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Friday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Win Night,'WWE Smackdown', 'Merlin', 'Jessie', 'Mystery Diners', & More

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May 28th, 2013

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The NBA Playoff: Conference Finals were Friday's number 1 cable program by a huge margin, earning a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating Friday Night Smackdown was Friday's top non-basketball cable original, with a 0.6 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.

Cable Ratings Friday, May 24, 2013

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L TNT 8:31 PM 6975 3.0
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:33 PM 3335 1.6
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2525 1.0
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 9:00 PM 1762 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2205 0.9
PRINCESS AND THE FROG DSNY 2:00 PM 2916 0.8
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 1737 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1944 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1695 0.7
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1922 0.7
LILO & STITCH (MOVIE) DSNY 12:30 PM 2396 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2060 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1569 0.7
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2465 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2055 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1422 0.6
FALLING SKIES TNT 12:15 AM 1289 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1310 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1257 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1148 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1944 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1125 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:00 AM 1772 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2296 0.5
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 1307 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1861 0.5
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:00 AM 1846 0.5
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:30 AM 1946 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1900 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:00 PM 1111 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2363 0.5
THATS FRESH: FOR KIDS DSNY 10:25 AM 1834 0.5
Phineas and Ferb SHORTS DSNY 3:45 PM 1956 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1165 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2412 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1191 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1725 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1057 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1560 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 1110 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE SCHOOL DSNY 9:55 AM 1876 0.5
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 1648 0.4
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 10:55 AM 1685 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1856 0.4
SAO: THREE HEALTHY STEPS DSNY 11:25 AM 1557 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:00 AM 1117 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1216 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 10:30 AM 1698 0.4
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 8:25 AM 1668 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1727 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1443 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:30 PM 1125 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1466 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:13 AM 1055 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1380 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 AM 1522 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 930 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 7:00 PM 2200 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 997 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 995 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 1:04 AM 934 0.4
MY WIFE AND KIDS NAN 3:24 AM 971 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1437 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1075 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 892 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1141 0.4
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 11:31 PM 1177 0.4
YES DEAR NAN 4:59 AM 961 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1087 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1142 0.4
MY WIFE AND KIDS NAN 3:57 AM 972 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1749 0.4
Sons of Guns DISC 11:00 PM 875 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:30 AM 912 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1252 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 953 0.4
WILD WEST ALASKA DISC 10:00 PM 963 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1323 0.3
COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST CMDY 10:29 PM 668 0.3
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 789 0.3
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 12:31 AM 986 0.3
Sons of Guns DISC 8:00 PM 794 0.3
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1335 0.3
American Pickers HIST 11:02 PM 1162 0.3
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 12:01 AM 1103 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 741 0.3
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1619 0.3
Merlin SYFY 10:00 PM 1363 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 762 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HGTV 12:00 AM 927 0.3
DEAD FILES TRAV 10:00 PM 834 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:00 AM 860 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HGTV 12:30 AM 854 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 708 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 1349 0.3
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 10:00 PM 1154 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 1016 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 1:00 AM 696 0.3
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:00 PM 1080 0.2
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 9:30 PM 1214 0.2

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  • The End

    These Falling Skies numbers are very positive, especially for repeats. I think the June 9th premiere will turn a few heads and surprise people. ;)

  • The Rookie

    Cable should be classified as summer vs non summer season. There are a ton of kids/daytime programs here, coinciding with vacation time.

  • The Rookie

    @ The End, these numbers have a high correlation to the NBA game. I see them as retention from that. What do you think?

  • llama

    Disney channel did very well with the demos

  • Nathan

    The Disney Channel has moved its Sunday, 6/9 premieres, to Saturday, 6/8, this happens to be the same day Sam & Cat premieres. A new GLC goes up against the premiere of S&C.

  • AJ

    @ Nathan,

    Disney didn’t permanently change the day, it’s just for that weekend.

  • Jane

    @ Nathan,

    You mean a new Austin & Ally? GLC premieres at 7:30, not 8:00.

  • i luv nickelodeon

    I find it unfair that disney moved back their shows for Saturday. Proves they are scared that sam & cat is gonna be big. Oh well, i just hope nick does the same thing when disney premiers something new.

  • TV Addict

    Can’t wait for Falling Skies!!! I can’t stop skittering in anticipation. Get it?

  • silvit

    @The End

    don’t read much into it. Old repeats of Cold Case used to get 0.5 out of a 1.2. Not much difference.

  • Twist Of Fate

    Smart move by Disney. Too bad it won’t help

  • Twist Of Fate

    Oh, and Nick needs to cancel Nick Studio 10. That crap isn’t funny & it’s hurting the ratings

  • Jon23812

    @I luv Nick, they did. Back in November iCarly: iGoodbye was suppose to air November 24th, but they moved it to the 23rd against Disney’s A.N.T. Farm.

  • Nathan

    @Jane

    No. The 6/8 special of Good Luck Charlie airs 8:00, NOT 7:30. The information was found on Zap2it.

    @AJ
    I didn’t say Disney permanently moved the premieres, I said “Disney moved its Sunday 6/9 premieres, to Saturday.”

    @Jon23812
    Ant Farm was going to flop, against or not against iCarly, anyway.

  • Mike

    I am starting to hate disney!!! For the first time in the fourth season they premiere an episode at 8:00 it’s on saturday and will not likely to get a lot of viewers because of sam and cat and they are rushing episodes and the rating falling down even though the episodes are getting better and better that’s something that I though isn’t possible because all the episodes are amazing!! And no offence to nick fans but I used to enjoy icarly (the first four seasons) and victorious (the first two seasons) but then started to get stupid and annoying and they started to use a lot a lot of violence just to make funny (one of the reasons that the rating dropped big time!!) and they started bringing a lot of guest stars and that’s something that disney’s worst show ever is using right now but gladly it’s not helping and for Sam and cat I’m going to watch it but I don’t think I’m gonna like it because according to promos it looks like It’s gonna have more and more violence and will be annoying too and it’s sad because I like sam but she goes overboard a lot!! As for cat don’t get me started about that accent and I never liked her!!! and I don’t think that sam snd cat will get nick’s rating back on track!! And btw Big Time Thursdays is the stupidest idea EVER BTR isn’t cracking the two millions which is really sad!! And i hope disney will understand what they are doing abd realize that GLC is their last hope and put it back at 8:00 before it’s too late and FINGERS CROSSED for a 5TH season even though I don’t think that will happen because disney is getting dumb and after GLC ends the two channels will fall down more and more!!! Just saying :(

  • i luv nickelodeon

    Either way both nick and disney are really competitive. I’m just sure that sam and cat will do great. Ariana and jennette are huge right now (i think i spelled her name wrong) lol. I also hate the fact that nick premiered btr on Thursday???!! Like wtf? It’s the most hardest night on tv. They need to move it after the premier of sam and cat! Or just cancel it! Disney and Nick are both at risk lol. But I’m still a nick lover! (:

  • AJ

    Oh, my bad, Nathan. I just hope Good Luck Charlie does well…

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