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Sunday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs + 'Game of Thrones', 'The Client List', 'Army Wives,' 'Khloe & Lamar', 'Mad Men' + More

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May 8th, 2012


TNT's coverage of the NBA Playoffs was the evening's top cable performer, earning the network a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Game of Thrones was second and rose a tenth again vs. last week to earn a 2.0 rating.

Update: lots of additional shows (including GIRLS, The Big C and The Borgias  via commenter Nick are below the normal 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):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 9:44 PM 4.622 2.2
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 9:04 PM 3.879 2.0
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 7:09 PM 3.588 1.6
BREAK HBOM 9:57 PM 2.516 1.3
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2.543 1.2
Ax Men HIST 9:00 PM 2.791 1.0
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:18 AM 1.901 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.255 1.0
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 2.381 1.0
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 6:00 PM 2.416 0.9
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 2.507 0.9
Army Wives LIF 9:00 PM 3.073 0.9
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:30 PM 4.257 0.9
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:30 PM 2.240 0.8
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 9:00 PM 2.503 0.8
KHLOE & LAMAR ENT 10:00 PM 1.548 0.8
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:02 PM 1.734 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.829 0.8
LOITER SQUAD ADSM 11:30 PM 1.767 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 2.131 0.8
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 3.962 0.8
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 6:30 PM 1.663 0.8
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1.653 0.7
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2.290 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.585 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.472 0.7
MOB WIVES 2 VH1 8:00 PM 1.350 0.7
NHL SEMI FINALS L NBCSN 7:30 PM 1.633 0.7
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 1.996 0.7
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:00 PM 1.394 0.7
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:30 AM 2.505 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 1.712 0.7
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 10:00 PM 1.687 0.7
COMEDY AWARDS CMDY 9:00 PM 1.304 0.7
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:55 AM 2.375 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.390 0.7
TOSH.O CMDY 8:00 PM 1.195 0.7
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2.460 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 3.035 0.6
BETWEEN TWO FERNS CMDY 8:30 PM 1.006 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2.795 0.6
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK 10:00 AM 2.939 0.6
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 2.404 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 2:08 PM 1.574 0.6
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 2.371 0.6
RIVER MONSTERS APL 10:00 PM 1.446 0.6
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:55 AM 2.301 0.6
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:25 AM 2.310 0.6
VEEP HBOM 10:00 PM 0.949 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1.386 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2.100 0.6
BREAK HBOM 8:51 PM 1.182 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1.540 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 2.322 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 1.043 0.5
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 5:00 PM 1.205 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.743 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:00 PM 1.256 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2.528 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.870 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1.089 0.5
Iron Chef America FOOD 10:00 PM 1.446 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:58 PM 1.528 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.834 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1.128 0.5
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO CMDY 5:30 PM 1.091 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1.221 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1.212 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.497 0.5
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 12:00 AM 1.118 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.482 0.5
Mythbusters DISC 10:00 PM 1.099 0.5
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 12:00 PM 1.128 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 1.250 0.5
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.296 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 12:03 PM 1.049 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.719 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.076 0.4
Ax Men HIST 8:00 PM 1.202 0.4
Swamp People HIST 10:01 PM 1.353 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 6:00 PM 1.126 0.4
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:30 PM 1.101 0.4
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 7:00 PM 0.995 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:02 PM 0.892 0.4
DVD ON TV FX 9:30 AM 0.968 0.4
OCEANS THIRTEEN TBSC 8:00 PM 1.168 0.4
Swamp People HIST 6:00 PM 1.215 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 12:00 PM 1.167 0.4
BEST THING I EVER ATE FOOD 5:30 PM 1.046 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1.390 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:00 PM 0.997 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.004 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:30 PM 1.141 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 2:00 PM 1.159 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.223 0.3
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1.041 0.3
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1.344 0.3
HOUSE CRASHERS HGTV 11:30 AM 1.138 0.3
I HATE MY KITCHEN HGTV 9:30 AM 0.955 0.3
YARD CRASHERS HGTV 11:00 AM 1.123 0.3

-via Nick:

Game of Thrones (HBO)
-11:04 PM: 0.832 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

Veep (HBO)
-12:01 AM: 0.257 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

Girls (HBO)
-10:31 PM: 0.743 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49
-12:32 AM: 0.245 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

Nurse Jackie (SHO)
-9 PM: 0.542 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.323 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

The Big C (SHO)
-9:30 PM: 0.483 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49
-11:30 PM: 0.303 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

The Borgias (SHO)
-10 PM: 0.567 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49
-12 AM: 0.182 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

Mrs. Eastwood and Company (E!)
-10:30 PM: 0.765 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

Comedy Awards (Comedy Central)
11:01 PM: 0.882 million viewers, 0.53 A18-49

Tough Love 4 (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.919 million viewers, 0.53 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.525 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

Master Class (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.253 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

Shannen Says (WE)
-10 PM: 0.162 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.146 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

Sandwich King (Food Network)
-11 AM: 0.700 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49 (ranked 3rd on the network in viewers through 2:30 PM and 2nd in the demo – beaten by Best Thing I Ever Made at 11:30A)

Saturday:

SpongeBob (Nickelodeon)
-10 AM: 3.390 million viewers, 0.73 A18-49
-10:30 AM: 3.625 million viewers, 0.76 A18-49
-11:30 AM: 2.701 million viewers, 0.56 A18-49

Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
-11 AM: 3.784 million viewers, 0.95 A18-49 (#1 on the network for the day)

Power Rangers (Nickelodeon)
-12 PM: 2.142 million viewers, 0.43 A18-49

Victorious (Nickelodeon)
-8 PM: 2.414 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

How To Rock (Nickelodeon)
-8:30 PM: 2.014 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49

ThunderCats (Cartoon Network)
-9:30 AM: 1.551 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Green Lantern (Cartoon Network)
-10 AM: 1.586 million viewers, 0.49 A18-49

Young Justice: Invasion (Cartoon Network)
-10:30 AM: 1.853 million viewers, 0.58 A18-49

Sweetie Pies (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.543 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49

Beverlys Full House (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.296 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.723 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

 

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

 
  • Torrid

    can u believe I changed my name – nah! it’s still Torrid – that’s what I am and that’s my name hockey beyotches!!!

  • AO

    It’s great that some people here enjoy The Killing, but please don’t presume that it represents “quality”, “excellent drama” and makes all of us “think”. If that’s the case for you individually, then again, great. There are many people who would have loved to have found those qualities in this show, but didn’t. There’s nothing wrong with either perspective, but there is something wrong with assuming things about people who don’t agree with you.

    Imo, critic Mo Ryan did a good job of summing up some of the reasons that some fans were dissatisfied with the show:

    http://www.aoltv.com/2011/07/28/amc-the-killing-rosie-larsen/

  • SF

    Love, love The Client List, glad it’s steady and should definitely be back for Season 2.

    I’m also pleased so many people enjoy FX movie repeats like I do!! Love FX!

  • Desros

    Does anyone know the ratings of Treasure Island on saturday on syfy. I know it got about 2 million viewers per episode in the UK on sky

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Desros: Treasure Island Pt 2 averaged 881,000 viewers Sat. from 9-11p

  • Katrina

    Veep sucks. Girls is like Enlightened, good press but nobody is watching. Why does HBO cancel the good shows and put crap on instead?

  • disney4ever

    glc!!!:DDD

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