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Friday Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Wins Night, 'WWE Smackdown', 'Storage Wars', 'Fairly Legal', 'In Plain Sight', 'Ultimate Fighter Live' & More

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April 30th, 2012

The NFL Draft was the night's top cable program with a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 on ESPN (not including the 0.4 with adults 18-49 the second round of the draft scored on NFL Network). WWE: Friday Night Smackdown was Friday's top cable original with an 0.7 rating among adults 18-49, down from an 0.8 last week.

 

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 Viewers (000) (Live +SD) A18-49 Rtg (Live + SD)
NFL DRAFT               L ESPN 7:00 PM 2679 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2410 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2238 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2680 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1484 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1822 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:03 AM 1596 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1767 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1477 0.6
Fairly Legal USA 9:00 PM 2554 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1408 0.6
IN PLAIN SIGHT USA 10:00 PM 3006 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1424 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:04 PM 1261 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1835 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1810 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1701 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1744 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1897 0.6
ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE FX 10:00 PM 929 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1513 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 12:31 AM 1504 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1460 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1442 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1448 0.5
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1512 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1101 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1674 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 976 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 1631 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 9:00 PM 1095 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:37 AM 1283 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1448 0.5
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:30 PM 1458 0.5
WHALE WARS: VIKING SHORES APL 9:00 PM 1087 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1468 0.5
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:00 PM 1255 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1741 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1172 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1328 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1762 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 924 0.4
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK 5:30 PM 2265 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1029 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 968 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1132 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 810 0.4
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:25 AM 1802 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1607 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 954 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1124 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:25 AM 1123 0.4
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 903 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:58 AM 1140 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1421 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1302 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 9:42 PM 933 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 998 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 1048 0.4
HANDY MANNY DSNY 10:30 AM 1561 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1209 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1584 0.4
NFL DRAFT NFLN 7:00 PM 802 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:55 AM 1056 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 860 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1596 0.4
MINI ADV WINNIE THE POOH DSNY 10:55 AM 1525 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 950 0.4
FAMILY MATTERS NAN 6:00 AM 923 0.4
TOTAL BLACKOUT SYFY 10:00 PM 1239 0.4
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 5:00 PM 872 0.4
MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING TLC 10:00 PM 1072 0.4
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 10:25 AM 1570 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 1207 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 975 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 975 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 899 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 923 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 817 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1062 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1312 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:31 AM 965 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 1140 0.4
STORAGE WARS UNLOCKED AEN 6:00 PM 819 0.4
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS   L ESPN2 7:30 PM 1392 0.3
Fairly Legal USA 12:00 AM 1121 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:01 AM 971 0.3
Time Machine HIST 9:00 PM 1090 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1220 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1062 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 11:00 PM 768 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:00 AM 857 0.3
IN PLAIN SIGHT USA 1:00 AM 922 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1056 0.3
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1272 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1159 0.3
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 907 0.3
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:02 PM 1096 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 919 0.2
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 8:00 AM 1529 0.2

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

 
  • Kaylie

    I don’t know when the hell Disney Channel is going to realize Jessie is doing them no justice at 8:00 on Friday. Its annoying how they just don’t see it.

  • Kyle

    How Jessie did last night?

  • Ryan Stoppable

    @Kaylie: Well fortunately, Jessie and its like are not judged by ratings among Adults 25-54.

  • KS

    I am eagerly waiting for Friday finals.

  • John A

    Nothing good on cable fridays without spartacus.

  • cimmer

    In Plain Sight is actually doing pretty well on Friday, relatively speaking. It’s a shame it’s the final season.

  • The End

    Guess we’l never see Sanctuary again on a Friday. With Joel Goldsmiths passing, that’s another hammer blow for the shows renewal chances, as he did the music.

  • chrisjozo

    Friday is not the day they should premiere Common Law.

  • Rodrigo

    Magic City? ;-)

  • Nicole

    Are there any numbers for Fashion Police on E!

  • sam

    also curious how Fashion Police is doing. I want The Soup on fridays again!!

  • Ryan Stoppable

    From the Futon Critic:

    Jessie (8:00) – Disney
    3.070 million viewers, #1; 0.455 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #12

    Phineas & Ferb (8:30, 30 Minutes) – Disney
    2.942 million viewers, #3; 0.471 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #11

    Fish Hooks (9:00, 30 Minutes) – Disney
    2.671 million viewers, #6; 0.345 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

    Fashion Police (10:00) – E!
    0.852 million viewers, #15; 0.442 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

  • Teddy

    Magic City numbers were skipped for the 4th week in a row.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Teddy, not skipped, just not seen by us and other non-Nielsen subscribers. Our secondary data (which is the same report The Futon Critic sees) doesn’t include Starz in its Friday reports, I’m not sure why (my guess is the network producing the report doesn’t care!).

    We won’t see Magic City viewers for the 4/27 episode until tomorrow, but on 4/20 the 10p episode averaged 375,000.

  • poweranimals

    Thanks for the Disney ratings. :-)

  • Stefan

    @Robert

    Could you post the numbers the same way they did on the Futon Critic?
    It is more interesting, to see the actual viewership of the demo than a single ratingpoint.

  • Chris L

    @Stefan

    Eh? Why should they do exactly what another site does? You are allowed to read both, you know.

  • Nick

    Fashion Police (E!)
    -10 PM: 0.852 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

    True Justice (Reelz)
    -9 PM: 0.237 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49
    -10 PM: 0.157 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

    Magic City (Starz)
    -10:01 PM: 0.385 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49
    -11:01 PM: 0.284 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

    Degrassi: TNG (TeenNick)
    -9 PM: 0.384 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

    Ricky Gervais Show (HBO)
    -9 PM: 0.086 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
    -12 AM: 0.291 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

  • Rod

    Thanks Nick for the numbers. Magic City is really consistent.

  • disney rocks

    At least Jessie got 3 million.

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