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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'The Game,' 'Teen Mom,' 'Storage Wars' Top 'White Collar,' 'Justified,' 'Southland' Premieres & More

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January 19th, 2012

The Game was down 0.8 points from its premiere last week, but the 2.0 adults 18-49 rating was still enough for a three way tie at the top of the cable ratings for Tuesday. Let's Stay Together dropped 0.7 vs. last week to a 1.2 adults 18-49.

Also sharing the top spot, Teen Mom 2 was up a tenth vs. last week to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, and Storage Wars 1.9 & 2.0 adults 18-49 rating were down from last week's 2.0 and 2.1.

Those topped several high profile scripted season premieres on cable Tuesday.

USA's White Collar opened with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.3 rating for the comparable premiere in January, 2011.

FX's Justified started with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.3 rating for the previous season's premiere in February, 2011.

TNT's Southland began with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 0.7 ratings in its January, 2011 premiere.

Dance Moms was down a tenth vs. last week to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. A&E's Shipping Wars had a 0.9 and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating vs. a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating last week.

truTV's Hardcore Pawn was down two tenths to  a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating at 9pm.

ABC Family's Switched At Birth was down two tenths to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Bonus ratings from @TVBill:

  • ABC Family Jane By Design, 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, 1.337 million viewers.
  • OWN, Facing Trauma 0.1 adults 18-49 both half hours, 236,000 & 245,000 viewers.

Those and more Tuesday cable ratings:(all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Teen Mom II SSN 2 MTV 10:00 PM 3.355 2.0
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 4.885 2.0
GAME, THE S5 BET 10:00 PM 3.644 2.0
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 4.500 1.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.602 1.3
LETS STAY TOGETHER S2 BET 10:30 PM 2.210 1.2
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 2.786 1.1
White Collar USA 10:00 PM 3.225 1.1
Justified FX 10:00 PM 3.065 1.0
Shipping Wars AEN 9:30 PM 2.435 1.0
Shipping Wars AEN 9:00 PM 2.272 0.9
Dance Moms LIF 9:00 PM 2.088 0.9
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 2.532 0.9
Switched At Birth FAM 8:00 PM 1.992 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.683 0.7
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1.678 0.7
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 9:03 PM 1.568 0.6
AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1 ADSM 12:30 AM 1.205 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.331 0.6
Southland TNT 10:00 PM 1.762 0.6
Dirty Jobs DISC 9:00 PM 1.512 0.6
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.614 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.162 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1.280 0.5
Tabatha TAKES OVER BRVO 10:00 PM 0.929 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.873 0.4
INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 0.946 0.4
Moonshiners DISC 8:00 PM 1.095 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 7:00 PM 0.879 0.4
BAIT CAR TRU 11:00 PM 0.876 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.308 0.3
RAGIN CAJUN DISC 10:00 PM 0.872 0.3

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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.

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