Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘True Blood’ Falls Far & ‘Falling Skies’ Doesn’t Fall Much + ‘Leverage’
Ahead of the July 4th holiday, many networks took Sunday night (July 3) off, but two notable networks, HBO and TNT did not. HBO aired a new True Blood (and Treme, though I didn’t see those ratings) and TNT aired new episodes of Falling Skies and Leverage.
True Blood fell by about half, dropping to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and 2.9 million viewers versus last week’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and 5.42 million. Some will also chalk the drop up to the Sunday’s episode already being available for a week online via HBO Go.
Those who love to hate Falling Skies and who were rooting for big drops will be disappointed. Falling Skies fell a mere tenth with adults 18-49 down to a 1.4 rating versus last week’s 1.5. Its total viewers didn’t fall very far either, dropping down to 4.07 million from last week’s 4.2 million.
Leverage fell a little harder dropping 0.3 with adults 18-49 from last week’s premiere to a 0.7 adults 18-49 ratings.
The Glades and In Plain Sight were off for the night but will return on Sunday, July 10.
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. Will add extras that @TravisYanan reports later below.
Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Program||Net||Time||Viewers (000)||18-49 Rtg|
|TRUE BLOOD||HBOM||9:03 PM||2902||1.46|
|FALLING SKIES||TNT||10:00 PM||4066||1.37|
|NEXT FN STAR 7 (90 MIN)||FOOD||9:00 PM||2464||0.91|
|LAW & ORDER: SVU||USA||10:00 PM||2386||0.82|
|LAW & ORDER: SVU||USA||8:00 PM||2497||0.69|
|RON WHITE: BEHAVIORAL||CMDY||8:00 PM||1591||0.62|
|C. TITUS: NEVERLUTION||CMDY||9:00 PM||1394||0.60|
|ICE ROAD TRUCKERS||HIST||10:00 PM||1602||0.60|
|CELEBRITY REHAB 5||VH1||9:00 PM||1032||0.55|
|JEFF DUNHAM: ARGUING||CMDY||10:30 PM||1525||0.54|
|FALLING SKIES||TNT||12:00 AM||1218||0.53|
|FX MOVIE PRIME||FX||8:00 PM||1164||0.53|
|WHITE COLLAR||USA||11:00 PM||1494||0.53|
|ICE ROAD TRUCKERS||HIST||9:00 PM||1492||0.53|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||10:30 PM||1422||0.52|
|TNT SUNDAY MOVIES||TNT||4:45 PM||1302||0.46|
|TWILIGHT ZONE||SYFY||10:00 PM||1345||0.44|
|TWILIGHT ZONE||SYFY||12:00 AM||1283||0.44|
|TRUE BLOOD||HBOM||11:33 PM||883||0.42|
|TWILIGHT ZONE||SYFY||12:30 AM||1192||0.42|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||10:30 PM||1335||0.41|
|TWILIGHT ZONE||SYFY||1:00 AM||1013||0.37|
|TWILIGHT ZONE||SYFY||10:30 PM||1153||0.33|
|TWILIGHT ZONE||SYFY||9:30 PM||1198||0.33|
Will post added shows from @TravisYanan if and when I see them.
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