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Wednesday Cable: 'American Horror Story' Premiere, 'South Park' Return Top MLB Playoffs + 'Ghost Hunters,' 'Nick Swardson' & More

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October 6th, 2011

The premiere of American Horror Story scored a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49, leading all cable for the night. South Park returned with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, which came in ahead of the 1.4 rating for game four of the Phillies-Cardinals NLDS matchup. Syfy's Ghost Hunters averaged a 0.9 rating, up a tenth versus last week.  MTV's Real World fell hard, dropping 42% from last week's premiere to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Mythbusters was steady with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.  All that and more...

update: not in the table below but both episodes of TLC's Extreme Couponing averaged a 0.4 and 0.5 adults 18-49 rating in their respective airings and 855K, and 942K viewers.

Wednesday cable ratings (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
American Horror Story FX 10:00 PM 3184 1.6
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM 2941 1.5
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBSC 6:00 PM 4507 1.4
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBSC 9:30 PM 3615 1.2
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 2300 1.0
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1964 0.9
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1844 0.8
Dance Moms LIF 10:00 PM 1803 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1659 0.7
REAL WORLD XXVI MTV 10:00 PM 1224 0.7
The Ultimate Fighter SPIKE 10:00 PM 1323 0.7
NICK SWARDSONS PRETEND CMDY 10:30 PM 1329 0.7
American Horror Story FX 11:10 PM 1412 0.7
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 1405 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1309 0.6
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 1511 0.6
Blue Mountain State SPIKE 11:00 PM 871 0.5
PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE DISC 10:00 PM 1259 0.5
BRAD MELTZERS DECODED HIST 10:00 PM 1385 0.5
RETURN TO HALLOWEENTOWN DSNY 8:30 PM 3140 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 976 0.5
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 759 0.5
Top Chef Just Desserts BRVO 10:00 PM 981 0.5
Ancient Aliens HIST 9:00 PM 1450 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 7:00 PM 2277 0.4
BEAR SWAMP RECOVERY TRU 10:00 PM 1076 0.4
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1024 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 2:00 AM 841 0.3

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.

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