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Friday Cable Ratings: 'For Better or Worse' Wins Night, + 'WWE Smackdown', 'Common Law', 'House of Payne', 'Gravity Falls', & 'Storage Wars: Texas'

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August 13th, 2012

For Better Or Worse was the number one program of the night, earning a 0.8 rating, up two tenth's from the  0.6 adults 18-49 ratingit earned last week. WWE Smackdown was number two, falling a tenth from last week to a 0.7 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 your favorite shows.

Friday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.838 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.662 0.9
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:30 PM 1.752 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.142 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.728 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.84 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.911 0.7
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:00 PM 1.585 0.6
COMMON LAW USA 10:00 PM 2.035 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 1.568 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.686 0.6
GRAVITY FALLS DSNY 9:00 PM 4.176 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.707 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.981 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.272 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.33 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1.615 0.5
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 10:30 PM 1.526 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.597 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.362 0.5
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 10:00 PM 1.474 0.5
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 11:31 PM 1.281 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.788 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:30 AM 1.313 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:05 AM 1.337 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.566 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.314 0.5
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:30 PM 1.418 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.247 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.317 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.705 0.5
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.814 0.5
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 7:30 PM 1.1 0.5
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:00 AM 2.653 0.5
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.411 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2.796 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1.232 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.25 0.5
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:00 PM 1.562 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:00 AM 2.42 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1.982 0.4
American Pickers HIST 1:01 AM 1.052 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.665 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.355 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.475 0.4
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:30 PM 2.863 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:46 AM 1.144 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 11:01 PM 1.242 0.4
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 8:25 AM 1.945 0.4
CODE 9 DSNY 11:00 PM 2.591 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.543 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.085 0.4
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:30 AM 2.52 0.4
LOST GIRL SYFY 10:00 PM 1.178 0.4
S OLY PM NBCSN 12:00 PM 1.313 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.399 0.4
CODE 9 DSNY 9:30 PM 3.405 0.4
A.N.T. FARM - LN DSNY 1:00 AM 2.247 0.4
POEM IS...,A DSNY 7:55 AM 1.844 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 8:30 PM 1.333 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1.894 0.4
MATERS TALL TALES DSNY 9:55 PM 3.018 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 2.336 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:00 PM 1.135 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.691 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 9:00 AM 1.92 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 1.921 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 12:01 AM 1.062 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 8:30 PM 3.35 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 0.995 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 0.974 0.4
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 8:55 AM 1.733 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:30 AM 1.913 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.163 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 0.891 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:00 PM 0.988 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.908 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:30 PM 1.057 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 8:00 PM 1.191 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 0.986 0.4
RANDY TO THE RESCUE TLC 10:00 PM 1.119 0.3
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 12:31 AM 0.983 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 0.892 0.3
3 DAYS TO OPEN FOOD 10:00 PM 0.976 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.84 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.841 0.3
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1.204 0.3
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 1:01 AM 0.937 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.148 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 0.872 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 0.8 0.3
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TNT 1:00 PM 1.389 0.3
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 7:30 PM 1.031 0.3
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 7:00 PM 0.965 0.3
MOTIVES & MURDERS ID 12:00 AM 0.765 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.131 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.061 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 0.893 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 0.839 0.3
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 6:30 PM 0.874 0.3

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 
  • Kaylie

    Gravity Falls!!!!!!!!! Huge increase from Jessie. Im so happy for it. Fish Hooks could never get such an increase like that. Next big hit!!

  • Leon

    Really hope USA renews Common Law and pairs it up with another show! It has suc potential!!!!

  • ZmaX

    WOW Gravity Falls did great :D That’s a series high! (too bad i missed the epiosde, they changed the time-slot from 9:30 to 9:00pm)

    Gravity Falls is truly a wonderful show, the characters are hilarious and the inclusion of the over-arching mysteries w/ “The Book” and references to previous episodes makes it even better.

  • trevor

    Good for Gravity Falls. Weird how a repeat of ANT FARM at 1am is on the list but not the original showing of ANT FARM that night at 8:00pm. Any numbers on that airing??

  • BJH

    Common Law finale was the BEST episode it has had. The chemistry was intense. The writing very clear, concise. The dialogue was snappy. It proves that writers put more effort into premieres/pilots/finales than any other episode.

    My hope is Common Law/Covert Affairs next summer! Tuesdays @ 9.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Nice job for gravity falls.!(:
    Glad it got higher numbers than Jessie and code 9 (terrible shows).!!

    Any Hollywood heights ratings.!?

  • The End

    @jojomusic24

    Don’t be rude to him, be more respectful. He doesn’t deserve random people hassling him with comments like that.

    Frankly, if you can’t show people respect, and abide by the rules here(Which are very relaxed to begin with) you deserve to be blocked, and for that I agree with his actions.

  • The End

    Lost Girl has quite a loyal Nielsen following, over the course of the shows run the numbers haven’t changed significantly and frankly, although they’re not great, as the network isn’t directly paying towards the shows production, there’s no reason why it can’t keep being picked up for more seasons after the third has aired.

  • John A

    Lost Girl steady. Impressive.

  • Kaylie

    Gravity Falls is gonna have great ratings next week because it’s airing right after Shake it Up: Made in Japan.

  • Rick

    @Robert @Amanda @Bill

    Could someone PLEASE tell me the numbers for the My Babysitter’s a Vampire episode that aired that night?!

    I heard that “Erica” trended on Twitter for about 10 minutes while that episode aired, that’s USUALLY a good sign, usually. With Disney’s lack of promotion for MBAV, it does surprisingly well.

    Please and Thanks Robert!

  • Rick

    @Robert @Amanda @Bill

    How come Disney Channel doesn’t pair My Babysitter’s a Vampire with other Disney Channel events, it’s ALWAYS on it’s own, A.N.T. Farm too as of lately! That’s why I want to know the numbers for MBAV, because it breifly trended Twitter.

    Gravity Falls IMO is a crappy cartoon being proped up with major promotion and other high rated Disney shows. Take away the lead-ins and the heavy promotion, Gravity Falls will rate like A.N.T. Farm.

    And Code: 9 just needs to go on and fade away, kids aren’t like teens/adults, reality shows aren’t their cup of tea.

    Disney should change their Friday line-up:
    Disney Channel Original Movie (2005-present) – 6PM (limited commercials)
    Code: 9 – 8PM
    A.N.T. Farm – 8:30PM
    Gravity Falls – 9:30PM
    My Babysitter’s a Vampire – 10PM

    That’s what I think anyway. The movies should air on Friday evenings again, MBAV would do fair at 10, A.N.T. Farm would likely boost after [crappy] Code: 9, and Gravity Falls would likely go either/or after A.N.T. Farm.

  • Twist Of Fate

    Those are excellent numbers for Gravity Falls, and a new series high. Wonder where THAT came from. Looks like Disney’s summer reign will continue. Unless hopefully Robot and Monster got at least 3.6. It had a strong lead in, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie/ Best Day Ever.

  • bg

    @NICK…

    Please let us know what the numbers are for the following:

    MLS Game on NBCSPN on Friday Evening @8:00 PM EST featuring NY vs. Houston?

    Bronze medal match in Men’s Olympic Soccer game on MSNBC @ 2:45 pm (EST)?

    Thank you…

  • Dan S

    I enjoyed the 1st season of Common Law & hope it returns on another night next year. With no decent leadin it’s no wonder they didn’t get better numbers on Fri at 10pm.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Rick: we didn’t see the numbers for My Babysitter is a Vampire. You can count on it always working as follows: if it isn’t in the top 100 list *and* it doesn’t air in primetime (8-11p ET/PT), we won’t see any daily numbers unless there is a press release or someone who does have the numbers is kind enough to post them in the comments.

  • Twist Of Fate

    For anybody wondering about the future of Victorious:

    Just finished with the final season of Victorious. Expect a whole batch of episodes this fall. #ICan’tBelieveIt’sOver

    -DanWrap
    Well, the time is nearly upon us guys. The end of 2 great show. And before I forget, expect a one-hour special of iCarly called iLove Jimmy Fallon in about a month or 2.

  • Jon23812

    Congrats for Gravity Falls.

    @Rick, What are you talking about? Gravity Falls is the best Disney cartoon currently on the air.

  • trevor

    @TV Bill , oh help us Tv Bill! Babysitter/Vampire and ANT Farm – do we have any numbers for their initial viewings on Friday>

  • good time charlie

    @Rick you sound a little jealous about Code:9′s success. I think the ratings prove that well produced reality shows can indeed be kids cup of tea.

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