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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.

 
  • Brandy

    DDD demos really low.Does anyone know if its time to worry yet?Im not sure what Lifetime considers rrenwal worthy but I hope we get a final season to wrap up & get Jane/Greyson together.This season has been the weakest so far and I hope they get rid of Luke & it seems most of this season theyre not paying attention to making Janes hair/,,makeup look as good as before &they need to get rid of Owen.I think Luke and Jane/Owen are the reason the ratings are dropping a lot this season.

  • Red Jane

    @Amy – True Blood may have its flaws but it is pretty good entertainment by providing lots of very sexy actors, frequently naked, often having sex, soft-horror scenes, regular murders, unbelievable (in every sense of the word) plots involving all sorts of unusual species / creatures… It is no intellectual pursuit, that’s for sure but it has some funny dialogue, a few compelling characters and some of the actors (like the awesome Dennis O’Hare) really shine…

    On the other hand, Breaking Bad… Excellent quality TV that’s for sure but often tough to watch and sometimes tough to follow esp. if one hasn’t seen previous seasons…No eye candy, no romance / redemption in sight for the characters…. So all things considered for its 5th (i think?) season, I’d say ratings are pretty decent…

  • truebloodlover27

    lovin my true blood :) and breaking bad

  • klia

    Does it irk anyone else that shows are still rated based on the age of their viewers? Longmire outdid True Blood, Breaking Bad, and the Kardashians, but is rated way lower, which totally misrepresents what the majority of viewers are actually watching.

  • OWN Fan

    @Nick, if it wouldn’t be any trouble, do you know how ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pies: An Extra Slice’two episodes do on Saturday 8 & 9 pm. Off subject, but those numbers for ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ look pretty low.

  • Nadine

    Delighted about ratings for Food Network star. A little underwhelmed by this year’s competitors, though… Still, a very entertaining show.

  • Nadine

    What the heck is happening to Drop Dead Diva? Ouch.

  • The End

    @Korra FTW

    And out of those 20 million people, only a few thosand of them will have Nielsen boxes. Thus over 19,970,000 people not being counted :)

  • Nadine

    @Dennis — Was FS was really #1 on scripted basic cable last year? I remember there were a lot of 1.4 ratings for other shows on different networks, and did FS do that? I believe Burn Notice, Suits, Royals Pains and Anger Management are leading it this year–unless FS has had better ratings than this that I’m forgetting about.

  • DisneyFan

    @Nick thanks.!!! (: So glad ur back missed u.!! I’ll try to stop asking u for so many things. Lol.

    Yay so glad You gotta see this did really good for a special preview.!! 2.7million.!! It was so funny..

  • Glenn

    @ Amy… Why do you always feel the need to post on how much you hate True Blood??? It is in its 5th season, it has a loyal fan base… It is my favorite TV series. Obviously I wish there was not soo many story lines, buut to me that is its only down fall. The prvious seasons had more characters tied into less story lines. It is number one on Sunday nights week in and week out for a reason, aand it wins by a land slide, if you hate it soo much stop watching and posting about it, aand let us who enjoy the show watch it aand not have to read ppl bashing it. FYI you are in the minority

  • silvit

    @Nadine

    Royal Pains never did better than a 1.1 and Anger Management started high but is already down to 1.0.

    Suits had done 1.1-1.2, not better. Burn Notice 1.2-1.3 till now. As average, FS has done better than them.

  • silvit

    @Davis

    There will always be only one Six Feet Under. All the other shows will be at least one level lower.

  • The End

    Shame about The Great Escape, a very good show just badly casted.

    For example the last episode, they had 2 physically unfit obese guys, in a situation/course that was physically intensive, in temperatures of around 105oF(Near enough 39oC average). No wonder one of them was going to essentially drop down because of the heat, neither of them could cope with the situation.

    This obviously took away the challenge/enjoyment of the episode as it came down to 2 teams.

    Casting should of put a younger, physically healthy male/female couple in their place.

    Its basic common sense, if you’re going to put people in an extreme enviroment, they need to be healthy and able to cope lol.

  • joss

    Davis

    ‘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)

    Overrated?!? and do you call good tv FS? please FS is so unrealistic. BB is a good show and doesnt deserve to be called overrated for sure shows like Modern Family, FS ,Mad Men, TBBT,2 broke girls sure they are overrated they got unnormous audience big salaries and most of them doesnt deserve it
    To call a show with 1.0 demo for most of years overrated is NONSENCE its actually underestimated just my opinion

  • Dennis

    @Nadine

    Falling Skies and American Horror Story tied for #1 as 2011′s number 1 scripted show’s on basic cable.

    I think this season on Falling Skies is averaging a 1.3 so far -v- 1.5 for season 1.

    At 1.3 (or even 1.2) it is still this year’s #1 scripted show on basic cable.

    Other shows have started out high (Dallas 1.5) but have fallen very quickly (Dallas 0.9)

  • Dennis

    Also….I watched Breaking Bad for the first time ever starting with this season’s premiere last week and thought it was pretty crap. Was is considered a bad episode amongst fans? NOTHING happened

  • Nick

    @OWN Fan: Welcome to Sweetie Pies: An Extra Slice aired from 7P-3A. Two highest rated were the 9P and 10P telecasts (257K viewers/0.08 A18-49 and 231K/0.08, respectively). The 8P airing only pulled in 132K viewers and a .04 A18-49 rating.

    And @DisneyFan: no worries at all about asking. Just was on vacation.

  • joss

    @Dennis

    Also….I watched Breaking Bad for the first time ever starting with this season’s premiere last week and thought it was pretty crap. Was is considered a bad episode amongst fans? NOTHING happened

    try follow the story will you

  • Mickie

    OWN Fan…if you think Next Chapter is low at 301,000 viewers, the numbers get worse on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 inaugural interview featuring “Wild” author Cheryl Strayed…159,000 viewers.

    These numbers appear close to the cancelled Rosie O’Donnell Show on OWN.

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