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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.

 
  • The End

    *They do this with

    Anyways, lets all hope that renewal comes sooner rather than later. I know a lot of people will be. Fingers crossed.

  • Kaylie

    Guys, the fighting is irrelevant.

    @I Luv Nickelodeon. I never said the same numbers would come next week. I meant the buzz would be carried into next week to pull about 4 million viewers. But I wrote that on the Cable top 25 page. So stop the sarcasm.

  • Robert

    @The End: Remi did say the writers started ‘work’ on season 3, so you are probably right about ideas first, before scripts. Ive heard from other BTS people that they are making preps for the next season, so overall its sounding good. I am figuring we may hear something next week after the upcoming episode airs.

  • Tony

    WOW!!! @ Spongebob and Legend of Korra on Saturday Mornings!!!!!

  • bg

    @PETER
    @Marc

    EURO 2016 will grow to 24 teams and add one more week of games…ESPN got the rights for 2012 and 2016..

    ESPNDeportes is also reporting very solid numbers. The Italy vs. England game was seen by over 425k Spanish Homes. So, we had about 3.5 million people watching the games on TV (not adding pubs/restaurants)

  • LJ

    What are the numbers for True Blood like compared to the previous 2 seasons? It seems like the Sunday ratings for the show are lower by about three or four hundred thousand. Didn’t the show regularly pull in 5 million viewers on the premier airing the past couple of years? The ratings are still great, but are we starting to see a down trend? Sunday’s episode was probably the strongest since season 3, but overall it is still difficult to make it through an entire episode without checking the clock and hoping for it to be over. The vampires are the only reason I watch anymore.

  • peter

    @Chris: MLS on NBCSN averages around 100,000 viewers. I read somewhere that it is about as much as the network expects.

    Keep in mind that NBCSN has an average of 60,000 to 70,000 viewers/day. NHL and IndyCar are higher with an average of 300k and 400k viewers respectively during the month of January 2012.

  • A

    TRUE BLOOD SEASON 6 RENEWAL ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD COME IN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.

  • Coffee Steve

    Falling skies seems to have better writing this year and the shows move along at a faster pace and has a more interesting storyline. Hopefully the numbers will creep back up.

  • Simon

    Seems that the falling Skies haters are back, that or I am having Deja Vue! Still getting a 3rd season with these numbers.

  • silvit

    Falling Skies is a derivative sci-fi show. The great escape is a copy cat of the Amazing Race. F&B is a a Defenders look-a-like which was a copy cat of many law shows of the past.

    Raising the Bar was a very standard legal drama reminiscent of 90’s legal drama and so was Hawthorne. And on and on.

    TBS comedies are the same old same old. People watch the same CBS procedurals and sit-coms over and over again, but this doesn’t make them less derivative.

    TNT/TBS is the CBS of cable.

  • Luis

    Are these people comparing this stupid and NN Disney show with The Legend of Korra?

  • Nadine

    here’s the thing tho;–since HBO’s 18-49 cohort is meaningless, since it doesn’t have advertisers, the actual fact is that, in terms of that demo, The Real Housewives of NJ actually won the night.

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