Thursday Cable: ‘Jersey Shore’ Takes A Hit, Still Dominates, ‘Burn Notice,’ ‘Suits,’ ‘Wilfred,’ ‘Futurama’ Finales & More
Jersey Shore was back with a new episode, but was likely chop blocked by the NFL kickoff game dropping 0.6 ratings points vs. its last new Thursday episode 2 weeks ago, down to a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. It still crushed everything else on cable or broadcast not featuring pigskin on Thursday night.
USA’s Burn Notice finale was up 0.2 points vs. last week to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, but stablemate Suits finale which had to go head-to-head with Jersey Shore was down a tenth with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Note that USA topped its NBCU stablemates in the “pushed onto cable” telecast of the NFL pregame show, but at *far* lower ratings than what NBC would have gotten. That was costly.
Lifetime’s Project Runway was down three tenths to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Football crossover? Hmmm.
A&E’s Beyond Scared Straight was up two tenths from last week to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
FX’s Wilfred finale which also had to battle Jersey show was down 0.3 ratings points vs. last week to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Louie finale ratings did not make the top 100 list we see. I will post them later if I see them.
Comedy Central’s Futurama finale was down a tenth to a 0.7 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 I see elsewhere into the post later.
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||6.806||3.9|
|BURN NOTICE||USA||9:00 PM||4.393||1.3|
|BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT||AEN||10:00 PM||2.397||1.1|
|PROJECT RUNWAY||LIF||9:00 PM||2.549||0.9|
|CHILDRENS HOSPITAL||ADSM||12:00 AM||1.691||0.9|
|THE FIRST 48||AEN||9:00 PM||1.846||0.8|
|AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE||ADSM||12:30 AM||1.364||0.7|
|MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER||BRVO||9:00 PM||1.179||0.6|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L||ESPN||8:00 PM||1.502||0.5|
|THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH||FOXNC||7:43 PM||3.806||0.5|
|ANCIENT ALIENS||HIST||10:00 PM||1.500||0.5|
|PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS||FOXNC||7:09 PM||3.379||0.5|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||1.001||0.5|
|OBAMA JOBS ADDRESS||CNN||7:08 PM||1.852||0.5|
|WORLDS DUMBEST||TRU||9:00 PM||1.083||0.4|
|LA INK||TLC||10:00 PM||1.074||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HGTV||11:00 PM||1.292||0.4|
|OBAMA JOBS ADDR ANALYSIS||CNN||7:00 PM||1.855||0.4|
|COLBERT REPORT||CMDY||11:31 PM||0.941||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HGTV||10:00 PM||1.482||0.4|
|THE OREILLY FACTOR||FOXNC||8:00 PM||3.933||0.4|
|IMPACT WRESTLING||SPIKE||9:00 PM||1.358||0.4|
|TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING||TRU||10:00 PM||0.901||0.4|
|NFL KICKOFF 2011-7P||USA||7:00 PM||1.123||0.4|
|MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER||BRVO||10:00 PM||0.759||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||10:30 PM||1.388||0.3|
|SP HH URBAN LIVING||HGTV||9:00 PM||1.351||0.3|
|PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT||CNN||9:00 PM||1.418||0.3|
|HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS||MSNBC||7:42 PM||1.932||0.3|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1.610||0.3|
|THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH||FOXNC||7:00 PM||2.745||0.3|
|FIVE, THE||FOXNC||5:00 PM||1.524||0.2|
|MY FIRST PLACE||HGTV||8:30 PM||1.076||0.2|
|SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER||FOXNC||6:00 PM||1.938||0.2|
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