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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.

 
  • NJTaurian

    WTF?!?!? I didn’t know that Melissa and Joey returned last night!!! If ABC Family spent half as much promoting it as they do PLL, I would have known!! I see ads for PLL EVERYWHERE…other networks, sides of buses, magazine spreads but I don’t see Melissa and Joey ads AT ALL!!!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    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.

  • Nick

    NOOOOOO! Hot in Cleveland didn’t make the list. :-(
    Good for Hatfields and McCoys, though.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Bill
    I am pretty sure that TV Land showed Happily Divorced, not Hot in Cleveland, at 10:30.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    The picture kind of scared me a bit.

  • Kyle7

    @TatiG: “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.”

    Back to Canada? The Ducks have never been anywhere other than Anaheim and the Stars started in Minnesota which, last I checked, is still part of the US.

    I don’t disagree on there being too many warm-weather US teams, though.

  • Jared

    Very solid numbers for M&J…but I do agree with people when they say the show lacks promotion from ABC FAMILY..

  • Peter

    10.00 Hot In Cleveland 1.194.000 – 274.000 in 18-49
    10.30 Happily Divorced 986.000 – 207.000 in 18-49

    Hopefully TV Land realizes a week of HIC & HD reruns is not a good thing for their first run ratings, people seem to think the season ended then with a rerun week, and forget to watch when it’s all new 2 weeks later.

  • DW

    no soup ratings on the list or any e show
    ?. thats strange . put the soup back on fridays E!.

  • A

    wow awesome for Melissa&Joey.
    Season 3 is already guaranteed.

    Not sure about the new Baby Daddy though….that kinda annoys me, hope it flops.

  • A

    @Peter

    Wow, only 200,000 viewers for Cleveland and divorced?
    So awful. They both used to get close to 2million wtf?

    And are you the same peter thats a fan of secret circle? i remember u. :)
    Still sad about the show. ABC family needs to pick it up=(

  • Ram510

    Happy for Melissa & Joey! I was hoping for a .9-1.0 but I think this is higher than its finale last year. Especially with the ABC Family line up down (Secret Life). Hope it doesn’t drop off too much

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@ Bill
    I am pretty sure that TV Land showed Happily Divorced, not Hot in Cleveland, at 10:30.”

    You are correct, bad writing on my part. Now fixed.

  • sam

    any numbers for The Soup? Much appreciated!

  • Silvio

    The Soup:
    605,000 total viewers
    A18-49 392,000 viewers = 0.3 rating

  • torrid

    Now for some Comparisons between the NHL and NBA playoffs
    (ya like that – straight to the point!)
    ==============================================================================
    NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L ESPN 8:33 PM 8809 3.9

  • RJ

    TVLand has aired Hot in Cleveland without much of a set schedule. I stopped watching about six months back because I never knew it was on. Oh well.

  • torrid

    As I was saying before by 5 thumbs intervened…
    Now for some Comparisons between the NHL and NBA playoffs
    (ya like that – straight to the point!)
    ==============================================================================
    NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L ESPN 08:33PM 8.809 3.9
    NBA DRAFT LOTTERY L ESPN 07:55PM 2.950 1.2 (had to include)
    ——————————————————————————
    Stanley Cup Finals NBC 08:00PM 2.710 1.0

    To be beaten by the NBA draft is one thing for the SCF but CHECK THIS OUT!!!
    The NBA conference Finals between the Heat and Celtics BEAT THE HOCKEY FINALS GAME 1 IN THE HOCKEY TEAM’S OWN LOCAL HOME-MARKETS :)
    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2012/05/yikes-kingsdevils-loses-to-celticsheat-in-both-home-markets/

    Local Ratings Hockey Finals Game1 – NBA E.Conf Finals Game 2:
    ————————————————————-
    Kings/Devils SCF local ratings: New York/NJ – 5.1%
    Kings/Devils SCF local ratings: Los Angeles – 4.2%
    ————————————————————-
    Celtics-Heat NBA E.Finals local ratings: New York/NJ – 7.4%
    Celtics-Heat NBA E.Finals local ratings: Los Angeles – 6.1%
    ————————————————————-
    That’s embarrasing!! – not even hockey biased SportsMediaWatch could spin this one LoL!

    Wonder what all that ‘buzz’ was about eh Matty? somebody please keep an eye him …. delusion is a heck of a thing :)

  • Slappy Go Jacky

    those local market numbers for the hockey are hilarious. matty ice needs to snap out of it and realize that the nhl is nothing more than a niche sport here in the states.

    torrid, are you on twitter?

  • Peter

    @A ,that’s 247.000 for HIC and 207.000 viewers for HD who are between the age of 18-49 , this is not the total viewers for the show.
    Those where , as mentiond, 1.194.000 for HIC and 986.000 for HD.

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