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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Breaking Bad', 'Falling Skies', 'Army Wives', 'The Newsroom', 'Longmire' & More

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July 24th, 2012

 

True Blood was Sunday's number one cable program with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week's 2.7. Keeping Up With the Kardashians came in second, with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week's 1.5.

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 Political Animals.

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 9:02 PM 4463 2.6
BREAK HBOM 9:58 PM 3835 2.0
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2535 1.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 9:00 PM 3449 1.2
Breaking Bad AMC 10:00 PM 2294 1.2
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2345 1.2
GOLF: OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP L ESPN 8:00 AM 4227 1.1
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 2919 1.1
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 2204 1.0
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2624 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2229 0.9
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 2916 0.9
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1954 0.9
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 4541 0.9
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 3184 0.8
BLACK DYNAMITE ADSM 11:30 PM 1890 0.8
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:00 PM 1571 0.8
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 8:00 PM 2100 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3502 0.7
BREAK HBOM 8:52 PM 1371 0.7
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1926 0.7
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 2023 0.7
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:30 PM 1759 0.7
LEVERAGE TNT 8:00 PM 2627 0.7
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS   L ESPN 3:00 PM 2819 0.7
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1789 0.6
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2126 0.6
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2347 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2981 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 2:30 PM 1498 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 1227 0.6
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1471 0.6
Criminal Minds AEN 8:00 PM 2035 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1541 0.6
FOP MOVIE FAIRLY ODD BABY NICK 11:00 AM 2911 0.6
STRANGE SEX TLC 10:00 PM 1469 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2686 0.6
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 1446 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2744 0.6
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1588 0.6
BREAK HBOM 10:55 PM 1149 0.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 10:30 PM 1209 0.6
CHEF WANTED FOOD 11:00 PM 1406 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:30 PM 1904 0.5
UNDERDOG DSNY 8:30 PM 3588 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2346 0.5
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 1704 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 905 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 6:00 PM 1401 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1411 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 5:00 PM 1423 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:57 PM 1752 0.5
VEGAS STRIP TRU 5:30 PM 1383 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2446 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1247 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1124 0.5
NATIONWIDE SRS CNTDWN   L ESPN 1:55 PM 1849 0.5
DVD ON TV FX 11:30 AM 1105 0.5
TABOO NGC 10:00 PM 1133 0.5
Ancient Aliens HIST 6:00 PM 1431 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2224 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 2:30 PM 1051 0.5
POLITICAL ANIMALS USA 10:00 PM 2281 0.5
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 6:05 PM 1357 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1478 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2433 0.5
VEGAS STRIP TRU 5:00 PM 1267 0.5
BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 2 DSNY 7:00 PM 3091 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2334 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1315 0.5
COMBAT PAWN TRU 10:30 PM 1134 0.5
BREAK HBOM 11:58 PM 813 0.4
MY FIRST PLACE HGTV 1:30 PM 1242 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1475 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1225 0.4
GREAT ESCAPE, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1096 0.4
MY FIRST PLACE HGTV 1:00 PM 1239 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1392 0.4
STRANGE SEX TLC 10:30 PM 1028 0.4
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 5:30 PM 1165 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:18 PM 929 0.4
YARD CRASHERS HGTV 5:00 PM 1150 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 10:30 PM 1124 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 4:00 PM 1240 0.4
PROPERTY WARS DISC 1:00 PM 878 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1296 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:30 PM 1024 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:43 PM 1122 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1186 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:30 PM 1144 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 2:00 PM 1166 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:30 AM 1134 0.4
Ice Road Truckers HIST 8:00 PM 1383 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 3:30 PM 1043 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1126 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1651 0.4
LONGMIRE AEN 11:01 PM 1430 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1174 0.3
GREAT LAKE WARRIORS HIST 10:01 PM 1203 0.3
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 8:30 AM 924 0.3

 

 

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

 
  • Jared

    Kardashians are a beast..as are the RHONJ…

  • Metangel

    @RJ Yes, TNT is treating Leverage like a red-headed step-child this year. We the fans don’t understand why this is so. The fans try to promote the show as much as possible since TNT seems to be drawing away from the drama for the “reality” game. I wish another network would pick them up and appreciate a really great show and cast.

  • DW

    nice with longmire. i think thats a season high. not bad for a show not getting press or being a comic con.

  • Dennis

    Falling Skies is basic cable’s number 1 show this year again I presume?

    I thought it would have been DALLAS but that has fallen like a rock….Down from 1.5 to a 0.9 … quite dreadful

  • Cody

    Wow spongebob is doing really good.. Especially at 10:00 am which was a repeat of the new episodes that aired on Saturday.. TCA didn’t affect anything.. Beverly hills on Disney did okay 2(: But I think nick beat Disney on Sunday.. Go Nick and Disney.!(:

  • silvit

    @Metangel

    Given the dreadful ratings of The Great Escape TNT might rethink their decision. ;-)

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Ahh thats amazing for the Spongebob repeat! Hope the original premiere brought in huge viewer numbers.

  • Curtis

    Of course, now Nickelodeon will post its ratings for random Spongebob episodes. Anyone notice that last Sunday, Nickelodeon didn’t post any ratings for Spongebob (while the DirecTV fiasco was going on), but now with it back, it is posting ratings for different Spongebob episodes and even a rerun of the Fairly Odd Baby special.

  • KarenM

    Great news for FS. I wasn’t crazy about it at first but I’m starting to like it more and more.

  • Cody

    I just finished looking over the list again and I saw the fairly odd parents fairy odd baby special on the list.! It got 2.9 million.! I think nick should air new episodes since it is doing a lot better.. I wander how winx club is doing on nick..?? O and I also saw underdog on the list. Go Nick and Disney.!!(:

  • Nick

    Additional telecasts:

    Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
    -8 PM: 0.301 million viewers, 0.09 A18-49

    Culture Shock (OWN)
    -10 PM: 0.182 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    Weeds (Showtime)
    -10 PM: 0.573 million viewers, 0.31 A18-49

    Episodes (Showtime)
    -10:30 PM: 0.381 million viewers, 0.17 A18-49

    Mob Wives Chicago (VH1)
    -8 PM: 0.461 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

    Big Ang (VH1)
    -9 PM: 0.605 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Spongebob (Nickelodeon)
    -8 PM: 3.650 million viewers, 0.62 A18-49

    You Gotta See This! (Nickelodeon)
    -9 PM: 2.671 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

    An Officer and a Murderer (Lifetime)
    -8 PM: 2.358 million viewers, 0.62 A18-49

    How To Fall In Love (Hallmark)
    -9 PM: 1.368 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49

    Redneck Island (CMT)
    -10 PM: 0.507 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.377 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

  • Stefan

    Thanks Nick

  • Richie

    Thanks Nick Big Ang still dropping

  • RyanCanada

    great episodes of True Blood and Drop Dead Diva!

  • Smoke That Sherm-Palladino

    At least USA was able to save face by preemptively pitching POLITICAL ANIMALS as a “limited series event.”

  • Amy

    I really don’t understand how True Blood is holding on to it’s audience. It’s just totally awful. Like, really, really bad. There are like a 100 characters, disjointed stories, plots and mythologies that keep changing from episode to episode and makes no sense. It’s one big mess. No wonder Alan Ball is leaving. Why do so many people continue to watch this nonsense?

    Breaking Bad on the other hand, is continuing it’s awesomeness. It deserves more than a 1.2.

  • Korra FTW

    @ Curtis. You make no sense. I don’t think you even understand how these ratings work. It is not Nickelodeon who posts the ratings, it’s Nielsen’s ratings. They aren’t just posting “random episodes”. They post the top 100. And of course the Viacom/Directv fiasco affected last weeks ratings, that’s 20 million people without access to Viacom channels.

    Why do people post here if they don’t understand any of this?

  • Scottish Gay

    OMG DDD what was going on, fingers crossed your A ok

  • The End

    Won’t be long till people are saying, look its Terry O’Quinn , Terry O’Quinn is in the show. Wow.

    Have to wait a little while for that though.

  • Davis

    ‘Falling Skies’ is steady there at around 3.4 and with a 1.2 rating , good for them. Although I think ‘Falling Skies’ would be able to take quite a punch before things turns critical..

    ‘Breaking Bad’ loosing some, not a surprise, but I think it will be steady or rise slightly (but if you ask me; the show has always been overrated: Though thats only my personal opinion of the show)

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