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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.

 
  • Curtis

    I sure hope TMNT does pull in some good ratings. I didn’t hear about iShock America until yesterday and I want to watch it. As far as the Spongebob special, I don’t really care about post-movie Spongebob. Here are my predictions:
    TMNT: 3.9-4.2 million
    Spongebob: 2.8-3.5 million (for some reason, I want it less)
    iCarly: 2.5-3.7 million (it is final season; maybe some past viewers want to see how it starts)

  • disney rocks

    My guesses-

    September 29-

    TMNT- 3.5-4.8 million
    Victorious- 3.0-3.8 million
    Big Time Rush- 2.5-2.9 million
    HTR- 1.7-2.1 million

    October 6-

    TMNT- 3.5-4.3 million
    iShock America- 2.8-3.9 million

  • Twist Of Fate

    September 29-

    TMNT- 3.9-4.7
    Victorious- 3.4- 4.1
    BTR- 2.8-3.3
    HTR- 2.1-2.5

    October

    TMNT- 3.6 -4.2
    iShock America- Tough, 3.7- 4.8
    SpongeBob On Tour- Above 4 million

  • Jon23812

    Gravity Falls did bad, because Disney was basically airing nothing else, and they aired Gravity Falls all the way at 9:30. If Disney is just going to show their low-rated shows, and Gravity Falls, they should make Gravity Falls the lead in, because most people won’t wait until 9:30 to watch something, unless they’re watching TV from 8PM and on.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Big Time Rush could probably get 3 – 3.3 million. It had a huge cliffhanger and was promoted well. I’m really confused about what’s airing because Nickelodeon has a lot of stuff lined up and its hard to keep track..

  • Jon23812

    My predictions.

    September 29

    TMNT – 3.0-3.5
    Victorious – 3.8-4.4
    Big Time Rush – 2.5-3.4
    How to Rock – 2.0-2.2

    October 5

    A.N.T. Farm – 2.8-3.3
    Jessie – 3.5-4.5
    Gravity Falls – 3.6 – 4.4
    Fish Hooks – 2.5 – 2.7

    October 6

    TMNT – 2.9-3.1
    iCarly – 2.6 – 3.3 (Hopefully more)

    October 7

    GLC – 3.7-4.2
    A&A – 3.2-3.6

  • Jon23812

    @Curtis, the final season of iCarly has been airing since March. iApril Fools.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    I see a lot of low premiere numbers for TMNT. I’m expecting 4.5 Million + because the show has a lot of history, and I’m 100% the adult fans surely tuned in to watch, along with the kids. Also, The president of Viacom said the TMNT sales skyrocketed and are selling out, which is hopefully a good sign. But like what I said, the viewer numbers for any of these shows could go either way and surprise us all.

  • Twist Of Fate

    Why do you guys think SpongeBob and iShock America will do so poorly? Yes, iCarly’s ratings have dropped ( thank iGo One Direction ), but the lowest an iCarly 1hr special has performed was 5.0 million viewers.

    @Curtis I’m not trying to be mean, but 2.8 for a SpongeBob special is like saying Justin Beiber is a good singer. Over 4 million viewers sounds right.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    I don’t really think the new A&A will pull in 3.2 – 3.6 for the season premiere. Disney promoted the season finale 24/7.. for like what.. 2-3 weeks and the episode only premiered to 3 million, (I was beyond shocked)

    Can Nickelodeon just pull HTR off their lineup? How about replacing it with iCarly repeats to bring the viewers back?

  • Twist Of Fate

    @Jon TMNT is not gonna score under 3 million on it’s second week. Your numbers are totally biased toward Nick.

    Jessie- 3.3-3.7
    Ant Farm- 2.5-2.9
    Gravity Falls- 3.1-3.6
    TMNT- To popular to score anywhere under 3.2

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    I remember when Nickelodeon didn’t promote iToe Fat Cakes till 2 days before its premiere. The episode scored with 5 million viewers. Ever since that day, Nickelodeon has had this thing where they don’t promote iCarly episodes that good because they think the show has a large fan base and bla bla bla. It’s also been off the air for too long. No kids show should be off the air for 3 straight months, in my opinion.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    How do you expect TMNT to get 3 million viewers after being promoted for months, but expect Victorious to get 3.8 – 4.5 million viewers when it’s only been promoted for a week? That does not make any sense. I know the show has a large fan base and all but so does TMNT.

  • Jon23812

    @ToF, my numbers aren’t biased towards Nick. I am just guessing. Since I don’t know how TMNT did on Saturday, I just guessed for next week. If TMNT did better than I expected, then I will change my prediction for the second week.

    @Nathan, Well Nick still needs to air the rest of the HTR episodes. It’s not like the ratings were as terrible as Bucket & Skinner, for them to pull it from the schedule completely.

  • poweranimals

    Is today a holiday or something?

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Jon23812
    Even though the show is “ok”, I think it still needs to be pulled. The show has been given a million chances (Getting Victorious as a lead in, getting BTR as a Lead in, getting post KCA time slot) and yet the show is pulling in 2 million viewers. If Nickelodeon wants iCarly to go out with a bang, put it right after BTR so some of the viewers can come back. :)

  • Ray

    My guesses for Nickelodeon/Disney Channel/Cartoon Network:

    Saturday, September 29th (NICKELODEON)

    TMNT – 3.0 million viewers
    Victorious – 2.7 million viewers
    Big Time Rush – 2.4 million viewers
    How to Rock – 1.8 million viewers

    Monday, October 1st (CARTOON NETWORK)

    Adventure Time – 2.7 million viewers
    Regular Show – 3.3 million viewers
    Annoying Orange – 2.6 million viewers

    Tuesday, October 2nd (CARTOON NETWORK)

    The Looney Tunes Show – 2.6 million viwers

    Wednesday, October 3rd (CARTOON NETWORK)

    NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu – 2.4 million viewers
    DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk – 2.3 million viewers

    Thursday, October 4th (CARTOON NETWORK)

    MAD – 1.8 million viewers

    Friday, October 5th (DISNEY CHANNEL)

    A.N.T. Farm – 2.3 million viewers
    Jessie – 2.6 million viewers
    Gravity Falls – 2.8 million viewers
    Fish Hooks – 2.4 million viewers

    Saturday, October 6th (NICKELODEON)

    TMNT – 2.8 million viewers
    iCarly – 2.4 million viewers

    Sunday, October 7th (DISNEY CHANNEL)

    Good Luck Charlie – 3.2 million viewers
    Austin & Ally – 3.0 million viewers

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Ray Woah dude.. 3.0 million for the TMNT premiere? 2.4 million for iShock America? 2.7 million for Victorious? O_O

  • Ryan Stoppable

    “Code: 9″ needs to be cancelled like RIGHT NOW – it’s killing Disney Channel’s entire Friday night lineup. (And only had like 1.8 million viewers this week!)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Strike Back was good, after the surprise execution of Major Stewart last week. More thousands of rounds of squibs fired! Closing in on the finale. Amazingly, Scott didn’t get laid in this episode! :-) I love this series – second best action show after Nikita and a case could be made for it being equal or even better.

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