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Friday Cable Ratings:'WWE Smackdown' Wins Night, 'For Better or Worse', 'House of Payne', 'Common Law', 'Gravity Falls' , 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' & More

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July 30th, 2012

 


WWE Smackdown was Froiday's top cable original, with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 0.9 last week. For Better Or Worse came in second with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, down from an 0.8 last week.. Viewership, and the cable line-up,  was impacted by the Olympic Opening Ceremony, which aired on NBC.

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 Jesse

Friday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2316 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2834 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2400 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1964 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1692 0.7
FINDING NEMO DSNY 7:45 PM 3340 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 2:30 PM 3135 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 3:00 PM 3217 0.7
SpongeBob TRUTH OR SQUARE NICK 11:00 AM 3019 0.6
SpongeBob RUNAWAYROADTRIP NICK 1:00 PM 3124 0.6
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:00 PM 1677 0.6
SpongeBob ATLANTIS PANTIS NICK 4:30 PM 3036 0.6
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:30 PM 1684 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 3072 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 12:00 PM 2915 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 PM 3120 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 12:30 PM 2789 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1698 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 2926 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 2992 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 1480 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:30 AM 2601 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1463 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:30 AM 2324 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 2296 0.5
COMMON LAW USA 10:00 PM 1764 0.5
FINDING NEMO DSNY 7:20 AM 2571 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:00 AM 2588 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1340 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1408 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1061 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:00 PM 1225 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1507 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 9:00 AM 2363 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1368 0.5
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1376 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1495 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:41 AM 1121 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 2094 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1583 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1147 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1540 0.4
GRAVITY FALLS DSNY 9:30 PM 2728 0.4
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 10:30 AM 2201 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1575 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1099 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 11:30 PM 2369 0.4
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1154 0.4
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 10:00 AM 1982 0.4
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:45 AM 1099 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1097 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 939 0.4
LOST GIRL SYFY 10:00 PM 1118 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:30 AM 2037 0.4
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 10:25 AM 1925 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1072 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 12:01 AM 743 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 3:00 PM 843 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 972 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 819 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 11:00 PM 2100 0.4
3 DAYS TO OPEN FOOD 10:00 PM 885 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 12:31 AM 702 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:31 PM 718 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 957 0.4
Burn Notice USA 11:01 PM 970 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:35 PM 930 0.3
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 4:30 PM 2206 0.3
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:30 PM 777 0.3
BARTER KINGS AEN 9:30 PM 760 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 893 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 728 0.3
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 907 0.3
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:30 PM 838 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 774 0.3
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1371 0.3
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 9:30 PM 827 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 755 0.3
BARTER KINGS AEN 8:30 PM 745 0.3
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:01 PM 652 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 879 0.3
EDDIE GRIFFIN: TELL EM I CMDY 1:03 AM 572 0.3
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:00 PM 700 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 882 0.3
BARTER KINGS AEN 9:00 PM 696 0.3
American Pickers HIST 1:01 AM 847 0.3
NANNY NAN 3:07 AM 800 0.3
EVIL, I ID 1:00 AM 762 0.3
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 8:00 PM 728 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 748 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 701 0.3
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 993 0.3
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1402 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 940 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 950 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 PM 916 0.3
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1147 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 782 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 818 0.2
LAW & ORDER TNT 4:00 PM 847 0.2

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

 
  • iCarly

    Hollywood Heights ratings! please :)

  • Twist Of Fate

    @sam
    Nickelodeon has been going down as a whole, not a day to day basis, and both Nickelodeon and Disney shows make the list regularly. The only true thing you said is Disney is ahead of Nickelodeon.

  • Twist Of Fate

    @disney rocks
    I’m not sure Disney’s live-action shows would fit in Nickelodeon’s half and half animated / live-action schedule.

  • disney rocks

    I forgot about LOK, Disney would take it. Also, I think it’s ridiculous that Nickelodeon never reruns it, it’s a good-rated show!

  • disney rocks

    @Twist Of Fate- Nickelodeon would still want Disney shows

  • disney rocks

    I’ll be mad if Nick wins total day, Disney deserves to win every June-July week

  • Twist Of Fate

    @disney rocks
    That is true, but I doubt Viacom’s greedy directors would take them. They’d come up with a lie like “it’s too expensive “

  • CDBO

    @disney rocks
    nick does not repeat korra because it helps their other channel nicktoons get good ratings they did the same thing with the last airbender after the series finale aired on nick they sent it to nicktoons and it did really good there

  • Zach

    I cannot believe every comment thus far has been children discussing the merits of Nick over Disney. Just Wow.

    The fact that the top rated cable program of the night was a rerun of Family Guy is a little embarrassing. I wonder if TBS is happy with those numbers for For Better or For Worse. I’m sure USA isn’t happy with Common Law’s numbers, but i suppose both were up against the olympics.

  • kc

    These are possibly the dumbest comments I have ever seen

  • The End

    @Zach

    Lol yeah. That suprised me too, 20 straight comments about childrens channels, that said its alright, they’re not breaking any rules or causing any harm.

    Anyway, Nielsen viewers don’t seem to like Lost Girl, probably too mature for them.

  • Twist Of Fate

    If Nickelodeon or Disney wins total day kinda depends on Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up, and Fred 3′s ratings. Guess we’ll have to wait till tomorrow. Nickelodeon also aired a new episode of Penguins Of Madagascar, but never promoted it.

  • Jon23812

    @Zach, I don’t recall ever seeing the top program on Friday’s Cable Ratings, not being Family Guy reruns.

  • Anthony

    Lost Girl hanging in there with a .4 still on Fridays (same as it was getting on Mondays).

  • Twist Of Fate

    @Zach
    Well, these children channels still do way better than anything on TBS or USA (expect Raw)

  • The End

    @Anthony

    Yeah. I believe Lost Girl was moved in the hope it would draw in new viewers, when in reality the existing viewers just followed the show to Friday.

    That said it won’t have any effect on Season 4(Should one be made) renewal will come from the performance of the Canadian broadcast alone.

    Syfy just buys each additional season off the network.

  • jay

    I wonder what Sara Bibel thinks about these children show comments dominating this board.

  • jay

    At least Family is adult animation

  • Anthony

    @The End

    Yeah I know the Canadian ones are the important ones as far as getting a renewal. I would imagine though as long as it continues steadily at that .4 ratings level Syfy will keep buying more eps. That’s is the same range both Haven and Merlin were at they were renewed although Sanctuary was cancelled in that range so I guess it’s still up in the air.

  • The End

    @jay

    What harm are they doing? None at all. I stopped watching childrens channels in my mid/late teens but it doesn’t mean other people can’t enjoy them and post about them too.

    These posters are no different to the hundreds of CW fans that swarm the network ratings posts Robert and Bill and other admin do when the new TV season starts.

    Infact a typical topic can be filled with almost 200 comments about the CW shows alone. 30 or so on a cable topic about childrens cartoons is nothing and really not a cause for complaint.

    At least in my opinion.

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