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Thursday Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Dominates + 'SportsCenter', 'Swamp People', 'Pauly D Project', & More

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April 27th, 2012

The NFL Draft dominated everything on cable last night to earn a staggering 3.3 adults 18-49 rating on ESPN and another 0.7 adults 18-49 rating on NFL Network. That 4.0 combined rating was up 18% vs. the 3.4 combined rating last year. A special edition of  SportsCenter was the night's runner up with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

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 Kathy

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NFL DRAFT               L ESPN 8:00 PM 6.661 3.3
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 7:30 PM 2.820 1.5
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 4.012 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.656 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.591 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.708 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.452 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.563 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.296 1.0
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:13 PM 1.779 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.275 0.8
NFL DRAFT NFLN 8:00 PM 1.437 0.7
DONT BE TARDY FOR WEDDING BRVO 9:30 PM 1.670 0.7
PUNKD SSN 9 MTV 10:00 PM 1.490 0.7
PAULY D PROJECT SSN 1 MTV 10:30 PM 1.242 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.828 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.456 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.358 0.6
AFTER The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1.473 0.6
Ax Men HIST 10:00 PM 1.459 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.134 0.6
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 5:00 PM 1.044 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.515 0.6
EAGLEHEART ADSM 12:00 AM 1.441 0.6
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.392 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.086 0.6
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1.121 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.576 0.5
DONT BE TARDY FOR WEDDING BRVO 9:00 PM 1.399 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.250 0.5
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 1.335 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:59 PM 1.453 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.145 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.113 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 0.956 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.118 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1.272 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.049 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.528 0.5
The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 1.184 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:01 AM 1.118 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 0.965 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.768 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1.032 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.091 0.5
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.116 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 12:01 AM 0.685 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 0.995 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1.007 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 12:30 AM 0.693 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.215 0.5
Meet the Browns TBSC 10:30 AM 0.783 0.5
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1.543 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 8:30 PM 1.144 0.4
Chopped FOOD 7:00 PM 1.018 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.055 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 11:01 PM 1.111 0.4
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 7:30 PM 0.962 0.4
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1.121 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.750 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 0.855 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.118 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.386 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.336 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.611 0.4
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 11:06 PM 0.680 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 0.978 0.4
IN PLAIN SIGHT USA 11:00 PM 1.513 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 8:30 AM 1.473 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 8:00 PM 0.982 0.4
Burn Notice USA 2:00 PM 0.851 0.4
FAMILY MATTERS NAN 6:30 AM 0.941 0.4
Swamp People HIST 1:01 AM 0.893 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 8:00 PM 0.946 0.4
KATHY BRVO 10:00 PM 0.726 0.4
NBA Basketball TNT 8:15 PM 0.961 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.383 0.4
Burn Notice USA 3:00 PM 0.894 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:00 PM 1.797 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TBSC 3:30 PM 0.834 0.3
NBA Basketball TNT 10:44 PM 0.869 0.3
CSI USA 1:00 AM 1.112 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.018 0.3
STRANGE SEX:THE YEARS BES TLC 10:00 PM 0.758 0.3
COLD BLOOD ID 12:00 AM 0.787 0.3
BONES TNT 6:00 PM 1.098 0.3
Swamp People HIST 12:01 AM 0.878 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 PM 1.136 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.326 0.3
CSI USA 12:00 AM 1.245 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 0.879 0.3
SINS & SECRETS ID 1:00 AM 0.788 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 4:00 PM 1.169 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 0.878 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 12:00 AM 0.995 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1.364 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 1.920 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.648 0.2
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2.065 0.2
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2.031 0.2

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

 

 
  • One

    And the draft was in all three hours last night?

  • edward

    I have watch all of Pauly D until yesterday it was just boring!

  • columbo

    “I don’t get it WWE’s RAW and SD rank in the top 10 every Mon and Friday night.

    And TNA ranks below (even though it has some WWE Superstars)”

    It’s due to brand recognition.

  • Ultima

    @One
    And the draft was in all three hours last night?

    It ran from 8:00 to 11:13.

  • Jose Arribas

    That’s a good start for wedding given that it debut higher than all the other new Bravo shows for the last year — Roble, Shahs, Jeff Lewis, etc. It’s hardly a flop and given that it built as the hour went by means that people stuck with it and added on new eyes. I guess there are Kim fans out there. Nene must be gritting her fake horseteeth.

  • Theicool

    I feel bad for Kathy. I’m a huge fan. I agree with the comments above me and the show should be only 30 minutes and more structured. And for Pauly D, I watched two episodes and then deleted it from my DVR schedule.

  • OneWhoKnowsAll

    I knew the Pauly D Project would fail. He didn’t carry the ratings for JS. Truth be told…the relationship between Sammi and Ronnie carried the JS series. Mike was entertaining during the first season…but after that he was annoying. Snookie being drunk got old and Pauly yelling “Yeah buddy…got tired”. However, the Sammi and Ronnie relationship changed throughout Seasons 1 through 3…that’s why JS was a hit. When they stopped showing Sammi and Ronnie regularly (Season 5)…that’s when the ratings plummeted. It’s not rocket science ppl. Ppl may claim they are tired of the SamRon relationship/drama but that is what made the show a hit. The other housemates became “famous” based on how they related to the Sammi and Ronnie relationship. If JMann never started a fight w/ Sammi…would anyone even know she was on the show? Just saying…

  • David Howell

    By the way, that means ESPN won the night in 18-49 ahead of all the broadcast networks. On a night with original episodes of two of the three biggest shows in television (TBBT and AI).

  • shelly

    paulyD will soon distance himself from his hampshire buddys blaming them for bad ratings..the snookie & jwoww show will be a real disaster..as will season 6 of jersey shore..they’ll go to bar, avoid grenades, situation will tell snookies bf that she gave him a std, jwoww will break up with roger, vinny will have anxiety, & ronnir & sam will smush, while dena will get a golden shower..there it is ..dont need to watch

  • xwiseguyx

    I actually thought the 2nd episode of Kathy was an improvement. There is something that’s still incredibly unorganized and unfinished about the show and having her neighbor on as a guest? Just a bit weird… if the show has more bits such as “Exploring East Hollywood” with her mom, it might actually succeed. The numbers are average but there is a chance this may catch on if they tighten things up. Perhaps if they hired a producer.

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