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Friday Cable Ratings: 'Friday Night Smackdown' Wins Night, + College Football, 'For Better or Worse', 'Haven', 'American Pickers' & More

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September 24th, 2012

WWE Smackdown was Friday's top original cable program with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance. College Football came in second on ESPN, also scoring a 0.8 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 for specific 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 2.854 1.2
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2.196 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.460 0.9
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.861 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.928 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 7:55 PM 2.223 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.063 0.8
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.736 0.7
MORAL OREL ADSM 12:45 AM 1.598 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.816 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.371 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.355 0.6
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:30 PM 1.615 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.304 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.295 0.6
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:00 PM 1.447 0.6
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1.333 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.345 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.364 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.558 0.5
Wipeout TRU 9:00 PM 1.286 0.5
HAVEN SYFY 10:00 PM 2.004 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.118 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.952 0.5
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FX 10:00 PM 0.872 0.5
BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER TH DISC 9:00 PM 1.440 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.348 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1.260 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1.562 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:47 PM 1.085 0.5
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE CMDY 9:23 PM 0.815 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.462 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.287 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.900 0.5
YUKON MEN DISC 10:01 PM 1.670 0.5
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:30 PM 1.492 0.5
Wipeout TRU 8:00 PM 1.078 0.5
Wipeout TRU 10:00 PM 1.184 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.172 0.5
CSI USA 12:00 AM 1.486 0.5
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.984 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.038 0.5
SECRET PRINCES TLC 10:00 PM 1.225 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 11:00 PM 0.929 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1.238 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:30 PM 1.181 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:02 PM 1.767 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.642 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:00 PM 1.365 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 11:00 PM 0.965 0.4
YES DEAR NAN 4:59 AM 0.945 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.040 0.4
CSI USA 11:00 PM 1.495 0.4
DRAKE & JOSH NICK 7:00 PM 2.138 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 11:01 PM 1.320 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1.442 0.4
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:01 PM 1.404 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.147 0.4
FAMILY MATTERS NAN 5:30 AM 0.977 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 1.093 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.195 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.806 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 0.956 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.253 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.140 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 1.121 0.4
Wipeout TRU 7:00 PM 0.916 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 10:00 PM 1.460 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1.035 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.398 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 12:01 AM 1.052 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.281 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:00 AM 0.998 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1.211 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.311 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 9:00 PM 1.330 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 1:01 AM 0.847 0.4
BG: BUBBLE PUPPYS FNTSTC NICK 8:30 AM 1.219 0.4
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.694 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:38 AM 0.775 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.721 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 0.880 0.3
BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER TH DISC 11:01 PM 0.872 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 0.806 0.3
CSI USA 1:00 AM 1.067 0.3
Dateline ON ID ID 2:00 AM 0.818 0.3
CRIMINAL MINDS AEN 2:01 AM 0.834 0.3
DEADLY AFFAIRS ID 12:00 AM 0.803 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 0.834 0.3
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1.731 0.3
CRIMINAL MINDS AEN 8:00 PM 0.985 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:30 AM 0.857 0.3
DEADLY WOMEN ID 1:00 AM 0.748 0.3
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.467 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.958 0.3
American Pickers HIST 1:01 AM 0.969 0.3
HAVEN SYFY 7:00 PM 0.936 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 0.858 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 1.908 0.3
Ed Show MSNBC 8:00 PM 1.430 0.2

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

 
  • coolioni

    Haven 2 million ?? With only a .5 18-49 ?
    I think the 2 million is the mistake !

    no way Haven gets that much views !
    Maybe WWE viewers forgot to change the channel ???

  • Bryan

    Nothing from Disney? Wow…

    @nick, do you have ratings for “My Babysitter’s a Vampire” at 7:30pm on Disney Channel.

    FYI to others: A.N.T. Farm, Code: 9 and Fish Hooks were all in primetime and will be posted sometime this evening at thefutoncritic.com.

  • Observer

    That’s wierd for Haven!

  • Simon

    Well done HAVEN!!! If only you can maintain these numbers your a show in for renewal!

  • TimsDale4ever

    This is an extrememly long list of sucky shows for cable. ?????

  • Emmanual

    Although the demo sucks..2 million viewers who watched Haven is pretty nice. I haven’t seen any scripted series on Syfy pass the 2 million mark lately.

    Happy to see Ghost Adventures appear in the top 100 cable shows of the night.

  • Martin

    Yah for Haven, it bet every episode last season except for 1 (tied with another episode) and it grew from its last premiere.

    It seems it is unlike other Syfy shows that gradually and continuously decline in ratings never to pick up again.

    Good ratings for a seriously trippy episode.

    DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY OF THE RATINGS FOR LAST SEASON, COULD ONLY FIND VIEWERS, CAN ONLY THINK IT WAS BETWEEN 0.4-0.6, NOT SURE THOUGH.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Nickelodeon totally won this week in total viewers, with the help of the king sponge, drake and josh, and the new you gotta see saturdays premieres.

    To my nick buddies: Who’s watching iShock America?

  • Um

    so is ultimate fighter going to get cancel? its like top model in the cable world. too many seasons and should have been cancel long ago…..

  • Jared

    I love Ghost Adventures..glad to see it doing well.

  • Martin

    Just checked on Futon Critic and although can’t get individual episodes the ratings it got for its season 3 premiere was the same as the average for season 2 and season 1. Go Haven!

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    @Nathan You saw that two, yeah I’m totally watching it. Oh, and on Wednesday, Nickelodeon is airing a Spongebob 11-hour marathon, followed by a new episode of Kung Fu Panda and Robot and Monster.

  • John A

    wow Haven got the best total viewers on syfy for a while. Demo isnt impressive though.

  • The Original J

    Haven is incredibly steady. Those numbers basically match what it got last year.

  • Walker

    @Amanda

    Does anyone have the ratings to A.N.T. Farm & My Babysitter’s a Vampire?!

  • Bryan

    For those wondering (via TheFutonCritic.com):

    8:00pm A.N.T. Farm – 2.615 million
    8:30pm Code: 9 – 2.385 million
    9:00pm Fish Hooks – 2.455 million
    9:30pm Gravity Falls (repeat) – 2.596 million

    As stated already, if Nick (or anyone who has them) could posted My Babysitter’s a Vampire (at 7:30pm) that would be great. :)

  • Jon23812

    @Nathan, yeah, I’m watching it.

  • Walker

    @Bryan, Wow Code: 9 is really Disney’s worst rated show (right now). Bet they are wishing they hadn’t bump Mitchel Musso’s PrankStars now (which wasn’t really any better)!

  • cimmer

    Nice total viewers for Haven but man Syfy keeps skewing old with its demos. I hope Haven at least does as well as Lost Girl in the spot since I suspect it costs a bit more for Syfy than Lost Girl.

  • CM

    @Bryan thanks for those numbers!

    Disappointing numbers for ANT Farm (for another very funny episode). I did some calculations using the ratings data on Wikipedia. Right now, premiere episodes of Season 2 of ANT Farm are averaging 2.96 million viewers. By comparison the Season 1 average was 3.37 million.

    To compare to second season ratings of other Disney shows: Season 2 of Shake It Up averaged 3.43 million, and Season 2 of Good Luck Charlie averaged 3.62 million.

    Do you guys think ANT Farm is still safe for a Season 3? Or is there a chance ANT Farm will get the Phil of the Future/Cory in the House/Jonas treatment and only get two seasons?

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