Thursday Cable Ratings: Pre-Holiday Slump for ‘Burn Notice,’ ‘Suits’ But ‘Swamp People’ Impervious + ‘Wilfred,’Futurama,’ ‘Louie’ & More

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USA’s Burn Notice fell 0.4 with adults 18-49 from its premiere last week to a 1.3 rating, and Suits also slumped 0.4 to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The broadcast networks were all down ahead of the holiday weekend too, so that’s not a big surprise. Perhaps it is more surprising that History’s Swamp People did not suffer a pre-holiday slump and averaged a 1.7 with adults 18-49, same as last week.


FX’s Wilfred was down 20% from its premiere to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, though with combined telecasts FX reports it was only down 8% versus last week with adults 18-49. Louie dropped a tenth from its premiere to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Comedy Central’s Futurama was down two-tenths to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Real Housewives of NYC was also down a tenth vs. last week to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100. I attempt to filter out repeats, kids shows, and most non-primetime shows. Also, to limit the size of the list, I list only the top rated airing of each individual show.Will add extras that @TravisYanan reports later below.

Thursday’s Cable Ratings:

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 9:00 PM 4504 1.75
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 3378 1.31
BURN NOTICE USA 9:00 PM 4666 1.25
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 3183 1.21
SUITS USA 10:00 PM 3894 1.18
WILFRED FX 10:00 PM 2044 1.03
FUTURAMA CMDY 10:00 PM 1921 0.91
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 10:00 PM 1934 0.84
DAILY SHOW CMDY 11:00 PM 1822 0.82
LOUIE FX 10:31 PM 1280 0.68
SKY HIGH DSNY 9:00 PM 3773 0.68
THE FIRST 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1838 0.66
COLBERT REPORT CMDY 11:31 PM 1311 0.65
NY INK TLC 10:00 PM 1287 0.60
FIRST 48 MISSING PERSONS AEN 10:00 PM 1521 0.58
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1592 0.58
COVERT AFFAIRS USA 11:00 PM 1695 0.57
CONAN TBSC 11:00 PM 1001 0.56
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 9:00 PM 1206 0.54
UGLY AMERICANS CMDY 10:30 PM 1140 0.54
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1838 0.54
ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 10:00 PM 1726 0.52
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1788 0.52
BET AWARDS SHOW BET 7:30 PM 1381 0.51
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:00 PM 2913 0.51
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 10:00 PM 1249 0.50
BURN NOTICE USA 12:00 AM 1475 0.49
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1635 0.47
SHAKE IT UP DSNY 8:30 PM 2839 0.47
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRVO 11:00 PM 1097 0.47
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1167 0.46
THE FIRST 48 AEN 11:00 PM 1233 0.45
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 8:00 PM 1029 0.43
MY FIRST PLACE HGTV 8:30 PM 1327 0.43
BONES TNT 8:00 PM 1699 0.42
HARDCORE HISTORY HIST 11:00 PM 1232 0.42
BONES TNT 9:00 PM 1643 0.42
SWORDS DISC 10:00 PM 1013 0.41
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1436 0.41
CHELSEA LATELY ENT 11:00 PM 768 0.41
BONES TNT 10:00 PM 1502 0.40
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1425 0.39
BONES TNT 7:00 PM 1503 0.39
POLICE WOMEN OF BROWARD C TLC 9:00 PM 1026 0.35
SUITS USA 1:00 AM 1068 0.32
EXTREME CHEF FOOD 10:00 PM 844 0.31

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