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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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


To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

blog comments powered by Disqus