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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.

 
  • Richie

    VH1 should have given Drita her own show, she has three times as many fans.
    Drita is also much younger and way better looking.

  • gary

    Hope the glades stays steady, i think it is the most fun and entertaing show on Sunday night

  • bg

    Thank you @ Nick and @ Robert for the MLS numbers…

    Great weekend for MLS…NBCSN just scored it’s highest rated telecast for MLS this season (for the whole match, the match-window tends to be higher)…

  • GARY

    great for the newsroom amazing episode

  • Rodrigo

    Episodes is such a good show. Hope it increases next week.

  • Max

    @Richie

    It is a good thing you don’t work for production at VH1. LOL. A spin-off featuring any of the original Mob Wives would be horrendous. Drita wouldn’t do any better than Big Ang.

    Look at Jersey Shore. Great numbers when the show is on but the spin-off’s have been lackluster at best. Same idea here. Just because you have a group of people together, that doesn’t the audience is going to automatically tune in when you focus on one or two of them alone.

    Big Ang was never an original Mob Wife, so VH1 took a shot at trying to give her the spotlight. I read that if her show took off, she wouldn’t be featured much (if at all) in the next season of Mob Wives. They may need to rethink that strategy depending on her numbers in the coming weeks.

    And stop with trying to expand the damn franchise. This isn’t THE REAL HOUSEWIVES. You can make a show like that in every city of the country and get viewers but it just isn’t working for VH1.

  • deathroad

    last night this guy went into this other guy house and than the guy kill this man with a gun if you don’t post this in 50 or more comments the same guy who kill the man will kill you the same way so be perpard you to max

  • silvit

    @SAC

    TNT in the past canceled shows that had the lowest 18-49 demo, despite the 25-54 numbers and total viewers (Memphis Beat, Men of a Certain Age, Saved and others).

    On the other hand, they kept shows like Franklin and Bash which didn’t have great total viewers numbers, but performed well in the 18-49 and the 18-34 demo (for being on TNT)

    Shows like Falling Skies geared towards a younger demo rather than the 25-54 group. TNT has other similar shows in production. If they were so interested in the 25-54 crowd they wouldn’t produce them but will opt for less expensive shows.

  • silvit

    The Great escape is a big flop for TNT.

  • JJ

    Nickelodeon needs to realise The Fairly Odd Parents is one biggest ratings gamers they have. The TV Special Fairly Odd Baby got 8.8 million viewers. More of that and less sitcoms will get them ratings.

  • The End

    What happened to my reply to Sofia and Julie? Technical error? Noticed replies vanishing on quite a few topics here, including the Falling Skies one?

  • LJ

    @Sophia

    True Blood costs about 35 million per season. Game of Thrones season 2 cost 70 million to produce. Both shows make HBO loads of money from DVD/BR sales,international rights fees, and HBO subscriptions. HBO has admitted they made a mistake in cancelling shows like Rome and Deadwood. They never took into account how much money they could make off of DVD sales at the time. FWIW, Rome’s second season cost 100+ million to produce.

  • LJ

    Also, each episode of True Blood and Game of Thrones draws well over 10 million viewers per episode. There is no need to watch the initial airing on Sundays when it is available throughout the week on one of their channels and anytime on HBO GO. I would say Game of Thrones is one of, if not the most popular show in the world right now. Internationally speaking, it draws HBO’s highest ratings ever. And it is only behind the Sopranos and True Blood in the US.

  • chrisss

    @ LJ

    I can’t see True Blood costing less than $3 million an episode.

  • Justin J. Poppiti, Esq.

    Rome was a fantastic show.

  • Jon

    TNT tend to cancel shows to make way for new ones, The Great Escape will likely be axed freeing up the 10pm slot and Dallas currently is the only show on Wednesdays so the 10pm will be free for a new show. I think Franklin and Bash will get another season, not sure on Leverage given that it’s been given a much earlier timeslot this year, I think TNT should renew it for a final season. Monday Mornings I reckon will air on Tuesdays while LA Noir will be Sundays or Wednesdays.

  • Brian

    Too bad that Kardashian TRASH killed Drop Dead Diva ratings..nobody is watching when they saw she was gonna be in it..Lifetime Idiots!

  • John

    Can anyone tell me what Break is? Never heard of it before.

  • irishking

    Newsroom looks to be bleeding viewers off the tremendous ratings for Tru Blood for a good reason. The bump up in viewers is like saying you only need 15 stiches for the cut, not 16. As an independent voter, lost in the world of cable opinion news, this wsa supposed to be show about the middle, instead it is like watching an hour of the behind the scenes of the “Ed Show”,with as many unlikeable characters.

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