Wednesday Cable: ‘Storage Wars’ Dominates; ‘Rescue Me’ Series Finale, ‘GOP Debate,’ ‘Necessary Roughness’ & More
A&E’s Storage Wars tightened its grip on the top of the Wednesday night cable ratings. Its episodes both scored a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 0.2 and 0.6 points from last week. Although I removed them from the list, Storage Wars repeats saturated the top of the rankings last night.
In its first episode without a Royal Pains lead in, USA’s Necessary Roughness slipped only a tenth of a point vs. last week to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
The series finale of FX’s Rescue Me was up 0.4 ratings points to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and 2.334 million total viewers. That was the top adults 18-49 number since the season 5 premiere and the top viewership since the season 4 finale.
The premieres of Animal Planet Animal Cops: Houston, and Saved, and Showtime’s Inside the NFL did not appear on our top 100 list.
The premiere of Syfy’s Paranormal Witness notched a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
Discovery’s Sons Of Guns was steady at a nice 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
MTV’s Challenge Rivals “something” show was down 0.1 points from last week’s reunion show to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.
Dance Moms was up a noticeable 0.3 ratings points to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.
The season finale of South Beach Tow fell 0.2 points to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating in both its airings.
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||10:30 PM||5.334||2.1|
|STORAGE WARS||AEN||10:00 PM||4.934||2.1|
|NECESSARY ROUGHNESS||USA||10:00 PM||3.706||1.1|
|SONS OF GUNS||DISC||9:00 PM||2.393||1.1|
|RESCUE ME||FX||10:00 PM||2.334||1.0|
|TYLER PERRYS MADEA/ JAIL||TBSC||8:00 PM||2.310||1.0|
|DAILY SHOW||CMDY||11:00 PM||1.944||0.9|
|DANCE MOMS||LIF||10:00 PM||1.732||0.9|
|COLBERT REPORT||CMDY||11:31 PM||1.434||0.7|
|RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE||FOOD||10:00 PM||1.662||0.7|
|CHLNGE RIVAL SHLDVE SHOWN||MTV||10:00 PM||1.137||0.7|
|AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE||ADSM||12:30 AM||1.392||0.7|
|HOUSE OF PAYNE||TBSC||10:00 PM||1.686||0.7|
|GHOST HUNTERS||SYFY||9:00 PM||1.442||0.7|
|HOUSE OF PAYNE||TBSC||10:30 PM||1.592||0.6|
|OPERATION REPO||TRU||9:00 PM||1.439||0.6|
|PARANORMAL WITNESS||SYFY||10:00 PM||1.262||0.6|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||1.098||0.5|
|CHELSEA LATELY||ENT||11:00 PM||0.902||0.5|
|OPERATION REPO||TRU||9:30 PM||1.304||0.5|
|SONS OF GUNS||DISC||10:00 PM||1.038||0.5|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY L||ESPN||6:00 PM||0.977||0.5|
|MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE||MSNBC||9:49 PM||2.719||0.5|
|AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||8:00 PM||1.773||0.5|
|TOP CHEF JUST DESSERTS||BRVO||10:00 PM||1.065||0.4|
|SOUTH BEACH TOW||TRU||10:30 PM||1.071||0.4|
|PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR)||HGTV||9:00 PM||1.262||0.4|
|TOP GEAR||HIST||9:00 PM||1.078||0.4|
|INCOME PROPERTY||HGTV||8:30 PM||1.046||0.4|
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