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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'South Park' Wins Night, 'Psych', 'America's Best Dance Crew', 'House Hunters', 'Restaurant Stakeout', 'Duck Dynasty' & More

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April 12th, 2012

South Park was again Wednesday's top cable show with a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49, down from last week's 1.5. The season finale of Psych was the number two cable original with an 0.9 rating in adults 18-49, unchanged from last week.


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 wasn't in that top 100 list.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search - that's probably the easiest way to find last night's episode of American Restoration.

Wednesday cable ratings highlights:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adults 18-49 Rating (Live +SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3154 1.4
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM 2237 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2891 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2546 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2638 1.1
Psych USA 10:00 PM 2709 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2308 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2075 0.9
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 1720 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 9:30 PM 1585 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1842 0.8
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3496 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1534 0.8
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3603 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 8:06 PM 1684 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 1370 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1639 0.7
AMERICA BEST DANCE CREW 7 MTV 10:00 PM 1598 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1331 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1379 0.7
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2618 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:30 PM 1274 0.6
American Restoration HIST 10:00 PM 1858 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1725 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1214 0.6
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1483 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1373 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1311 0.6
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1232 0.6
BOONDOCKS, THE ADSM 12:30 AM 1365 0.6
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1626 0.6
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:00 PM 1554 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1263 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1748 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1932 0.5
Dog the Bounty Hunter AEN 9:30 PM 1251 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1267 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1058 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1009 0.5
NINJAGO (SERIES) TOON 8:00 PM 3340 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:43 PM 1114 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2124 0.5
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 10:00 PM 1124 0.5
SOLD! HIST 9:30 PM 1411 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 950 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1114 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1211 0.5
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1424 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1483 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 984 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1046 0.5
SOLD! HIST 9:00 PM 1445 0.5
HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 1157 0.5
CSI: NY TNT 1:00 AM 1427 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 939 0.5
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 751 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 2155 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1089 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1231 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1324 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1274 0.4
Fairly Legal USA 11:00 PM 1397 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 956 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:25 AM 1747 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1207 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1558 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 832 0.4
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:30 PM 1182 0.4
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TBSC 3:00 PM 1057 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1746 0.4
INTERIOR THERAPY BRVO 9:00 PM 946 0.4
Million Dollar Listing NY BRVO 10:00 PM 995 0.4
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 11:00 AM 1514 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 955 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1068 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 1562 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1066 0.4
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1463 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1197 0.4
NHL QTR FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 844 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1072 0.4
AMERICAN DIGGER SPIKE 10:00 PM 892 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 767 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 813 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 725 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3128 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1097 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1199 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 12:00 AM 907 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1495 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TBSC 3:30 PM 958 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 995 0.3
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 1167 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 915 0.3
HAPPILY DIVORCED TVL 10:30 PM 1053 0.3
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 8:00 PM 1017 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:30 PM 1092 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1214 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1267 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:30 AM 812 0.3

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

 
  • Mon

    CSI: NY doing good for TNT. 0.5 at 12am and 1am. The 11pm showing not bad. They should air it on primetime or at least start at 10pm so the 11pm episode would do well too. I wish TNT could pick this show up.

  • Hades

    YAY SPN! Those 0.4’s look awesome.

  • Jimmy

    Woah at LEGO Ninjago’s ratings. It was the season finale yesterday and man, it did really well. The kids show beat out a lot of other adult-targeting shows in A18-49.

  • Hades

    I actually thought about TNT picking up SPN for further seasons since they already air reruns. I wonder if they would consider picking up shows like CSI:NY or SPN?

  • Mon

    Supernatural is doing good too. The case is not the same with Smallville. I remember it was at 12noon everyday early this season then it suddenly banished to 5am this year.

  • Water Cooler

    The NHL did really well with the Penguins/Flyers game on NBCSN. The longer this series goes I think it will have a chance to draw close to 1.5 million by game 6 or 7. The NHL got lucky this year with a lot of teams that will draw well in the ratings.

    @ Mon
    I agree CSI: NY unfortunately never airs in prime time so it can’t take advantage of bigger numbers. I’m hoping USA or AMC will pickup CSI: NY rights in the coming years.

  • Coop

    Psych was great last night. I’m glad that the time between seasons won’t be nearly as long this time.

  • SarahL

    This is one of the few times that Supernatural has made it into the 100 cable shows. It isn’t a regular thing.

  • Beavis

    Um, your chart says FAMILY GUY was the winner at 1.4

  • Ryan M

    South Park won the among the original shows but the mistake is it was with a 1.3 not that it is all that much of a difference

  • Kaylie

    Thats terrible for Americas Best Dance Crew. Its lacking numbers were due to either the switch to Wednesdays, TBBT, or the terrible promotion. They shouldve kept it on Thursdays, move Pauly D & Punk’d.

  • Dodge_hickey

    0.9 with 2.7 mil for Psych

    Great episode, should have gotten at least 3mil IMO

  • peter

    AMAZING ratings for NINJAGO!!!

    Family Guy is a beast. American Dad and Robot Chicken are strong too.

    Nice numbers for Supernatural and Law & Order.

  • DenverDean

    CSI and CSI:NY are doing far better on TNT and USA (at those crazy late hours) than CSI: M on AMC in far better timeslot. I expect if the rumors are true the CSI:M will get renewed only if main cast takes cuts and they pass, if CBS renews CSI:NY instead.

  • Peter

    To bad Hot In Cleveland and Happily Divorced are both down this week with having been in reruns last week.
    I hope tvland realizes that last weeks hiatus rerun week takes the momentum out of the ratings for their sitcoms.
    It’s cable, not network tv so a hiatus week is a bad idea.

  • Freddie D.

    Continue to enjoy Psych and the great story lines. Will miss, but looking forward to return in the Fall.

  • davie

    @SarahL

    actually Superntural is often on this list. At least a few times a month.

  • Rich

    Ugly Americans?

  • Nick

    The only show that is any good on here (except for Dora :-)) is Hot in Cleveland. And a 0.4 is pitiful, even with 1,400,000 viewers. Why does a good show like this get horrible ratings, while a stupid show like Family Guy gets a 1.4 in REPEATS?? Seriously???

  • JR

    I think we’ve learned to accept that at times viewers like their entertainment dumbed-down- how else to explain the success of “reality shows” such as Jersey Shore?

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