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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|INK MASTER||SPIKE||10:00 PM||0.946||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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