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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'South Park' 'Sons of Guns', 'House Hunters', 'Duck Dynasty', + NBA Basketball & More

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April 19th, 2012

South Park was again Wednesday's top cable show with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, down from last week's 1.4. Sons of Guns was the number two cable original with an 0.9 rating in adults 18-49.

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 Moonshiners.

Wednesday cable ratings highlights:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM 2.425 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.730 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.699 1.2
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 1.939 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.024 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.781 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1.565 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 1.808 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.941 0.8
BOONDOCKS, THE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.415 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:41 PM 1.673 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.808 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 8:05 PM 1.715 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.542 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.145 0.7
American Restoration HIST 10:30 PM 1.996 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.209 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.591 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 10:03 PM 1.343 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.215 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.647 0.6
American Restoration HIST 10:00 PM 1.961 0.6
Dog the Bounty Hunter AEN 9:30 PM 1.379 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.168 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.307 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 9:30 PM 1.180 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.123 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.859 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1.139 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.207 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 0.964 0.6
Ugly Americans CMDY 10:30 PM 1.058 0.5
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 11:00 PM 1.052 0.5
SOLD! HIST 9:30 PM 1.491 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:00 PM 1.115 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:02 AM 1.147 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.234 0.5
AMERICA BEST DANCE CREW 7 MTV 10:00 PM 1.190 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:55 AM 0.966 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.745 0.5
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1.349 0.5
NHL QTR FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 1.030 0.5
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.473 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1.032 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.689 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.765 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.012 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 1.037 0.5
Sons of Guns DISC 11:03 PM 0.808 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.715 0.4
SOLD! HIST 9:00 PM 1.411 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.867 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 0.876 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.124 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.112 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1.324 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.143 0.4
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 0.968 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:30 PM 0.917 0.4
NHL QTR FINALS L NBCSN 10:23 PM 0.748 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.959 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 PM 1.828 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.103 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 7:00 PM 1.013 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.773 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1.172 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 12:00 AM 0.962 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1.416 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 0.926 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1.592 0.4
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1.301 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.594 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1.451 0.4
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 0.677 0.4
I ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT ID 12:00 AM 0.883 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1.030 0.4
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:31 PM 1.218 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.276 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 0.748 0.4
CSI: NY TNT 1:00 AM 1.094 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1.046 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 PM 1.205 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.715 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 0.996 0.3
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1.011 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1.273 0.3
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 0.853 0.3
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.596 0.3
Fairly Legal USA 11:00 PM 1.144 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.008 0.3
LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA 6:00 AM 0.874 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 PM 1.574 0.3
CHARMED TNT 9:00 AM 0.680 0.3
LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA 7:00 AM 0.922 0.3
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 1.124 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.756 0.3
Million Dollar Listing NY BRVO 10:00 PM 0.832 0.3
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1.091 0.2
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 PM 1.063 0.2
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 1.851 0.2

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

 
  • mike

    the nba has been killing the nhl forever in tv ratings… not even close. the nba was breaking records left and right lastyear on cable in the rgular season and playoffs.. nhl ratings are slightly improved but nowhere nere the nba. and wait till the playoffs start. most people are watching the nhl just for the fighting.

  • Matt

    You’re right Mike, people are only watching for the hitting and fighting, which is why the ratings started to boom at the Wings/Pens Finals.

    Both teams renowned for their constant fighting!

    Wait… No they aren’t.

    It’s amazing how many people are clearly uneducated on the situation.

  • jordan

    @Matt

    Maybe the ratings are higher than ever in the NHL. I’ll have to see the facts on that one. But who cares. The NBA destroys the NHL. Get over it. Just watch the NHL and shut up already. You’re annoying. Enjoy hockey. If you love it so much, you don’t need other people to watch it. Or move to Canada if you need hockey to be huge. Because it will never be the number one sport here.

  • Matt

    Jordan, it’s amusing that you claim the NBA destroys the NHL and yet claim you’d “have to check the facts” about NHL ratings.

    So what you’re really saying is that you actually don’t know where they’re at. So it’s kind of funny that you’d make that claim without knowing.

    Try again kiddo. By the way, I never said the NHL would be the number one sport in the States. Neither will the NBA. Nobody’s gonna dethrone the NFL as long as they keep their current system.

  • BJH

    @Peter

    Thanks for the numbers! Ouch for Happily Divorced. I think the show’s so-so and I think the audience (including myself) are finally realizing it. It’s a fraction of Drescher’s previous sitcom, The Nanny.

  • RHW

    Based on the number of remarks about Hot in Cleveland, I have trouble with these results.

    However, Hot in Cleveland’s and Divorce’s problems is directly tied to Viacom’s douchey-ness. First, they own the network that airs Southpark — so why would they give a good dam*n about HIC or HD? Second, they air so many repeat episodes that viewers are probably watching other shows knowing that they could watch HIC or HD later. Third, why do you put you marquee show up against American Idol, Survivor, and Southpark? Idiots.

  • Peter

    @BJH , I actually quite enjoy Happily Divorced, it’s no The Nanny like you say, but compared to the quality of some sitcoms that are running these days then it’s actually pretty good.
    The Exes or Retired At 35 how horrible where those, or network shows like Rob , Rules Of Engagement or Last Man Standing? (my opinion anyway,sorry if offended someone, to each it’s own :) )
    I think at TV Land the biggest ouch this week was for Hot In Cleveland, just over 1 million viewers for their n1 hit show is a huge drop of what it used to get last season, or even earlier this season when it rated above 2 million, or the 4 million in their first season.
    For Happily Divorced even with having 207.000 viewers less viewers then Hot In Cleveland got this week, the 18-49 numers are almost as high as HIC , only 7.000 less in that demo, so at least had that goin for it this week.
    Last season Happily Divorced added around 600.000 viewers in the ratings during the first days afther airing bringing it’s season average up to 2.200.000 viewers, while several reruns on the schedule in the first week afther airing got it up to 4.900.000 viewers both combined.
    Although I can’t quote an official number rightnow, I heared from a friend at TV Land it’s up this season with around 700.000 added vs 600.000 last season.
    So rightnow looks like a 1.900.000 season average vs 2.200.000 last season.

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