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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.

 
  • AO’s Sock Puppet Account

    Hasn’t Sud been writing a horror story already?

  • Ron

    Girls is doing a heck of a lot better out of Veep, than Veep is out of GOT. Barely a million and a .5 out of 3.9/1.9

  • Michelle

    That is a series high for Game of Thrones for total viewers. Nice to see at least one show on an upswing. Think the broadcast nets are jealous?

  • I Love the Farm

    @ Harris: Dude, does AMC get any of that Netflix/DVD/Blu-Ray money? Come on.

    @ DW: I am fine with the idea that Mad Man made it possible for TWD to be made. Great. Now, it’s 2012. I would like to see Mad Man at least stand on its own two feet instead of being subsidized again by TWD. I don’t think it breaks even, with Weiner’s salary, Hamm’s salary, and the production values.

  • tatiG

    where are NHL trolls? Not even registering in the top 100 LOL

  • SarahL

    Yeah for Game of Thrones inching up. At least, Veep made the list.

  • AC75

    I’m surprised GOT went up. I ended up having to set it to record half way through. It was difficult to stay focused watching live, it was dull as dishwater. And that smoke thing is silly nonsense.

  • Barbarossa

    @TatiG

    Not our fault Americans can’t appreciate such a great sport

  • Weez

    @AC75 & @I Love The Farm

    I’m thinking shows like Mad Men & Game of Thrones may just he a little too involved for the two of you. Without fail you guys seem to trash these two amazing programs. Nothing wrong with that, really, but if you aren’t interested in them than why even bother mentioning them at all? Seems like you could do better things with your time.

  • josh

    Good job Khloé & Lamar

  • Lorenzo

    The Borgias is getting cancelled isn’t it :(

  • SarahL

    @Weez

    I find their consistent dislike/hate of these particular shows amusing. I enjoy I Love the Farm’s relentless distaste for Mad Men in favor of The Walking Dead. Same with AC75 always describing Game of Thrones as “boring” or in some similar terms. It gives the comment section a comforting predictability and quirky personality. I’ll take them both over the crazy ranting and raving any day.

  • richie

    Anybody have the 11 pm tough love 4 numbers.

    Thank you

  • A

    Good for Client List. Def. getting renewed.

  • AC75

    I’m happy to entertain you all! I guess my deal with Game of Thrones is that I want it to be great, I know it can be and I know there’s a good story under all the fantasy BS. But getting there is driving me insane. And just because I don’t drool over the show doesn’t mean I shouldn’t comment on it, stop watching, or that it’s “too involved”.

    It’s TV, trash-talk is fine. You don’t have to agree.

  • Barry

    Girls is the best new show in TV. I’m glad it’s steady in its ratings

  • I Love the Farm

    I’m not wasting time hating on Mad Man because it’s FUN. It might not be fun for you, but it’s fun for me. I have not watched one minute of Mad Man ever so any time spent on Mad Man is strictly on this blog.

    As for shows being too involved for me, one of my favorite shows is The Borgias. Is that involved enough for you, Weez? We only rent the DVDs so I don’t comment about The Borgias here.

  • Ram510

    Sad to see Mad Men down, but it’s viewers are still higher than previous season at this point

  • Weez

    I know I don’t have to agree, and you’re more than welcome to dislike anything and everything you want, but criticism as shallow as “boring” and “fantasy crap” isn’t really criticism at all. It’s more like trolling (not calling you a troll, though I Love The Farm certainly fits the description). If you’re finding things boring that’s more about your level engagement with the story than the story itself. And @I Love The Farm – More happens in one episode of Game of Thrones than the entirety of the second season of The Walking Dead. And let’s not even get started on writing, characterization, and the production values. As far as Mad Men goes, I get the feeling you don’t even watch the show, to be honest.

  • Prolepsis

    I remember when River Monsters used to be Animal Planet’s number one show, and now even this season’s new shows barely do 0.4, let alone Sunday’s clip show.

    I think AP has killed the brand with endless clip show and “unhooked” re-edits, so that people have gotten over saturated.

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