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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.

 
  • Jimmy

    DW: I think those numbers are fine for basketball. They’re way better than the hockey playoff numbers.

  • rob60990

    Wow has iCarly fallen this season.

  • I Love the Farm

    Week in, week out: Mad Man loses to everybody else and declines from the previous week.

    What is Mad Man even doing in the title of this blog post? The rerun of Law & Order SVU is more deserving.

    Time to cancel this POS. Now watch The Idiot (you know who he is) try to convince us this monumental money loser is guaranteed a 7th season when the only thing guaranteed is Matt Weiner will get paid.

    Long live The Walking Dead!

  • AO

    That 0.4 rating for The Killing is a huge drop when compared to what AMC was getting a couple of months ago with The Walking Dead. I wonder if they’re satisfied with that?

  • DW

    mad men makes money , the walking dead makes money. get over yourself.

  • CC

    Breakout Kings rules! Heres hoping for a third season!

  • Rabbit

    Nick, do you have the ratings for Shrek 2 on CN on Saturday? Those Saturday ratings for the Nick shows are low and I wonder if they were affected by the movie.

  • AppleStinx

    Excellent for the fourth and final qualifying round of ‘Chopped All-Stars’, featuring four ‘Chopped’ judges. I was looking forward to seeing Chris Santos and Marc Murphy cook. Alas, Chris Santos made 1 dish and was eliminated, Marc Murphy made 2. (Chris surely gained some serious weight in the past year) Final round next Sunday should be very interesting. My money is on Michael Symon (and his Italian side, of course).

  • Harris

    All my shows seem to have taken a tumble this week, except for Game of Thrones. Mad Men, Mythbusters, Client List..

  • AZTop

    Chopped and Choppped All Stars is a very solid performer for the Food Network. It doesn’t get the buzz of Top Chef, but from a ratings standpoint, Food Network must be very pleased. It also seems to repeat very well.

  • I Love the Farm

    DW: When I mentioned “The Idiot”, that was not a cue for you.

  • Harris

    It’s funny that enthusiastic fans like Bonodel (probably misspelled that) get banned, but guys like I Love the Farm stick around long past their trollish welcome.

  • DW

    oh ive been called worse but you should be thanking man men not hurting mad men. if it wasnt for man men we wouldn’t have the walking dead. mad men helped breaking bad , breaking bad led to the walking dead. or you can thank people for not watching Rubicon. :)

  • Rabbit

    Also, yay for Loiter Squad. It was down from the ratings two weeks ago, but held on to most of Family Guy’s ratings.

  • AO

    @ Harris,

    I’m pretty sure that Bondeol’s banning had something to do with the fact that he regularly posted under multiple screen names.

  • Harris

    Well, since my comment is still awaiting moderation, I think I will try to repost it without the links to my sources, see if that’s the reason why it’s pending. You’ll have to look them up yourself:

    We know Mad Men must at least break even, because it gets a million dollars an episode from Netflix, and I seriously doubt it costs more than 2, 2.5 million an episode to produce that show. We also know their sales figures on DVD/Blu-ray are very strong for its live audience size. It has also been inferred in articles that people pay a little more money per capita than average to advertise on Mad Men, especially for specialized campaigns. I would be surprised if Mad Men didn’t make money when it’s all said and done. I believe the cable model is also such that the network doesn’t take as large of a financial risk (meaning they don’t fork over as much money as broadcast networks do for shows), though I don’t have a source for that, I just remember reading it somewhere. Robert, any comments on that?

  • Rocco

    There’s no way Veena Sud gets her wish to copy American Horror Story and introduce a new family next season.

  • John A

    I think Big C will get renewed. The producers did say they would like to run 4 seasons.

  • Patrick

    @Rocco,

    by introducing a new family, she means a new case for next season. She is in no way copying that bore fest that is “American Horror Story”. Introducing a new case for a season is nothing new. Damages and Justified have both been doing it for the past couple years. I’m sure there’s even a show before them that used that format. Linden and Holder will still be on the next case.

  • AO

    @ Harris,

    Any post with more than one link has to wait for moderation, so it’s usually easier and quicker to post each link separately, even if you have to write several posts.

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