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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Falling Skies', 'Army Wives', 'The Newsroom', 'Drop Dead Diva', 'Longmire', 'Walking Dead Marathon' & More

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July 10th, 2012

True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance. Keeping Up With the Kardashians came in second with a 1.4, 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 Talking Dead.

Update: additional telecasts not in the table via commenter Nick are below the table.

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 9:04 PM 4500 2.6
BREAK HBOM 9:50 PM 2735 1.5
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2524 1.4
TENNIS: WIMBLEDON       L ESPN 8:56 AM 3925 1.3
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2516 1.2
FALLING SKIES TNT 9:00 PM 3635 1.2
BREAK HBOM 8:55 PM 2026 1.2
TENNIS:WIMBLEDON-RAIN L ESPN 11:13 AM 3538 1.2
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 3291 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2486 1.0
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 2211 0.9
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 2324 0.9
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:30 PM 2914 0.9
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:58 PM 3071 0.9
Walking Dead AMC 7:56 PM 2000 0.8
Storage Hunters TRU 10:30 PM 2059 0.8
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2277 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 2514 0.8
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1845 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1956 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2076 0.8
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 3192 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2925 0.8
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2595 0.8
TALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 1588 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2772 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2300 0.8
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 2:00 PM 1745 0.7
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:15 PM 2330 0.7
Walking Dead AMC 10:00 PM 1585 0.7
BREAK HBOM 10:58 PM 1622 0.7
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:00 PM 1645 0.7
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE CMDY 9:00 PM 1332 0.7
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 4064 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 2127 0.7
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 8:00 PM 2058 0.7
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1643 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2360 0.7
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:00 AM 2866 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 2455 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2359 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2290 0.7
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 6:53 PM 1645 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1540 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2262 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 2369 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1581 0.6
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1392 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 2132 0.6
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 1461 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2472 0.6
GREAT ESCAPE, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1249 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1462 0.6
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1419 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:30 PM 1517 0.6
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 5:50 PM 1370 0.6
MRS. EASTWOOD & COMPANY ENT 10:00 PM 1060 0.6
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 4:47 PM 1309 0.6
Swamp People HIST 11:00 AM 1472 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 5:00 PM 1322 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:45 PM 1702 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1736 0.5
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1629 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 983 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 8:00 PM 1741 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 6:00 PM 1586 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2285 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 3:43 PM 1245 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:30 PM 1275 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1742 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE III LIF 7:00 PM 1222 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:10 AM 1097 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2:40 PM 1195 0.5
Swamp People HIST 12:00 PM 1320 0.5
GATOR BOYS APL 9:00 PM 1514 0.5
HISTORY SUNDAY HIST 11:01 PM 1312 0.5
FORENSIC FILES TRU 11:00 PM 1085 0.5
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 8:00 PM 1228 0.5
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 1417 0.5
Swamp People HIST 1:00 PM 1320 0.5
Iron Chef America FOOD 10:00 PM 1270 0.5
Swamp People HIST 10:00 AM 1081 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1152 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:00 PM 1190 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 1:37 PM 1021 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 5:00 PM 1384 0.4
SHARK WRANGLERS HIST 10:01 PM 1111 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:30 PM 1069 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 4:00 PM 1183 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:00 PM 1100 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:00 PM 944 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 3:00 PM 1079 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:30 PM 923 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:30 AM 1388 0.4
Ice Road Truckers HIST 8:00 PM 1331 0.4
ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 3:30 PM 1537 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:30 AM 1179 0.3
ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 3:00 PM 1459 0.3
ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 5:00 PM 1407 0.3
ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 5:30 PM 1546 0.3

via Nick:

Additional telecasts:

Weeds (SHO)
-10:00 PM: 0.608 million viewers, 0.33 A18-49

Episodes (SHO)
-10:30 PM: 0.373 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chaper (OWN)
-8 PM: 0.479 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

Oprah Builds A Network (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.272 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

Mob Wives: Chicago (VH1)
-8 PM: 0.481 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49

Big Ang (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.670 million viewers, 0.36 A18-49

MLS (ESPN)
-3 PM: 0.496 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49

 

 

 

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

 
  • John A

    Just wish Showtime would renew or Cancel The Big C. I hate this waiting.

  • Richie

    @max people seem to dig her? OMG she is hard to look at and her voice sounds like a monster. Vh1 got it going on strong on mondays, but there sundays are weak AF.

  • John A

    What did Weeds get last week? I thought it got a 0.8? No way it dropped 0.5 in a week.

  • Max

    @Richie

    Yes, people dig her. Why do you think VH1 even went ahead with a spin-off? They did it because viewers love Big Ang. Say what you want about how she looks and talks but she is really popular.

  • Sofia

    @TimsDale4ever: True Blood isn’t kicking ass. It is winning, but it’s way down from it’s hay day and it costs much more to produce than anything else on the list. (Sets, special effects, an ensemble cast, etc.) It doesn’t have significantly different numbers than HBO’s Rome got, and that was canceled because it cost too much to produce for the number of viewers it was attracting. So TB is winning the most viewers race, but don’t forget that HBO is throwing around a LOT more money to get there so it isn’t really comparable to anything else on the list. If you looked at amount of money invested to viewers garnered I bet it wouldn’t be doing nearly as well.

  • John A

    Ignore why Weeds comment i see it dropped 0.1. Dont know why i thought it was much higher last week.

  • John A

    @Sofia True Blood is easily HBO highest rated show dont talk it down.

  • SarahL

    I am glad to seeing Newsroom doing better. Yes, it has some issues, but the media critics are just angry that Sorkin takes the media on.

  • The End

    @SarahL

    I agree, I can see this show growing its audience even more by word of mouth alone. Wouldn’t surprise me if its hitting 1.0 average when Season 2 airs.

  • Sofia

    My point was it’s probably also HBO’s most expensive show. (Or at least one of them.) I was just saying you should factor that in. Personally Rome is one of my all time favorite shows, but it didn’t couldn’t last on the numbers True Blood is pulling right now. And that was with the BBC footing some of the bill.

    True Blood is still dong well, even though it’s down from season four which was down from season 3; all I was saying was that “TRUE BLOOD kicks ass ” is an overstatement.

  • The End

    @Sofia

    And Game of Thrones is more expensive than True Blood yet rates lower.

    What do you think? Asking as you appear to have quite the opinion so let me know if you have a few minutes spare.

  • Julie

    @The End

    Completely agree about Episodes, I think a lot of people have missed out on this little gem.
    I adore it – here in Canada we get it Monday nights – and hope it sticks around for at least another season after this second one.

  • Sofia

    @ The End: That’s a very good point with Game of Thrones. That is more expensive than True Blood and does worse numbers, although I do remember people criticizing it for that. (And for the record, I like GoT, but I preferred the first season.)

    I used to LOVE True Blood. Like I would watch the East Coast airing in SD and then the West Coast one in HD because I couldn’t wait, but I honestly haven’t seen it this season yet. Last season’s writing wasn’t as on point so it was hard to watch. And from what I’ve seen most people that don’t blindly praise this current season say they think it’s going to get worse before it gets better so I’m waiting to see if it’s worth watching at all. I’m all for some campy summer fun, and I would never begrudge anyone who still enjoys TB just because I no longer watch it, so if you are still loving it than I’m sorry if I upset anyone. I was just trying to point out you have to factor in things besides raw numbers.

  • Julie

    @TimsDale4ever
    [i]”lmao. TALKING Dead????”[/i]

    You do know that Talking Dead IS a real show, right?

    (And if you didn’t, it’s a very entertaining panel discussion show hosted by Chris Hardwicke, that airs live on AMC right after The Walking Dead.)

  • Julie

    Okay I messed up those italics lol

  • The End

    @Sofia

    Alright, though you didn’t need to say all that about True Blood, you don’t need to justify anything to me. Was just curious about how you thought about the question I asked lol.

    I’m not small minded enough to care if someone likes or hates something :)

  • Sofia

    “The End
    “More people watch Episodes in the UK ironically enough, and as this is a joint production between the BBC and Showtime I think it’l be around for a little longer.”

    I saw an interview of Matt LeBlanc on the BBC version of Top Gear and they were very excited about Episodes. Although that either just before it premiered or a few weeks after, I can’t remember. Either way it shows how receptive they are to the premise.

  • Sofia

    @The End Sorry I thought you meant what I thought about the show in general. I guess I should have just said I have no opinion on this season. My bad.

  • Johnny G

    You know when people are arguing about which children’s shows deserve better ratings, it is Summer and this site is at a low. See yas in the fall!

  • RJ

    Last week someone said viewers couldn’t wait for Big Ang. Yeah, 600k viewers, GREAT turnout. *sarcasm*

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