How's Friday Night Lights Doing on DirecTV? Steve Marsi at October 8, 2008 3:54 pm. Comments With Friday Night Lights (new episode tonight at 9 p.m.) is airing on satellite TV channel, its definition of success has changed: Ratings for the Season 3 premiere were way down, but considering the much smaller potential audience, not so bad. Edit Delete Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.