Thursday Cable Ratings: ‘Jersey Shore’ Dominates + ‘Burn Notice,’ ‘Suits,’ ‘Project Runway,’ ‘Wilfred,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Louie’ & More

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I posted the Jersey Shore release from MTV earlier and noted that it didn’t quite set viewing records. The wisdom of the crowds didn’t quite pan out as a late surge in polling predicted a record high with adults 18-49, and it wasn’t really close, but was indeed still in “beast mode” with a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating. The 1.8 adults 18-49 rating for the 11pm ‘Shore’ repeat topped everything else on cable, and most broadcast shows Thursday night.

USA’s Burn Notice was steady versus last week  with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, but stablemate Suits which had to go head-to-head with Jersey Shore lost 0.2 to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. But all things considered held up well.. Project Runway was steady with a a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. FX’s Wilfred which also had to battle Snooki and crew was down 0.3  from last week to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating,. Louie was also down 0.2  to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Comedy Central’s Futurama was steady with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. 

Update: Not in the table below, but Ugly Americans scored a 0.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 730,000 viewers down from last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 870,000 viewers. LA Ink averaged a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and 1.158 million 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. 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 Rating
JERSEY SHORE SSN 4 MTV 10:00 PM 8788 4.3
JERSEY SHORE SSN 4 MTV 11:00 PM 3910 1.8
BURN NOTICE USA 9:00 PM 5211 1.4
SUITS USA 10:00 PM 4025 1.3
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 9:00 PM 2789 1.1
SHARK CITY DISC 9:00 PM 1770 0.8
FUTURAMA CMDY 10:00 PM 1459 0.8
WHEN FISH ATTACK DISC 10:00 PM 1647 0.7
THE FIRST 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1602 0.7
WILFRED FX 10:00 PM 1404 0.6
GAME PLAN DSNY 9:00 PM 3881 0.6
DAILY SHOW CMDY 11:00 PM 1643 0.6
ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 10:00 PM 1804 0.6
LA INK TLC 10:00 PM 1158 0.5
COLBERT REPORT CMDY 11:31 PM 1217 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1271 0.5
AIR JAWS: SHARKS OF SOUTH DISC 8:00 PM 1166 0.5
BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT AEN 11:00 PM 1021 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1356 0.5
SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:28 PM 967 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 10:30 PM 842 0.5
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 894 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1436 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 9:00 PM 1067 0.4
LOUIE FX 10:30 PM 928 0.4
PHINEAS AND FERB – LN DSNY 11:30 PM 2792 0.4
MOB WEEK AMC 8:00 PM 1280 0.4
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 1297 0.4
MY FIRST PLACE HGTV 8:00 PM 1340 0.4
PHINEAS AND FERB – LN DSNY 11:00 PM 2758 0.4
CHELSEA LATELY ENT 11:00 PM 730 0.4
SUITS USA 1:00 AM 938 0.4
TAKE TWO W/ PHINEAS &FERB DSNY 11:55 PM 2521 0.4
FAMILY BRAIN SURGE NAN 8:00 PM 1944 0.4
SELLING NEW YORK HGTV 9:00 PM 1396 0.4
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 10:00 PM 1010 0.3
HARDCORE HISTORY HIST 11:00 PM 970 0.3

To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

If we see additional ratings from @TravisYanan, I will post them below.

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