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Thursday Cable: Even 'Jersey Shore' Repeats Can't Be Beaten; 'Burn Notice,' 'Suits,' 'Project Runway' & Lots More

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September 2nd, 2011

I figured that with a Jersey Shore repeat this Thursday another cable show might move up to the top of the list, but no dice. Even a repeat towered over the rest of the cable show ratings on Thursday. Note to broadcast programmers: If a Jersey Shore repeat can draw a 2.2 rating at 10pm in the summer, you look increasingly silly trying to make excuses for your own low 10pm ratings because of DVRs, etc.

USA’s Burn Notice was down another 0.2 to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, but stablemate Suits which had to go head-to-head with Jersey Shore was steady with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. I've been away most of the summer, is that the first time Suits outrated Burn Notice? Our friend Ted Linhart at USA notes that it wasn't.

Lifetime's Project Runway was down two-tenths to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

A&E's Beyond Scared Straight was down two tenths from last week to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

FX’s Wilfred, which also had to battle Jersey show was even with last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating,. Comedy Central’s Futurama was up a tenth to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. LA Ink was down a tenth to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

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:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Jersey Shore SSN 4 MTV 10:00 PM 4.427 2.2
J SHORE AFTER HOURS SSN 4 MTV 11:00 PM 3.404 1.7
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 3.216 1.2
Suits USA 10:00 PM 3.961 1.2
Burn Notice USA 9:00 PM 4.074 1.1
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1.948 0.9
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1.571 0.8
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 11:00 PM 1.569 0.8
WILFRED FX 10:00 PM 1.320 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 8:00 PM 1.937 0.7
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.676 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:13 PM 1.361 0.7
NFL LIVE                L ESPN 12:30 AM 1.233 0.6
J SHORE AFTER HOURS SSN 4 MTV 12:30 AM 1.150 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.447 0.6
Louie FX 10:31 PM 0.975 0.6
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1.285 0.5
Futurama CMDY 9:29 PM 1.190 0.5
Ancient Aliens HIST 10:00 PM 1.552 0.5
RISING: REBUILDING GROUND DISC 10:00 PM 1.160 0.5
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1.261 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:45 AM 1.050 0.5
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 9:00 PM 1.142 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN 7:30 PM 1.060 0.4
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1.084 0.4
Dance Moms LIF 10:32 PM 1.143 0.4
LA Ink TLC 10:00 PM 0.969 0.4
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 10:00 PM 1.003 0.4
RISING: REBUILDING GROUND DISC 9:00 PM 1.032 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 8:00 PM 0.999 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.419 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.573 0.4
Iron Chef America FOOD 11:00 PM 0.845 0.4
LITTLE MANHATTAN DSNY 9:00 PM 2.739 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.763 0.4
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.731 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:00 PM 0.973 0.3
Ancient Aliens HIST 9:00 PM 1.234 0.3
Project Runway LIF 8:00 PM 0.882 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.342 0.3
MY FIRST PLACE HGTV 8:30 PM 1.093 0.3

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

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