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Friday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Rule Night + 'SportsCenter', 'Sons of Guns', 'Friday Night SmackDown' & More

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May 6th, 2013

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The NBA Playoffs  were Friday's highest rated cable program with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating at 10PM, and a 1.5 adults 18-49 at 7PM. Sons of Guns was the night's top-rated non-NBA program with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 0.8 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.

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Cable Ratings Friday, May 3, 2013

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L ESPN 9:56 PM 4.04 1.8
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L ESPN 7:00 PM 3.55 1.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:27 AM 2.58 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.30 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.48 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.23 0.8
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 1.59 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 1.48 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.65 0.7
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L ESPN2 9:38 PM 1.55 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1.50 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.57 0.6
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.47 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.69 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:05 AM 1.36 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.35 0.6
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 1.06 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1.61 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.32 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.75 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1.32 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.81 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.24 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1.31 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1.94 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:00 AM 1.26 0.5
JESSIE DSNY 8:30 PM 3.08 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.16 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:00 AM 1.42 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:00 AM 1.07 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1.33 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1.45 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 1.06 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.76 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:46 AM 1.04 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:13 AM 1.07 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 9:00 PM 2.94 0.4
YES DEAR NAN 4:59 AM 0.94 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 5:30 AM 1.00 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.55 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.42 0.4
WILD WEST ALASKA DISC 10:00 PM 1.03 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.12 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 8:00 PM 2.32 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.57 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 3:00 PM 1.90 0.4
NBA PLAYOFFS REPEAT ESPN 3:00 AM 0.61 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 1.13 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.69 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.78 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:31 AM 1.00 0.4
American Pickers HIST 11:02 PM 1.28 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.26 0.3
Real Time with Bill Maher HBOM 10:01 PM 1.01 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.06 0.3
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.18 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.41 0.3
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.10 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1.17 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 1.21 0.3
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.63 0.3
I FOUND THE GOWN TLC 10:00 PM 1.08 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HGTV 9:00 PM 1.37 0.3
DEAD FILES TRAV 10:00 PM 0.84 0.3
CSI USA 1:01 AM 1.05 0.3
Merlin SYFY 10:00 PM 1.35 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:01 PM 1.15 0.3
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:30 PM 0.77 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.07 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1.11 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 7:00 PM 1.12 0.3
I FOUND THE GOWN TLC 10:30 PM 0.99 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 1:01 AM 0.84 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 0.98 0.3
TANKED APL 9:00 PM 0.85 0.3
Sons of Guns DISC 8:00 PM 0.72 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.85 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 0.86 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.09 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:30 PM 0.86 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS WHERE NOW HGTV 10:00 PM 1.24 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 0.88 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.79 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.25 0.3
CSI USA 12:01 AM 0.96 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 0.86 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:01 AM 0.77 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 0.80 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.16 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 0.88 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:31 AM 0.74 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:00 PM 0.95 0.3
EVENING EXPRESS HLN 6:00 PM 1.46 0.3
SWAMPD! APL 8:30 PM 0.87 0.3
Say Yes to the Dress: ATL TLC 9:30 PM 1.00 0.2
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 0.71 0.2
MOVIE, USA USA 2:01 AM 0.77 0.2
DATES FROM HELL ID 1:30 AM 0.76 0.2
MY NAME IS EARL TBSC 7:30 AM 0.66 0.2
CSI USA 12:00 PM 0.86 0.2

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  • Bfleet

    NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L ESPN 9:56 PM 4.04 1.8 (Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets)

    NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L ESPN 7:00 PM 3.55 1.5 (New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics)

    NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L ESPN2 9:38 PM 1.55 0.7 (Los Angeles Clippers @ Memphis Grizzlies)

    Guess the Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks game didn’t do so hot lol.

  • kbmv

    Friday is not a good day for sports. It’s been proven over and over again.

  • Mr Mikey

    LOL no ratings for Hawks/Pacers.

  • AJ

    Jessie did pretty well… MUCH BETTER than last week.

  • Mike

    I really enjoyed the premiere of Maron on IFC.Reminded me a lot of the absurdist,dark humor of Louie.But on at an unwatched network on a friday night (should be on FX or the Comedy Channel),how bad could it do?

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Since we don’t get Saturday BBC America ratings…

    Orphan Black episode was hilarious. Every possible thing that could go wrong with Sarah and Allison did. This was also probably the funniest “torture” scene ever filmed. It was just awesome. And Cosima’s gonna get a little “L-word” action next episode with her “Monitor”. :-)

    Great show. Joe Bob says, “Check it out.” :-)

  • TOM

    Da Vinci’S?

  • samurai99

    I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the combination of daylight savings and sports has knocked Real Time off this list.

  • Matt

    I don’t see Da Vinci’s Demons getting a 3rd season. Seems the ratings aren’t good at all for it. Luckily it was already renewed for a 2nd season.

    Just hope Black Sails does much better.

  • yo

    Yoyo

  • EatMorePez

    NBA Playoffs: Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks on ESPN2 at 7:00 ET
    644,000 viewers 0.2 A18-49 rating

  • EatMorePez

    Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz at 9:00 ET
    419,000 viewers, 0.2 A18-49 rating

  • John A

    Do Starz air any scripted shows during monday-thursday? Ive only ever see them air friday. Any reason for that?

  • Torrid

    NBC vs NHL – for those who like to know ;) – u know who u are…
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    NBA Playoffs: Memph/Clips – ESPN 4.035 million, #1; 2.233 million adults 18-49 (1.8 rating), #1

    NBA Playoffs: Bost/NewYork – ESPN 3.549 million, #2; 1.955 million adults 18-49 (1.5 rating), #2

    NBA Playoffs: Atla/Ind – ESPN2 0.644 million, #16; 0.315 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #14

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    NHL Playoffs: SanJo/Van – CNBC 0.192 million, #18; 0.113 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #18

    NHL Playoffs: Ott/Mont – CNBC 0.173 million viewers, #19; 0.085 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #20

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