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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'BET Awards' + 'True Blood', European Football, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Real Housewives of NJ' & More

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July 3rd, 2012

The BET Awards was Sunday's number one cable program, with a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. True Blood came in second, with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with 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 Falling Skies.

UPDATED: Tons more weekend ratings data below the table. Thanks to commenter Nick!

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
BET AWARDS SHOW BET 8:00 PM 7.421 3.2
True Blood HBOM 9:03 PM 4.541 2.6
BREAK HBOM 9:58 PM 3.712 2.1
BREAK HBOM 9:00 PM 3.542 1.9
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 2:29 PM 4.068 1.8
BET AWARDS 12 AFTERPARTY BET 11:41 PM 3.616 1.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2.673 1.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 9:00 PM 3.387 1.2
BET AWARDS 12 PRE-SHOW BET 6:00 PM 2.467 1.1
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2.284 1.1
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 3.021 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.038 0.8
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:00 PM 1.809 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 2.433 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.715 0.8
SUNDAY BEST 5 SNEAK BET 12:41 AM 1.653 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2.462 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2.744 0.7
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 1.676 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.824 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.923 0.7
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2.566 0.7
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2.794 0.7
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 2.131 0.7
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 4.049 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.759 0.7
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 8:00 PM 2.083 0.7
MRS. EASTWOOD & COMPANY ENT 10:00 PM 1.193 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 2.179 0.7
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 2.609 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.858 0.6
Shake It Up DSNY 8:30 PM 3.735 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:30 PM 2.223 0.6
GREAT ESCAPE, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1.410 0.6
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 1.866 0.6
EUROPEAN CHAMP UPDATES  L ESPN 2:00 PM 1.349 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.773 0.6
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 2.333 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.481 0.6
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:00 AM 2.487 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.491 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 1.617 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.497 0.6
SHARK WRANGLERS HIST 10:01 PM 1.476 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.711 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 1.438 0.5
Reed Between The Lines BET 1:41 AM 1.227 0.5
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:30 AM 2.212 0.5
X-GAMES               L ESPN 5:08 PM 1.045 0.5
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 2.263 0.5
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 2.505 0.5
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 3.266 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.954 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:00 PM 1.219 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:02 AM 1.308 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:57 PM 1.237 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1.544 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1.365 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 9:30 PM 1.350 0.5
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.439 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 3:00 PM 1.367 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:31 PM 1.375 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1.118 0.5
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 0.924 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.905 0.5
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 9:00 PM 1.231 0.5
HISTORY SUNDAY HIST 11:01 PM 1.255 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.524 0.5
TABOO NGC 10:00 PM 0.788 0.5
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 3:30 PM 1.244 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:05 PM 1.217 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1.244 0.4
WEEDS S8 SHO1 10:00 PM 0.805 0.4
Swamp People HIST 12:00 PM 1.262 0.4
Swamp People HIST 1:00 PM 1.358 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.408 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1.366 0.4
MBFAGW: THE AFTERMATH TLC 10:00 PM 1.148 0.4
American Restoration HIST 5:00 PM 1.362 0.4
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 0.908 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 10:30 PM 1.101 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 11:00 AM 1.007 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:58 PM 1.482 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1.225 0.4
Swamp People HIST 2:00 PM 1.349 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 10:30 PM 1.231 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 7:00 PM 1.050 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.330 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1.316 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.220 0.4
10 THINGS MAKE ME HAPPY BRVO 11:00 PM 0.978 0.4
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1.750 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1.140 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 8:00 PM 1.573 0.4
American Restoration HIST 5:30 PM 1.319 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 6:00 PM 1.112 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 8:00 PM 1.116 0.3
CHEF WANTED FOOD 10:00 PM 1.171 0.3
American Restoration HIST 4:00 PM 1.134 0.3
LONGMIRE AEN 11:01 PM 1.245 0.3

 

Episodes (SHO)
-10:30 PM: 0.486 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

The Newsroom (HBO)
-12:02 AM: 0.459 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49

Falling Skies (TNT)
-11 PM: 0.904 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49

The Great Escape (TNT)
-12 AM: 0.628 million viewers, 0.29 A18-49

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim)
-12 AM: 1.068 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chaper (OWN)
-8 PM: 0.390 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49
-9 PM: 0.216 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

Mob Wives: Chicago (VH1)
-8 PM: 0.419 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction (Food Network)
-11 AM: 0.731 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49 (#2 in viewers and demo in the AM)

Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
-9 PM: 2.770 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49
-9:30 PM: 2.629 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49
-10 PM: 2.773 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49

Major League Soccer(ESPN2)
-10 PM: 0.320 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

Lab Rats (Disney Channel)
-7 PM: 1.809 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49

Let It Shine (Disney Channel)
-7:30 PM: 2.540 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
-9:25 PM: 2.710 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

 

Saturday:

Wimbledon (ESPN)
-8 AM: 1.165 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

Victorious (Nickelodeon)
-8 PM: 3.840 million viewers, 0.68 A18-49

How To Rock (Nickelodeon)
-8:30 PM: 2.833 million viewers, 0.51 A18-49

Bigfoot (Syfy)
-9 PM: 1.735 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Fugitive At 17 (Lifetime)
-8 PM: 1.164 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49

My Big Redneck Vacation (CMT)
-9 PM: 0.727 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

Redneck Island (CMT)
-10 PM: 0.596 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.523 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

Sandwich King (Food Network)
-7:30 AM: 0.237 milllion viewers, 0.07 A18-49

Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
-10 AM: 0.160 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
-11 AM: 0.117 million viewers, 0.02 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.170 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

 

 

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

 
  • Kaylie

    Good Luck Charlie did great against the BET Awards. Shake it Up did well too. The Victorious episode did well but wasnt my favorite episode. Im so glad that GLC is newly attracting the adult demographic.

    Good thing Disney’s airing a new family oriented show this fall with a dog.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @TNT: maybe, but if they did the numbers still don’t quite add up (even for the P2+ they’re a little off and for the 18-49 they’d be WAY off).

  • SAC

    I thought TNT was doing last weeks numbers in that press release?? Not this past sunday night.

  • A

    And Newsroom got renewed how and why?
    It was obvious from the start that its def. not a grower show like True Blood.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    And Newsroom got renewed how and why?

    @A, it’s very rare that HBO doesn’t renew a show for a second season and though it’s not exactly comparable, Newsroom did better in its second week than either Girls or Veep (which were also both renewed).

  • Dennis

    Even if the above numbers for FS are correct (3.387mill 1.2 demo) …
    The demo still pretty good

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @SAC, there was (supposed to be) a mix of both Sunday 7/1 L+SD numbers and last week’s with 3 days of DVR viewing.

  • tv#1

    That .5 for Longmire isn’t great. It’s overall viewers are solid though. It has already been renewed for a second season, so I don’t think fans need to worry. However, I question how long it will be apart of A&E line up.

  • santiux

    Those numbers for Weeds are good, right? The Big C, Nurse Jackie, The Borgias… all were pulling .2 and half of the viewers…

  • JustTunedIn

    Re: TNT using encore presentation.

    I guess if one is OK with using Live + SD, then that is not really much different to use encore presentation if it is within the Live + SD time frame. If people know they have two separate time frames to choose from, why wouldn’t one choose the timeframe that better suited their viewing. That does make me feel a bit better about their numbers.

  • Nick

    @Dennis and Robert, I think it is indeed incorrect as it’s not a reach number either (that was actually higher).

    And here are some more telecasts:

    Sunday –

    Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
    -10 AM: 0.160 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
    -11 AM: 0.117 million viewers, 0.02 A18-49

    Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
    -10 PM: 0.170 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

    Saturday –

    Major League Soccer(ESPN2)
    -10 PM: 0.320 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

    Lab Rats (Disney Channel)
    -7 PM: 1.809 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49

    Let It Shine (Disney Channel)
    -7:30 PM: 2.540 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

    Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
    -9:25 PM: 2.710 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    TNT just issued a correction to its release:


    TNT incorrectly reported Falling Skies ratings for Sunday. Below is the corrected information. We apologize for the error.

    Sunday night, TNT’s epic series Falling Skies captured 3.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as basic cable’s #1 Sunday night drama. The episode also scored 1.5 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. Meanwhile, the prior week’s episode of Falling Skies scored 5.2 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.4 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.

  • Nadine

    The Next Food Network Star is doing well. Those are good numbers for FN.

  • Bee

    interesting numbers for weeds. hope it goes out big.

  • Steve-A

    OPRAHS NEXT CHAPTER DID AWFUL. YIKES.

  • William

    Falling Skies has been pretty boring this season so far

  • krigin

    Falling Skies: 18-49 1,5 million or 1,2???? What? :D

  • The End

    Blah, what’s going on with Falling Skies? Don’t tell me Nielsen viewers are jumping ship because renewal seems uncertain at the moment? Christ. And we wonder why there’s no Scifi on TV these days.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @krigin, there is a difference between viewers 18-49 and 18-49 rating. It did have 1.473 (1.5) million viewers 18-49, but that’s a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. If you’re interested about why, see here:

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/09/06/updated-numbers-101-whats-a-tv-rating-and-who-is-it-dating/102756/

  • bg

    The EURO2012 Final was the most watched Sporting event on Cable for last week…(We haven’t even added ESPNDeportes numbers to the equation)…

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