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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.

 
  • Jon23812

    @Bryan, SpongeBob, as always.

  • BJH

    Can someone post “The Exes” numbers? I’m disappointed it’s struggling because it’s decently funny show. It deserves a better lead-in. Thanks.

  • Aerilyn

    @The End

    Actually, DirecTV was willing to keep the channels available while negotiations were still going. However, Viacom wouldn’t allow it and threatened to open a legal case against Directv if they did.

    I’d still like to know if this dispute will have any affect on a show’s renewal chances or will it be overlooked?

  • disney rocks

    Disney- 9 entries
    Nick- 0 entries

    Disney wins!

  • Oliver

    Why wouldn’t it end soon? These things happen all the time, Viacom wants money (even if it’s less than they hoped) and DirecTV doesn’t want to lose subscribers (and they will if it’s protracted).

    Even the messier AMC/Dish deal is supposedly happening.

  • JJ

    @disney rocks
    Ya’ know, I really can’t STAND people like you. RHONjd and Kalie are actually people who have enough guts to say they don’t like something but will defend it when their is something wrong. You are actually PROUD that Disney has an unfair advantage. You sicken me just like the greedy pieces of crap at Viacom. I truly thank RHONjd and Kalie for defending Nickelodeon despite the fact that they don’t like it. Wow I must sound so cheesy right now.

  • toons

    i dont get why futurama fans dont turn out for new eps… the show is just as good… or close to it… i bet if it were on adult swim like the reruns used to be the new ones would do super…

    last night was even a hyped live stream after the show which was great…

    i’m hoping it can inch back to .8 at least…

    maybe the reruns that comedy central shows all week long make up for it…

  • RHONJd

    @JJ
    LOL ;)

  • Martin

    Ant The Exes ratings, not too bothered on The Soul Man, would like to see The Exes grow on The Soul Man though since it the superior show and the only thing that annoys me about it is why isn’t Kelly Stables in the opening sequence.

  • Oliver

    Well, the new episodes of Futurama aren’t as good. They’re okay, with the odd brilliant episode, but it used to be consistently great.

    Even so, I do find the sheer magnitude of the ratings collapse a bit weird.

  • The End

    @Aerilyn

    Would obviously depend on how many Nielsen households are affected by this situation, 20,000 make up Americans ratings system so if a lot are affected some shows could lose a huge chunk of viewers.

    But pretty much, as long as a show is hitting targets, regardless of this situation it’l be renewed.

    Adding to this, as said if the show performs well enough there’s no reason why they it come back.

  • The End

    *why it can’t come back

    Sorry, pretty tired so this’l be my last comment for today.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    SOUL MAN: 0.3 A18-49 rtg, 886,000 viewers
    THE EXES: 0.2 A18-49 rtg, 741,000 viewers
    HOLLYWOOD EXES 9p: 0.4/A18-49rtg 663,000 viewers

  • Ray

    You know people, Cartoon Network is apart of the kids competition too? Sure they usually aren’t on the list but this list is based on top 100 adult viewers, not Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon’s key KIDS demo. We can’t fully call any kids channel number one based on these numbers as all it highlights is higher adult viewership on those channels, not the key demographics. Cartoon Network scores over 2 million viewers for shows like Regular Show, but that never makes the list with adults. Disney Channel based on key kid demos is number one with kids 2-11,6-11, and 9-14, while Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are neck and neck fighting for number two, where both trade off from number two and number three.

  • Martin

    Thanks for that, The Soul Man is actually slightly up, might be because of Shirley maybe??.

    The Exes is steady, good enough for renewal, i hope so, really liking it this season, after HIC it is my fav TVL original sitcom.

  • BJH

    @Martin – I agree regarding The Exes. It’s often funnier than Happily Divorced. Retired at 35 and Soul Man are not that great. Hot in Cleveland seems to be a “one-hit wonder” for TVLand. Nothing else is catching fire.

    Would they do any better an hour earlier?

  • Elliot

    The reason that Necessary Roughness is Down in ratings is that it is going against other 10 pm shows like the Soul Man and the Exes a
    Ong with others like me who TiVo either Dallas or Royal Pains and watch one of those to at 10 pm. TVLand should move their comedies to 8 pm where there is little competition. USA should try competing at 8 pm and on Fridays. In a few weeks, Alphas will compete at 10 pm with Teen Wolf and Perception. not every new show should be at the 10 pm hour. How about Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays?

  • panda22

    M&J and Baby D. slightly down….but still solid enough for renewal. M&J was kecka funny last night!, liquid Longo….head up your ass, hehe! :D

  • Tom

    @ Elliott

    Necessary Roughness isn’t particularly interesting anymore. Last season was all about Danni, her kids and their adjustment to her divorce. Some of the hassles between Danni and her daughter were really funny. This season devotes way too much time to T.K., Danni’s boyfriend and the football team’s crazy owner. The show has lost its focus and is getting tedious. I think the ratings are beginning to reflect that as well.

  • Bryan

    @Jon23812 I’m sure it was SpongeBob, but I was asking more about what the highest total viewer numbers were on the network Wednesday. Just to get a picture of how bad the DIRECTV blackout is hurting the channel.

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