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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.

 
  • Dan T

    The Real World ratings are posted on Thefutoncritic. Looks like it may have been accidentally left out of the Top 100 on TVBN?

  • Bryan

    We can now say for sure that Nickelodeon was REALLY hurt by the DIRECTV blackout on Wednesday. They were #3 for the day (behind Disney Channel AND Cartoon Network) with all kid and tween demos:

    Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
    DISNEY CHANNEL: K2-11 1457; K6-11 1015; TWEENS 9-14 832
    CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11 728; K6-11 466; TWEENS 9-14 408
    NICKELODEON: K2-11 656; K6-11 394; TWEENS 9-14 326
    DISNEY XD: K2-11 297; K6-11 230; TWEENS 9-14 210
    NICKTOONS: K2-11 68; K6-11 45; TWEENS 9-14 49
    Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

    via: http://www.cynopsis.com/editions/kids/071312/

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Dan: it wasn’t in the top 100 by adults 25-54 , which is what we see. I know it’s a bit confusing since we re-sort that list by adults 18-49 and post only 18-49 rtg and total viewers.

  • david

    Do you know how Hollywood Heights on Nick at Night did? Thanks

  • Natalie

    Does anyone know how Cheer Perfection on TLC did please?!
    Thanks

  • sam

    nice jump for The Soup

  • Jon

    I’m sure USA just loves the fact that no matter how hard they try with original programs that WWE Raw after near 20 years is still the highest rated show on the network.

  • Bryan

    @david Hollywood Heights #s from http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/07/12/wednesdays-cable-ratings-espy-awards-top-demos-royal-pains-leads-viewers-874511/cable_20120711/

    Hollywood Heights – Nickelodeon
    0.345 million viewers, #31; 0.087 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #31

  • Sean

    Big Time Rush ratings for Monday PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike

    Melissa and Joey wouldn’t do a winter run because Melissa is expecting child number 3.

    That being said, Wednesday’s episode was the funniest in the series to date.

  • Nadine

    @Tom interesting how different your view of Necessary Roughness is from mine. I have a friend who loves the show and is getting as disappointed as you are. But me, I really was bored stiff with all that family stuff and wanted more crazy football players and loco owners. So I’m liking the show better now. But they’d have to do away with the family entirely for me to watch every week.

  • Jim

    @RJ

    Agree regarding Jill on Royal Pains. Insipid character.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @JJ LOL! I agree. Rhon/Kaylie are the only Disney fans that I personally like on here.

  • JJ

    If This Viacom/DirecTV Dispute Doesn’t End By Saturday Nickelodeon Can Forget #2, They’ll be Lucky To Make The Top 5

  • JJ

    I Can See The Fight Now
    Viacom: Give us the money
    DirecTV: NO!
    Viacom: Give us the money
    DirecTV: NO!!
    Viacom: Give us the money RIGHT NOW!!!!
    DirecTV: Say The Magic Word
    Viacom: *sigh* Please.
    DirecTV: Actually The Magic Word was NO !!!!!!!!

  • Lighthope

    How much were Futurama’s ratings affected by the DirecTV blackout?

  • david

    thanks to Bryan for the Hollywood Heights ratings. and it looks like Mellisa and Joey and baby Daddy are still doing good for ABC Family.

  • toons

    oliver… don’t mind different opinions on futurama… sorry you didn’t like this weeks but the show is totally the same as it was before… so many people love the new eps without even realizing the show is still in production… they just find it in the middle of the rerun cycle…

    i just looked at some reviews for this weeks from websites (not user comments) like tv fanatic and dan of geek, firefox news etc…

    -This one is just plain funny, from start to finish
    -one of Futurama’s best episodes of the season so far
    -this is not a classically great episode, like Decision 3012 a couple of weeks ago, but it’s good solid fun
    -after getting political with last week’s very funny satire on politics in “Decision 3012”, FUTURAMA gets back to just being silly with its latest Season 7 episode “The Thief of Baghead. B+
    -was the perfect demonstration of just how bizarre “Futurama” can be 4 stars out of 5

  • Nadine

    I love this Viacom-DirectTV fight — I know it’s a real nuisance to some viewers, so I’m sorry to say it. But it sure does look as though Viacom is getting battered in its ratings which directly is linked to its advertising revenue, whereas DirectTV has relatively few complaining customers. I’m sure they are both suffering, but it looks as though the longer it goes, the worse it gets for Viacom. it will be so interesting to see who flinches.

  • Sparky

    Only USA shows worth keeping are Suits and White Collar. Covert Affairs has it moments but the others have run their course…

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