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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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  • Kaylie

    @Rob Seidman… If possible, can you cover the whole Victorious story. Unfortunately, Nickelodeon cancelled over the weekend. Thanks :)

  • Kaylie

    If anyone was wondering. Im a little disappointed for ANT Farm.

    Gravity Falls (9:00) – Disney
    4.176 million viewers, #1; 0.727 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #6

    Code 9 (9:30) – Disney
    3.405 million viewers, #2; 0.533 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #10

    Jessie (8:30) – Disney
    3.350 million viewers, #3; 0.488 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #12

    A.N.T. Farm (8:00) – Disney
    2.802 million viewers, #4; 0.438 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

    Read more at http://thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/08/13/fridays-cable-ratings-disney-originals-wwe-smackdown-top-charts-158312/cable_20120810/#EDsHM2qRecYeRoZa.99

  • Twist Of Fate

    Well, since disney rocks isn’t doing it, I guess i’ll do the Top 5 Nick/Disney entries:

    1: Gravity Falls
    2: Code 9
    3: Spongebob
    4: Jessie
    5: Fairly Odd Parents
    Remaining Shows: Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up, Robot and Monster.

  • Amy

    Hollywood Heights – Nickelodeon
    0.585 million viewers, #17; 0.117 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #17

  • disney rocks

    Go Gravity Falls! I LOVE it!

    @Twist of Fate-Top 5 entries must be NEW episodes only

    My predictions for the Nick/Disney top 5 for the week-

    1.Gravity Falls
    2.Good Luck Charlie/Jessie/SIU/Code:9
    3.Good Luch Charlie/Jessie/SIU/Code:9
    4.Good Luck Charlie/Jessie/SIU/Code:9
    5.Good Luck Charlie/Jessie/SIU/Code:9

    Not making list- Many episodes of Robot and Monster, A.N.T Farm, MBAV, You Gotta See This!

    That’s REALLY Good for Gravity Falls!

  • disney rocks

    Also, that’s decent for Jessie!

  • Twist Of Fate

    @Kaylie I’m not Robert, but I’ll do my best to help. Well, Nickelodeon canceling Victorious should not come as a suprise to ANYONE. When Dan Schneider creates a new show his limit his 60 episodes (except iCarly). While it does suck to lose a good show, I’d rather see Victorious on top, rather then go through major losses like iCarly. Dan Schneider already confirmed this had nothing to do with Sam and Cat or Gibby. Dan finally finished with the remaining episodes of iCarly and Victorious, and Nickelodeon is finally airing the rest of the episodes later this fall. Spoiler: Beck and Jade will get together in a future episode. Gibby and Sam and Cat should be premiring before the new year as the pilots have been produced and the shows have been put in production. one-hour special of iCarly called iLove Jimmy Fallon is in the works for September or October.Well, hope I helped.

  • Twist Of Fate

    @disney rocks
    Well, i figured that, but the rerun ch…I mean Nickelodeon has terrible booking departments, and never airs anything NEW. They did announce starting this fall they are increasing their program rate. And I don’t see why you have Code 9, GLC, or Shake It Up at number 1. Gravity Falls beat Code 9, and GLC and Shake It Up have been struggling to pull 3 million, they ARE NOT beating Gravity Falls. As for Robot and Monster, Nickelodeon promoted it much better this time around, so here are my predictions:
    1: Gravity Falls
    2: Code 9
    3: Robot and Monster
    4: GLC
    5: Shake It Up

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Thanks @Amy.!(:

    @TwistOfFate
    OMG I luv Robot & Monster lol.!(: I hope it did well.!

  • Kaylie

    @Twist of Fate… Good Luck Charlie has never had a problem pulling in 3 million views. They had a problem last week because they were up against the Olympics. Thats actually still good considering the tough competition. Yesterdays episodes should have no problem with getting over 3 million viewers. Plus, why do you think Robot and Monster will beat GLC and Shake it Up?

  • zodd

    Good to see Gravity Falls do well. Sucks that Nick is still stuck on Spongebob 24/7 mode for their channels. Give us something new and fresh Nick.

  • Twist Of Fate

    @Kaylie OK, I exaggerated the Robot and Monster ratings, but GLC has been struggling either way. All the Friday premires were against the Olympics, which has also lost a good deal of viewers.

  • Twist Of Fate

    @zodd While it’s true Nickelodeon airs Spongebob WAY too much, it is their most successful show, and one of the few shows on cable than can reach 3 million viewers for daily reruns.

  • Rick

    @Amy

    Do you have the numbers somewhere for My Babysitter’s a Vampire?!

    SOMEBODY PLEASE?! It trended twitter for a few minutes, I NEED to know how it did!

  • david

    Thanks to Amy for the Hollywood Heights ratings.

  • Jon23812

    @Kaylie, Nickelodeon said, that if the next few Victorious episodes get good ratings, they might bring it back.

    @Twist of Fate, the 60 episode rule is just a rumor.

  • ZmaX

    @Rick, looks like someone is jealous of all those other shows’ success.

    But to answer your question, “My Baby Sitters a Vampire” doesn’t get lots of promotion and isn’t paired up with the other Disney shows because it’s a Canadian import. It’s not produced by Disney Channel, they just air the episodes here in the US, therefore, they don’t see the need to spend time and money to promote a show they don’t have loads of money invested in. It was the same situation with “Life with Derek” & “Naturally Sadie” several years back.

    Don’t take it personally, as long as it’s doing great across the border and is doing moderately well here, it’ll be fine. Imported shows aren’t judged as severely when it comes to ratings because it costs the network less money, so it’s actually a good thing :)
    And it’s not just Disney Channel, all networks put less focus on imported shows.

  • sam

    The Common Law finale was really good. It seemed to take forever to find its way, but I really enjoyed this episode. I hope that it comes back.

  • MELVIN

    Wow congrats gravity falls

  • MELVIN

    Jessie did well aswell

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