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Friday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Smackdown' Wins Night, NHL Playoffs, 'Very Funny News', 'House of Payne', 'Mystery Diners', 'Hardcore History' & More

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May 29th, 2012

 

WWE Smackdown was the highest rated cable original, earning an 0.8  adults 18-49 rating, down from an 0.9 last week. The NHL Conference Finals were the second highest rated non-repeat programming, with an 0.6 adults 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 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 Ultimate Fighter Live.

Friday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) A18-49 Ratings (Live + SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2765 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2465 1.0
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2262 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2062 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2626 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1887 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2147 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1433 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1855 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1376 0.7
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L NBCSN 8:00 PM 1605 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1861 0.6
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1055 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1656 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1286 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2075 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1463 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1416 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1210 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:30 AM 1423 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1615 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1155 0.5
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:30 PM 1322 0.5
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1431 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:45 AM 1231 0.5
JEFF DUNHAM: SPARK OF INS CMDY 9:28 PM 1275 0.5
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:45 AM 1085 0.5
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1289 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 1:00 AM 1114 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:30 PM 1360 0.5
ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE FX 10:00 PM 875 0.5
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 1279 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1429 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:15 AM 1034 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:35 PM 1323 0.5
Swamp People HIST 10:00 PM 1389 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2499 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1231 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1272 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 968 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1260 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1414 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 931 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 1006 0.4
Suits USA 11:00 PM 1247 0.4
UFC PRIMETIME FX 11:06 PM 773 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 1870 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1978 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 920 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1104 0.4
POEM IS...,A DSNY 8:55 AM 1930 0.4
iCarly NICK 6:00 PM 2029 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 991 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1228 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 930 0.4
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1066 0.4
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 10:00 PM 2470 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1053 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1313 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 843 0.4
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 10:00 PM 960 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1912 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:30 PM 862 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 9:30 PM 2271 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1847 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1316 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 795 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 836 0.4
MOTIVES & MURDERS ID 1:00 AM 920 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1387 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1029 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:25 AM 1857 0.4
Fashion Police Weekly ENT 10:00 PM 834 0.4
HALF HOUR CMDY 11:00 PM 830 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1248 0.4
NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBCSN 10:58 PM 769 0.4
NEW DETECTIVES ID 3:00 AM 842 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1094 0.4
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 11:00 PM 853 0.4
Fairly Legal USA 12:00 AM 1201 0.4
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:02 PM 1325 0.4
ALASKA: ICE COLD KILLERS DISC 10:00 PM 991 0.3
INSANE OR INSPIRED SYFY 10:00 PM 1014 0.3
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:36 PM 721 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1045 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1173 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 1068 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 974 0.3
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 8:00 PM 956 0.3
48 HOURS ON ID ID 2:00 AM 840 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:30 PM 1053 0.3
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 8:01 PM 917 0.3
FORENSIC FILES TRU 11:30 PM 906 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:00 PM 961 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 692 0.3
SP HH COAST TO COAST HGTV 12:00 AM 984 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 PM 1064 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1027 0.3
SP HH COAST TO COAST HGTV 9:00 PM 1167 0.3
WAR HEROES WEEKEND AMC 8:00 PM 1416 0.3

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 
  • Alien

    Huge rating for the NHL for that Game 6 on a Memorial Day Friday.

    I can’t wait to see how the Kings/Devils series does starting this Wednesday. The Devils/Ducks back in ’03 did decent numbers for ABC that year. With the Kings way more popular in that market than the Ducks and the NHL’s audience growing more since then I think we’ll have some decent numbers.

    The best telecast all weekend was Women’s Softball coverage on ESPN.

  • Wow

    Wow…..ultimate fighter is dropping. R they gonna cancel it or ????

  • Sean

    NICKELODEON IS GONNA WIN THIS WEEKS TOTAL VIEWERS!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY..

  • Nickelodeon Rocks 2012

    Pretty good for an iCarly repeat. Hope “Rags” beat Alice in wonderland. It probably did considering the fact that it was trending WORLDWIDE, and had 4 WORLDWIDE trending related topics (“Watching Rags”, “Drake Bell”, “Avan Jogia”, and “Max”! Expecting 4.5 million. While Alice I’m expecting 2.5 million. :)

  • Nickelodeon Rocks 2012

    @Sean, Nickelodeon will win in total viewers, and in all kids demos (Kids 2-11, 6-11, and tween 9-14). I dont remember disney premiering anything new Friday, or Sunday, although i’m not 100% sure.

  • Oliver

    It’s strange how originals of SVU have dipped as low as 1.6 this season, yet cable reruns on a Friday can get 0.9.

  • toons

    real time on hbo does really well… better than most of their scripted series and that’s late night on friday…

  • disney rocks

    Rags was decent; watched it cause I knew Alice would be on the next day; wish Disney would have done Alice on Sunday. Although I chose to watch Rags, I’m predicting Alice will beat it.

  • Sean

    @NickelodeonRocks Nick didnt have anything new last week either…even Korra was old! so, NICK is really doing good.

  • Nick

    Is a 0.6 really that good for a NHL finals game?

  • Torrid

    whoooo weeeee!!!! eN echh elll, eN echh eLLL :)
    ———————————————–
    NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L NBCSN 8:00 PM 1.605 0.6

    now let’s put this in perspective …..
    No NBA to compete against, Prime-Time Friday (Weekend)night, absolutely last game to determine who will go to the Hockey Finals, biggest sports market in the nation – surely the NHL has *HUGE* ratings for this game :)

    Unfortunately for hockey, beaten badly by the following programs….. (repeatedly!!!)
    Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2765 1.1..(4 times near midnight)
    LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2262 0.9..(2 times 9-10pm)
    Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2062 0.8..(2 times)
    WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 08:00 PM 2626 0.8..(2 times about midnight)
    American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1855 0.7..(what’s that show?)

    Now compare that with the last conference semi-final for the NBA last Thursday:
    ————————————————————-=—————–
    NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L ESPN 8:05 PM 6.892 3.0
    NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L NBCSN 8:00 PM 1.605 0.6 *HUGE* :)
    ——————————————————————————-

    Really Alien! Really!! LoL!

  • Leroy

    @ Wow,

    FX is probably gonna move it to a new night next season. Friday nights is a terrible time slot for the demo they are targeting, which are 18-34 males.

  • Colin

    CSI:Miami ratings must really suck on AMC bc they are never on this list during the week.

  • Robert Pt

    Saying 0.6 is huge ratings is laugable. I think the NHL deserves better ratings than that. For a game 7 is PATHETIC.

  • Robert Pt

    I meant game 6.

  • Dan T

    Sara,

    Hardcore History, like Time Machine, is a selling title, not a program name. The show that aired was Swamp People.

  • toons

    @Robert Pt a .6 for the nhl is terrific for a game 6 of a conf final on a friday night during a holiday weekend on cable with 2 teams from ny/nj playing each other

  • Robert Pt

    @toons, so what you’re saying is NHL does DESERVE good ratings, because if you think that a conference finals game 6 between 2 of the most important teams in the league that play in ¨big markets¨ (The second biggest in the case of NY), really is doing well when it has the same TV rating as Very Funny News on TBS, SQUIDBILLIES, and a Robot Chicken episode (That wasn’t even new!), then what you’re saying it really isn’t such an appealing show, and that it isn’t a big time league, if it has the same blip in people’s radar as Very Funny News on TBS.
    AND YOU’RE OK WITH THAT, IN FACT YOU THINK THEY ARE DOING GREAT.

  • The End

    Insane or Inspired is the worst performing after Smackdown show ever. Nothing since the network bought the tv rights to Smackdown has rated as poorly in that slot.

  • xwiseguyx

    Great numbers for Mystery Diners – especially for a Friday night..

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