Sunday Cable: ‘True Blood’ Finale Bounces Back, ‘Entourage’ Finale Leaps; Plus ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Curb,’ ‘Housewives NJ,’ & More
Bouncing back from a holiday weekend lull, the True Blood season finale was up 0.4 ratings point vs. last Sunday to a more typical 2.8 adults 18-49 rating to lead all cable shows on Sunday night.
The Entourage series finale surged up 0.6 ratings points to a season high 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Curb Your Enthusiasm’s season finale caught some of that updraft as well, rising 0.4 points to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, and its 2.04 million average viewers was the series highest in seven years.
Breaking Bad also rose, up a tenth to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.
A new Real Housewives of New Jersey drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.
We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal 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. Will add extras that come from other sources later as we receive them.
Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Show||Net||Time||Viewership (million, Live+SD)||Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)|
|TRUE BLOOD||HBOM||9:04 PM||5.052||2.8|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ||BRVO||10:00 PM||2.676||1.3|
|NFL COUNTDOWN L||ESPN||10:00 AM||2.414||1.2|
|TIME MACHINE||HIST||9:00 PM||3.138||1.2|
|CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM||HBOM||10:05 PM||2.040||1.0|
|TIME MACHINE||HIST||6:32 PM||2.017||0.9|
|BREAKING BAD||AMC||10:00 PM||1.891||0.9|
|KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS||ENT||10:00 PM||1.259||0.7|
|TRUE BLOOD||HBOM||11:13 PM||1.125||0.7|
|GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE||FOOD||9:00 PM||1.736||0.7|
|SUNDAY BEST 4||BET||8:00 PM||2.113||0.7|
|BAR RESCUE||SPIKE||10:00 PM||1.307||0.6|
|CUPCAKE WARS||FOOD||8:00 PM||1.306||0.5|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||10:30 PM||1.748||0.5|
|HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE||TLC||9:00 PM||1.337||0.5|
|9/11: 10 YEARS LATER||CNN||12:00 PM||1.534||0.5|
|GOOD LUCK CHARLIE||DSNY||8:00 PM||3.185||0.5|
|ALL-AMERICAN HANDYMAN||HGTV||9:00 PM||1.586||0.4|
|HOLMES INSPECTION||HGTV||8:00 PM||1.428||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HGTV||10:00 PM||1.582||0.3|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.