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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Spurs/Thunder' Leads 'CMT Music Awards' + NHL Stanley Cup, 'Royal Pains', 'Necessary Roughness' & More

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June 7th, 2012

 

The NBA Conference finals (Spurs/Thunder) on TNT were the number one program of the night with a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating. The CMT Music Awards came in second with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

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 Fast N Loud.

Wednesday cable ratings highlights:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L TNT 9:00 PM 9.498 4.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:53 PM 3.644 1.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.739 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.541 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.552 1.1
CMT MUSIC AWARDS CMT 8:00 PM 2.906 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.519 1.0
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3.950 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.300 1.0
NHL STANLEY CUP L NBCSN 8:00 PM 2.069 0.8
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 2.140 0.8
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 4.074 0.8
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 3.015 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.800 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.724 0.8
FALLING SKIES TNT 12:46 AM 1.471 0.8
American Restoration HIST 10:00 PM 2.373 0.7
American Restoration HIST 10:30 PM 2.325 0.7
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2.268 0.7
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.706 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.551 0.7
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2.230 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.616 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.381 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.225 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:00 PM 1.294 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.356 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.457 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.831 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1.285 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2.149 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.289 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1.512 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 3:00 PM 2.711 0.6
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 4:30 PM 2.530 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 2:30 PM 2.418 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.060 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:46 AM 1.132 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1.398 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.493 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1.223 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.583 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1.323 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.102 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.104 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.084 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1.039 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.725 0.5
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 4:00 PM 2.362 0.5
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1.452 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.611 0.5
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:31 PM 1.606 0.5
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1.070 0.5
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1.949 0.5
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.628 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1.469 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1.023 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1.585 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1.419 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.657 0.5
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1.401 0.5
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 1.325 0.5
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.660 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 1.664 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:01 AM 1.050 0.5
AMERICAN DIGGER SPIKE 10:01 PM 1.291 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1.149 0.5
AMERICAN GUNS DISC 9:00 PM 1.099 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1.841 0.4
MY BIG REDNECK VACATION 2 CMT 10:30 PM 1.055 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 1.852 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.675 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.012 0.4
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.496 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1.251 0.4
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 3:30 PM 2.394 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1.856 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.577 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.231 0.4
MAN WITH THE 200LB TUMOR TLC 10:00 PM 1.265 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.867 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1.262 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.984 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 10:30 PM 1.106 0.4
MAN WITH HALF A BODY, THE TLC 9:00 PM 1.208 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1.101 0.4
HAPPILY DIVORCED TVL 10:30 PM 1.404 0.4
AROUND WORLD IN 80 PLATES BRVO 10:00 PM 0.765 0.4
Auction Hunters SPIKE 12:07 AM 0.878 0.4
AMERICAN DIGGER SPIKE 10:32 PM 1.149 0.4
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 0.896 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.642 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 0.791 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 PM 1.323 0.4
TECH IT TO THE MAX HIST 5:30 PM 1.130 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.335 0.4
FAST N LOUD DISC 10:00 PM 0.973 0.4
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 1.161 0.4
AMERICAN DIGGER SPIKE 11:35 PM 0.903 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 PM 1.367 0.3

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

 
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    8:30p Melissa & Joey = 0.5 A18-49 rtg and 1.077M viewers.

  • TatiG

    People said that Spurs can’t be beat. Big flaws for the Thunder are:

    1. Jump shooting. It will catch up w/them soon
    2. Inexperience. Firs time ever in the NBA Finals.

    But watch out for tonight Heat/Celtics. This game will easily get a 5.0 rating. If less, that will be a disappointment imo

  • Nadine

    Thunder certainly the best young team in NBA right now. And the Celtics are the best old team! Hope Celts do pull it out. I’m learning never to write them off. I do wish the Spurs had made it.

  • JR

    Look for 12+ mil for tonight’s game if the game stays close. That would set the record for an NBA game on cable

    @Tati do you honestly think the Celtics(or Heat but not likely) can beat the Thunder? Sure it will be tough but I can’t see the OKC losing especially with home-court advantage

  • Nadine

    summer shows all starting slow this year. I suspect people haven’t quite realized they’re starting to broadcast them yet. We’ll see.

  • TatiG

    @JR, any team in the NBA can be beat. ;)

  • JR

    Nice bumps for Hot in Cleveland and Happily Divorced.

  • nick

    GOOD JOB FOR HOT IN CLEVELAND!!!!! This was their Season High viewership and really good ratings too!!!! I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE FALL WHEN IT COMES BACK!!!!!! :) <3<3<3 1.95 million!!!! wow!

  • jordan

    @greenf

    It skewed pretty old for a genre show. It was a terrible show and a copycat of TWD. And it wasn’t on against True Blood last season. It was on at 10 last season and True Blood was on at 9pm. So you’re wrong.

  • Nick

    Yay for Hot in Cleveland!!!!
    I think Melissa and Joey’s problem is that it goes up against ABC’s Wednesday family comedy block. Even in repeats, The Middle gets double Melissa and Joey’s ratings. You’d think someone would’ve thought of that, as ABC and ABC Family are part of the same company!

  • DW

    wow royal pains. it did get a 1.0 but didn’t it lose half its audience?. it was getting 6-6 1/2 million. i know it lost me when they made the brother look like the good guy shutting the door in hanks face last season. i guess i wasn’t the only one that stopped watching.

  • torrid

    Thunder/Heat would likely be the most anticipated matchup but a Celtics/heat would be no ratings slouch either – let’s face it the Thunder is the most exciting team in the NBA right now!

    BUT

    Hey my leedle hockey friends I haven’t forgotten you!! – are you praying for the Heat to lose tonight? Ya better!! because if the Heat wins, the Saturday NBA Game 7 will simply trample that likely final game 5 for the NHL in Newark; not that much of America would notice though :) que lastima!

    Now to some numbers:
    ===================================================================
    NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L TNT 09:00PM 9.498 4.1
    INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:53PM 3.644 1.8
    NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 08:00PM 2.140 0.8
    ——————————————————————-
    NHL STANLEY CUP L NBCSN 08:00PM 2.069 0.8
    ===================================================================
    The hockey game struggled mightily and still lost to the NBA PRE-GAME – despite this being potentially the final Stanley Cup game – held in the massive LA market – c’mon!

    -:PRE-EMPTIVE CAPITULATION:-
    What’s that? you ask – Oh it’s the attempt by the first poster (my hockey friend Rabbit) – to try to lessen the sting of the humiliation by mouthing a few nothing words about how NBCSN’s barely there 2 million audience has some kind of silver lining – in a word NO! – there’s no positive here Rabbit, this is where hockey fan’s ridiculous bombast and bigotry fueled animus against the NBA for years come up against harsh reality – deal with it!

    Hockey is less than a second thought in this country and nothing’s gonna change that – as I said before, now that the NHL has been telecasting all its games it may only cause people who were indifferent to it to decide that they really do NOT like hockey at all.

    Bettman what have you done? :)

  • torrid

    I meant a Celtics/Thunder – dammm gremlins :(

  • Jon

    It’ll be interesting how Dallas does next week, I’m expecting 5-6m which for TNT is very good but wouldn’t be surprised if it goes higher.

  • Tony

    @Nick I agree. I’ve always thought of that why would ABC Family try to create a comedy block on Wednesdays when people already know about ABC’s family friendly comedy block. Switch it to Thursdays so the people who watch The Middle repeats can watch M&J as they attract the same audience.

    But M&J is frickin hilarious!

  • ABCFamilyFan

    Melissa & Joey already falling. I had a feeling that was going to happen. Sad because it really is a cute show.

  • sean

    Is it just me or are those numbers pretty low for duck dynasty? i thought the show was doing better than that.

  • Cindy

    Did anyone catch Discovery’s new car show at 10PM “Fast N’ Loud”? I did, and really liked it, but just wanted some other opinions.

  • OMG

    Regardless of lead-in, having 0.8 for a repeat episode at 12:46am looks really good for Falling Skies.

  • JR

    Melissa & Joey is one of the best cable comedies on right now. I predict that Anger Management will be the top cable comedy for a long time. Melissa & Joey was better off being with the TGIF lineup on ABC as its a perfect fit with them.

    NBA game was a monster as its good to see the NBA get huge numbers without the Lakers or Mavs involved in the Western Conference Finals. The Finals are going to be a beast this year just like last year.

    Stanley Cup Finals did so well for NBCSN as their reach for viewers is so huge right now as I still remember when they got only 400,000 viewers when the NHL started airing on this network as Versus. Like the poster on page one said this is great for the Olympics as the reach for viewers will be opened up even more. If the Devils win this Saturday I’m looking for a huge number for NBC on Monday for Game 6.

    Necessary Roughness started out solid with no lead-in just like R&I the night before.

    The countdown is on for DALLAS ON TNT only five more days left!

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