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Wednesday Cable: 'Storage Wars' Rules; 'Royal Pains' Finale, 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Sons Of Guns' & More

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September 1st, 2011


A&E's Storage Wars returned from a week off to blanket the top of the Wednesday night cable ratings. It took the top two spots with its 10pm episodes scoring a 1.9 and a 1.5 rating for adults 18-49. Typically, I leave off the repeat airings of shows on the same night, but I left the Storage Wars numbers in the table so folks could appreciate how well even its repeats did on the night.

Whether it was the return of Storage Wars or not, the season finale USA's Royal Pains slipped 0.2 points vs. last week to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. USA's Necessary Roughness was steady versus last week with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

FX's Rescue Me was up a tenth to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Discovery's Sons of Guns drew a nice 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

MTV's Challenge Rivals reunion show was down 0.6 points from last week's finale to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Hot In Cleveland's season finale was steady with another 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Dance Moms was up a tenth a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

The season finale of South Beach Tow had a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating at 10pm.

Melissa & Joey ratings  courtesy of commenter Nick!

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family, 8 PM)
-0.889 million viewers
-0.37 A18-49
-0.48 A18-34

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family, 8:30 PM)
-0.961 million viewers
-0.44 A18-49
-0.57 A18-34

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):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 4.762 1.9
STORAGE WARS AEN 10:30 PM 3.627 1.5
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 5.404 1.3
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 4.001 1.2
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2.358 1.1
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 2.365 1.1
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 2.622 0.9
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 2.458 0.9
CHALLENGE RIVALS REUNION MTV 10:00 PM 1.333 0.8
Venture Brothers ADSM 12:30 AM 1.712 0.8
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.754 0.8
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.909 0.7
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:30 PM 1.817 0.7
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:00 AM 1.495 0.7
Operation Repo TRU 9:00 PM 1.720 0.7
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1.600 0.7
Dance Moms LIF 10:00 PM 1.622 0.6
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1.396 0.6
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 1.550 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.541 0.6
RESCUE ME FX 10:00 PM 1.328 0.6
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1.274 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.079 0.5
INSIDE NGC 10:00 PM 1.138 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 9:00 PM 1.722 0.5
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.042 0.5
MLB WED NIGHT - EARLY   L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.469 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.264 0.5
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 2.435 0.5
Top Chef Just Desserts BRVO 10:00 PM 1.098 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 10:30 PM 1.089 0.5
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.213 0.5
Meet the Browns TBSC 8:30 PM 1.208 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 10:30 PM 1.131 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.234 0.4
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.908 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 10:00 PM 1.121 0.4
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 0.768 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:00 PM 1.147 0.4
Ghost Hunters SYFY 10:01 PM 0.862 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 1.010 0.3
HAPPILY DIVORCED TVL 10:30 PM 1.202 0.3

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