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Friday Cable Ratings: 'WWE SmackDown' & 'House of Payne', 'Common Law', 'American Pickers', 'Hardcore History, + X Games & More

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July 2nd, 2012

 

WWE Smackdown was Friday's top cable original, earning a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths from a 1.0 last week. House of Payne was the number two cable original with a 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 Friday's  episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.

Friday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.898 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.613 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.267 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.630 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2.015 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.896 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.637 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.719 0.6
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.748 0.6
COMMON LAW USA 10:00 PM 1.966 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.633 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.483 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 11:00 PM 1.242 0.6
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.532 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.560 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.551 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 3.125 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.675 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.511 0.5
PRINCESS AND THE FROG DSNY 10:00 AM 2.973 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.400 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.515 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.467 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.759 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.337 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2.928 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:30 PM 3.191 0.5
X-GAMES               L ESPN 9:37 PM 1.030 0.5
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:30 PM 1.628 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.432 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:30 AM 1.108 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 0.961 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.314 0.5
LOONEY TUNES TOON 1:00 PM 2.056 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 0.926 0.5
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1.316 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.912 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:00 PM 1.508 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.465 0.4
American Pickers HIST 1:01 AM 1.080 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 1.102 0.4
RANDY TO THE RESCUE TLC 10:00 PM 1.513 0.4
TOM & JERRY TALES TOON 2:00 PM 2.094 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.958 0.4
COMMON LAW USA 1:00 AM 0.836 0.4
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:45 AM 1.229 0.4
GRAVITY FALLS DSNY 9:30 PM 3.136 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 8:00 PM 1.214 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 8:00 PM 0.986 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.740 0.4
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:01 PM 1.287 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:14 AM 1.248 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 10:00 PM 2.850 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.672 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:00 PM 0.989 0.4
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 8:30 PM 3.401 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:30 AM 1.979 0.4
FIGURE IT OUT NICK 12:00 PM 2.412 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:00 PM 2.233 0.4
INSANE OR INSPIRED SYFY 10:00 PM 1.183 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.853 0.4
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.849 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:31 AM 0.857 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.348 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:41 PM 1.218 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 0.889 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:00 PM 0.784 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 11:00 PM 1.159 0.4
MAD TOON 2:30 PM 1.929 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1.026 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.277 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 11:30 PM 0.993 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.216 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.203 0.4
WHALE WARS APL 9:00 PM 0.887 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 1:00 AM 0.780 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:30 PM 0.873 0.3
JESSIE DSNY 11:00 PM 2.533 0.3
TWO/HALF MEN FX 5:30 PM 0.913 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 0.877 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1.349 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1.005 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:30 PM 0.737 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1.044 0.3
NATIONWIDE POST-RACE  L ESPN2 10:00 PM 0.864 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.830 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.785 0.3
EVIL, I ID 1:30 AM 0.717 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 6:00 PM 1.141 0.3
48 HOURS ON ID ID 2:00 AM 0.696 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.178 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 11:00 PM 1.063 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.043 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1.067 0.3
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.598 0.3
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS   L ESPN2 7:30 PM 1.154 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 0.986 0.3
Flying Wild Alaska DISC 10:00 PM 0.921 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.160 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.255 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 
  • Kelly Raines

    @Amanda @Bill Gorman

    How did My Babysitter’s a Vampire do in the ratings on Disney?! It was the season premiere!

  • Ivan

    Nick, do you have the 7pm Figure It Out numbers? Thanks!

  • Jared

    It looks like every other show that was on Disney Channel Friday night has made the list above..although im not too surprised..I didn’t really see much..if any promotion for My Babysitters a Vampire.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Spongebob amazing, (as always) Figure It Out steady, hopes it stays above 2.5 million for the rest of the season! Can’t wait to see Victorious’ viewer #’s. Hope 3.5 million (or higher) since Nickelodeon promoted the heck out of it! Also, I hope HTR rises also since “Rags” with Max Schneider did good, and should give the show a little increase. I can’t wait for the Spongebob summer specials this July, and the 1D concert special & More. Nickelodeon is really trying to win July, and this quarter, and it might actually pay off with all the stuff they have planned. :-)

  • disney rocks

    Nick won’t win July

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @disney rocks. Pardon me for my rudeness, but since when can people, especially people like YOU can predict the future? You don’t even know what Nickelodeon has planned for July. So what makes you assume that?

  • Kelly Raines

    @Jared

    My Babysitter’s a Vampire isn’t a Disney Channel original for one, but last year in the ratings it beat original episodes of iCarly on Nick, so that’s a good thing that should say something about this new season, despite Disney’s attempts not to promote it or keep episodes airing at a constant.

    Disney aired episodes throughout last summer, stopped in September. Saw them again for two weeks in October. Saw them in February for Atticus Mitchell (who starred in Radio Rebel with Debby Ryan & Adam DiMarco) and they have just now come back for the new season and I see on Disney’s schedule they have fallen back off of it. Rumor says Disney’s planning a Wizards of Waverly Place-My Babysitter’s a Vampire marathon.

    Episodes of WoWP are falling of Disney’s schedule too, it’s hard to catch an episode of Wizards, usually Good Luck Charlie or some other crappy Disney comedy is on. The only show I watch on Disney NOW is MBAV, the rest do not excite me.

    Wizards of Waverly Place was Disney’s last GOOD original, especially in the later seasons when they beefed up the drama! Disney might have the ratings, but it doesn’t sub for quality like it’s sister network Disney XD or Nick.

  • Kelly Raines

    I kind of wish that another cable network would take My Babysitter’s a Vampire, get it off childish Disney anyway. The 2nd season premiere episode was straight up dramatic, it was like something you’d watch on HBO (True Blood) or MTV (Teen Wolf) and that girl Vanessa Morgan is really a pretty good actress, MBAV’s whole cast is really a good one!

    It’s bad when good show’s get no recognition and bad shows get ratings for nothing. Some people just leave their TVs on whatever station they can find and do something else. I do that when I watch Royal Pains on USA Network, I don’t even be watching it because I’m tired of the Hank Med drama.

  • BJH

    USA needs to move “Common Law” off Fridays. It’s a fantastic show that deserves a better night!

  • Kelly Raines

    @BJH

    You lying, Common Law needs to be canceled. It’s a show about nothing IMO.

  • Mike

    I asked this question on Friday but didn’t get an answer, so I thought I’d try again:

    Are these considered final numbers or will live broadcasts still get time-zone adjusted later?

  • The End

    @Kelly Raines

    Sadly shows aren’t renewed or cancelled on personal taste, if they were many previously cancelled shows that are well loved on cable like Eureka wouldn’t be ending.

  • Brian

    Good Job Common Law can’t wait for the second season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I asked this question on Friday but didn’t get an answer, so I thought I’d try again:

    Are these considered final numbers or will live broadcasts still get time-zone adjusted later?”

    All the cable ratings you see on our site (and I believe pretty much everywhere else in public) are final ratings.

  • Jared

    @Kelly Raines

    I do remember it doing good on Disney Channel during its first season..so I’m not sure why it isn’t in the table above..but I do agree with you when you say it isn’t the best fit for Disney Channel..it doesn’t have the same feeling as every other show on the network.

  • Kaylie

    I knew MBAV wasnt gonna lead the night well. At least next week its gonna get an ANT Farm lead in so it should do alright. Disney is decent right now. However, ANT Farm is a music-oriented show. Back when they had music oriented shows like Hannah Montana and JONAS, Disney was promoting their music. ANT Farms music isnt really being promoted as expected which if it was could really help their ratings because its a decent show and Fridays episode was outstanding.

  • chrisjozo

    Common Law repeats fairly well relative to its new episodes. A repeat getting a 0.4 when a new episode got a 0.6 isn’t bad.

    I think it’s a pretty good show and i hope it get renewed.

  • POP

    @kelly raines
    Childish… OBVIOUSLY, its not for parents. LOL ur funny.

  • trevor

    ANT Farm went up from last week – they were at 8:30 this past week – where they always should be. Re: someone other’s comment – ANT FARM is not a music oriented show – it is a comedy that has some music.

  • Disney Fan

    i really enjoyed gravity falls, but it i dont think it belongs on disney. More like cartoon network. Overall its a pretty good cartoon, way better than phinese and ferb for sure. Ant farm is not a show i would watch every week, but i still watch it some of the times, so im glad it did pretty well. Jessie is just a plain stupid show, its one of the worst shows ever created on disney.. I wish they would cancel it and give debby ryan a much better show. My babysitters a vampire is another show that is plain LAME. I only watched like 2 episodes last season and im not going to watch this season at all so i hope it did bad.
    Figure it out keeps doing well as i figured.. Im so glad they brought it back. Its a good game show. But i would like to know how it did on thursday at 7pm.. I cant go a day without watching spongebob lol. Its the number one cartoon.. ITS WAY TO FAMOUS THAN ANY OTHER CARTOON. Love spongebob. :D

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