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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.

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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.

 
  • Andies

    That is horrible for the Killing. 0.4???? Damn… Big mistake for not showing who the killer was last season. We can just forget a 3rd season now… :(

  • Hillbilly

    Breakout Kings didn’t do so good. The season finale .06. :(

  • Chris

    Boy, the ratings for Girls look awful–until you see the ratings for Showtime. :D

  • Torrid

    Did they have an NHL game on Sunday? I think they did but where the heck is it on the list? :)
    [where are NHL trolls? Not even registering in the top 100 LOL….you said a mouthful there mon ami thank you!]
    ===============================================================
    NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 09:44 PM 3.982 1.9
    NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 07:09 PM 3.971 1.7
    NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L ESPN 12:58 PM 3.197 1.4
    NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 06:30 PM 1.491 0.7

    contrast that with Rangers & Caps on Saturday – a mere 1.5mil – just beating the NBA PRE-GAME SHOW!!! lol!

  • AC75

    @Weez

    Shallow or not, “boring” is an acceptable criticism. Especially since it is how I feel quite often. Would painting it up with bigger or more expressive words change that? No, because I’d still be saying the same thing. Mind you, it’s worth noting that I did not use either “boring” or “fantasy crap” in this thread. I may have done in the past, but not here.

    Oh, and you are more than free to call me a troll, but since I’m actually watching the show and THEN passing judgement, I feel it’s an unjust label. But it will not have any impact on me whatsoever.

  • SarahL

    Overall, Sunday is such a strong viewing night and there is so much competition. Yet most cable networks are able to get a nice piece of the pie even when they air repeats like USA with Law and Order SVU and FX with its movie marathons.

    I am always struck by how well HBO’s Break does in the demo. It holds on to more of Game of Throne’s demo than Veep or Girls’ premiere.

  • lisa g.

    I think the article means to reference Rel Housewvives of New Jersey,not Atlanta.

    Great to see the NBA doing so well. The Killing…what more can be said.

  • Weez

    @AC75

    I actually made it pretty clear that I wasn’t referring to you as a troll. And dull is the same thing as boring, although you may not have mentioned “fantasy crap” in this particular thread. And you’re right, “boring” is an acceptable criticism, but usually it’s followed by reasoning which you didn’t provide. But like you said, none of it matters either way, and I doubt there’d be a whole lot worth reading in your critique anyway. I was more interested in why you two continually bash shows in these comment sections instead of discussing shows you actually enjoy, is all.

  • Red Jane

    GoT is a ratings monster … And deservedly so….

  • AC75

    @Weez

    I can easily provide reasons for my comments if you would like to hear them. I didn’t go into detail earlier as there are quite a few posters around here who get quite upset when fans discuss the ins and outs of episodes in the comments. But, if you think it’s worth reading, I’m happy to oblige with a few lines.

  • Weez

    @AC75

    Guess I didn’t really consider that others may not wanted it spoiled for them if they haven’t watched yet, so with that said, it’s probably best to let it go. This is a site about ratings, not necessarily the content of the shows, so things should probably be discussed in a context relevant to that. In which case, it seems you’re in the minority here, as Game of Thrones has done nothing but gain viewers (for the most part) since the season one premiere last year. Nothing wrong with being in the minority, though; The Walking Dead gets crazy good ratings and I find it to be one of the worst ‘popular’ shows currently airing. Takes all types.

  • I Love the Walking Dead

    Week after week in Season 2, there were tons of hate for TWD on its IMDB board. I asked myself the question you (Weez) ask: “Why continually bash a show on this board instead of discussing shows you actually enjoy?” And the answer is: because it’s FUN to hate on a show.

    I don’t watch the POS Mad Man. I think it’s stupid to hate a show you watch, and even more stupid to watch a show you hate. This blog makes it easy for me to hate on the POS Mad Man, because strictly BY THE NUMBERS, it is a LOSER that keeps getting worse. And it’s a natural target for TWD fans to hate, especially after our show’s Season 2 budget was cut to feed the bloodsucker Matt Weiner.

    I am sure there are millions of TWD fans who hate the POS Mad Man. I speak for them all.

  • I Love the Farm

    Oops I screwed up my name in my last post. I meant I Love the Farm.

    @ Weez: You talk about this blog being about numbers, and then you get on AC75’s case for his subjective opinions on GoT, then you question the taste of 7-8 million people who watch TWD. You’re a moron.

  • john

    the killing :(

  • zodd

    Don’t question the taste of all those hundred’s of million’s movie ticket buyers for the Transformer movies either!

  • I Love the Farm

    I feel guilty again. I was out of line calling Weez a moron. Sorry again, Bob.

    I will be back next week if and only if Mad Man’s ratings go down again. See you next week. ;)

  • Weez

    @I Love The Farm

    I believe there’s a lonely bridge in need of your services.

    As far as AC75 goes; he’s alright by me. We don’t share the same views about one show, and I told him his dismissive criticisms were shallow – that’s hardly getting on someone’s case. I also didn’t question 7-8 million peoples’ taste regarding The Walking Dead, as I’m pretty sure half of them continue to watch despite the fact that they know it’s really not that great. But, you know, zombies. As I said, it takes all types. Enjoy your trolling.

  • SarahL

    @I Love the Farm

    I will be back next week if and only if Mad Man’s ratings go down again. See you next week. ;)

    You crack me up. I might be the only one, but I look forward to your next visit.

    @Weez

    Seriously, I don’t know how you don’t find I Love the Farm’s posts entertaining. I quite enjoy how he occasionally goes over the top, recognizes it, and then apologizes. He is the ONLY regular poster here who EVER apologies for saying something wrong (and includes me). I don’t think that he is a troll. He isn’t here to make trouble. He is just an overly intense The Walking Dead fan.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Torrid, FYI the Rangers/Capitals game on Saturday (on NBC) probably did over 3 million viewers. The only 1.5 I saw was the preliminary household rating where a 1.5 = ~2.6 million *homes* as opposed to viewers, i.e., more than 1 person per household can watch.

    But Monday night’s game on NBC Sports Network (formerly known as Versus) did average only 1.5 million.

  • AC75

    I think a troll means different things to different people. Personally, I call a troll those people who not only post comments like “THIS SHOW SUCKS!”, but also those who post facebooky type comments like “OMG! This show rockssss, it’s the best EVVVERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!”…

    The second type actually annoy me far more than the first could ever hope.

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