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Friday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Win Night, 'WWE Smackdown', 'Common Law', 'Storage Wars', 'Dream Machines' & More

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May 14th, 2012

The NBA Playoff game (Clippers versus Grizzlies) was Friday's highest rated cable program with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. WWE Friday Night Smackdown was the night's highest rated cable original, with a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49, matching last week's performance.

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 your show it wasn't in that top 100 list.

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 last night's episode of House of Payne.

Friday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live +SD) Adults 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L ESPN 9:04 PM 3831 1.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2413 1.0
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:55 PM 1964 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2347 0.9
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2528 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1856 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:30 PM 1755 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1599 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1837 0.7
COMMON LAW USA 10:00 PM 2479 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1587 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1508 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1413 0.7
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:30 AM 1477 0.6
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 8:00 PM 1322 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1601 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 1077 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1314 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:45 AM 1296 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1333 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1375 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1304 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1343 0.6
DREAM MACHINES SYFY 10:00 PM 1489 0.6
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 988 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1306 0.5
ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE FX 10:00 PM 948 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1357 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:00 AM 1046 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:45 AM 1319 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1330 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:30 AM 1032 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1204 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1382 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1642 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1353 0.5
American Pickers HIST 1:01 AM 1018 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2126 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 987 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1149 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 974 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 1240 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1322 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1132 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:30 PM 1404 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1257 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1268 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1014 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1013 0.4
SpongeBob TRUTH OR SQUARE NICK 7:00 PM 2482 0.4
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 8:30 PM 2778 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 953 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:01 AM 907 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1104 0.4
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS   L ESPN2 7:30 PM 1591 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1257 0.4
Fairly Legal USA 9:00 PM 1879 0.4
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 849 0.4
WHALE WARS: VIKING SHORES APL 9:00 PM 786 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2074 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1183 0.4
NATIONWIDE POST-RACE  L ESPN2 9:48 PM 1182 0.4
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 8:55 AM 1473 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1503 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 916 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 781 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 943 0.4
Suits USA 11:18 PM 1361 0.4
RALPHIE MAY-TOO BIG TO IG CMDY 9:59 PM 845 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1559 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:25 AM 1489 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 789 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1110 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1151 0.4
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:25 AM 1619 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 952 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:00 PM 1214 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 812 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1369 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 4:30 PM 747 0.4
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1668 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1502 0.3
EDGE OF DARKNESS TNT 8:00 PM 1302 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 858 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 770 0.3
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1436 0.3
Fairly Legal USA 12:18 AM 1130 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1049 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1095 0.3
Fashion Police Weekly ENT 10:00 PM 810 0.3
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 8:00 PM 787 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 11:00 PM 607 0.3
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 570 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 998 0.3
LEVERAGE TNT 2:00 PM 796 0.3
PRIME MOVIE W/STORY NOTES AMC 8:00 PM 817 0.3
SP YOU LIVE IN WHAT HGTV 9:00 PM 986 0.3
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1312 0.3
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:01 PM 1169 0.3
DEAD FILES TRAV 10:00 PM 699 0.3

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • timotey

    Fairly Legal was a repeat? If not, then sheesh! O.O Common Law almost doubled their demo!

  • redgarlic

    Event though it isn’t apparent from the list, Phineas and Ferb was the second most watched show in total viewers.

  • Chris Colley’s TV Blog

    Go Common Law!

  • Colin

    Common Law was one of the worst shows i have ever seen in my entire life.

  • Ryan Stoppable

    @redgarlic: Of the shows on this list. It’s possible that Jessie could have beaten it in Total without being in the top 100 in A25-54. Whether or not that’s the case, it *is* a nice bounce-back week for P&F picking up about half a million more viewers after the low rating last week.

  • John A

    Do you get ricky Gertais show ratings?

  • Brian

    Good for Common Law it was awesome!!!!

  • marc

    what did Magic City do?

  • RHONJd

    Do you have the ratings for “Jessie” which aired at Friday @ 8 on Disney Channel. Thank you :)

  • Wes

    Fairly Legal was not a repeat.

  • xwiseguyx

    Yeah.. Dead Files finally made the Top 100!

  • panda22

    YET AGAIN….no ratings for Magic City?????

    WTF…TVBTN???????

  • panda22

    Pretty big rstings drop for Fairly Legal, one episode left….will it get a third season?

  • torrid

    Hey, Take a look at the national ratings leader title from TvByThe Numbers since May 4th, are they still playing hockey? :)
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  • TatiG

    The Clippers game was surprisingly strong despite small time teams.

  • KK

    Wow, Adult Swim is definitely the king of Late Friday-Early Saturday cable!

  • Walt

    Magic city ratings?

  • Poweranimals

    Does anyone have the ratings for Jessie and Fish Hooks?

  • RHONJd

    Follow me on twitter! >> @rhonjd

  • RHONJd

    Power animals, ratings are up on thefutoncritic.com for Jessie and Fish Hooks

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