Monday Cable: ‘Pawn Stars,’ Jets-Texans, ‘WWE RAW’ Lead + ‘Closer,’ ‘Rizzoli,’ ‘Warehouse 13’ & Much More
Pawn Stars led the night with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 0.2 from its highest-rated telecast last Monday. The preseason NFL game on ESPN between the New York Jets and Houston Texans scored a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49. WWE RAW’s two epiosdes scored a 1.9 and 1.8 adults 18-49 rating in their respective airings each up 0.2 from last week.
Secret Life of the American Teenager which was steady with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8pm. The Basketball Wives reunion special was up 0.1 from its season finale last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.
Rizzoli & Isles was steady with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and The Closer was down a tenth to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Per TNT:
last night’s episode of TNT’s hit series Rizzoli & Isles ranked as basic cable’s most-watched program of the day, with an outstanding 6,742,000 viewers, the show’s biggest Live + Same Day audience of season. Rizzoli & Isles also drew 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.
Nearly matching Rizzoli & Isles, TNT’s The Closer scored 6,725,000 viewers last night, up 3% over the prior week. In addition, The Closer garnered 1.6 million adults 18-49 (+5% vs. the prior week) and 2.1 million adults 25-54 (+2%).
Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer are currently in a tight race as basic cable’s top scripted series of 2011.
Eureka was steady with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating and Warehouse 13 was steady with a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Alphas was down a tenth to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
Teen Wolf was up another tenth in its first season finale to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Kate Plus 8 won’t be back after this season, but last night’s episode was up a tenth from last week to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating for the 9pm episode.
Update: The Lying Game got off to a disappointing start with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and 1.386 million viewers. Retentionistas will note that’s just 45% retention out of Secret Life, and was also 62% lower than than the debut for Switched at Birth back in June.
Weeds averaged a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and 670,000 viewers at 10pm and The Big C averaged a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating and 527,000 viewers at 10:30p. (thanks for the Showtime and Lying Game numbers go to our friend @TVBill).
We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our (non-TravisYanan) source, and several typical TravisYanan featured shows were not on the list. Will add extras that Travis reports later below. I generally filter out repeats, and kids shows, and non-primetime shows.
Selected Monday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Program||Net||Time||Viewers (000)||18-49 Rating|
|PAWN STARS||HIST||10:30 PM||5472||2.1|
|NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L||ESPN||8:00 PM||4966||1.9|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||5248||1.9|
|PAWN STARS||HIST||10:00 PM||5037||1.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||4861||1.8|
|BASKETBALL WIVES 3||VH1||8:00 PM||2574||1.4|
|LA LA FULL LIFE TRAILER (3 Minutes)||VH1||9:00 PM||2416||1.3|
|RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||10:00 PM||6742||1.3|
|CLOSER, THE||TNT||9:00 PM||6725||1.2|
|SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN||FAM||8:00 PM||2424||1.1|
|AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||9:00 PM||3377||1|
|WAREHOUSE 13||SYFY||9:00 PM||2423||0.9|
|TEEN WOLF||MTV||10:00 PM||2081||0.8|
|BAD GIRLS CLUB||OXYG||9:00 PM||1308||0.7|
|ALL WORKED UP||TRU||10:00 PM||1591||0.7|
|DAILY SHOW||CMDY||11:00 PM||1513||0.6|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:30 PM||1440||0.6|
|BEST THING I EVER ATE||FOOD||10:00 PM||1298||0.5|
|COLBERT REPORT||CMDY||11:31 PM||1114||0.5|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||1067||0.5|
|KATE PLUS 8||TLC||9:00 PM||1325||0.5|
|DESIGN STAR 6||HGTV||9:00 PM||2031||0.5|
|TIA & TAMERA||STYL||9:00 PM||920||0.5|
|MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER||BRVO||9:00 PM||996||0.5|
|NASCAR SPRINT CUP L||ESPN||10:00 AM||1896||0.4|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||820||0.4|
|MOST ELIGIBLE DALLAS||BRVO||10:00 PM||784||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HGTV||8:00 PM||1376||0.4|
|DUAL SURVIVAL||DISC||9:00 PM||1099||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||8:30 PM||1468||0.4|
|ANTHONY BOURDAIN NO RSRV||TRAV||9:00 PM||740||0.3|
|DINAS PARTY||HGTV||10:00 PM||1145||0.3|
Note: I have not yet seen the ratings for the premiere of ABC Family’s The Lying Game, I will post them when I have.
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.