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Friday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs + 'Sportscenter', 'Common Law', 'Fairly Legal', 'Storage Wars' & More

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May 21st, 2012

The NBA Playoff conference semi-finals were Friday's highest rated cable program with a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating at 10:50 and a 2.0 at 8:04. Sportscenter at 1:33 AM was the third highest-rated program on cable, with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.

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 Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L ESPN 10:50 PM 7.377 3.3
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L ESPN 8:04 PM 4.751 2.0
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:33 AM 2.962 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.667 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.432 1.0
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.803 0.9
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:40 AM 1.680 0.9
COMMON LAW USA 10:00 PM 2.507 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.746 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.903 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.910 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.605 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.643 0.7
NBA PLAYOFFS REPEAT ESPN 3:40 AM 1.219 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.518 0.6
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.327 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.701 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.654 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.474 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:30 AM 1.585 0.6
Fairly Legal USA 9:00 PM 2.608 0.5
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1.281 0.5
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 5:00 AM 0.968 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.985 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.349 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.434 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.221 0.5
ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE FX 10:00 PM 0.821 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1.454 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.738 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.342 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 1:01 AM 0.973 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1.314 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.238 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.941 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.121 0.5
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.702 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 0.983 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.238 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:25 AM 1.566 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 10:30 PM 1.227 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1.516 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.780 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.587 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1.054 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.484 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 0.840 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 10:30 PM 1.240 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 0.886 0.4
BAIT CAR TRU 10:30 PM 1.029 0.4
BAIT CAR TRU 10:00 PM 0.968 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1.239 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.115 0.4
Suits USA 11:00 PM 1.350 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.103 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.181 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.562 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.108 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 1.332 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.469 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 3:00 PM 1.916 0.4
RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN DSNY 7:45 PM 2.091 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 9:00 PM 0.977 0.4
Victorious: LOCKED UP NICK 7:00 PM 2.298 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.130 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 0.963 0.4
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 4:30 PM 1.857 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.874 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:31 AM 0.807 0.4
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 4:00 PM 1.751 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1.686 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1.426 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 0.980 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.221 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:01 AM 0.882 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 0.889 0.4
KEVIN HART: IM A GROWN CMDY 9:59 PM 0.764 0.4
TRON: UPRISING,BECKS BEGI DSNY 9:30 PM 1.794 0.4
ALASKA: ICE COLD KILLERS DISC 10:00 PM 0.935 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 0.799 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.747 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 3:32 AM 0.765 0.3
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:00 PM 0.776 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 0.821 0.3
DREAM MACHINES SYFY 10:00 PM 0.937 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.810 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 0.939 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1.206 0.3
FORENSIC FILES TRU 11:00 PM 0.735 0.3
HOLLYWOOD FOR SALE HGTV 12:00 AM 0.816 0.3
Fairly Legal USA 12:00 AM 1.062 0.3
TNT NETWORK PREVIEW TNT 5:30 AM 0.749 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.131 0.3
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:02 PM 1.084 0.3
FORENSIC FILES TRU 11:30 PM 0.825 0.3
MOTIVES & MURDERS ID 1:00 AM 0.839 0.3
48 HOURS ON ID ID 2:00 AM 0.898 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.077 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1.099 0.2
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1.171 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • carbar

    USA didn’t cancel Monk, the series creator(s) & Tony Shaloub ended it for new adventures. Plain Sight I’m not sure if canceled by USA. Monk’s ratings were still great!

  • Nick

    I feel bad for all the shows beaten by “Minnie’s Bow-Toons”.
    :-P

  • SarahL

    @Tiger Williams

    Yep, the Lakers bring the ratings.

  • cimmer

    Common Law, holding steady from it’s premier, good for it. I love the ID channel numbers for the wee hours of the morning.

  • Hillbilly

    Common Law sucks IMO. No chemistry between the two guys.

  • MELVIN

    So programmes which are not exaggerated with adverts can get some viewers but when it is advertised a lot like victorious and Icarly, they only get 2 million views

  • Tod

    Magic City rating ?

  • Nick

    True Justice (Reelz)
    -9 PM: 0.190 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49
    -10 PM: 0.084 million viewers, 0.02 A18-49

    Magic City (Starz)
    -10:02 PM: 0.474 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49
    -11:01 PM: 0.254 million viewers, 0.09 A18-49

    Degrassi: TNG (TeenNick)
    -9 PM: 0.313 million viewers, 0.11 A18-49

    Ricky Gervais Show (HBO)
    -9 PM: 0.138 million viewers, 0.09 A18-49
    -12 AM: 0.247 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    Fashion Police (E!)
    -10 PM: 0.548 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

  • Rodrigo Gutierrez

    Thanks again Nick!

  • SF

    I love Common Law!! I’m very pleased that so many people returned to watch the 2nd episode. We may have a keeper!!

  • KevinY

    Fairly Legal is soooo good. When they switched showrunners after season one I was a little worried but this season has been even better!!

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