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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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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 
  • The End

    @Anthony

    Indeed, as you can see I like the show too and have been following the Syfy episodes. I would like to believe the show will go on for at least another 2 seasons. 5 seasons is a nice number and would be satisfying at the very least.

    Worth noting the Syfy channel had the biggest stake in Sanctuary and although they wern’t the ones funding the shows production, they were the ones paying the most money. With Lost Girl its simply a nominal fee being paid to the Prodigy Pictures/Shaw Media, and the episodes being aquired.

    It’s actually sad to see Lost Girl doing so poorly on Friday too, I think you’d agree. If someone of those Smackdown Nielsen viewers gave the show a chance they’d probably enjoy.

  • BJH

    Common Law is great fun. I hope it’s renewed. They should pair it with Rizzoli & Iles on Tuesdays. It might have a decent shot in increasing viewership. USA airs it on Fridays @ 10pm alone, with no help. And it was against the Olympics opening ceremony… I am stunned it managed to equal last week’s numbers/ratings. That should count for it, not against it.

  • BJH

    Woops… Just realized they (R&I/CL) are different networks. Oh, fantasy TV pairings. I hope Common Law is picked up and paired with a good show, and on a better night.

  • Amy

    Hollywood Heights – Nickelodeon
    0.660 million viewers, #9; 0.155 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #10

  • Anthony

    @The End

    Yeah I’m not sure if Syfy will ever find a show that will do very well leading out of wrestling. I think many of those fans aren’t really interested in that type of programming (although they should be!) they have had a long list of shows air after it and they have all scored right around the same level.

  • Nadine

    Well, as you can see, the Ollympics take their toll. Even all the kiddie shows are way down. And people finally seem to have a reason not to watch that Family Guy rerun they’ve seen three times already. It may be murderous tonight.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Jay Nickelodeon & Disney are two of the most watched cable networks. Why would we want to talk about a channel that has shows that can barely pull in 2-3 million viewers? You should be surprised that kids OUR AGE actually like nielsen related topics. At least we aren’t out on the streets doing drugs, or selling our bodies.

    I obviously agree with @The End.

    That comment to @Jay goes out to all the commenters complaining about how we’re talking about Nick, Disney, Viacom etc.. We aren’t doing ANY harm, so get over it. Thanks.

  • Nadine

    @Twist of Fate
    Well, these children channels still do way better than anything on TBS or USA (expect Raw)
    Yes, but that’s on Friday night. (First prize is a week in Philadelphia.)

  • Nadine

    ow ow ow — Common Law is so stuffed.

  • Twist Of Fate

    @Nathan
    I know right, I don’t understand why people hate on things just cause they don’t watch them.

  • Disney Fan

    @Amy thanks (:

    I was hoping bigger numbers for hollywood heights, but I guess the olympic ceremony caused it to go down.. O and Friday ep was so so entertaing.. For anybody who didn’t see it Tyler and Eddie got into a fight and I think Chloe and Eddie are done with relationship..

  • hollywoodheightsfan

    Hollywood Heights was great. I was sorry to see the numbers were down slightly. I have a feeling that more teenagers are tuning in than the important adult demo.

  • Leon

    Happy Common Law held onto its viewership from last week! Hoping it gets renewed

  • Nick

    More ratings:

    Say Yes to the Dress (9:00) – TLC
    0.650 million viewers, #10; 0.260 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #9

    Anyone have the ratings for XIII on ReelzChannel at 9 pm? Thanks.

  • Curtis

    I kind of wish that Cartoon Network had the same ratings as Nick and Disney. Just wondering, if Nicktoons aired marathons of Spongebob during the daytime, would it get more viewership?

  • Melvin

    I EXPECTED ALL OF THIS WITH THE OLYMPICS GETTING 40 MILLION ON FRIDAY ISNT THIS A BIT OBVIOUS FOR RATINGS

  • Luke

    It’s Jessie not Jesse. It’s annoying that you keep messing it up every week.

  • david

    Thanks to Amy for the Hollywood Heights ratings. I was expecting the show to be down in viewers because of the olympics. I really dont mind the Disney and Nick discussion on here. I think Edie is really geting fed up with Kloey on Hollywood Heights too. I have been noticing that for the past few episodes too. I can hardly wait to see what is going to happpen next on the show.

  • Mike

    Disney shows are cheap and that’s why there more episodes. Victoria Justice earns $12.000 for a episode. Miranda Cosgrove $180.000. When iCarly is gone there are more shows for the same money.

  • Nick

    XIII (Reelz)
    -9 PM: 0.095 million viewers, 0.01 A18-49
    -10 PM: 0.067 million viewers, 0.01 A18-49

    Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC)
    -10 PM: 0.045 million viewers, 0.02 A18-49

    Bunk (IFC)
    -10:30 PM: 0.012 million viewers, 0.00 A18-49

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