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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Orange Bowl' Tops + 'Moonshiners,' 'Dog The Bounty Hunter,' 'Sons of Guns,' 'Top Chef,' 'Hot In Cleveland,' 'The Exes' & More

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January 5th, 2012


The epic blowout West Virginia/Clemson Orange Bowl* was still the night's top cable program with adults 18-49 (2.4 rating) and total viewers (7.2 million).

The season finale of Discovery's Moonshiners was up a tenth vs. last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

truTV's Full Throttle Saloon was down two tenths vs. last week to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. 

Discovery's Sons Of Guns was up one tenth vs. last week to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

TV Land's Hot In Cleveland was even vs. last week with a  0.4 adults 18-49 rating at 10pm. The Exes was also even with last week with another 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

The season premiere of A&E's Dog The Bounty Hunter drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

The season premiere of Discovery Investigation's Fatal Encounters at 10p had a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Updates via @TVBill : MTV's True Life at 10pm had a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and 584,000 viewers.

*got to use that photo I posted in error for Tuesday after all!

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)
Orange Bowl (W. Virginia/Clemson) ESPN 8:30 PM 7.174 2.4
MOONSHINERS DISC 10:00 PM 2.899 1.4
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER AEN 10:00 PM 2.944 1.3
SONS OF GUNS DISC 9:00 PM 2.546 1.1
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.161 1.1
TOP CHEF BRVO 10:00 PM 1.936 0.9
FULL THROTTLE SALOON TRU 9:00 PM 1.816 0.9
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 10:00 PM 1.779 0.8
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER AEN 9:00 PM 1.998 0.8
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1.622 0.8
BLACK GOLD TRU 10:00 PM 1.424 0.7
DAILY SHOW CMDY 11:00 PM 1.673 0.7
BRAD MELTZERS DECODED HIST 10:00 PM 1.504 0.7
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.672 0.6
COLBERT REPORT CMDY 11:31 PM 1.370 0.6
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 9:30 PM 1.749 0.6
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 8:30 PM 1.649 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.439 0.6
GAME PLAN DSNY 8:30 PM 3.099 0.6
THE SOUP ENT 10:00 PM 0.855 0.5
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 0.938 0.5
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 7:00 PM 1.048 0.4
HOT IN CLEVELAND TVL 10:00 PM 1.817 0.4
CHELSEA LATELY ENT 11:00 PM 0.761 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 10:00 PM 1.273 0.4
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 9:00 PM 1.312 0.4
EXES, THE TVL 10:30 PM 1.316 0.3
TECH IT TO THE MAX HIST 6:00 PM 0.893 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 1.308 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1.008 0.4
FATAL ENCOUNTERS ID 1:00 AM 0.866 0.4

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