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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Rises, Ties NBA Playoffs + 'Real Housewives,' 'The Client List,' 'Army Wives,' 'Mad Men' & More

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May 1st, 2012


 

Game of Thrones rose a tenth vs. last week and tied the NBA playoffs for the Sunday cable  lead with adults 18-49 with a 1.9 ratingReal Housewives of Atlanta dropped five tenth of adults 18-49 rating point from last week falling to a 1.2 rating.

Update: many extras including Showtime's shows and other HBO shows (Veep and Girls) via commenter Nick are reposted below the table.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100.

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 Mad Men.

Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 9:04 PM 3903 1.9
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 9:44 PM 3982 1.9
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 7:09 PM 3971 1.7
BREAK HBOM 9:57 PM 3032 1.5
NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L ESPN 12:58 PM 3197 1.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2240 1.2
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 9:00 PM 2922 1.1
SUPERHERO MARATHON SUNDAY FX 6:16 PM 2384 1.0
Ax Men HIST 9:00 PM 2685 1.0
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:27 AM 1633 0.9
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 2405 0.9
KHLOE & LAMAR ENT 10:00 PM 1700 0.9
Army Wives LIF 9:00 PM 2812 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 1922 0.9
SHREK 2 TOON 6:00 PM 2931 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 2109 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2416 0.8
SUPERHERO MARATHON SUNDAY FX 3:42 PM 1919 0.8
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:30 PM 2117 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2528 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 2077 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2535 0.7
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2308 0.7
SUPERHERO MARATHON SUNDAY FX 9:21 PM 1616 0.7
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 8:00 PM 1708 0.7
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 10:00 PM 1686 0.7
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1773 0.7
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 1470 0.7
SUPERHERO MARATHON SUNDAY FX 11:04 AM 1682 0.7
LOITER SQUAD ADSM 11:30 PM 1610 0.7
MOB WIVES 2 VH1 8:00 PM 1298 0.7
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 5:00 PM 1539 0.7
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 6:30 PM 1491 0.7
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 1841 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2168 0.7
ICE LOVES COCO ENT 10:30 PM 1293 0.7
BREAK HBOM 8:52 PM 1372 0.6
SUPERHERO MARATHON SUNDAY FX 1:08 PM 1745 0.6
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1525 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1955 0.6
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 2061 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 3056 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 2052 0.6
Breakout Kings AEN 9:00 PM 1334 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 1991 0.6
BEDTIME STORIES DSNY 8:00 PM 2911 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 2:00 PM 1592 0.6
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 2331 0.6
SUPERHERO MARATHON SUNDAY FX 11:55 PM 1130 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:00 PM 2139 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1661 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 3:30 PM 1205 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:00 PM 1634 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:35 PM 1299 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1780 0.6
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 8:30 AM 2611 0.6
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:25 AM 2059 0.6
Swamp People HIST 10:01 PM 1684 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2931 0.6
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:55 AM 2002 0.5
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2244 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 1093 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 7:00 PM 1418 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1259 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1703 0.5
Iron Chef America FOOD 10:00 PM 1378 0.5
VEEP HBOM 10:00 PM 1149 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1211 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:31 PM 1063 0.5
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 7:00 PM 1259 0.5
Chopped FOOD 11:00 PM 1145 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 3:00 PM 1120 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1522 0.5
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 7:01 PM 1159 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT L ESPN 7:58 PM 1597 0.5
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 12:00 AM 1102 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 6:00 PM 1685 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1097 0.5
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1353 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 5:30 PM 1906 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 11:01 PM 1072 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 1210 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 11:00 AM 1223 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE EVENT AMC 6:00 PM 1107 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 6:30 PM 1124 0.4
Ax Men HIST 8:00 PM 1308 0.4
STORAGE WARS UNLOCKED AEN 4:00 PM 1006 0.4
HISTORY SUNDAY HIST 11:01 PM 1225 0.4
American Pickers HIST 4:00 PM 1633 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 5:00 PM 1822 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 6:00 PM 1160 0.4
HOUSE CRASHERS HGTV 11:30 AM 1058 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:00 PM 1386 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1384 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 3:30 PM 1309 0.4
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 10:00 PM 1241 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1060 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1188 0.3
YARD CRASHERS HGTV 11:00 AM 1029 0.3
I HATE MY KITCHEN HGTV 9:30 AM 949 0.3

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via Nick:

Game of Thrones (HBO)
-11:03 PM: 0.810 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

Veep (HBO)
-12:01 AM: 0.234 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

Girls (HBO)
-10:31 PM: 0.816 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49
-12:31 AM: 0.222 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

Nurse Jackie (SHO)
-9 PM: 0.474 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.295 million viewers, 0.09 A18-49

The Big C (SHO)
-9:30 PM: 0.429 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49
-11:30 PM: 0.218 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

The Borgias (SHO)
-10 PM: 0.579 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49
-12 AM: 0.166 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

Tough Love 4 (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.858 million viewers, 0.43 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.555 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

Master Class (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.329 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

Shannen Says (WE)
-10 PM: 0.142 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.123 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

Sandwich King (Food Network)
-11 AM: 0.786 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49 (ranked 4th on the network in viewers through 4 PM and 3rd in the demo)

 

 

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

 
  • John A

    Mad Men starting to sink back to previous season ratings. Good the client list is doing ok. Im starting to really enjoy it.

  • Bob

    Great job for Army Wives.

  • rob60990

    Too bad that the Client List dropped but still solid.

  • Nick

    Additional telecasts:

    Game of Thrones (HBO)
    -11:03 PM: 0.810 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

    Veep (HBO)
    -12:01 AM: 0.234 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

    Girls (HBO)
    -10:31 PM: 0.816 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49
    -12:31 AM: 0.222 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

    Nurse Jackie (SHO)
    -9 PM: 0.474 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49
    -11 PM: 0.295 million viewers, 0.09 A18-49

    The Big C (SHO)
    -9:30 PM: 0.429 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49
    -11:30 PM: 0.218 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

    The Borgias (SHO)
    -10 PM: 0.579 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49
    -12 AM: 0.166 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

    Tough Love 4 (VH1)
    -9 PM: 0.858 million viewers, 0.43 A18-49

    Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
    -9 PM: 0.555 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

    Master Class (OWN)
    -10 PM: 0.329 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

    Shannen Says (WE)
    -10 PM: 0.142 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49
    -11 PM: 0.123 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

    Sandwich King (Food Network)
    -11 AM: 0.786 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49 (ranked 4th on the network in viewers through 4 PM and 3rd in the demo)

    Saturday:

    Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
    -11 AM: 4.079 million viewers, 1.13 A18-49 (#1 on the network for the day)

    iCarly (Nickelodeon)
    -8 PM: 2.932 million viewers, 0.43 A18-49

    How To Rock (Nickelodeon)
    -8:30 PM: 2.260 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49

    Bucket & Skinner (Nickelodeon)
    -9 PM: 1.551 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

    Space Twister (Syfy)
    -9:00 PM: 1.705 million viewers, 0.03 A18-49

    Sweetie Pies (OWN)
    -9 PM: 0.537 million viewers, 0.17 A18-49

    Beverlys Full House (OWN)
    -10 PM: 0.237 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.526 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49

  • Dermitder

    Game of Thrones series high in total viewers?

  • DamC

    Wow the Game Of Thrones encore at 11 does better than the Borgias original at 10!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Thanks as always, Nick!

  • dejf

    Last episodes of Mad Men were one of the best of the series, I don’t understand the decreasing ratings. It probably doesn’t matter anyway when it’s already renewed for 6th and possibly even a 7th season, which would be the last.
    GoT very good, I think it will top at least 2.3 in the finale. :)

  • msmaka

    @ Dermitder looks like, around 50k more viewers then 2nd season premiere.

  • DW

    i am really surprised by those NBA numbers. i thought more people were into basketball.

  • Colin

    Nurse Jackie and The BIg C will be cancelled after this season im afraid.

  • John A

    Thanks Nick. Nurse Jackie and Big C have fallen alot.

  • Max

    VEEP is the clear winner of the two new HBO comedies. Both are renewed so it doesn’t really matter but GIRLS is quite low and will need to pick up some viewers and buzz since it already has the critical following but that hasn’t translated to eyeballs.

    THE KILLING falls but this is the first week it has fallen since the premiere so we will see if this is a trend or just one lackluster week. I think the jury is still out on whether or not it gets renewed.

  • msmaka

    @ DW
    Early game was a low scoring Boston-Atlanta, OKC-Dallas was a good one later but probably too late for east coast (and those teams aren’t biggest draws anyway)

  • SV

    @Nick
    Thanks for the great info as always, Nick!!! Appreciated it a lot!!!

  • DJ

    was Spongebob Squarepants doing worst in the low ratings dept for Nick?!

  • msmaka

    (err i mean Clippers-Memphis was the 2nd game, ups -.-)

  • msmaka

    Veep is earlier and directly after GoT, so don’t think its fair to compare its ratings to Girls.

  • Max

    @msmaka

    I compare them because GoT ends a few minutes early and viewers have time if they wanted to switch channels and find something new at 10PM. It isn’t like a direct lead-in in the case that people just aren’t changing the channel. I don’t think GIRLS would be performing VEEP numbers even if it aired at 10. People clearly like one more than the other.

  • brent

    Series low for Killing.

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