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Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' Wins Night, 'Bering Sea Gold', 'WWE Smackdown', 'Oprah's Next Chapter', 'Merlin' & More

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January 22nd, 2013


Gold Rush was the top cable original with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 1.9. Bering Sea Gold came in second with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with 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)
Gold Rush DISC 9:00 PM 4618 1.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2663 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2666 1.1
BERING SEA GOLD DISC 10:06 PM 2605 1.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 11:13 PM 2177 1.0
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:46 AM 1735 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2147 0.9
Gold Rush DISC 8:00 PM 2241 0.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 7:00 PM 1958 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1980 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1952 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2884 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2037 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1805 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1810 0.8
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1467 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1891 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1427 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1956 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1423 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1756 0.7
Gold Rush DISC 11:06 PM 1495 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1903 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1633 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1858 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1896 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1901 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2852 0.6
OPRAHS NEXT CHAPTER OWN 9:00 PM 1779 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:00 PM 1226 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1345 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 1167 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1425 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1322 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1938 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2111 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1351 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1362 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1083 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2747 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1413 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1111 0.5
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:30 AM 2138 0.5
Merlin SYFY 10:00 PM 1656 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1279 0.5
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:30 PM 1412 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1225 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1146 0.5
TNT OVERNIGHT MOVIES TNT 12:00 AM 965 0.5
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 950 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1320 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1272 0.5
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:25 AM 1842 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1168 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1015 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 1071 0.4
DVD ON TV FX 10:00 PM 1138 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1440 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 1119 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1265 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1057 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 921 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress TLC 9:00 PM 1202 0.4
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 9:00 PM 2993 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 935 0.4
GOLD RUSH DISC 7:00 PM 1108 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 8:30 PM 3086 0.4
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:00 PM 1132 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: RAN TLC 10:00 PM 1164 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1075 0.4
Wipeout TRU 10:00 PM 998 0.4
Four Weddings TLC 8:00 PM 1005 0.4
FX MOVIE LATE FX 12:30 AM 896 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:00 PM 999 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 756 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1373 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1281 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:01 AM 865 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1397 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 818 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 860 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 818 0.4
Wipeout TRU 8:00 PM 966 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1002 0.4
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 768 0.4
Say Yes to the Dress: RAN TLC 10:30 PM 967 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:31 AM 818 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:30 PM 923 0.3
Suits USA 11:00 PM 1075 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1406 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1053 0.3
CSI USA 1:01 AM 1202 0.3
Hoarders LIF 8:00 PM 944 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 983 0.3
BERING SEA GOLD DISC 12:06 AM 859 0.3
ULTIMATE GUIDE PRESIDENTS HIST 9:00 PM 1200 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 1:00 AM 777 0.3
Hoarders LIF 9:00 PM 890 0.3
DEADLY WOMEN ID 10:00 PM 934 0.3
SP COOL POOLS HGTV 12:00 AM 936 0.3

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  • THE OLD MAN

    Gold Rush again #1–WTG–that 1.8 beat most nets

  • Nathan

    @Jamie
    Compared to last year, no.

  • poweranimals

    Anyone have any idea how Fish Hooks did?

  • Aniin

    Although that’s still really good for Oprah’s network, they should’ve just aired it as a 2 hour special. The two episodes probably would’ve done much better had they aired together.

  • John

    Now that Dexter’s gone for a while, Merlin has become favorite show on TV. It has gotten truly compelling this season. Nice to see its ratings are holding steady even with a big Smackdown decline!

  • The Old Woman

    Yeah, glad to see Merlin holding up. It’s doing almost as well as some of the Syfy originals. They must be pleased with it. The story sucks but it’s cheesy, light entertainment family fare for a Friday night.

  • Brandon

    I wish more people watched warped reporters which airs at 11pm est on Fuse. Would love to see it make the top 100.

  • iCarly

    No Kung Fu Panda :(, Go Nickelodeon!.
    Victorious & Marvin Marvin ratings please …!

  • coolioni

    Merlin actually did better thn all of the scipted shows that were on LAst Monday which was the season premier for all 3 shows on SyFy. That is pretty bad that merlin topped all3 monday night shows.
    I am sure it has a little to do with the Friday 10 pm slot being the best timeslot for any scripted show on SyFy.
    It seems any show they put in that timeslot ends up doing very well compared to that same show playing on a different night IE: Sanactuary and Lost Girl !
    It just shows what a good lead in show can do for ratings for the entire night.
    I just dont understand why they would put Merlin in this spot being that its the final season for the show.
    Why not put another show on Friday night like any one of the monday shows instead ?

    If SyFy was smart the would definatly put Defiance in the 10pm Friday night timeslot being tha they will get the target audience aready here wwatching wrestling.
    This is the crowd that most likely will go out and buy the video game to go along with the new T.V. show.

    I am very curious to see how well or how poorly Defiance ends up doing ?

    Syfy seems to have placed all their eggs in this basket for this year.
    If the show fails I think heads may finally start rolling in the front office at Syfy!

  • John

    Hi guys. No Banshee news this week?

  • panda22

    Bering Sea Gold is doing pretty good i guess, Friday @ 10pm and all that.

  • davie

    @coolioni

    Being Human definitely scored a 0.6 so Merlin didn’t quite beat it, but it is doing just as good as Alphas was on Mondays.

    Still, Alphas should’ve returned to maybe air on Fridays if not on “powerful Mondays”

  • davie

    @coolioni

    my bad, you’re right =)

  • James

    @Nick Have the rating of True Justice and Banshee?

  • david

    Cool to see all 3 episodes of Super Natural on the list with a very similar viewership for all 3.

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