Wednesday Cable Ratings: ‘American Horror Story’ Finale Rises, Leads Night + ‘Sons Of Guns,’ ‘Moonshiners,’ ‘Top Chef’, ‘Hot In Cleveland’ & More

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The season one finale of American Horror Story rose thee tenths of a ratings point vs. last week to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, more than enough to lead Wednesday’s primetime cable. Its viewership of 3.22 million was a season high.

Discovery’s Moonshiners was even with last week at a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Sons Of Guns was up a tenth vs. last week to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Hot In Cleveland was up a tenth of a point vs. last week to a  0.4 adults 18-49 rating at 10pm.

Updates via @TVBill:

  • The Exes: 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, 1.177m viewership
  • Sound FX (NFLN): 0.0 adults 18-49 rating, 112,000 viewership
  • Style Network: Too Fat for 15 finale at 8p: 0.1 adults 18-49 rating, 271,000 viewers
  • Bravo: Work of Art: The Next Great Artist at 9p finale: 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, 781,000 viewers

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source, if you don’t see your show it was in that top 100 list. I generally filter out repeats, and kids shows, and non-primetime shows.

Wednesday night cable highlights:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 3.222 1.7
MOONSHINERS DISC 10:00 PM 2.791 1.2
SONS OF GUNS DISC 9:00 PM 2.450 1.2
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 8:00 PM 3.106 0.9
FULL THROTTLE SALOON TRU 9:00 PM 1.919 0.9
TOP CHEF BRVO 10:00 PM 1.688 0.8
DR. SEUSS GRCH STOLE XMAS TOON 8:00 PM 3.002 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 9:00 PM 2.029 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2.398 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 10:00 PM 1.961 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:38 PM 1.511 0.6
BLACK GOLD TRU 10:00 PM 1.279 0.6
PREP&LANDING/NAUGHTY/NICE FAM 7:30 PM 1.887 0.6
REAL WORLD XXVI REUNION MTV 10:00 PM 1.067 0.6
CONAN TBSC 11:00 PM 1.049 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:29 PM 1.314 0.6
THE SOUP ENT 10:00 PM 0.918 0.5
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1.172 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 10:00 PM 1.424 0.5
BRAD MELTZERS DECODED HIST 10:00 PM 1.212 0.5
GRANDMA/RUNOVER REINDEER TOON 7:00 PM 2.197 0.5
HOT IN CLEVELAND TVL 10:00 PM 1.796 0.4
HARDCORE HISTORY HIST 11:00 PM 1.046 0.4
FULL THROTTLE SALOON TRU 8:00 PM 1.000 0.4
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER AEN 11:00 PM 1.100 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 1.120 0.4
GHOST HUNTERS SYFY 9:00 PM 1.088 0.4
LEVERAGE TNT 10:00 PM 1.163 0.4
ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 9:00 PM 1.224 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 7:00 PM 0.986 0.4


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