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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.

 
  • SarahL

    The Heat/Celtic ratings are mind blowing.

  • Kaylie

    Shake it Ups ratings definetly prove that they do not need a lead in and should anchor Disneys Friday nights because no ones gonna rush home to watch Ant Farm on Fridays as they would Shake it Up. Disney has got alot of work to do.

  • geo

    MIKE S: bwhahaha, not enough action for you,eh lowest common denominator moron? Better wait for Transformers: The Series then.

  • Ultima

    @scifi
    Game of Thrones doesn’t deserve such ratings. It was popular in the first season, however now… hey, nobody remember this show already!

    Do you not understand that ratings aren’t subjective, but simply a measure of how many people watched the show?

    ~50% more people are watching the initial Game of Thrones airings this season, so the ratings go up. In fact, if HBO does a season summary press release, you’ll see the numbers up significantly across the board. I’d think that would be an indication of a show that is gaining popularity, not one that was forgotten…

  • Jadine

    I think next week episode of the killing just may hit 0.7.. it’s getting close to the end and i think last week’s episode was the best so far this season.. It may end a high note after having a lackluster season which may give a good reason to renew it…

  • I Love the Farm

    The Killing will continue next season.

    If AMC will keep an expensive POS that no one watches like Mad Man on the air, then they surely will keep a low-budget show that no one watches.

    AMC stock is now down to 38 and change with TWD Season 3 still five months away. How low will it go?

  • Rodrigo Gutierrez

    The Big C is doing better than last season — it has to be renewed.
    The Killing is back up again — hopefully it’ll continue to rise with Game of Thrones now done.

  • Hugh

    YES!

    Guessed the 2.2 correct

  • SnowRogue

    The funniest thing I read on here was someone saying that Game of Thrones is boring and that nothing happens, then goes on to state that The Walking Dead is so much better LOL.

  • Epic

    Haters going to hate, trolls going to troll. :(

  • Epic

    But i’m going to miss GoT.

  • joss

    omg TB next week and next mounth BB leverage and weeds cant wait for it

  • Ahmed Hassan

    If someone says Game of Thrones is boring again , I’ll make him fight with the Hound

  • John

    @Rodrigo Gutierrez

    I doubt it, True Blood starts next week. But I hope it can stay the same or at least go to a 0.7 the next 2 episodes.

  • Rod

    John: Damn … :(

  • mArS

    So no Head Games (Discovery) over 0.4… Too bad, it was very interesting

  • mArS

    Actually found it as:
    0.966 million viewers, 0.573 million adults 18-49 (0.4)
    Good enough

  • Jaison

    A clash of kings was my least favorite book but the show was still great! Loved the tywin/arya scenes and rob scenes not in the book. The third book is my favorite book in general, not just in the series. The next two seasons are gonna be amazing! Nonbook readers heads will explode many times!

  • jon

    Thrones rocked!! Glad to see the 4+ million viewers.
    Borgias and Jackie also much better than these numbers, shame shows about plumbers or proctologists wives outrates them, shows where we’re at.
    Watch the Borgia’s! I think with Thrones done the Borgias will pick up some numbers. Maybe Showtime has turned off viewers with the ridiculous bad women, weeds, Jackie? (which i like)

  • jon

    omg looks like Jackie is toast……she’d have to be on cnn to keep her show! Can you believe people would rather watch tow truck drivers fight or chumley buying a box of partially used condoms beats Jackie or Borgias? I’m flabbergasted.

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