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Friday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Smackdown' Wins Night, 'For Better or Worse,', 'Diners Drive Ins & Dives', College Football, 'Yukon Men', 'House Hunters' & More

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October 1st, 2012

WWE Smackdown was the top cable original with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, down from an 0.8 last week. For Better Or Worse was the number two cable original with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 0.5 last week.

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 Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2376 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2113 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1977 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1692 0.7
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2625 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1407 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1774 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1403 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1326 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2099 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1285 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1322 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1328 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:45 AM 1253 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1879 0.6
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:30 AM 1650 0.6
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:30 PM 1532 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:30 AM 1142 0.5
TIM & ERIC AWESOME SHOW ADSM 4:00 AM 1182 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1281 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:00 AM 1173 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:25 AM 1617 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1166 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:55 AM 1632 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1713 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1607 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1704 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1195 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 10:00 AM 1469 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1456 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1164 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1798 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 7:55 AM 1604 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:56 PM 1192 0.5
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FX 10:00 PM 775 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 10:25 AM 1492 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 10:30 AM 1449 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1690 0.5
GOLF: RYDER CUP     L ESPN 8:00 AM 1985 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 1133 0.5
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:00 PM 1318 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 8:00 PM 1432 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 1090 0.5
SpongeBob TRUTH OR SQUARE NICK 7:00 PM 2409 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1630 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1163 0.5
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:30 PM 1442 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1524 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1176 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 10:55 AM 1383 0.4
TMNT: ADV PREVIEW NICK 8:00 PM 2295 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1139 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 1119 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2253 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1173 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:00 AM 1335 0.4
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1723 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:02 PM 1351 0.4
S MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:30 AM 1638 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1527 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1230 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1076 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1349 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:00 PM 1038 0.4
YUKON MEN DISC 10:00 PM 1241 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1621 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 819 0.4
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 9:00 PM 2429 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 946 0.4
GRAVITY FALLS DSNY 9:30 PM 2599 0.4
Wipeout TRU 10:00 PM 828 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1342 0.4
CSI USA 12:00 AM 1403 0.4
Fish Hooks DSNY 9:15 PM 2329 0.4
TNT OVERNIGHT MOVIES TNT 12:00 AM 793 0.4
SECRET PRINCES TLC 10:00 PM 936 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:00 AM 869 0.4
CSI USA 11:00 PM 1464 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 916 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 878 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 11:00 PM 809 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:30 AM 772 0.4
AMERICAS Most Wanted LIF 9:00 PM 906 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1359 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1058 0.3
HAVEN SYFY 10:00 PM 1442 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:00 PM 1183 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HGTV 9:30 PM 1356 0.3
CSI USA 1:00 AM 1176 0.3
DEADLY WOMEN ID 1:00 AM 860 0.3
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 879 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1215 0.3
DEADLY AFFAIRS ID 12:00 AM 800 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 2:00 AM 646 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 953 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1190 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2814 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 11:00 PM 839 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 4:00 PM 1003 0.3
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1451 0.2

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

 
  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Wow disney failed. I hope TMNT pulled in some big numbers, it’s been promoted non stop since the summer.

  • John A

    Wow Haven flopped half million viewers lost.

  • Martin

    Whoa, that’s a drop for Haven, hope 3rd episode will go up, why exactly would they decide to air this out of summer.

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    What is up with Disney’s ratings. Terrible for Fish Hooks and Gravity Falls. And we can all guess MBaV and Code 9 scored under 2 million.

  • poweranimals

    What did My Babysitter’s a Vampire and Code 9 get? I’m almost afraid to ask.

  • Carol_R

    That’s bad news for Haven. I don’t think that they should be competing with broadcast TV and they should have aired it during the summer.

  • The End

    Warehouse 13, Haven, Alphas all failing. Those who dislike the network must be having celebrations already, breaking out the champagne, hiring some strippers, and having an all out party.

    Doesn’t look great for Defiance. Riding on the wave of failure left by previous shows.

    Genuinely don’t want to give an opinion on renewal chances of either of these 3 shows anymore.

  • Red

    The TMNT preview made the list and it wasn’t even advertised. Can’t wait to see how the big premiere did on Saturday.
    Turtle power!

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    @Nathan If TMNT didn’t do well Nickelodeon is in trouble. Promos, bumpers, and even a green logo( one week ) ALL summer was probably very expensive. It was a great premiere. Mikey is hilarious.

    Oh, and did you hear about the new SpongeBob special, Hello Bikini Bottom ( a.k.a. SpongeBob On Tour ). Really bad promotion. Since when is the Worldwide Day Of Play more important than SpongeBob AND iCarly.

  • Gurl

    wow…..ultimate fighter is terrible…put it out of misery. last season ratings were terrible…
    this season is worse. premiere got 900k a week ago 800k friday got 700k.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @TOF
    I Agree. WWDoP is pointless. They should have done that in the summer, not Fall.

    Spongebob on Tour will Flop. The promos I’ve seen do not even specify the date it airs. It could be tomorrow..this weekend, who knows? iShock America could go either way.

    But, I mean really.. encouraging kids to go out and play during the Fall? Lol. I’d rather sit down and watch a 24 hour marathon of Dance Moms.

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    @Nathan October 8th, 2012

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Ohhh.. Columbus Day.

  • omabin

    No Friday final ratings?

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    @Nathan I wouldn’t bet on SpongeBob flopping. iCarly seems more likely to fail, especially because their giving a primetime slot.

    Well now their promoting TMNT ( I guarentee good ratings, every video on Youtube’s comments spiked ). Back to SpongeBob, Nickelodeon has a bad habit of promoting stuff at the last moment heavily. And knowing SpongeBob, that’s all it needs.

    iCarly, on the other hand, has had significant ratings drops (unlike SB), and is airing the same day as TWWDoP, and won’t have time to be promoted.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    I honestly think Icarly will only pull of like 3.5 million: I have lost interest in the show and I think they should of ended the show sooner. I would rather watch another season of victorious than icarly. TMNT did well considering it wasn’t promoted until like 7:30 pm during spongebob. Im curious what it got Saturday. I’m guessing about 3.5-4.7 million. If it got below 3 million nick wasted a whole bunch of money for nothing. Other than that I enjoyed the episode.!(: O and as 4 spongebob I don’t think it really needs a lot of promotion for the new special. It does well no matter what.

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    My guesses:

    SpongeBob On Tour – 4.8 million viewers ( More if well promoted )
    iShock America – Definitely the trickiest, 3.4 – 5.3 million viewers
    TMNT- 3.9 to 4.8 million viewers

  • 2 Broke Bums

    Haven usually does better and the best out of Smackdown but this was still a decent number considering the competition just started on the broadcasters.

    Keeping it with SyFy, WWE has all sorts of problems but the main one is easily their inability to take that championship off of Sheamus who is so freakin’ corny.

    Friends and CSI are repeating beasts!

  • I luv nickelodeon

    @TwistOfFate
    What’s ur guesses for you gotta see Saturdays night line up.?
    Here is my guesses:
    Victorious: 3.4-4.2
    Big Time Rush- 2.8-3.2
    How to Rock- 2.2-3.0

  • I luv nickelodeon

    @TwistOfFate
    I meant the same day TMNT premiered but at night.

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