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Friday Cable Ratings: MLB Baseball Tops Night + College Football, 'Friday Night SmackDown', 'SportsCenter' & More

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October 21st, 2013

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Coverage of the MLB National League Championship Series topped Friday's cable originals, earning a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. College Football  coverage was the number two cable original with a 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.

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, October 18, 2013

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
MLB NLCS TBSC 8:30 PM 6.073 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.238 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.358 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.092 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.767 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.905 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 8:00 PM 2.224 0.8
WWE FRI NIGHT Smackdown SYFY 8:00 PM 2.640 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.633 0.8
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:26 PM 1.560 0.8
Modern Family USA 10:30 PM 1.391 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.280 0.7
Modern Family USA 11:00 PM 1.379 0.7
Modern Family USA 10:00 PM 1.421 0.7
Modern Family USA 11:30 PM 1.376 0.7
MODERN FAMILY USA 9:30 PM 1.434 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.361 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 2.915 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.224 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.135 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1.197 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.926 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1.184 0.6
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 11:49 PM 1.844 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1.405 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.617 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.685 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 3:30 AM 1.055 0.6
MODERN FAMILY USA 8:00 PM 1.323 0.6
HEART SHE HOLLER, THE ADSM 1:15 AM 1.071 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:54 PM 1.002 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:15 PM 1.204 0.6
EAGLEHEART ADSM 1:00 AM 1.088 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.701 0.5
MODERN FAMILY USA 9:00 PM 1.278 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.685 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.337 0.5
MODERN FAMILY USA 8:30 PM 1.238 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.479 0.5
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBSC 8:00 PM 2.259 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 2.527 0.5
Gold Rush DISC 8:00 PM 1.417 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 0.817 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:00 PM 2.351 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.116 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:45 AM 1.237 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 1.014 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 8:30 PM 2.893 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.375 0.4
TNT OVERNIGHT MOVIES TNT 12:45 AM 0.887 0.4
LEGEND OF KORRA NICK 8:00 PM 1.726 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 1.223 0.4
MY WIFE AND KIDS NAN 3:57 AM 1.205 0.4
YES DEAR NAN 4:28 AM 1.153 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:51 AM 1.195 0.4
DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE SHORT DSNY 8:55 PM 2.882 0.4
NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHR NAN 12:06 AM 1.118 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.657 0.4
What Not to Wear TLC 9:00 PM 1.583 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 1.060 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 AM 1.036 0.4
MY WIFE AND KIDS NAN 3:24 AM 1.159 0.4
THUNDERMANS NICK 7:30 PM 2.110 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 5:29 AM 1.055 0.4
HOME ALONE TOON 5:00 PM 1.716 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 0.659 0.4
YES DEAR NAN 4:59 AM 1.099 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.890 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 1.131 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 0.994 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1.536 0.4
HAVEN SYFY 10:00 PM 1.451 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:00 PM 0.916 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.178 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.171 0.4
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 8:00 PM 2.666 0.3
COPS SPIKE 8:29 PM 0.889 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.361 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 0.970 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1.118 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1.431 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.408 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.091 0.3
BRAVO MOVIE BRVO 8:00 PM 0.841 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1.325 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 0.999 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.160 0.3
American Pickers HIST 11:02 PM 1.100 0.3
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.262 0.3
AMC FEARFEST AMC 11:00 PM 0.759 0.3
GOLD FEVER DISC 9:00 PM 1.118 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.180 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1.254 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 0.981 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1.144 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.233 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 AM 0.873 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.028 0.3
TOP 20 FUNNIEST TRU 10:00 PM 0.949 0.2
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.377 0.2

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  • dame

    I’m not trying to back up fish hooks however, fish hooks is probably the only show on Disney channel and Nickelodeon which gets the exact same views every single night it premieres, it manages to get the same views whether it’s 9, 9:15, or 9:30, in my view that is really good that it manages to consistently get 2 million views, and the way Nickelodeon is going, getting 2 million views is ok, so it could still get renewed

  • Hayley

    @Dame Fish hooks third season will be it’s last it already was announced but I agree with you
    It’s been steady it’s shocking how it hasn’t gone under 2.0 million

  • Howard

    St. Louis Borings keeping the LCS from reaching over 10 million viewers for TBS.

    USA paid all of that money for Modern Family and that’s all it could do? Big Bang Theory is the true syndication standard even Full House and Friends are drawing more viewers than Modern Family.

  • Alec

    The only reason LOK was on at 8pm was because of the one-hour episode. They could’ve still had it on at 8:30 but it would’ve ended at 9:30 and would’ve been on too late for the kids.

  • renaado

    @howard…. st louis boring? My ass! ! Haha! ! Baseball=AaaWesome!!

  • dame

    Its really disney channels fault fish hooks doesnt get views because disney airs cartoons after 9 o’clock when most children are asleep, disney channel should air animations on a saturday morning, but with a better strategy
    9:00-10:30am: Movie (it always get from 3.5 to 4.5 million)
    10:30-11:00am: wander over yonder (it needs a good lead in)
    11:00-11:30am:Gravity Falls (it doesnt need a lead in because it gets good views)
    11:30-12:00am:Phineas and Ferb (it needs a good lead in from gravity falls)

    Disney Movies (not disney channel movies) does very well on saturday mornings at 9, it may not kill spongebob, but it will loosen the viewers a bil because disney movies are disney channels secret weapon

  • Michael

    Or they just don’t like fish hooks,
    But I agree they air cartoons too late but putting them
    At 9am on Satarday would make it worse look at
    How low rated are Nickelodeons cartoons besides spongebob
    Also Gravity Falls was put at 9pm even 9:30 once
    And they got decent ratings

    Wander Over Yonder (9:00, 30 Minutes) – Disney
    2.225 million viewers, #15; 0.364 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #26

    Fish Hooks (9:30, 30 Minutes) – Disney
    2.141 million viewers, #17; 0.374 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #24

  • gravity lover

    Yeah but the morning would do well for Disney channel, last Sunday or the Sunday before at 11 am wander over yonder made 3 million views, and I agree with dame, fish hooks has managed to maintain their viewers all three seasons compared to korra or Jessie or tmnt, which gets rocky viewership, sometimes they get 4 million sometimes they get 2 million but maintaining a certain amount of viewers is actually great and with the decline of viewers on Nickelodeon, getting 2 million views is now a good thing

  • tj

    I’m afraid of Haven getting cancelled, not because of the ratings but the last episode was one of the best but so many things happened. I hope they weren’t wrapping things up for a final season.

  • Jon23812

    @dame, No, Disney will be better adding a Saturday night schedule, since it worked for Jessie and Phineas & Ferb two weeks ago, and that Nick no longer has Victorious.

  • Kelsie

    @tj, The writers and arn’t acting like it’s the final season; but I do think the next season will the last. Not because the show will be ready to end but because of Syfy’s tendancy to end shows before they’re ready.

  • Jaime

    Haven’s ratings are SOLID! They just need to KEEP these ratings for the upcoming episodes to get a season 5. I heard that there will be extra tv competition this upcoming Friday. So it’s important that Haven sustains their ratings thus far. If it can stay steady, I believe there will be another season. If ratings fall, I don’t know. Let’s hope the ratings will stay steady!!!

    It’s a great show and deserves a season 5 at the very least!

  • Shelby

    Grimm will be coming back this friday in the same time period as LoK. Hopefully it doesnt mess with it too bad, but I believe the average audience for LoK is older than many people think.

    I don’t understand why they didnt leave grimm at tuesday, though. Thought it was doing better there.

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