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Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' Wins Again, + 'Bering Sea Gold', NBA Basketball, 'Friday Night Smackdown' & More

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January 14th, 2013


Gold Rush was the top cable original with a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating,matching last week's performance. Bering Sea Gold came in second with a 1.1 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)
Gold Rush DISC 9:00 PM 4.90 1.9
BERING SEA GOLD DISC 10:01 PM 2.61 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.41 1.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:42 PM 2.31 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.42 1.0
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 3.13 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.61 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.04 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.69 0.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 8:05 PM 1.89 0.8
TANGLED DSNY 7:45 AM 2.61 0.8
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:30 AM 2.73 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.60 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1.38 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.55 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.46 0.7
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.35 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:45 AM 1.28 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.89 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.89 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.72 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.58 0.6
Gold Rush DISC 11:01 PM 1.37 0.6
MONGO WRESTLING ALLIANCE ADSM 4:00 AM 1.16 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 8:00 PM 1.16 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.42 0.6
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 2.10 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.81 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.32 0.6
MY WIFE AND KIDS NAN 3:24 AM 1.35 0.6
Gold Rush DISC 8:00 PM 1.80 0.6
RUGRATS IN PARIS NICK 7:00 PM 2.40 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:04 AM 1.11 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 1.32 0.5
YES DEAR NAN 4:28 AM 1.18 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 1:15 AM 1.18 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 1.41 0.5
MY WIFE AND KIDS NAN 3:57 AM 1.22 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 2.19 0.5
JESSIE DSNY 8:30 PM 3.29 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.34 0.5
YES DEAR NAN 4:59 AM 1.14 0.5
ALICE IN WONDERLAND DSNY 12:30 PM 1.71 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.80 0.5
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 9:00 PM 3.39 0.5
CINDERELLA 3: A TWIST IN DSNY 6:25 AM 1.97 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.32 0.5
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 8:00 PM 3.03 0.5
POEM IS...,A DSNY 10:25 AM 1.84 0.5
American Pickers HIST 11:02 PM 1.84 0.5
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 10:55 AM 1.68 0.5
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 0.97 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:45 AM 1.36 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 10:30 AM 1.72 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1.88 0.5
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 2.03 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:51 AM 1.33 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 1.32 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.27 0.5
Merlin SYFY 10:00 PM 1.68 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.75 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 1:55 PM 1.52 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.32 0.4
JEFF DUNHAM: SPARK OF INS CMDY 8:58 PM 1.15 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.29 0.4
GABRIEL IGLESIAS: HOT & F CMDY 10:30 PM 1.01 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.99 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.15 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 0.99 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.09 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:30 PM 1.30 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.34 0.4
BERING SEA GOLD DISC 12:01 AM 0.96 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.90 0.4
Fish Hooks DSNY 9:15 PM 2.88 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.80 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.08 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 0.97 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 5:30 PM 0.82 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 1.87 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1.20 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 AM 0.98 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1.06 0.4
For Better Or Worse TBSC 9:00 PM 0.87 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:48 PM 0.92 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 1.12 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 1:01 AM 1.18 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.07 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.14 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 0.82 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:00 PM 1.16 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: RAN TLC 10:00 PM 0.99 0.3
AMC CELEBRATES AMC 8:00 PM 1.19 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 0.84 0.3
WICKED ATTRACTION ID 3:00 AM 0.78 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 0.98 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.07 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: RAN TLC 10:30 PM 0.91 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.08 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 2:01 AM 0.90 0.3

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 
  • tommy

    Banshee rocks!!! totally enjoyable

  • Jon23812

    @I luv Nickelodoen, I hated the recent Victorious episode. It was the worst one. Worse than Blooptorious. Hopefully this weeks episode is much better.

  • Dan

    Banshee was so much fun! Loved it!!!

  • DisneyLoves

    @ I luv nickelodeon
    @Jon23812
    @Nathan
    I think i know what they are doing, fish hooks is going to get cancelled and i think that disney channel needs something to replace it when it does get cancelled and disney channel needs to make enough episodes of gravity falls to fill in the schedual gaps, so they can show episodes of gravity falls nearly every week.

  • The Old Woman

    Wow, Merlin is doing as good as Haven in that spot. Syfy must be pleased. I am sure most American fans of the show have already seen it so I think a 0.5 in the demo is pretty good.

  • Chris

    Banshee actually did worse with critics than Hunted (which was no critic’s fave), but clearly did MUCH better with viewers, and I’d say a second season renewal will be coming along lickety-split–while Cinemax still drags its feet about whether to reboot Hunted, now that BBC has canceled the original version. I’d say with a potential new hit like this (that they developed themselves), the chances of Hunted returning in a new form just got a lot slimmer.

  • Stefan

    The Rock strikes again!

  • Chris

    @El–it’s a bit misleading to say ratings for a series on pay cable don’t matter, because subscribers have already paid–it’s actually just flat-out wrong.

    Subscribers don’t pay for individual programs–I can’t call my cable provider and tell them I’ll only pay for Game of Thrones, Treme, and True Blood (the only HBO series I care about right now). I have to pay for everything HBO shows, most of which I never watch. Somebody else might be paying for movies, somebody else for boxing, somebody else for documentaries, etc.

    Pay cable outfits care about ratings because ratings give them an idea whether the money they’re pouring into original programming is getting them new subscribers and helping them hang onto new ones. They don’t only pay attention to first-run ratings–they also look at repeats, PPV, DVD sales, etc. They will usually give a show more time to find its legs than a network. But yes, bad enough ratings will kill a show on cable, just like a network show. And great ratings will, sadly, keep a once-great show on pay cable long after it has ceased to be great.

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