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[01/06/14 - 02:55 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN Tops Charts with Discover Orange Bowl
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to holiday delays, we do not have the numbers for December 20-30 but are working to track them down. If any kind reader is willing to lend us a hand, please drop us a line here.]

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for friday, january 3, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 25 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Discover Orange Bowl - ESPN
11.400 million viewers, #1; 4.525 million adults 18-49 (3.56 rating), #1

Dateline NBC (8:00) - NBC
7.929 million viewers, #2; 1.912 million adults 18-49 (1.51 rating), #4

AT&T Cotton Bowl Pre-Kick - FOX
7.205 million viewers, #3; 2.462 million adults 18-49 (1.94 rating), #2

AT&T Cotton Bowl - FOX
6.541 million viewers, #4; 2.402 million adults 18-49 (1.89 rating), #3

20/20 (10:00) - ABC
6.055 million viewers, #5; 1.848 million adults 18-49 (1.46 rating), #6

Grimm (9:00) - NBC
5.683 million viewers, #6; 1.858 million adults 18-49 (1.46 rating), #5

AT&T Cotton Bowl Pre-Game - FOX
4.056 million viewers, #7; 1.409 million adults 18-49 (1.11 rating), #8

Gold Rush (9:00) - Discovery
3.552 million viewers, #8; 1.848 million adults 18-49 (1.46 rating), #7

Dracula (10:00) - NBC
2.900 million viewers, #9; 1.091 million adults 18-49 (0.86 rating), #9

WWE Smackdown - Syfy
2.616 million viewers, #10; 0.926 million adults 18-49 (0.73 rating), #11

Bering Sea Gold (10:00) - Discovery
2.282 million viewers, #11; 1.055 million adults 18-49 (0.83 rating), #10

Gold Rush: The Dirt (8:00) - Discovery
1.790 million viewers, #12; 0.903 million adults 18-49 (0.71 rating), #12

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9:30) - TLC
1.453 million viewers, #13; 0.441 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #16

Something Borrowed, Something New (10:30) - TLC
1.278 million viewers, #14; 0.356 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #21

Something Borrowed, Something New (10:00) - TLC
1.274 million viewers, #15; 0.401 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #18

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9:00) - TLC
1.231 million viewers, #16; 0.402 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #17

Wives with Knives (10:00) - ID
1.127 million viewers, #17; 0.535 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #14

After the First 48 (10:00) - A&E
1.104 million viewers, #18; 0.539 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #13

The Carrie Diaries (8:00) - CW
0.994 million viewers, #19; 0.484 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #15

Facing Evil with Candice DeLong (8:00)* - ID
0.903 million viewers, #20; 0.372 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #20

The Dead Files (10:00) - Travel
0.778 million viewers, #21; 0.379 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #19

Fashion Police (9:00)* - E!
0.562 million viewers, #22; 0.212 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #22

Oprah: Where Are They Now? (9:00)* - OWN
0.294 million viewers, #23; 0.083 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #24

Oprah's Lifeclass (10:00)* - OWN
0.294 million viewers, #24; 0.083 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #25

Sweet Home Alabama (10:00)* - CMT
0.246 million viewers, #25; 0.141 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #23

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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