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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Mad Men', 'Longmire', 'The Client List', 'The Glades', 'Drop Dead Diva' & More

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June 12th, 2012

 

True Blood was the number one cable program on Sunday night, earning a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 3.0 for last year's season premiere on June 26, 2011. NASCAR Sprint Cup came in second place with a 1.4 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.

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 Girls.

Update: Lots of additional data (including some Saturday shows) from commenter Nick is below the table as well as in the comments.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
True Blood HBOM 9:05 PM 5201 2.9
BREAK HBOM 9:56 PM 3851 2.2
BREAK HBOM 8:51 PM 2596 1.4
NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT 4:29 PM 4820 1.4
SPRINT CUP RACING/POCONO TNT 1:00 PM 5257 1.4
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 11:45 AM 2113 1.1
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2293 1.1
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2038 1.0
HANGOVER PART II, THE HBOM 7:10 PM 1810 1.0
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2701 0.9
MOVIE, USA USA 8:00 PM 2035 0.9
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 4095 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2194 0.9
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 2191 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 10:30 PM 1656 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 2026 0.8
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 2902 0.8
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1637 0.7
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO CMDY 8:45 PM 2188 0.7
PAUL BLART: MALL COP TBSC 8:00 PM 1814 0.7
JEFF DUNHAM: ARGUING CMDY 7:43 PM 2167 0.7
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2118 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1892 0.7
BOOK OF ELI, THE TNT 9:30 PM 1635 0.7
FOOD NETWORK STAR 90 FOOD 9:00 PM 2192 0.7
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 2:30 PM 1387 0.7
Sister Wives TLC 9:30 PM 1660 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2360 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 2039 0.7
BOOK OF ELI, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1744 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2214 0.6
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 1651 0.6
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 1238 0.6
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:58 PM 1889 0.6
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 10:00 PM 1542 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:42 PM 1167 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 2079 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1933 0.6
EUROPEAN CHAMP UPDATES  L ESPN 1:57 PM 1292 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:30 PM 1677 0.6
True Blood HBOM 11:03 PM 1066 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1936 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 9:30 PM 1502 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 10:30 PM 1900 0.6
JEFF DUNHAM: ARGUING CMDY 10:18 PM 1873 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1325 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1934 0.6
VEEP HBOM 10:01 PM 1075 0.6
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 10:00 PM 1594 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 2:30 PM 1498 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:39 PM 1931 0.6
DVD ON TV FX 1:00 PM 1481 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1951 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:01 PM 1695 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1766 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 1118 0.5
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK 10:00 AM 2299 0.5
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1841 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2577 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2402 0.5
CUPCAKE CHAMPIONS FOOD 8:00 PM 1599 0.5
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 9:00 PM 1442 0.5
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO CMDY 6:10 PM 1449 0.5
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 7:00 AM 1044 0.5
GIRLS HBOM 10:32 PM 866 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1648 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1650 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1329 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 11:00 PM 1261 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1610 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 8:00 PM 1871 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:57 PM 815 0.5
HISTORY SUNDAY HIST 11:01 PM 1338 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1437 0.5
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 1043 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1310 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 3:00 PM 1254 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 5:30 PM 1374 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 11:00 AM 1140 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1406 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 8:30 PM 1473 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND MORNING FX 11:00 AM 1162 0.4
Sister Wives TLC 11:30 PM 1122 0.4
NASCAR PRE-RACE SHOW TNT 12:00 PM 1575 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:01 PM 1061 0.4
Ancient Aliens HIST 4:00 PM 1272 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 5:00 PM 1176 0.4
Ancient Aliens HIST 5:00 PM 1187 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 4:00 PM 1253 0.4
LONGMIRE AEN 11:01 PM 1446 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1462 0.4
HOUSE CRASHERS HGTV 11:30 AM 1041 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 5:00 PM 1380 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1225 0.4
STORAGE HUNTERS TRU 7:00 PM 1219 0.4
BEST THING I EVER MADE FOOD 11:30 AM 1056 0.4
LPBW:AMYS 50TH TLC 8:00 PM 1257 0.4
Ancient Aliens HIST 3:00 PM 1152 0.4
STORAGE HUNTERS TRU 8:00 PM 1242 0.4
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 1262 0.4

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via Nick:

Additional telecasts:

The Pitch (AMC)
-11:04 PM: 0.379 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

Veep (HBO)
-12:01 AM: 0.288 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

Girls (HBO)
-12:32 AM: 0.223 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

Nurse Jackie (SHO)
-9 PM: 0.602 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.358 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

The Big C (SHO)
-9:30 PM: 0.499 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49
-11:30 PM: 0.248 million viewers, 0.11 A18-49

The Borgias (SHO)
-10 PM: 0.621 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49
-12 AM: 0.175 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chaper (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.911 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49
-11 PM: 0.456 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49

Our America With Lisa Ling (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.420 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

Shake It Up (Disney Channel)
-8:30 PM: 2.872 million viewers, 0.40 A18-49
-9 PM: 2.826 million viewers, 0.40 A18-49

Untamed Americas (National Geographic)
-9 PM: 0.956 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49
-10 PM: 0.833 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49

Mob Wives: Chicago (VH1)
-8 PM: 0.672 million viewers, 0.33 A18-49

Tough Love 4 (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.739 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49

Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction (Food Network)
-11 AM: 0.911 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49 (#2 in the AM – Best Thing I Ever Made at 11:30A had 1.056M viewers, 0.38 A18-49)

Saturday:

SpongeBob (Nickelodeon)
-10 AM: 3.147 million viewers, 0.61 A18-49
-10:30 AM: 3.261 million viewers, 0.70 A18-49

Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
-11 AM: 3.580 million viewers, 0.98 A18-49

iCarly (Nickelodeon)
-8 PM: 2.362 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Victorious (Nickelodeon)
-8:30 PM: 2.603 million viewers, 0.48 A18-49

Bucket & Skinner (Nickelodeon)
-9 PM: 1.536 million viewers, 0.25 A18-49

ThunderCats (Cartoon Network)
-9:30 AM: 1.596 million viewers, 0.60 A18-49

Green Lantern (Cartoon Network)
-10 AM: 1.285 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Young Justice: Invasion (Cartoon Network)
-10:30 AM: 1.890 million viewers, 0.70 A18-49

Jersey Shore Shark Attack (Syfy)
-9 PM: 1.213 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49

Million Dollar Neighborhood (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.171 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

Real Life: The Musical (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.113 million viewers, 0.03 A18-49

Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E)
-10 PM: 1.086 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

Flipped Off (A&E)
-11:01 PM: 0.763 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

Sandwich King (Food Network)
-7:30 AM: 0.402 milllion viewers, 0.13 A18-49 (only better than the 7A BBQ Addiction)

 

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

 
  • TimsDale4ever

    That’s right! Show ‘em who’s boss BLOOD!!!!!!!!

  • Steve-A

    @Fashioness. Netflix, DVD. there are several ways fans could’ve caught up. And now lead outs have effects on shows now? SMH

  • Nick

    Redneck Island (CMT)
    -10 PM: 0.665 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49 (#1 on the network for the day)

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.550 million viewers, 0.25 A18-49

  • Stefan

    Thanks Nick

  • Ram510

    Young Justice and Thundercats are up in the demo and not Green Lantern! Please CN cancel GL it’s just not good and please keep Thundercats.

    I hope CN will start to treat Young Justice as its star attraction because that’s exactly what it is. Needs more promotion, this show could really be huge with the batman movie coming out next month

  • TheKillingRocks!

    @John-A,
    Not delusional! But after all the hype and the fuss about the contract of egomaniac Weiner and team all they can pull is 2 Mill and something?? The Killing is cheap, received all the backlash possible for a show and still pulling almost 2M…I think the jury is still out there…

  • Mickie

    Not sure which direction OWN is going in key ratings. Oprah’s Next Chapter seems completely dependent on guests. Cory Booker = 257,000 viewers; Michael Jackson’s daughter = 911,000.

    For the past two full months (April & May), OWN has mixed results in its target demo:

    W25-54……April……….May………Diff
    ——————————-
    Daytime>>.06>>>>>.05>>>>-17%
    (9a-4p)

    Prime>>>.09>>>>>.09>>>>>N.C.
    (8-11p)

    Source: Nielsen Galaxy, P2+, L+SD 4/1/12-4/30/12 vs. 5/1/12-5/31/12

  • Kevin

    Thank you very much Nick for the info. Appreciate it.

  • Jaylynn

    The season premiere for True Blood was amazing. Glad that they are still steady with their ratings.

  • kleinst

    Do we know that the killing is cheap to make or are we speculating?

    It’s a wonderful show. But a little slow like Rubicon was. I stuck with that show and finally began to like it about the point it got cancelled. Don’t remember how it’s ratings compared with Killing.

    But Killing errr. Twin Peaks is great. Like with Twin Peaks, once they solve the murder, it’s unlikely the show will be as good.

  • Evan

    I think a killing renewal is 50/50 at this point. With how little Mac promoted it and the competition it went up against it seems like the ratings were good. BUT AMC not promoting the show at all shows that they don’t really care about the killing so who knows what they’ll do. I hope they give it one more season to improve. Breaking bad and mad men didn’t peak until their later seasons.

  • joss

    Breaking bad had 1.0 for season finale so MM aint better

  • John A

    Look Mad Men is doing ok for AMC. They dont expect Walking Dead ratings from it so stop the hate. The Killing will probably be renewed too.

  • jaybpov

    I’m glad Girls is tanking.

    The Big C is in trouble. This season has been horrible while the first 2 seasons were really good. The whole motivational speaker thing was a bad idea. I think the Big C gets renewed for a final season just like they did United States of Tara.

    True Blood was good as usual. I like Veep. I think it’s funny.

    Mad Men just seems uneven to me.

    Lastly, nothing compares to the new Breaking Bad poster!!!
    http://blogs.amctv.com/breaking-bad/TWD-S5-Key-Art-796.jpg

  • Ralph Hahn

    @The Killing Rocks: >>>…MM goes at 10PM , Killing at 9PM…I dont think viewers of Mad Men tune in earlier just because! … <<<

    I DID! While multi-tasking at home. The channel was on but I wasn't watching. I just didn't want to miss "MM" at the beginning.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @DGH: “Mad Men” is programmed for an audience of people that you’ll never meet and likely will never understand. It’s the alphabet over-the-air networks that live day-to-day by ratings.

    On the shows that you watch? Are there spots for Merecedes Benz and other high-ticket items present? The audience may be small, but it’s affluent.

  • joss

    @jaybpov
    NO! The new promo could :)

  • Leoben Conoy

    The Killing is soooo getting the axe after this season airs its not even funny.

    AMC hasn’t promoted it in anyway shape or form. They are definitely done with it imo.

    And that’s good too, because maybe the two wonderful leads might now get better work on a better show instead of this garbage.

  • Melanie

    @RHONJd, ganging up on Teresa? Please. She needs to stop running her mouth so much and take some responsibility for her actions. Just because the other housewives confront her about it doesn’t mean they are “ganging up” on her. She needs to stop playing victim all of the time. I am getting sick of her.

  • Ike

    Mad Men’s ratings are good by cable standards. As you can EASILY see from the numbers shown in this article, there are not many huge cable hits like Walking Dead, True Blood, or Game of Thrones. If you put those VERY rare major hits aside, an 0.7, 0.8, or 0.9 in the demo is a big success for cable.

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