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Wednesday Cable: 'Royal Pains' Rises, 'Necessary Roughness' Dips, But 'Storage Wars' Wins Again

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August 18th, 2011

Storage Wars topped the night with  a 2.1 and 2.0 adults 18-49 rating for its telecasts, up a tenth each versus the same episodes last week.

Royal Pains was up 14% to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and Necessary Roughness was down a tenth to a with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. 'Pains' can claim bragging rights as the night's most-watched show on cable though. MTV's Challenge Rivals was down a tenth to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Rescue Me was up a tenth to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Hot In Cleveland was down a tenth with a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, but Happily Divorced was up 0.1 to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Melissa & Joey was steady with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and with repeats as itself as its lead in,  Dance Moms was up 66% to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

**I have not yet seen the ratings for either the 8pm Melissa & Joey, or either of the two State of Georgia episodes that aired, but will add them here when I do.**

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 5010 2.1
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 4583 2.0
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 5435 1.6
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 4211 1.2
Storage Wars AEN 11:00 PM 2898 1.2
CHALLENGE: RIVALS MTV 10:00 PM 1987 1.2
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 2233 1.0
FIFA SUB-20 W.C 2011 GALA 8:47 PM 1713 0.9
Operation Repo TRU 9:00 PM 1833 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1831 0.8
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1707 0.7
South Park CMDY 10:30 PM 1343 0.7
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 1660 0.6
RESCUE ME FX 10:00 PM 1393 0.6
Time Machine HIST 9:00 PM 2179 0.6
South Beach Tow TRU 10:30 PM 1424 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 2:01 AM 1287 0.6
MY WIFE AND KIDS NAN 11:00 PM 1513 0.5
Dance Moms LIF 10:00 PM 1362 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1259 0.5
ONE MAN ARMY DISC 10:00 PM 1035 0.5
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:30 PM 1144 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 10:30 PM 1383 0.5
South Park CMDY 9:29 PM 1058 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 990 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 1279 0.5
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 987 0.5
Meet the Browns TBSC 8:30 PM 1229 0.5
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 806 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:30 PM 1521 0.4
I DIDNT KNOW I WAS PREGN TLC 9:00 PM 919 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:00 PM 1129 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1369 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1404 0.4
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1767 0.4
HAPPILY DIVORCED TVL 10:30 PM 1642 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 8:00 PM 1266 0.4
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 8:30 PM 1182 0.3

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