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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Espy Awards' Win Night, 'Royal Pains', 'Dallas', 'Necessary Roughness', 'Baby Daddy', 'Melissa & Joey' & More

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July 12th, 2012

 

The Espy Awards were Wednesday's highest rated cable original, with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Royal Pains and Dallas tied for second place among adults 18-49, with both shows earning a 1.0 rating,  Dallas matched its performance last week while Royal Pains was down a tenth from its last new episode on June 27.

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.

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 last night's episode of Fast N Loud.

Wednesday cable ratings highlights:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3343 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3337 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3315 1.4
ESPY AWARDS             L ESPN 9:00 PM 2415 1.2
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 4147 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2652 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2473 1.0
DALLAS TNT 9:00 PM 3628 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2168 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2029 0.8
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1762 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1781 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1618 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1702 0.8
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:30 PM 1477 0.8
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2521 0.8
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2645 0.8
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2587 0.8
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2497 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2032 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3789 0.7
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:00 PM 1549 0.7
PICKED OFF HIST 10:00 PM 2290 0.7
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:30 AM 1449 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:42 PM 1242 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1437 0.7
BABY DADDY FAM 8:30 PM 1442 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1648 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1849 0.6
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1102 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 2260 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1703 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1136 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:45 AM 1334 0.6
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1521 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1422 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2430 0.6
FAST N LOUD DISC 10:00 PM 1456 0.6
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:01 PM 1049 0.6
Operation Repo TRU 10:30 PM 1377 0.6
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1210 0.6
AMERICAN GUNS DISC 9:00 PM 1221 0.6
BEVERLY HILLS NANNIES FAM 9:00 PM 1152 0.6
TOY STORY TOONS SHORTS DSNY 8:45 PM 3153 0.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 1018 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1548 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1518 0.5
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:00 AM 1214 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1956 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1273 0.5
Shake It Up DSNY 10:00 PM 3134 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:30 AM 2281 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1566 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1736 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1464 0.5
MUSIC VIDEO DSNY 6:55 PM 2864 0.5
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY MOVIE DSNY 7:00 PM 2723 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 2176 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1204 0.5
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 905 0.5
FX MOVIE LATE FX 12:00 AM 1081 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 1057 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 2048 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1479 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:31 PM 879 0.5
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 1:01 AM 1245 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1588 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 879 0.4
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 11:00 PM 1056 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 2078 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1087 0.4
MY BABYSITTERS (SERIES) DSNY 10:30 PM 2853 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1316 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 937 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1519 0.4
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1509 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1009 0.4
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 1:31 AM 1067 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1508 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 992 0.4
Royal Pains USA 12:02 AM 1180 0.4
ESPY COUNTDOWN SHOW   L ESPN 7:00 PM 756 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 879 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1020 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 855 0.4
Suits USA 11:02 PM 1070 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1642 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 12:00 AM 962 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 971 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1197 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 2:01 AM 766 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 881 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 751 0.4
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 841 0.4
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 858 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1490 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2773 0.3
DALLAS TNT 11:00 PM 1098 0.3
SCHOOL SPIRITS SYFY 10:00 PM 896 0.3
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 1021 0.3

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

 
  • Ram510

    Wow Wednesday’s are busy! Dallas was great last night, wish the rating were higher. But even Desperate Housewives had a slow leak with its viewers can only expect Dallas to do the same to some degree

    Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy are great shows and ABC Family is definitely bringing them back! I just hope I don’t have to wait until next summer. A short winter run would be nice

    I figured Futurama would’ve been higher but that episode last night really was the worst so far this season hope it get better in quality and ratings. This show is too good to be cancelled

    Is this the lowest rating season of the Real World?

  • guy

    so some of these were HIT because of Directv? MTV, etc.

  • Aerilyn

    I have a question, will a show’s renewal chances be affected by the DirecTV vs. Viacom feud? Or will this be considered sort of a “special” time or something like that?

    I’m wondering because Awkward. airs on MTV tonight and I don’t want its renewal chances to be affected when it’s not the show’s fault it isn’t being broadcasted to millions of homes tonight and the ratings are likely to be down.

  • Aerilyn

    Seriously, Nickelodeon was hit HARD. Disney is filling up the Top 100 list. Even a five minute music video made the list with over 2 million viewers. lololol

    Viacom drop the act and give in already!

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Totally agree with you @Kaylie

  • Richie

    Happy to see picked off on list, cant stand barter kings such bad acting.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    I also agree with Aerilyn. Didn’t viacom know that this was going to have a negative effect on Nickelodeon, Mtv, Etc..

  • Jenna

    Wow., Necessary Roughness lost a ton of the viewers and 2 tenths from it’s lead in…that can’t be good for them?

  • DallasFan

    I wonder how dallas would if it was on network tv, any guesses?

  • Debb

    Even though Nick isn’t my favorite channel, I will say that the Viacom/DirectTV dispute really hurt Nick, and the other Viacom channels. I actually feel bad for Nick. #JustSayin

  • The End

    @DallasFan

    I would say cancelled. If you’re asking how well it’d do. Cable is a much better platform for the show.

  • Chixy

    @Dallas Fan
    On CBS Would probably be like 3.0-3.7
    On ABC Would be like 2.3-3.0
    On NBC WOULD BE LIKE 1.9-3.5
    On CW 0.6-1.2
    On Fox 1.8-3.3

  • RHONJd

    I definitely agree with @Debb. I feel bad for Nick

  • The End

    @Chixy

    If you’re speaking about 18-49, you’re clearly in dreamland. I would half those numbers, and perhaps half again after a few episodes.

  • RJ

    Hmmm, now that Jill is finally gone, I may come back to Royal Pains. I got sick of her saying she would leave, yet she never did. Thank god it finally happened!

  • Peter

    I really don’t get the Dallas bashing EACH week.
    Since week 1 people have been saying, just watch next week it will dip to under a 1.0 , or it will settle to only 0.7 afther a few episodes.
    And here we are, 5 weeks later and it’s still doin better then some other TNT shows who DON’T have strong international sales like Dallas does.
    Look at last week, 1.250.000 it got in 18-49, that aint bad, certainly not for cable where they rerun a show several times and that’s how they turn a (bigger) profit in the end.
    And with strong international sales, Dallas is here to stay for years to come.

  • The End

    @Peter

    Don’t take it personally. Dallas is renewed, worry about renewal when Season 2 is airing.

  • Bryan

    So, is the no Nickelodeon due to the DIRECTV blackout? Does anyone know what the most watched show on Nick was?

  • msupdate

    I’d love to see the Real World numbers.

    This had been a terribly slow season for the show so far and this latest development seems to be hurting it even more. It’s already been renewed for a 28th season, but I don’t want to see such a long running and somewhat entertaining show going down.

  • The End

    I don’t think the directv thing will end anytime soon, they pay Viacom $500 million a year for their stuff, and Viacom wanted 30 percent more which according to reports would cost them $1 billion over 5 years.

    Basically Viacom got greedy, so rather than hike prices to resolve the dispute they ditched the channels.

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