‘Falling Skies’ Tops ‘Storage Wars’ as Q2 2011’s Top New Basic Cable Original Series

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Ok, so Falling Skies has had  only had one episode, and the quarter isn’t quite over with yet, but here are the top new basic cable originals (I’ll post the top returning series separately) for the second quarter of 2011.  Among adults 18-49, the top ten is split evenly between scripted and unscripted programming.

Nielsen ratings via Turner Research:

Basic Cable’s Top 10

New Original Primetime Series in Q2 2011

Total Viewers
1 Falling Skies TNT 5,905,000
2 Storage Wars A&E 3,780,000
3 Franklin & Bash TNT 3,146,000
4 Switched at Birth ABC Family 3,113,000
5 American Restoration History 2,989,000
6 The Killing AMC 2,926,000
7 Khloe & Lamar E! Entertainment 2,690,000
8 Happily Divorced TV Land 2,406,000
9 Extreme Couponing TLC 2,265,000
10 Breakout Kings A&E 2,226,000

Adults 18-49

1 Falling Skies TNT 2,643,000
2 Storage Wars A&E 2,215,000
3 Khloe & Lamar E! Entertainment 1,994,000
4 Switched at Birth ABC Family 1,660,000
5 Bethenny Ever After Bravo 1,439,000
6 Extreme Couponing TLC 1,427,000
7 American Restoration History 1,409,000
8 Let’s Stay Together BET 1,344,000
9 Franklin & Bash TNT 1,323,000
10 Breakout Kings A&E 1,241,000

Adults 25-54

1 Falling Skies TNT 3,240,000
2 Storage Wars A&E 2,261,000
3 American Restoration History 1,609,000
4 Khloe & Lamar E! Entertainment 1,585,000
5 The Killing AMC 1,376,000
6 Franklin & Bash TNT 1,364,000
7 Extreme Couponing TLC 1,350,000
8 Bethenny Ever After Bravo 1,316,000
9 Breakout Kings A&E 1,262,000
10 Let’s Stay Together BET 1,172,000
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