'Covert Affairs,' 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'The Closer,' 'Jersey Shore,' & 'Deadliest Catch' Lead Cable Series Ratings In 2010 Q3

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September 30th, 2010

Here are lists of the various ratings category leaders for cable series supplied to us by the friendly research folks at Turner Networks.

Note the different list headings like  Original vs. Returning, etc.

Q3 2010 Ad-Supported Cable’s Top 10 Primetime New Original Series (New Episodes) among Total Viewers
1    Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)    8,541,000
2    Covert Affairs (USA)    6,698,000
3    Memphis Beat (TNT)    4,644,000
4    Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)    4,037,000
5    The Glades (A&E)    3,842,000
6    Swamp People (History)    3,411,000
7    Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)    3,290,000
8    American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (TLC)    2,721,000
9    Top Shot (History)    2,536,000
10    World of Jenks (MTV)    2,415,000

Q3 2010 Ad-Supported Cable’s Top 10 Primetime New Original Series (New Episodes) among Adults 18-49
1    Covert Affairs (USA)    2,806,000
2    Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)    2,512,000
3    Swamp People (History)    1,811,000
4    American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (TLC)    1,728,000
5    World of Jenks (MTV)    1,643,000
6    Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)    1,630,000
7    Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)    1,592,000
8    Holly’s World (E!)    1,466,000
9    Bethenny Getting Married? (Bravo)    1,448,000
10    Memphis Beat (TNT)    1,441,000

Q3 2010 Ad-Supported Cable’s Top 10 Primetime New Original Series (New Episodes) among Adults 25-54
1    Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)    3,268,000
2    Covert Affairs (USA)    3,036,000
3    Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)    2,007,000
4    Swamp People (History)    2,001,000
5    Memphis Beat (TNT)    1,834,000
6    American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (TLC)    1,773,000
7    The Glades (A&E)    1,622,000
8    Top Shot (History)    1,471,000
9    Bethenny Getting Married? (Bravo)    1,426,000
10    Holly’s World (E!)    1,176,000

Q3 2010 Ad-Supported Cable’s Top 10 Primetime Returning Original Series (New Episodes) among Total Viewers
1    The Closer (TNT)    8,442,000
2    Burn Notice (USA)    7,322,000
3    Royal Pains (USA)    7,283,000
4    Deadliest Catch (Discovery)    6,810,000
5    Jersey Shore (MTV)    6,591,000
6    Pawn Stars (History)    5,987,000
7    White Collar (USA)    5,587,000
8    American Pickers (History)    5,156,000
9    After the Catch (Discovery)    4,967,000
10    Psych (USA)    4,853,000

Q3 2010 Ad-Supported Cable’s Top 10 Primetime Returning Original Series (New Episodes) among Adults 18-49
1    Jersey Shore (MTV)    4,548,000
2    Deadliest Catch (Discovery)    4,213,000
3    Pawn Stars (History)    3,152,000
4    Burn Notice (USA)    3,125,000
5    After The Catch (Discovery)    3,060,000
6    Royal Pains (USA)    3,059,000
7    Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)    2,941,000
8    Sons Of Anarchy (FX)    2,824,000
9    Real Housewives of NJ (Bravo)    2,621,000
10   Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami (E!)    2,562,000
Q3 2010 Ad-Supported Cable’s Top 10 Primetime Returning Original Series (New Episodes) among Adults 25-54
1    Deadliest Catch (Discovery)    4,544,000
2    Royal Pains (USA)    3,470,000
3    Burn Notice (USA)    3,448,000
4    After The Catch (Discovery)    3,334,000
5    Pawn Stars (History)    3,241,000
6    The Closer (TNT)    3,019,000
7    Jersey Shore (MTV)    2,952,000
8    Sons Of Anarchy (FX)    2,719,000
9    American Pickers (History)    2,682,000
10    Next Food Network Star (Food)    2,509,000
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For the purposes of these rankings, the third quarter, 2010 = 6/28/10 – 9/26/10.

Source:Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research data.

Based on most current Q3 data available: Final Live+7 (6/28/10-9/12/10) blended with Live+SD (9/13/10-9/26/10).
Time Shifted Viewing based on final Live+7 data (6/28/10-9/12/10).
3 telecast minimum.
Kids networks excluded.

 
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