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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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  • Poweranimals

    Sucks for Vampire. How has Fish Hooks survived this long? The ratings went down for it and then UP for a repeat.

  • James

    Thanks @Nick

  • Nick

    Friday at 7:30 is not a good night for MBAV it seems. It does ok at 8:00 on Friday. And does ok on Sundays. But in that 7:30 spot on Friday it has got killed. So MBAV has done fine IMO this season…when it hasnt aired at 7:30 on Friday.

  • Nick

    Cm, Thanks. I mean it’s not like KIDS write these shows.

    Sure, some tween shows have horrible writing. But a lot of non tween shows have horrible writing as well.

    I follow a lot of creators and writers on twitter of some of my fave tween shows. I’m friends with a few on facebook who don’t have twitters. They are quality writers and creators. Quality human beings as well. And they are not kids. Late 30s and 40s. They are not tweens and they write and create tween shows.

    I don’t know why some of us are judged for watching them when people older than us write them.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Walker
    I know that. I think you misread my comment, I stated that I hope Disney does not bring back MBAV. Meaning, not airing season 3 on their network (if it was renewed for a season 3)..

  • Nick

    Well i hope it does, if it doesnt, hopefully lovely Canadians will upload them for us. Etharah rocks!

  • One

    Kudos to Nick.

    That was one heck of a bounce for Strike Back. Did they promote the fact that a certain character was getting axed in that episode before hand?

  • david

    Thanks to NIck. and i hope Disney picks up the third season if there is one of My Baby Sitter.

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