Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘Jeff Dunham’ Tops Night, As ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Premiere Drops; + ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Sister Wives,’ ‘Ice Road Truckers’ & More

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Boardwalk Empire’s season two premiere drew 2.912 million viewers, down 39% from its first season premiere and down 12% from its first season finale last December. Our polled readers were wildly optimistic.

The Comedy Network special Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos towered over the rest of the cable competition on Sunday with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

There was no Real Housewives of New Jersey in the top 100, a week off perhaps?

TLC’s Sister Wives drew a nice 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Meanwhile,  Breaking Bad was even with the previous week at a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

History’s Ice Road Truckers scored a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 0.2 points from last week.

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)
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAOS CMDY 9:00 PM 5.488 2.2
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN 5:07 PM 4.428 1.3
BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBOM 9:05 PM 2.912 1.3
SISTER WIVES TLC 9:00 PM 2.825 1.2
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAOS CMDY 10:30 PM 2.761 1.2
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 2.381 1.2
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 2:00 PM 4.235 1.1
KENDRA ENT 11:00 PM 1.541 0.9
JEFF DUNHAM: SPARK OF INS CMDY 7:30 PM 2.210 0.8
ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HIST 9:00 PM 2.167 0.8
IRT DEADLIEST ROADS HIST 10:00 PM 1.848 0.7
DROP DEAD DIVA LIF 9:00 PM 2.117 0.7
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.821 0.7
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1.772 0.7
BREAKING BAD AMC 10:00 PM 1.550 0.7
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 10:00 PM 1.362 0.6
MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER BRVO 10:00 PM 1.115 0.6
STORM CHASERS DISC 10:00 PM 1.166 0.6
LIZARD LICK TOWING TRU 5:30 PM 1.244 0.5
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:00 PM 2.984 0.5
SISTER WIVES TLC 11:00 PM 1.018 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 10:30 PM 1.074 0.5
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:00 PM 1.103 0.5
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRVO 11:00 PM 0.897 0.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 1:00 PM 1.601 0.5
FN CHALLENGE FOOD 8:00 PM 1.088 0.5
ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HIST 8:00 PM 1.249 0.4
AGAINST THE WALL LIF 10:00 PM 1.336 0.4
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.055 0.4
STORM CHASERS GREATEST ST DISC 9:00 PM 0.913 0.4
TIME MACHINE HIST 7:00 PM 0.924 0.3
ALL-AMERICAN HANDYMAN HGTV 9:00 PM 1.341 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.148 0.3
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 8:00 PM 1.335 0.3

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