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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Storage Wars,' 'Royal Pains' 'Necessary Roughness'; + 'Franklin & Bash,' 'Rosanne's Nuts' & More

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July 21st, 2011

Storage Wars returned on top and set records for A&E in the process. Its two episodes scored 2.0 and 2.2 adults 18-49 ratings respectively to lead all cable competition for the night and its 10:30p episode went over 5 million total viewers.

It was the night of a lot of one-tenth up from last week action. Royal Pains was up a tenth from last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, and Necessary Roughness was up a tenth as well to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, but they were still the two top show in the demo in primetime.  MTV's Challenge Rivals was also up a tenth to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Franklin & Bash was up a tenth to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Toddlers & Tiaras was steady with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

After falling 0.2 last Wednesday, Hot In Cleveland was up 0.2 to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, and Happily Divorced was steady with a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Roseanne's Nuts slumped from last week's premiere to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating,  but Dance Moms was steady with a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Rosanne's Nuts did as well as repeats of Pawn Stars that aired earlier in the night on Lifetime, but the Pawn Stars repeats had more total viewers. Melissa & Joey averaged a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and was steady versus last week.  Rescue Me shed a tenth from last week's premier for a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Not in the table below but via our friend @TVBillState of Georgia had a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last week and 790K total viewers.

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. If the show you're looking for isn't in the list, it doesn't mean it went down or even necessarily that it's lower than the shows in the list below, it just means we didn't see it.

Wednesday cable ratings (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 5089 2.2
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 4499 2.0
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 5029 1.4
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 4202 1.2
CHALLENGE: RIVALS MTV 10:00 PM 1662 1.0
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 2093 0.9
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 9:00 PM 2341 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1765 0.7
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 1886 0.7
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 10:00 PM 1645 0.7
ONE MAN ARMY DISC 10:00 PM 1384 0.6
South Beach Tow TRU 10:30 PM 1572 0.6
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 2436 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1353 0.6
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1635 0.6
RESCUE ME FX 10:00 PM 1360 0.6
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 10:00 PM 1565 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1203 0.5
Meet the Browns TBSC 8:30 PM 1245 0.5
Ghost Hunters INTERNATL SYFY 9:00 PM 1265 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 895 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 927 0.4
HAPPILY DIVORCED TVL 10:30 PM 1724 0.4
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 9:00 PM 1219 0.4
ROSEANNES NUTS LIF 9:30 PM 977 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1438 0.4
ROSEANNES NUTS LIF 9:00 PM 1037 0.4
LEGEND QUEST SYFY 10:00 PM 1083 0.4
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 975 0.4
Dance Moms LIF 10:00 PM 1101 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 8:00 PM 1286 0.4
Time Machine HIST 10:00 PM 1244 0.3
WHO THE BLEEP DID I MARRY ID 10:00 PM 868 0.3

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