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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Falling Skies', 'Real Housewives of New Jersey', 'The Newsroom', 'Army Wives' ,'The Glades' & More

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June 26th, 2012

True Blood was Sunday's number one cable program, with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance. Real Housewives of New Jersey came in second, with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 1.3 last week.

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 Sister Wives.

Update: lots of ratings that aren't in the table via commenter Nick are below the table and 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 9:01 PM 4661 2.6
BREAK HBOM 9:59 PM 4344 2.3
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2872 1.4
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 2:30 PM 2968 1.4
SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA TNT 3:00 PM 5200 1.4
NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT 6:06 PM 4472 1.3
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2485 1.3
FALLING SKIES TNT 9:00 PM 3807 1.3
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 7477 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2731 1.1
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 3333 1.0
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:58 PM 2969 1.0
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 2139 1.0
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2216 0.9
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 1619 0.9
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 2513 0.9
Sister Wives TELL ALL TLC 10:00 PM 2124 0.8
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2617 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 2:30 PM 1741 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 12:00 PM 1829 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2151 0.8
MOVIE: SPACE JAM TOON 12:15 PM 2390 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2414 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2316 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2262 0.8
TNT NETWORK PREVIEW TNT 6:16 PM 2247 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2673 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2223 0.7
LOITER SQUAD ADSM 11:30 PM 1792 0.7
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 3105 0.7
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 1583 0.7
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 3779 0.7
MOVIE, USA USA 11:00 PM 1434 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2032 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 2559 0.7
BREAK HBOM 11:13 PM 1479 0.7
Criminal Minds AEN 8:00 PM 2182 0.7
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1800 0.7
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:30 PM 1826 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1641 0.6
GREAT ESCAPE, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1616 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 9:00 AM 1292 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1637 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:32 PM 1299 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 10:00 PM 1703 0.6
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2040 0.6
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 1706 0.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 12:00 AM 1137 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 4:30 PM 1347 0.6
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1910 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 10:00 PM 1350 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:31 PM 1317 0.6
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1462 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1736 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1234 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 2355 0.5
SHERLOCK HOLMES TNT 11:30 AM 1353 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1436 0.5
OPRAHS NEXT CHAPTER OWN 8:00 PM 1209 0.5
MRS. EASTWOOD & COMPANY ENT 10:00 PM 1132 0.5
COP OUT TBSC 8:00 PM 1270 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 11:00 PM 1380 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 10:22 PM 931 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2535 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 10:30 PM 1484 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2553 0.5
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1470 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1421 0.5
HISTORY SUNDAY HIST 11:01 PM 1434 0.5
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1499 0.5
Mythbusters DISC 8:00 PM 1220 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 3434 0.5
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 2:30 PM 1256 0.5
American Pickers HIST 6:00 PM 1784 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1522 0.5
NASCAR PRE-RACE SHOW TNT 2:00 PM 1771 0.5
American Pickers HIST 5:00 PM 1714 0.5
American Pickers HIST 4:00 PM 1651 0.5
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 6:30 PM 1234 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1314 0.5
Sister Wives TELL ALL TLC 12:00 AM 1023 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 5:00 PM 1635 0.5
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 10:30 PM 1101 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1314 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 9:00 PM 1028 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:31 PM 1035 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 4:00 PM 1782 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:01 PM 1492 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1208 0.4
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:30 PM 1094 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:30 PM 1221 0.4
GATOR BOYS APL 9:00 PM 1133 0.4
COLLEGE World Series   L ESPN2 8:00 PM 1514 0.4
Auction Kings DISC 12:30 PM 1165 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:00 PM 1120 0.4
MY FIRST PLACE HGTV 1:30 PM 1332 0.4
CRIMINAL MINDS AEN 3:00 PM 1483 0.4
CRIMINAL MINDS AEN 2:00 PM 1322 0.4
CRIMINAL MINDS AEN 6:00 PM 1405 0.4
Auction Kings DISC 12:00 PM 1082 0.3

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via "Nick:"

The Newsroom (HBO)
-11:16 PM: 0.513 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

The Help (SHO)
-10 PM: 0.807 million viewers, 0.29 A18-49

Falling Skies (TNT)
-11 PM: 1.011 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

The Great Escape (TNT)
-12 AM: 0.586 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim)
-12 AM: 1.246 million viewers, 0.52 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chaper (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.535 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49
-10 PM: 0.456 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

Mob Wives: Chicago (VH1)
-8 PM: 0.487 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49

Tough Love 4 (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.594 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction (Food Network)
-11 AM: 0.800 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49 (#2 in viewers and demo in the AM)

Saturday:

Euro 2012 (ESPN2)
-2:30 PM: 1.758 million viewers, 0.80 A18-49

SpongeBob (Nickelodeon)
-10:30 AM: 2.919 million viewers, 0.72 A18-49

Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
-11 AM: 3.681 million viewers, 1.07 A18-49

Arachnoquake (Syfy)
-9 PM: 1.768 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

Tall Hot Blonde (Lifetime)
-8 PM: 1.493 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Redneck Island (CMT)
-10 PM: 0.707 million viewers, 0.29 A18-49

Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E)
-10 PM: 1.340 million viewers, 0.51 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.527 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

Sandwich King (Food Network)
-7:30 AM: 0.313 milllion viewers, 0.10 A18-49

 

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

 
  • Chris

    Sorry, see the MLS ESPN numbers in the comments. Anything on the NBCSN match? Thanks.

  • The End

    If Falling Skies doesn’t get renewed it won’t have an ending. Can’t post spoilers here but people will be bitterly dissapointed if after episode 10 this is it.

  • Nadine

    @GB You’re right, of course, if rather unnecessarily snide. Don’t know Nicole. But if you look at past seasons and what has happened so far, it’s a reasonable guess. TNT/TBS has produced really boring, derivative shows like Men at Work and Franklin & Bash, and they have been poorly received. Yup. I admit it. At least half of USA’s shows are very much to my own personal taste.

  • Nadine

    @TheEnd
    I think the only way FS doesn’t get renewed is if TNT/TBS has a couple of real breakout hits. They do have Dallas, which is doing well. But R&I is tanking so far, and so is F&B and Men at work is disappointing. Closer is coming to, well, a Close. So they need to put something on the air people seem to like.

  • SF

    @Dennis: “Whats with all the little kiddies on here today fighting over Disney and Nickelodeon??”

    Exactly!! I’m baffled by it myself, lol! You’d think those would be the last 2 networks that would have such angry fans, lmbo!!

  • jack

    Wonder why Mob Wives Chicago is getting such awful ratings (compared to Mob Wives NY).I actually enjoy Mob Wives Chicago.Not quality tv but entertaining.

  • The End

    @Nadine

    Probably true, but equally concerning to me either way. TNT have to make their minds up pretty soon so production can begin on Season 3.

    I know 3.8 million and a 1.3 is good for cable but equally so Nielsen viewers if they are DVRing Falling Skies really do need to watch it live, to make TNTs decision easier.

  • RHONJd

    @Nick, just wondering, do you have ratings for Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne, which either aired before or after Jerseylicious. It airs on The Style network. Thank you :)

  • David

    People are dumb. GLC was promoted, but it did not need promotion like Let it Shine because this was a new movie. You have to be convinced to watch a new moview, but not a show in it third season and it showed. The people that think the numbers would be higher with more promotion are crazy because it was already promoted enough.

  • David

    @The End

    The show wraps up in July so they have time because at the most it probably would take 6 months to finish producing another 10 episodes. That is a very long time for a show, but shows like this and Game of Thrones take a while to put together, even for 10 episodes.

  • The End

    @SF

    I don’t think those are kids arguing about Nickelodeon or Disney, judging by their grammar they’re easily over 18. Not one to judge people who at an adult age(Without kids) watch childrens channels.

  • The End

    @David

    Your 6 month prediction is near enough dead on, if you count the post production side of things. Just obviously if it gets renewed the producers/writers can get planning on the next 10 episodes and the thing can go to camera and be ready on time.

    Some people are quick to hate on this show but the cast and crew were actually awake all night finishing up the 9th episode months ago, if that isn’t dedication I don’t know what is.

  • silvit

    @ Nadine and The End

    FS will get renewed, unless its costs are prohibitive. It’s still TNT best performing show.

    In the past TNT renewed shows with a 0.9 rating when cable shows used to get higher ratings in general.

    The only show that is at risk now is F&B and even this one can get renewed since it’s strangely younger skewing for TNT for being a procedural.

  • silvit

    @Nadine

    TNT has always produced derivative shows with the exception of The Closer which is/was for the most part a character driven show despite its procedural package.

    Did you TNT/TBS new shows in development? The definition of derivative shows.Terrible. That’s their strategy.

  • silvit

    BY the way, The Great Escape tanked big time. You have to wonder why they thought it would have worked on TNT.

  • The End

    @silvit

    Hope you’re right, my guess is as good as yours as I genuinelly have no idea.

    Asides from the fancy CG, known actors, and the many hundreds of extras, there isn’t much that could give this show a gigantic budget. And if you look at some of the locations so far, it has a budget but not well huge.

    Around 3 million an episode would be a reasonable estimate.

    Anyway.

    Hey Robert Seidman, if you’re around, what do you think about the shows renewal chances? Or do we need to wait till we’re about half way through the season to get a better idea?

  • David

    This season looks more expensive than last season and it is probably one of the most expensive shows on cable (excluding the insane amounts that HBO, Starz, and Showtime can spend). But, sci-fi shows like this one are usually expensive (Caprica probably being the last very expensive one and Blood and Chrome failing because it was too expensive for syfy to take the risk after Caprica) and that is usually also in consideration. I am sure they thought the show would do better this season because its ratings for the finale almost matched the premiere.

    If it ends above a 1.5 I do not see how they do not renew it because it would still be their highest rated show, but the budget might get cut some.

  • GB

    Silvit..Nadine..we will agree to disagree. TNT provides mainstream (by the most part well reviewed shows.) They are not derivative. They are approachable, humanistic entertainment that is not pretentious. They know their audience and provide highly viewed scripted programming for them. Clearly I will not convince you and you will continue to grind your axe. You two are clearly reflective of a generation of internet centric bloggers who dole out misinformation and people take it as fact. When you finish reading this go watch your tivo’d episode of TMZ live and gets some more “true” 411 then facebook your BFF and tweet out some more slanted fiction…

  • Robert

    Just a note on Falling Skies. Its already been said the writers have begun on season 3 scripts, this comes from the head show runner Remi. Now nothing official has been announced yet but realize the show is aired in over 50 countries, whose ratings also play a factor in TNTs decision. Yes the numbers were lower then last year. But most shows drop heavy after the pilot or season opener. Compare episode 3 of season 1 to season 2 and its only a 5% drop.

    The show is still a huge draw for TNT and to add to what a person said about watching it online. The weeks episodes are available to watch online without any login needed for 7 days after it airs, then you need to login via their app. So they do at least give you time to stream it before its locked.

    I see it getting at least 2 more seasons to wrap up the story.

  • The End

    @Robert

    Work wouldn’t of begun on the scripts just yet. That’s more the writers ploting out where they want to go with the next season.

    They do this was quite a few shows, even Stargate.

    But can pretty much say no one will be writing scripts, it would be a waste of time.

    Writers typically come together and spin ideas and chat about the story of their show and what they want from that episode after a writer has submitted a rough idea of what they want to do, then they go off and write it, taking aboard the ideas/suggestions of the other writers.

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