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Wednesday Cable: 'Royal Pains' Leads Night + 'Challenge Rivals,' 'Necessary Roughness' & More

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August 25th, 2011

With A&E's Storage Wars in repeats, USA's Royal Pains took the number one spot with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week. MTV's Challenge Rivals season finale was up two tenths from last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. USA's Necessary Roughness was steady versus last week with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Rescue Me was down a tenth to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Hot In Cleveland was up a tenth with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Two new episodes of Melissa & Joey each scored a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, steady vs. last week,  Dance Moms was steady with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

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

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 5529 1.5
CHALLENGE: RIVALS MTV 10:00 PM 2371 1.4
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 4188 1.2
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 2285 1.1
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 2656 1.1
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3881 0.9
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1853 0.8
Operation Repo TRU 9:00 PM 1806 0.8
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1652 0.7
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1530 0.6
Teen Mom SSN 3 MTV 9:00 PM 1120 0.6
PICKER SISTERS AEN 11:00 PM 1490 0.6
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 8:00 PM 2280 0.6
SWAMP BROTHERS DISC 10:30 PM 1292 0.6
SWAMP BROTHERS DISC 10:00 PM 1186 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 10:30 PM 1386 0.6
Time Machine HIST 9:00 PM 1565 0.6
South Park CMDY 10:30 PM 1094 0.5
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1195 0.5
Dance Moms LIF 10:00 PM 1382 0.5
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 10:00 PM 1310 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 10:30 PM 1346 0.5
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1976 0.5
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 1015 0.5
Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY 9:00 PM 3074 0.5
Top Chef Just Desserts BRVO 10:00 PM 1127 0.5
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1022 0.5
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:30 PM 1065 0.5
Meet the Browns TBSC 8:30 PM 1133 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:30 PM 1427 0.5
RESCUE ME FX 10:00 PM 1115 0.5
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 848 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1287 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1926 0.4
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 8:30 PM 1034 0.3

Some updates via @TVBill:

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
Roseanne's Nuts LIF 9:00 PM 739 0.3
Roseanne's Nuts LIF 9:30 PM 682 0.3
The Franchise SHO 10:00 PM 138 0.1
Deadliest Warrior SPIKE 9:00 PM 903 0.4
Alternate History SPIKE 10:01 PM 843 0.3
Famous Food VH1 8:00 PM 364 0.2
Tons of Cash VH1 9:00 PM 201 0.1
Confessions: Animal Hoard APL 9:00 PM 345 0.1
Confessions: Animal Hoard APL 10:00 PM 364 0.1

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