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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Leads, 'Anger Management' Falls + 'Mountain Men', 'Louie,' 'Snooki & JWOWW', 'Wilfred' & More

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July 6th, 2012


Swamp People was Thursday's top cable programs, earning a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Anger Management took second, earning a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 35% from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in its premiere.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source. If you don't see your show it wasn't in that top 100 list.

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3.350 1.4
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 4.304 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3.169 1.4
Anger Management FX 9:30 PM 3.370 1.3
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:00 PM 3.255 1.0
SNOOKI & JWOWW MTV 10:00 PM 2.037 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.619 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.511 1.0
Men At Work TBSC 10:00 PM 2.066 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.108 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.107 0.9
Anger Management FX 9:00 PM 2.196 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 9:00 PM 1.876 0.8
WILFRED FX 10:00 PM 1.453 0.7
Awkward SSN 2 MTV 10:30 PM 1.760 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2.080 0.7
Anger Management FX 8:30 PM 1.890 0.7
AFTER The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.654 0.7
CAJUN JUSTICE AEN 10:30 PM 1.572 0.7
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.579 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.448 0.7
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1.931 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 11:30 PM 1.451 0.6
CAJUN JUSTICE AEN 10:00 PM 1.493 0.6
FINAL OFFER DISC 10:00 PM 1.428 0.6
Auction Kings DISC 9:30 PM 1.641 0.6
SNOOKI & JWOWW MTV 11:01 PM 1.278 0.6
CAJUN JUSTICE AEN 11:31 PM 1.332 0.6
Auction Kings DISC 9:00 PM 1.607 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 7:00 PM 1.402 0.6
Louie FX 10:30 PM 1.076 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.303 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:04 AM 1.150 0.6
CAJUN JUSTICE AEN 11:01 PM 1.237 0.6
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.727 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.525 0.5
CHEF WANTED FOOD 10:00 PM 1.289 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.094 0.5
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1.330 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.493 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.254 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:29 PM 1.235 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.578 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:59 PM 1.528 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.998 0.5
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 1.016 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.285 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.485 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.718 0.5
CLIPAHOLICS TRU 10:00 PM 1.071 0.5
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 8:00 PM 1.145 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.648 0.5
FIGURE IT OUT NICK 7:00 PM 2.568 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 1.085 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:00 PM 2.762 0.5
AFTER The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.849 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.519 0.4
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 11:00 PM 1.066 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1.496 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.061 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.454 0.4
Victorious NICK 6:00 PM 2.438 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:37 AM 0.930 0.4
Victorious NICK 6:30 PM 2.539 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1.015 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 9:00 PM 1.022 0.4
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1.225 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 0.942 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.780 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.099 0.4
COPS TRU 6:30 PM 0.916 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 7:00 PM 0.969 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 9:30 PM 2.432 0.4
SELLING NEW YORK HGTV 9:00 PM 1.217 0.4
Time Machine HIST 3:00 PM 1.056 0.4
Shake It Up DSNY 10:30 PM 2.225 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 0.714 0.4
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 11:00 PM 0.849 0.3
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 4:00 PM 1.020 0.3
SELLING LONDON HGTV 9:30 PM 1.090 0.3
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 0.955 0.3
The First 48 AEN 7:00 PM 0.940 0.3
ON THE FLY TLC 9:00 PM 0.880 0.3
Auction Kings DISC 8:30 PM 1.080 0.3
Swamp People HIST 1:01 AM 0.882 0.3
Swamp People HIST 12:01 AM 0.994 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 6:00 PM 1.138 0.3
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 1.112 0.3
Auction Kings DISC 11:00 PM 0.857 0.3
SELLING LA HGTV 8:30 PM 0.969 0.3
AUCTION KINGS DISC 8:00 PM 1.054 0.3
BEHIND MANSION WALLS ID 11:00 PM 0.831 0.3
Undercover Boss TLC 8:00 PM 0.890 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 8:00 PM 0.949 0.3
Suits USA 6:00 PM 0.964 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 10:00 PM 1.201 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 9:00 PM 1.528 0.3
48 HOURS ON ID ID 2:00 AM 0.833 0.3
BLOOD RELATIVES ID 1:00 AM 0.785 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.698 0.3

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

 

 
  • Jamey

    There’s some people who exaggerated hard as it sounded like Anger Management did really awful then I see the ratings for myself and they still look really good for an original cable comedy.

    If Anger Management can actually hold pretty close to this FX will have themselves a hit comedy for years to come and they can start producing more comedies similar to Anger Management because Wilfred and Louie don’t fit in at all.

  • Jamey

    WOW! Those of you who said the NBA had a huge impact on TNA’s ratings were correct. This was the first week of no NBA competition and Impact Wrestling went back up to 1.5 million viewers for the first time since moving to its new timeslot.

    With TNA being so good lately and getting sampled this well is really good news for them as they might be able to keep some permanent eyeballs the rest of the month before the Olympics or NFL preseason starts up in August.

  • Joe

    I believe that part of Anger Management’s steep drop was due to the fact that they started off the 9PM hour with a re-run of the show this week when the new episode started LAST week at 9. Maybe some viewers were alienated because they saw that the re-run was showing at 9 and they didn’t think they were airing a new episode that night. They should have kicked off the hour with the new episode, repeat the episode at 9:30 and then kicked off Wilfred and Louie.

    In order to measure the success of Anger Management, you’d have to see what the network was expecting ratings wise and how much the network is paying per episode. I think Debar-Mercury/Lionsgate had very high hopes with the show. In fact, I think they thought that the “return of Charlie” was going to be a bigger event than it actually was. While Anger is on par with a standard broadcast comedy, like Parks and Recreation, I think that in order to make the cut, it’ll have to even out at this rating.

    Also, FX should think about working in a multi-camera original companion with Anger Management in the 9PM hour.

  • Desperate Houseboy

    go friends’ repeats!

  • Jocke

    @ Jamey @ Joe

    I think Anger Management has evened out nicely to this point. This is the roughest time for any TV show is the first few weeks before it stabilizes. Once it stabilizes it will probably grow back the viewers it lost. FX is going to have to develop another multi-cam when AM comes back for season 2. Multi-cams work better in 2 hour blocks.

    TNA did pretty well as I had a feeling the NBA was holding it down.

    @ Desperate Houseboy

    Friends repeats has done so well for them since it started last fall.

  • Davis

    Conan O’Brian… his show has to be draining TBS’s balance sheet, he scores worse then episodes that have been on repeats for 20 years straight; of Seinfeld and Friends… on top of that he lifts a giant paycheck and have a large crew. *phew*

    -I love Conan and his show, but hes been given a lot of time now to build his show. So maybe he should be more modest, Vis-a-vis his claims towards Leno and NBC.

  • John A

    Well going from a 2.3 all the way down to a 1.3 is awful but July 4th may be a factor too. See how AM does next week.

  • Samuel

    WOW! Anger Management fell HARD. Plus, if FX renews it, don’t they have to renew it for 90 episodes?

  • Chris

    Awkward stinks, no surprise it went down.

  • The End

    Anger Managements numbers are actually okay. Sheen isn’t on as much money as he was on TAAHM.

  • MJDB

    Still solid for Anger Management and Wilfred even with the drop.

  • Nadine

    @Jon
    But over 3 million views is still FANTASTIC for FX.
    Yes, but you gotta wonder how much they have to pay Charlie Sheen to get those numbers. Considering the big contract blow=up at CBS, he was NOT cheap. So it may not actually pay off for FX–although they may be willing to use it as a “loss leader” even if it isn’t quite yet.

  • mike

    anger management stinks

  • Joshua

    I guess since Kathy isn’t on this list, it got less than a 0.3 in the demo? Ouch.

  • Lulu

    liked Anger Management episode..some wants this show to fail therefore they exagerated in their comments about the ratings..it is pretty pathetic imo..lot’s of us will watch so bitter people move on !

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Joshua, because our list is ranked by adults 25-54 (and then we re-sort by 18-49) it isn’t safe to make such assumptions. But in the case of Kathy, the assumption is correct. at 10p on Bravo it averaged a 0.2 A18-49 rtg and 499,000 total viewers.

  • david

    do you know how Hollywood Heights on Nick at night did.

  • brent

    I don’t think these numbers good enough for Anger Management. Sheen was getting over a million for TAAHM. So i think just Sheen’s salary higher than all FX lineup’s production overall.

  • Nadine

    The NYT says that Sheen owns a percentage of the show, which is probably how Roth was able to broker the deal getting it on the air for a price FX could afford, btw. This essentially foregoes part of the producer’s profit, although, it may not be a large percentage. This could affect the show’s cost and therefore its renewal.

  • Oliver

    It’s impossible to judge the success Anger Management because we don’t know the deals and ratings expectations.

    It has been reported that Charlie Sheen gets more than 20% of the back-end in lieu of up-front salary.

    Contracts have almost certainly already been signed with Sheen, syndicators and FX based on Anger Management’s ratings, but it’s impossible to know what the trigger number is.

    You’re shooting completely in the dark, largely based on what salary Sheen is willing to accept.

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