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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.

 
  • The End

    By the way, isn’t it likely the BET awards show took viewers from Longmire, and Falling Skies, as well as several other shows on at around that time?

    Concerning is that Falling Skies hasn’t found its footing yet, it keeps dropping every week.

  • krigin

    Robert Seidman: thanks :)
    Do you think, will be a new season? – Falling Skies

  • Jordan

    @The End

    No excuses for shows. Some shows were down and some weren’t.

  • Dennis

    Pretty sure Falling Skies is still TNT’s no.1 show in the 18-49 demo

  • xwiseguyx

    Sad to see Episodes do so poorly – that show was hysterical on Sunday.

  • Max

    Mob Wives Chicago is a complete and total flop.

    And it makes sense why. You air nearly half a whole year of the original Mob Wives and it does quite well. So, what does the network do? Instead of airing the Big Ang spinoff and then keep fans eagerly awaiting the show’s return, they order a spinoff in a different city.

    So now people have another few months of basically the same concept but this time, add in useless fighting in every possible scene. I’m not for a minute saying the original MW do not fight but it seems like the Chicago crowd have nothing better to do than to curse one another out and physically get into it.

    I wonder if VH1 will even let the series run or move it to a late time slot or pull it totally.

  • RJ

    Food Network Star always creeps up as the contestants are narrowed down. That is a season high in both total viewers and the demo.

  • Marcos

    Wheres WEEDS ratings?

  • VH1

    @Max
    Vh1 does spin-off for every show they have. Basketball wives then they add(Basketball wives LA) Love & Hip Hop then they add (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta)

  • TheKillingRocks!

    The Newsroom dropped..but if you add up the 2 repeats, it reach 2.5 M which is respectable (and wayyy better than veep, girls and ill-fated luck), plus on demand and HBO Go will add up more…but if the quality of the show keeps dropping I dont see a lot of future after S2

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Marcos: in the table. Use your browser search to search on WEEDS.

  • Jared

    With ratings like that..im surprised VH1 is still continuing to air MOB WIVES Chicago in primetime…it doesn’t seem too well for Big Angs series being Mob Wives will be the lead in.

  • Max

    @VH1

    Yes but this was overkill. Mob Wives ran from January 1st 2012 all the way through just a few weeks ago. That’s a lot of episodes for one reality show and then you put another one right after. On top of that, those other spin-off shows you mentioned all seem to be unique enough to stand alone. This one just seems like a waste and not nearly as engaging as the original.

  • silvit

    @Marcos

    In the list. Just search for Weeds with CTRL + F.

  • TheKillingRocks!

    Guys,…what you expect with weeds…season 8, Showtime…Only Dexter can pull a 1 (and maybe this season’s homeland) and its doing way better than Big C and Nurse Jackie!!

  • VH1

    @MAX

    They are definitely not going to move Mob Wives Chicago from the lineup. Both Mob Wives Chicago and Big Ang will flop on Sunday. Big Ang has a horrible lead in. I agree with you TOO MUCH Mob Wives, We just finally the other season. I not trying to watch the same thing again

  • Chris

    I don’t see a long run for The Newsroom. Which is good, because honestly, I don’t see more than two or three years of story there. HBO will probably stick with the second season renewal (no horses on this show), but unless it gets a lot better, really soon, that should be it. Sorkin did not think this one through. Or maybe he overthought it. Whichever.

  • bg

    #EURO2012 Final Numbers…

    4.1 million on ESPN
    1.1 million on ESPNDeportes…Approx 5.2 million combined audience for this event…Anyone still calling this sport a niche sport should check their facts…

  • Max

    @VH1

    The network got a bit too happy with the original numbers, so they figured, well… this must be another franchise we can cash in on. But yeah, too much, too soon.

    I actually hope original MW fans tune in to see Big Ang but at this rate, I wouldn’t expect anything higher than maybe a 0.3-0.4 demo. And that would be an improvement OVER the lead-in. We shall see.

  • The End

    @Jordan

    Thing is, these aren’t actual viewers. A Nielsen box is worth a decent amount of viewers, so it isn’t entirely out of the question that a Falling Skies fan for example with a Nielsen box could of watched the BET awards, which would of had an observable effect on the numbers.

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