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Thursday Cable Ratings: College Bowls Lead + NBA, 'Beyond Scared Straight' & More

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December 30th, 2011

Baylor and Washington put up college basketball numbers in a football game, combining for 123 points - the most points ever for a bowl game that ended in regulation. Viewers love a lot of scoring thoughand the Alamo Bowl topped cable for the night in adults 18-49 (2.1 rating)  and total viewership (6.9 million). Earlier in the night the Champs Sports Bowl drew a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Repeats of The Big Bang Theory continued to excel for TBS with its  highest rated repeat for the night drawing a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Two NBA  games on TNT drew 1.0 and 1.5 adults 18-49 ratings respectively.

Beyond Scared Straight was up a tenth vs. last week to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

truTV's Impractical Jokers were each down a tenth from last week to 0.6 and 0.5 adults 18-49 ratings respectively.

Not in the table below, but via our friend @TVBill: MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head averaged a 0.5 with adults 18-49 and 919K viewers at 10p and Good Vibes averaged a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating and 490K viewers.

Thursday's Cable Ratings:

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 9:00 PM 6923 2.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3521 1.6
NBA Basketball TNT 10:54 PM 3305 1.5
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 5:27 PM 5228 1.5
NBA Basketball TNT 8:16 PM 2434 1.0
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 2357 1.0
AFTER The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 2259 0.8
NY INK TLC 9:00 PM 1482 0.8
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1779 0.7
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1310 0.6
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 2432 0.6
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 10:00 PM 1892 0.6
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1618 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1073 0.6
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 9:00 PM 977 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1510 0.5
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 9:00 PM 1255 0.5
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 1697 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1057 0.5
BIG SHRIMPIN HIST 10:00 PM 1338 0.5
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 750 0.4
FINDING BIGFOOT: FURTHER APL 11:00 PM 904 0.3

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