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[03/05/12 - 05:32 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Discovery Stays on Top With "Gold Rush" Special
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for friday, march 2, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Gold Rush: Revelations - Discovery
3.901 million viewers, #1; 1.999 million adults 18-49 (1.6 rating), #1

WWE Smackdown - Syfy
2.905 million viewers, #2; 1.196 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #3

A.N.T. Farm - Disney
2.775 million viewers, #3; 0.406 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

Bering Sea Gold - Discovery
2.771 million viewers, #4; 1.464 million adults 18-49 (1.1 rating), #2

Phineas & Ferb - Disney
2.452 million viewers, #5; 0.454 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #16

Fish Hooks - Disney
2.409 million viewers, #6; 0.393 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

Fred: The Show - Nickelodeon
2.364 million viewers, #7; 0.548 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #12

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Cartoon
2.069 million viewers, #8; 0.587 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #10

Merlin - Syfy
1.745 million viewers, #9; 0.616 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #9

House of Payne (9:30) - TBS
1.692 million viewers, #10; 0.828 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #5

House of Payne (9:00) - TBS
1.552 million viewers, #11; 0.774 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #6

UFC Fight Night - FX
1.430 million viewers, #12; 1.057 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #4

NBA Basketball: L.A. Lakers/Phoenix - ESPN
1.339 million viewers, #13; 0.671 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #7

Real Time With Bill Maher - HBO
1.299 million viewers, #14; 0.562 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #11

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9:00) - TLC
1.293 million viewers, #15; 0.640 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #8

NBA Basketball: Golden State/Philadelphia - ESPN
1.063 million viewers, #16; 0.477 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #15

Four Weddings - TLC
0.998 million viewers, #17; 0.486 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #14

America's Most Wanted - Lifetime
0.878 million viewers, #18; 0.324 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #19

Top 20 Most Shocking - truTV
0.874 million viewers, #19; 0.503 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #13

The Break - MTV
0.394 million viewers, #20; 0.265 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #20

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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