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Friday Cable Ratings: MLB Wins Night + 'Friday Night SmackDown', 'Ultimate Fighter', College Football, 'UFC Fight night' & More

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October 8th, 2012

Coverage of the MLB wildcard games were was the top cable originals Friday, earning a with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating at 8:49 and a 1.2 earlier at 5:00PM. WWE Smackdown was the night's runner-up, earning a 0.6 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)
MLB WILDCARD TBSC 8:49 PM 5.304 1.8
MLB GAME BREAK TBSC 8:44 PM 4.308 1.5
MLB WILDCARD TBSC 5:00 PM 3.990 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.227 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.132 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 11:00 PM 1.594 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.766 0.7
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.387 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.743 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.729 0.6
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FX 10:00 PM 1.056 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.562 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.496 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN 10:05 PM 1.392 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1.353 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.808 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.359 0.6
JESSIE DSNY 8:30 PM 3.576 0.6
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 12:08 AM 1.359 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.331 0.6
UFC FIGHT NIGHT FX 8:00 PM 1.084 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.488 0.6
MINI ADV WINNIE THE POOH DSNY 9:25 AM 1.696 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 10:20 PM 1.389 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.472 0.5
GRAVITY FALLS DSNY 9:00 PM 3.478 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.373 0.5
YUKON MEN DISC 10:00 PM 1.343 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.670 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1.578 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.650 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1.946 0.5
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 8:30 PM 0.959 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.751 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.699 0.5
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:55 AM 1.698 0.5
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:02 PM 1.325 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.520 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 2.057 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1.767 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 6:59 PM 1.368 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.146 0.5
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 1.053 0.4
HAVEN SYFY 10:00 PM 1.572 0.4
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 8:00 PM 2.940 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:00 PM 1.285 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 1.854 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.159 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:30 PM 1.412 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1.053 0.4
MLB WILDCARD TNT 8:30 PM 1.393 0.4
CSI USA 12:00 AM 1.407 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:38 AM 1.059 0.4
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO CMDY 11:30 PM 0.912 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1.061 0.4
Wipeout TRU 9:00 PM 0.977 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.380 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.196 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:17 AM 0.999 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1.053 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 0.930 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 0.958 0.4
FLEA MARKET FLIP HGTV 9:30 PM 1.573 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.146 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 12:01 AM 1.006 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.084 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.791 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.364 0.4
CSI USA 1:00 AM 1.240 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 11:01 PM 1.102 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.172 0.4
CSI USA 11:00 PM 1.222 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 0.918 0.3
Criminal Minds AEN 10:00 PM 1.034 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.117 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:30 AM 0.851 0.3
SECRET PRINCES TLC 10:00 PM 1.011 0.3
NANNY NAN 10:00 PM 1.342 0.3
CSI USA 3:00 PM 1.112 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 0.840 0.3
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1.146 0.3
Criminal Minds AEN 9:00 PM 0.916 0.3
Criminal Minds AEN 1:01 AM 0.842 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.172 0.3
DEADLY WOMEN ID 1:00 AM 0.848 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:00 AM 0.723 0.3
BREAK HBOM 11:00 PM 0.863 0.3
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 11:04 PM 0.877 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HGTV 9:00 PM 1.335 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 0.912 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:32 PM 0.995 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 0.728 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:30 PM 0.716 0.3
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 1.032 0.3
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 1.054 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2.716 0.3
DEAD FILES REVISITED TRAV 10:00 PM 0.764 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 11:00 AM 0.741 0.3
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 0.974 0.3
Dateline ON ID ID 2:00 AM 0.792 0.2

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

 
  • Ryan Stoppable

    It’s not so much about Jessie being back in that caused Disney’s Friday night to improve dramatically, but rather the boat anchor known as Code 9 being *out*.

  • Twist Of Fate

    No, because their were weeks after Jessie’s dissaperance where Code 9 didn’t air and Disney still bombed.

  • Jon23812

    The only week Jessie and Code 9 didn’t air was August 17th, and Shake it Up and Gravity Falls did well that night.

  • TomJH

    Bill or Robert, do you have ratings for the one game playoff games in 2007-2009?

  • disney rocks

    I honestly understand why Jessie is the main supporter of Fridays, it’s the best show on Disney that night. But here’s what I’m going to say to all the Nick fans-Disney haters- Nickelodeon’s Saturday night also has one supporter- Victorious, the rest of the shows get bad ratings; except for iCarly sometimes.

  • Chicago Fire this Wednesday on NBC

    The first ever One Game Playoffs did really well for TBS. That was a good night for baseball to finally get in the spotlight away from football.

    What movie aired behind UFC on Friday for FX? That number seems a little bit retarded and high.

    @ Rams510

    I’ve paid close attention to the recent WWE numbers and they’ve been on a hard decline lately. There are fans leaving the product in droves because the WWE is really going to have to get away from that PG product and get back to the edgy TV14 product before they lose more than half of their current fanbase this time next year.

  • trevor

    ANT FARM was just picked up for Season 3 and deserves it – they have the bad slot of starting off the night and 8pm hasnt worked for any show there. Jessie was at 8pm last year and their ratings were lower too. Disney should move Ant Farm to Sunday IMHO. I watched the Halloween episode with my kids and laughed out loud quite a few times – especially with all the Olive clones running around!

  • Rodrigo Gutierrez

    Boss ratings?
    Wonder if it’ll get a third season?

  • Poweranimals

    Can we get the My Babysitter’s a Vampire ratings?

  • Mr Mikey

    @ram510
    Are you dumb? Smackdown usually does from 2.5 million viewers to 2.9. Did you not see MLB playoffs?

  • Bryan

    Can someone post ratings for the season 2 finale of “My Babysitter’s a Vampire” at 7:30pm on Disney Channel? Thanks! :)

  • iCarly

    Hollywood Heights series finale please (:
    Thanks!
    (October 5, 2012, 8:00 pm on TeenNick)

  • The End

    @Chicago Fire this Wednesday on NBC

    That explains it. The show was frequently hitting around 3 million, 0.9-1.0+ in the past, now it seems to be barely scraping by. Considering how expensive the thing is, that simply can’t be good enough.

  • Lu

    Good for Haven. With all the competition, I think it did great last Friday night. I hope that it goes up to 0.5 for a renewal, maybe?

  • Poweranimals

    Maybe @Nick had Columbus Day off?

  • UMGuy423

    Glad to see Gravity Falls is doing well. The Summerween episode was hilarious.

  • The End

    @Lu

    I can’t see Haven, Alphas and W13 all being cancelled, 2 maybe, 3 no.

  • Nick

    My Babysitter’s A Vampire (Disney Channel)
    -7:30 PM: 2.378 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

    Boss (Starz)
    -9:01 PM: 0.436 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49
    -10:02 PM: 0.182 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    Strike Back (Cinemax)
    -10:02 PM: 0.235 million viewers, 0.09 A18-49
    -11:32 PM: 0.140 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49

    XIII (Reelz)
    -9 PM: 0.178 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49

    Cheer (CMT)
    -10 PM: 0.360 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

    Hollywood Heights (TeenNick)
    -8 PM: 0.208 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49

  • poweranimals

    Thanks Nick :D

  • James

    Thanks @Nick

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