 0.3
Fairly Legal USA 12:00 AM 1.166 0.3
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 8:00 PM 0.943 0.3
Suits USA 11:00 PM 1.276 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.593 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 0.916 0.3

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Rabbit

    I like how a 4 AM rerun of Titan Maximum did better than other shows in better timeslots in the 18-49 demo.

  • DCC

    Fairly Legal :(

  • Mon

    The Hangover did great on TNT (9pm, 0.8). It’s been played a lot on TBS recently and still able to perform well.

    People love Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I like watching it but only when I’m tired or nothing else is on.

  • Kaylie

    You could never go wrong with a Disney animated movie.

  • Rodrigo

    I’ll wait patiently for Magic City’s numbers. ;p

  • MJLinDenver

    Any Magic City #’s?

  • Hihi1212

    Anything on cmts friday line up?
    Melissa and Tye is hilarious there very open

  • disney rocks

    Monsters Inc. rerun numbers really make me think Disney should become mostly a rerun movie channel or at least create a Disney Movie Channel, where its all movie reruns.

  • Torrid

    Not to put too fine a point on it but….
    ———————————————————–
    NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 9:30 PM 2.328 1.0
    NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.199 0.5

    NHL QUARTER FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 1.073 0.5

    This is a tremendous improvement for the NHL – previous highest playoff
    QTR FINAL was 1.030 mil – a sugnificant increase of 0.043 mil or a massive 4.175% improvement from just Wednesday – the NHL is on an upswing no doubt about it! (see, I can do it too :) )

  • jordan

    We all know hockey is up in the ratings this season. We get it already. Move on. It can go up but it will never get the numbers that the NBA gets. Just like the NBA will never get the numbers that the NFL gets.

  • Lane

    USA is like the CBS of Cable.

    Kickass viewership but its all mostly old skewed.

  • Teddy

    Your missing the Magic City numbers again. This is the third week in a row.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Teddy, we don’t “miss” any numbers. If a show’s not in the top 100 we don’t get it.

  • Hillbilly

    In Plain Sight & Fairly Legal can’t crack a million in the demo. :mad:

  • Matt

    NBA fans almost seem to be getting upset because they know the NHL is rising…

    And did you really compare the distance between the NBA and NHL to the distance between the NBA and NFL?

    Not even close bud.

  • jordan

    I’m not even a big NBA fan. You’re so desperate. Kind of sad. NFL destroys them both. Understand now? NFL kills the NBA. NBA kills the NHL. NHL is up this season. Most sports have been the last few years. Not all but most. You’re comparing the NHL playoffs to the NBA season. Are you that desperate? When the NBA playoffs start next week. Then compare the ratings of the first round of the NBA to the NHL’s first round. The NBA will win easily. NHL is behind golf too. It’s lasttttttttt. Doesn’t mean that it’s not successful and doesn’t make lots of money. It does. NBA finals last year had a 10.1 rating and 17.28 million vieers. the NHL had a 3.1 rating and 5.31 viewers for the NBC games in the finals. Easily more than three times the viewers. It beats the NHL easily. NFL had 111.3 million viewers in the superbowl. The superbowl destroys them both and everything else easily.

  • Torrid

    That was my sarcasm Jordan, but nevermind Matt took the bait :) – hey Mutt (oops..) isn’t grand how the NHL is just on the brink of passing that ole thuggish NBA? LOL!

  • Matt

    Don’t have time to make a long reply because I’ve got a final, but the fact that you kids have to attack it shows it. It’s sad really.

  • Nick

    True Justice (Reelz)
    -9 PM: 0.249 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
    -10 PM: 0.179 million viewers, 0.03 A18-49

    Moneyball (Starz)
    -7:45 PM: 0.328 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

    Magic City (Starz)
    -10:02 PM: 0.375 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49
    -11:01 PM: 0.178 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    Degrassi: TNG (TeenNick)
    -9 PM: 0.281 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

    Ricky Gervais Show (HBO)
    -9 PM: 0.174 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49
    -12:30 AM: 0.187 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

  • Rod

    Magic City is at least steady. ;)

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