Monday Cable Ratings: BCS Championship Down, But On Top + ‘Pawn Stars,’ ‘Pretty Little Liars.’ ‘T.I. and Tiny,’ ‘WWE RAW’ & Much More
While perhaps in the minority, I enjoyed the first go round of Alabama-LSU. But last night’s BCS Championship rematch was a yawner and unsurprisingly was down from last year’s 27.3 million viewer average and 10.1 adults 18-49 rating. Somewhat surprisingly to me, it wasn’t down that much — to 24.1 million viewers and an 8.7 adults 18-49 rating and stands as cable’s second most-watched telecast ever (last year’s BCS Championship was number one).
Pawn Stars two episodes may not have topped the ratings, but they were strong drawing 2.3 and 2.4 adults 18-49 ratings in its two half hours, even with last week.
WWE RAW’s regular two episodes averaged a1.6 adults 18-49 rating down vs a 1.8 and 1.7 last week.
Pretty Little Liars drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Updates via @TVBill; The Lying Game drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating (even w/last week) and 1.5 million viewers. MTV’s Caged premiered to a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and 619,000 viewers
Love and Hip Hop 2 and T.I. and Tiny were strong for VH1 nabbing 1.9 and 1.8 adults 18-49 ratings respectively.
We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source. If I see additional information (including HBO’s shows) I will update the text.
Selected Monday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Program||Net||Time||Viewers (000)||18-49 Rating|
|BCS CHAMPIONSHIP L||ESPN||8:30 PM||24214||8.7|
|BCS BOWL STUDIO L||ESPN||11:36 PM||12006||5.1|
|BCS BOWL STUDIO L||ESPN||8:16 PM||13649||4.9|
|BCS BOWL STUDIO L||ESPN||7:50 PM||8141||3.0|
|PAWN STARS||HIST||10:30 PM||5951||2.4|
|PAWN STARS||HIST||10:00 PM||6117||2.3|
|LOVE AND HIP HOP 2||VH1||8:00 PM||3410||1.9|
|AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||9:00 PM||5494||1.8|
|T.I. AND TINY||VH1||9:00 PM||3233||1.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||4096||1.6|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||3920||1.6|
|PRETTY LITTLE LIARS||FAM||8:00 PM||2948||1.3|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS||BRVO||9:00 PM||2500||1.2|
|COLLEGE GAMEDAY L||ESPN||6:00 PM||2326||1.0|
|LIZARD LICK TOWING||TRU||10:00 PM||1904||0.8|
|ROBOT CHICKEN||ADSM||12:00 AM||1586||0.7|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||1437||0.7|
|DAILY SHOW||CMDY||11:00 PM||1444||0.6|
|LIZARD LICK TOWING||TRU||10:30 PM||1337||0.6|
|CAKE BOSS: NEXT GREAT BAK||TLC||9:00 PM||1588||0.6|
|COLBERT REPORT||CMDY||11:31 PM||1164||0.5|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||1096||0.5|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1233||0.5|
|FIRST WEEK IN||DISC||9:00 PM||950||0.4|
|WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE||BRVO||11:00 PM||1000||0.4|
|CHELSEA LATELY||ENT||11:00 PM||827||0.4|
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