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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Hatfields & McCoys' Wins Night, NBA Playoffs, 'Hardcore History', 'Restaurant Impossible', 'Melissa & Joey' 'Daily Show' & More

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May 31st, 2012

The finale of the  Hatfields & McCoys miniseries was the number one program of the night with a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 3.7 for part two on Tuesday night. The NBA Playoffs came in second with a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Update: One or more commenters asked about Hot In Cleveland which at 10pm drew a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating and 1.194 million viewers, and Happily Divorced at 10:30pm had a 0.2 rating and 986,000 viewers.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source, if you don't see your show it wasn't in that top 100 list.

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 last night's episode of Total Blackout.

Wednesday cable ratings highlights:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS HIST 9:00 PM 14287 4.0
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L ESPN 8:33 PM 8809 3.9
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:48 PM 3201 1.6
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS HIST 8:00 PM 5338 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2978 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3012 1.2
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY       L ESPN 7:55 PM 2950 1.2
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS HIST 7:00 PM 3203 1.0
Hardcore History HIST 11:00 PM 3035 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2250 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2309 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2182 0.8
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:00 AM 1451 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1800 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1739 0.7
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1946 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1603 0.7
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:30 PM 1252 0.7
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1208 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1665 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1753 0.6
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS HIST 12:00 AM 1916 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1324 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:30 AM 1428 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2600 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 2:00 AM 1114 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2963 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1250 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1544 0.5
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS HIST 1:00 AM 1631 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1153 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1388 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:32 PM 1181 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1111 0.5
USA SOCCER MEN          L ESPN2 7:51 PM 1128 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1391 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1063 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 4:00 PM 1730 0.5
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:00 PM 1523 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 1885 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1378 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2870 0.5
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS HIST 5:00 PM 1542 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 1985 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 4:30 PM 1659 0.5
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 3:30 PM 1723 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1057 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1828 0.5
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 1014 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1640 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1028 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 926 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1644 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2066 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 2:30 PM 1440 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1083 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1684 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1685 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1202 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2775 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1691 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 7:00 PM 1120 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1102 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1022 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 3:00 PM 1522 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 2:30 PM 1895 0.4
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:31 PM 1328 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 1052 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 711 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1672 0.4
FOOD NETWORK STAR 90 FOOD 11:00 PM 952 0.4
TOTAL BLACKOUT SYFY 10:00 PM 1009 0.4
I ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT ID 12:00 AM 836 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 911 0.4
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 8:55 AM 1754 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 1120 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 1:30 PM 1179 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 PM 1386 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 944 0.4
AROUND WORLD IN 80 PLATES BRVO 10:00 PM 785 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 1:00 PM 1074 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 2:00 PM 1267 0.4
FBI: CRIMINAL PURSUIT ID 1:00 AM 869 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 959 0.4
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 10:00 PM 1174 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 PM 1277 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 704 0.3
48 HOURS ON ID ID 2:00 AM 766 0.3
LAW & ORDER:CRIM INTENT USA 6:00 AM 933 0.3
LAW & ORDER:CRIM INTENT USA 7:00 AM 907 0.3
AMERICAN DIGGER SPIKE 10:00 PM 1029 0.3
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 689 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1105 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:30 PM 1016 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2867 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 PM 1203 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 5:00 PM 1140 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 4:00 PM 1072 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1067 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1035 0.3

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

 
  • SoCal

    What a showing by Hatfields. I am shocked by these numbers.

  • Dillan

    Not bad for Melissa and Joey. Those are around the numbers Season 1 was pulling.

  • TatiG

    WTF, somebody finally beats the NBA playoffs?

  • salim

    whadda you know melissa and joey beat secret life this week, good for them

  • David

    Amazing game last night. Shame Rondo didn’t get the win to cap off one of the greatest performances (playing every single minute, even in OT) in NBA history. I feel the Spurs will buck their trend and the NBA finals will beat last years record on ABC, with the Spurs and Heat (Unless OKC and the Celtics pull off miracles).

    I did not even know Melissa and Joey came back. I guess I will watch that and H&M over the weekend.

  • nick

    Where is Hot in Cleveland???

  • Rabbit

    Depending on the final ratings, the NBA Draft Lottery might beat out the NHL Finals on broadcast.

  • Jay

    The Hatfields ratings are insane, especially when you consider it’s on basic cable and not regular TV.

  • Sean

    What did “Rags” on Nickelodeon at 6:00PM get??

  • TatiG

    @Rabbit Good point. Let’s face it. The only ice people in LA know is the one that they find in their freezer lol.

    NHL should stop this charade and bring the Cayotes, Stars, Ducks back to Canada. The Jets sold out last year, and they will this year too.

    The Kings might be able to get a short term bump, but LA kids live on the beach, they don’t skate that much :)

    Torrid is gonna have a field day with these numbers

  • mike

    how many viewers did the baseball game on espn have lastnight?

  • xwiseguyx

    “Where is Hot in Cleveland???” – the same place as Happily Divorced I imagin…

  • Kaylie

    Go Melissa and Joey!!! :)

  • Martin

    Melissa And Joey got the same demo as The Secret Life did on Monday and not far off it in viewers. Hope it doesn’t have the usual 2nd week drop after it comes back.

    And regarding their new comedy premiering in a few weeks, if it is testing so well, shouldn’t they put that before Melissa And Joey instead of other way round so M&J can get a good lead in and if other show is tested well then it will be good.

    Also, does anyone else think they are trying to get M&J to syndication numbers.

    Even if they cut the order to 15 episodes from what i origninally heard was 20 a while back.

  • Andrew

    Part 3 of Hatfields & McCoys had a better 18-49 rating than any scripted hour or half-hour on NBC all season. It also tied season high of any Fox scripted hourlong.

  • Jon

    Can we expect more Westerns in development on every broadcast and cable networks due to the success of Hatfields? I know CBS and NBC were developing Westerns.

  • SarahL

    Wow, look at those numbers for the Heat/Celtics game 2.The NBA and ESPN/ABC must be dancing wildly about these ratings.

  • Joseph

    Big Wow on Hatfields & McCoys !

  • MJDB

    Oh no for Hot in Cleveland and Happily Divorced! Luckily Hot in Cleveland has been renewed for a fourth season, but Happily Divorced hasn’t! Proabably OK though, because TV Land picked up Happily Divorced for 12 more episodes this season, to a 24 episode second season.

  • Jenny

    Those are solid numbers for M&J for such a long hiatus. We will see if it can hold steady. Love the show.

    Hot in Cleveland and Happily Divorced should be up with less competition, but oh well. Most looking forward to the return of The Exes. A lot of people are sleeping on this show, but I think it’s one of TV land strongest shows.

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