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Sunday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs + 'Game of Thrones' Finale, MTV Movie Awards, 'Sister Wives', 'The Glades', 'Longmire' + More

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June 5th, 2012

The NBA Playoffs Conference Finals were the number one cable program on Sunday night, earning a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Game of Thrones finale was in second place with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

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.

UPDATE: Additional ratings info via commenter Nick is below the table

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 Veep.

Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L ESPN 8:34 PM 11.068 4.9
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 9:04 PM 4.202 2.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:45 PM 3.634 1.8
2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS MTV 9:00 PM 3.199 1.4
BREAK HBOM 10:06 PM 2.651 1.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2.483 1.2
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:30 PM 2.418 1.1
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 3.297 1.0
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 3.068 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.057 0.9
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 2.901 0.9
Sister Wives TLC 9:30 PM 2.049 0.9
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 3.108 0.9
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2.301 0.8
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 10:00 PM 1.887 0.8
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1.931 0.8
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2.414 0.8
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 1.980 0.8
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 2.102 0.8
BREAK HBOM 8:53 PM 1.674 0.8
Teen Wolf SSN 2 MTV 11:06 PM 2.109 0.8
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 5:00 PM 1.914 0.8
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 2.242 0.8
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 4.146 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.648 0.8
Time Machine HIST 7:30 PM 2.440 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 2.431 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 2.019 0.7
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 2.539 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 1:15 AM 1.287 0.7
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 3:30 PM 1.796 0.7
GIRLS HBOM 10:41 PM 1.094 0.6
2012 MTV MOVIE PUNKD PRE MTV 8:00 PM 1.459 0.6
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:01 PM 1.958 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.543 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1.624 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.491 0.6
VEEP HBOM 10:11 PM 1.175 0.6
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1.822 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 1:00 PM 1.300 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1.919 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:00 PM 1.703 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 10:00 PM 1.210 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 PM 2.558 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 2.652 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 2.550 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 5:00 PM 1.768 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 1.042 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2.687 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 2.241 0.5
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1.669 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:37 PM 0.976 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 8:00 PM 1.326 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1.236 0.5
BREAK HBOM 11:09 PM 0.980 0.5
Mythbusters DISC 8:00 PM 1.122 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 0.871 0.5
CUPCAKE CHAMPIONS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.447 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.654 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:25 AM 2.181 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:02 PM 1.070 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 6:00 PM 1.716 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 11:00 PM 1.065 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.770 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 4:00 PM 1.554 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.519 0.5
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK 10:00 AM 2.526 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 3:30 PM 1.355 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1.748 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:04 AM 1.084 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:05 PM 0.966 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.500 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1.016 0.5
CRIMINAL MINDS AEN 8:00 PM 1.544 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 7:00 PM 1.099 0.4
WICKED TUNA NGC 10:00 PM 0.934 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1.180 0.4
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 9:00 PM 1.315 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:14 PM 1.085 0.4
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 12:00 AM 0.963 0.4
Sister Wives TLC 11:30 PM 1.085 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.315 0.4
HISTORY SUNDAY HIST 11:01 PM 1.251 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE LIF 2:30 PM 1.228 0.4
FOR RENT HGTV 5:30 PM 1.387 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.482 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1.198 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1.418 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1.332 0.4
CRIMINAL MINDS AEN 2:00 PM 1.292 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:30 PM 1.355 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1.495 0.4
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 0.777 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.292 0.4
HOLMES ON HOMES HGTV 11:00 PM 1.119 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:30 PM 1.231 0.4
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 10:00 PM 1.259 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 4:30 PM 1.304 0.4
FOR RENT HGTV 5:00 PM 1.353 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.110 0.3

 

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Additional Ratings:

Longmire (A&E)
10:59 PM: 1.236 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

The Pitch (AMC)
-11:04 PM: 0.412 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

Game of Thrones (HBO)
-11:14 PM: 0.910 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Veep (HBO)
-12:22 AM: 0.235 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

Girls (HBO)
-12:52 AM: 0.124 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

Nurse Jackie (SHO)
-9 PM: 0.627 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49
-10:59 PM: 0.245 million viewers, 0.11 A18-49

The Big C (SHO)
-9:30 PM: 0.589 million viewers, 0.25 A18-49
-11:29 PM: 0.188 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

The Borgias (SHO)
-10 PM: 0.567 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49
-11:59 PM: 0.142 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chaper (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.611 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.280 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

Are You Normal, America? (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.203 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49
-12 AM: 0.250 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

Shake It Up (Disney Channel)
-8:30 PM: 3.171 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Loiter Squad (Adult Swim)
-11:30 PM: 1.384 million viewers, 0.59 A18-49

Saturday:

Spongebob (Nickelodeon)
-10 AM: 2.454 million viewers, 0.46 A18-49
-10:30 AM: 2.835 million viewers, 0.54 A18-49
-11:30 AM: 2.217 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
-11 AM: 2.976 million viewers, 0.62 A18-49

Power Rangers (Nickelodeon)
-12 PM: 1.412 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

ThunderCats (Cartoon Network)
-9:30 AM: 1.428 million viewers, 0.43 A18-49

Green Lantern (Cartoon Network)
-10 AM: 1.298 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

Young Justice: Invasion (Cartoon Network)
-10:30 AM: 1.944 million viewers, 0.64 A18-49

Sweetie Pies (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.573 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.384 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E)
-10 PM: 1.321 million viewers, 0.47 A18-49

Flipped Off (A&E)
-11:01 PM: 0.940 million viewers, 0.40 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.457 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

 

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

 
  • KS

    Really great show GOT. Last episodes were interesting, hope there are more interesting episodes next season.

  • Harrison

    Can’t believe anyone watches GoT or any premium cable show. Full of gratuitous nudity/sex and violence, the shows are filth.

  • KS

    @Bill and Robert

    Please check these articles if you haven’t seen them already.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/tv-business-collapse-2012-6?utm_source=twbutton&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=media

  • KS

    @Bill and Robert

    This one too.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/uh-oh-new-nielsen-data-says-people-are-turning-away-from-tv-2012-6

    Just ignore if you have checked them already. I don’t know if these are already posted on this website.

  • Tommy

    I wish Showtime would just go ahead and announce the fate of “The Big C” NOW! From the look of the trailer for the next two episodes it looks like a LOT of big dramatic things are about to go down and I want to know the shows fate, either way before they air – especially since this is premium cable and anything is possible.

    A .8 for “Teen Wolf” isn’t horrible – but it’s not great. I’m kind of scared to see what the numbers were for last nights episode. But it was only down 100,000 from the pilot last year and was actually up 500,000 viewers from the previous season average. Not to mention it got a 2.0 in the 12-34A, which is the demo that MTV covets…

  • TobiasFünke

    YAY THE KILLING!

  • David

    What were the ratings for the NBA game Saturday?

  • DW

    longmire was really good. the rating is good on a busy nite.

  • Sean

    i know Nickelodeon will once again BEAT Disney in total viewers this week!!!!!! NICK is KICKING DISNEY’S BUTT.

  • scfyi

    I must admit I got misty eyed two or three times while watching GOT, my girlfriend was literally sobbing at the Dany-Drogo scene.

    What a wonderful show!!

  • Chris

    I can’t for the life of me figure out how ‘Gypsy Wedding’ does so well. All it ever looks like is a bunch of trash fighting and yelling.

    Looks like a nice night for TLC, “Sister Wives” was up a lot

  • tv#1

    Those overall viewers for Longmire are good, but the demographic was so-so. I hope the ratings hold, because the show looks promising.

  • Ahmed Hassan

    I am shocked with a couple of guys saying here that GOT is not interesting anymore …
    Are u guys serious ?? Lolz
    It’s damn good , every episode is better than the previous one ..and IMHO GOT is right now the best TV show running in whole world

  • Aeiouy

    Yeah I don’t know but people bad mouthing GOT must not be watching it. It is heads and shoulders the best drama on tv in perhaps the greatest era for tv dramas ever. All the good story telling has moved from movies to tv we have a ridiculous wealth of riches in the drama department but the Game of Thrones clearly holds solid hold on the Iron Throne in this era.

  • Lane

    Was a good night for cable

  • Mary

    I hope I’m wrong but I don’t think The Big C is going to be renewed.

  • SV

    @Nick
    Nick…do you havenumbers for the premiere of Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction (FOOD, Sun 11AM) and the rerun of Sandwich King (Sat 7:30AM)and how does it fare against the other Sat AM shows from 7-9AM? I’ll appreciate it!!!

  • AC75

    Glad to see the increase for The Killing. Doubt it means anything this late in the game, but a jump is a jump. I expect the finale eps. might edge up a tiny bit again. Perhaps all those disgruntled S1 finale fans might be interested enough to drop in again for the reveal.

  • LoveLee

    So happy for GOT….what an excellent second season!

  • Dan

    lmao at anyone saying GOT is boring. GOT is already one of the greatest shows ever. Cant wait for season 3.

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