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Friday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs, + 'SportsCenter', 'WWE Friday Night SmackDown', 'Common Law', 'Fairly Legal', 'House of Payne' & More

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June 4th, 2012

 

ESPN's NBA Playoff coverage was the highest rated programming on cable, earning an 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. SportsCenter at 11:21 and 12:20 came in second and third place, earning a 1.8 and 0.9 respectively.

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 Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L ESPN 8:34 PM 7.593 3.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:21 PM 3.76 1.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.446 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.357 0.9
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:20 AM 1.706 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.86 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.557 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.72 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.847 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.658 0.7
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:30 PM 1.51 0.7
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.488 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:30 AM 1.539 0.6
COMMON LAW USA 10:00 PM 2.292 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:20 AM 1.043 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.334 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1.407 0.6
Fairly Legal USA 9:00 PM 2.515 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.319 0.6
ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE FX 9:00 PM 1.018 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.759 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1.321 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 1.402 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1.604 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 1.152 0.5
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.445 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1.469 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 7:00 PM 1.56 0.5
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:20 AM 0.898 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 12:31 AM 1.322 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1.309 0.5
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:00 AM 1.159 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.181 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.209 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:07 AM 1 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.157 0.5
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.049 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 1.301 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.194 0.5
INSANE OR INSPIRED SYFY 10:00 PM 1.359 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.315 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:01 PM 1.297 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 2.068 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:05 AM 1.164 0.5
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1.112 0.5
DANIEL TOSH: COMPLETELY S CMDY 9:59 PM 0.758 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 10:00 PM 1.466 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 3:00 PM 2.261 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.493 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1.219 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1.28 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.338 0.4
WHALE WARS APL 9:00 PM 1.144 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.877 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 1.861 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.517 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.461 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 1.091 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1.124 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 2:30 PM 2.104 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 1.124 0.4
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:15 AM 1.01 0.4
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 10:25 AM 1.862 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.263 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.255 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 1:00 AM 0.915 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.124 0.4
MICKEYS ADV IN WONDERLAND DSNY 9:00 AM 1.768 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1.439 0.4
SP COOL POOLS HGTV 9:00 PM 1.101 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 1.062 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.136 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.048 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 10:30 AM 1.676 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 0.999 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 6:00 PM 1.043 0.4
Fairly Legal USA 12:00 AM 1.113 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 0.943 0.4
Suits USA 11:00 PM 1.224 0.4
COMMON LAW USA 1:00 AM 1.073 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.91 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.299 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 0.86 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: BRI TLC 9:30 PM 1.316 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 0.968 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.825 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.878 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 1.101 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 4:30 PM 0.773 0.3
WHALE WARS: BATTLE SCARS APL 8:00 PM 0.711 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 0.828 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.847 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.579 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.265 0.3
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.334 0.3
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.177 0.3
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 8:00 PM 0.927 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS ON VACATION HGTV 8:30 PM 0.879 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 0.927 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.159 0.3

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  • RHONJd

    Robert, do you have ratings for Phineas and Ferb, which aired at 9 after ANT Farm, on DSNY. Thanks

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    RHON: I wasn’t sure whether the rest of Disney’s lineup was originals:

    PHINEAS & FERB 2.726M 0.3 A18-49
    FISH HOOKS: 2.418m, 0.3 ”
    SHAKE IT UP: 2.209m, 0.2 ”
    AUSTIN & ALLY: 2.055m 0.2 ”
    GOOD LUCK CHARLIE: 2.207m, 0.3 “

  • Trevor

    Thanks, Robert. Obviously one should wait to hear from you or TVBill for accurate Disney numbers. I just can’t believe Kaylie or anyone else would make up numbers – why?

  • david

    do you know how Coming Home and Americas Most Wanted on Life time Did at 10 pm and 9 Pm respectively? Thanks

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @David:

    America’s Most Wanted = 873,000 viewers and a 0.2 A18-49 rtg
    Coming Home = 391,000 viewers and a 0.1

  • david

    Thanks Robert a bunch for the ratings for me.

  • Ram510

    As an early prediction, I don’t think Common Law is going to make it

  • Lee

    Does anyone know how the season finale of Magic City did?

  • melvin

    @Robert Seidman

    was the good luck charlie for new sunday ratings or was it friday

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Friday

  • Nick

    Magic City (Starz)
    -10:02 PM: 0.498 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49
    -11:01 PM: 0.217 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

  • Rod

    Thanks Nick for all the updates on Magic City.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Nick: thanks as always (for the Saturday & Sunday too). Starz is frustrating for us because in the secondary data source we see it *does* usually include STARZ Sun-Thur, but for some reason on Fridays when Starz actually has originals…no Starz in the report!

  • Trevor

    Re: the wrong numbers posted by Kaylie – here’s the weird thing – I checked Wikipedia’s page last night for ANT FARM and they list the season episodes and THEY indeed had 4.1 million viewers for #201 and 3.8 million viewers for #202. That was last night and then this morning when I checked they had corrected it to the correct numbers of 2.8 and 2.9. But it shows you there is so much misinformation out there.

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