Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Royal Pains' Tops Night + 'Dallas,' 'Necessary Roughness,' 'The Exes' and More (Updated)

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July 26th, 2012


Due to processing delays we still have not seen our normal "list of 100" and likely won't before Friday morning, Update: We finally got our top 100 data in, and the new table is posted below. As far as primetime originals,  Royal Pains was the top cable original last night, earning a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week. Dallas was off two tenths from last week to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.



Wednesday cable ratings highlights:

Program Net Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
Royal Pains USA 3916 1.0
Dallas TNT 3253 0.7
Necessary Roughness USA 2759 0.7
Restuarant Impossible FOOD 1729 0.7
Sons of Guns DISC 1499 0.7
Baby Daddy ABCF 1392 0.7
Cajun Pawn Stars (9:00) HIST 2019 0.6
Cajun Pawn Stars (9:30) HIST 1996 0.6
Picked Off HIST 1751 0.6
Million Dollar Listings: LA BRVO 1269 0.6
Melissa & Joey ABCF 1245 0.6
Futurama CMDY 1187 0.6
The Real World: St Thomas MTV 1159 0.6
Hollywood Exes VH1 977 0.6
Barter Kings (10:30) A&E 1385 0.5
Barter Kings (10:00) A&E 1327 0.5
Top Chef Masters BRVO 1112 0.5
Haunted Collector SYFY 1238 0.4
Toddlers & Tiaras TLC 1186 0.4
American Guns DISC 1058 0.4
School Spirits SYFY 968 0.4
The Soup ENT 717 0.4
Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TOON 2268 0.3
The Soul Man TVLD 1117 0.3
The Exes TVLD 922 0.3
Virgin Diaries TLC 710 0.3
Beverly Hills Nannies ABCF 671 0.3
Diamond Divers SPIKE 556 0.2
Hollywood Heights NICK 714 0.1
The Franchise SHOW 66 0.0

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 Tuesday night's episode of Cajun Pawn Stars

Top 100:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.798 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.996 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3.027 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.508 1.1
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3.916 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.393 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.971 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.857 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2.124 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.493 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1.469 0.8
DALLAS TNT 9:00 PM 3.253 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.66 0.7
BABY DADDY FAM 8:30 PM 1.392 0.7
Sons of Guns DISC 10:00 PM 1.499 0.7
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2.759 0.7
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1.187 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1.967 0.6
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 1.269 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.374 0.6
PICKED OFF HIST 10:00 PM 1.751 0.6
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1.245 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.15 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.536 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1.898 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.923 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1.613 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1.775 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.781 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 1.333 0.6
REAL WORLD XXVII MTV 10:00 PM 1.159 0.6
HOLLYWOOD EXES VH1 9:00 PM 0.977 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.192 0.6
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2.019 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1.609 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.086 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:30 PM 1.327 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1.466 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:00 PM 1.385 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 1.381 0.5
Chopped FOOD 11:00 PM 1.191 0.5
Top Chef MASTERS BRVO 10:00 PM 1.112 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.966 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.119 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 1.412 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.04 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:01 PM 1.07 0.5
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 8:55 AM 2.132 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1.136 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:31 PM 0.985 0.5
Shake It Up DSNY 10:30 PM 2.712 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.092 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.915 0.4
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.079 0.4
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 11:00 PM 2.507 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 1.015 0.4
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 2.335 0.4
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 9:00 PM 1.186 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 1.233 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 0.983 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 0.956 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.916 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 9:00 PM 2.89 0.4
AMERICAN GUNS DISC 9:00 PM 1.058 0.4
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 10:00 PM 2.737 0.4
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 2.436 0.4
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 8:30 PM 1.171 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1.072 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.176 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1.252 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 5:00 PM 2.283 0.4
Shake It Up DSNY 8:30 PM 2.163 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1.989 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1.886 0.4
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 0.943 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1.091 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1.125 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.611 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.928 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 6:30 PM 0.988 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.579 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:30 AM 0.912 0.3
SOUL MAN, THE TVL 10:00 PM 1.117 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 0.906 0.3
Royal Pains USA 12:02 AM 1.201 0.3
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.604 0.3
DALLAS TNT 11:00 PM 0.969 0.3



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

  • Colin

    When will you update The Glee Project to Tuesday cable rating

  • bakermann_

    Where Vh1’s Mama Drama?Really was interested to see how it did last night after it was the #2 trending topic on Twitter.

  • rob60990

    @Collin, if you go to the Tuesday Cable Ratings and on page 3, commenter Nick posted Glee Projects ratings.

  • Elle

    Was Retired at 35 on Wednesday night or Tuesday night?

  • toons

    how can futurama ratings be exact from last week when they just added 20 million subscribers from directv… everything on comedy central had gone up since that happened… fututrama stays the same?… mathematically just doesn’t seem possible no one from the 20 million tuned in

  • Hillbilly

    I didn’t know Sons of Guns started a new season. Is that a repeat?

  • Richard Steven Hack

    RottleGirl: If this is your first time here, check the Help link at the top and read Numbers 101 and Numbers 102 which explains all. :-) Number of viewers is not relevant, and the 18-40 demographic is what counts.

  • Jon23812

    @toons, well July 4th episodes, with DirecTV, had less viewers than July 11th and 18th episodes, without DirecTV. So I guess the Nielsen households who have DirecTV don’t watch Futurama.

  • glover

    I’m worried about Dallas. I think the old fans are not satisfied with this new version. And the young audience doesn’t like it too. They tried to conquer both audiences but I think it’s not working.

    The fight between the Ewing brothers doesn’t make sense for me. Bobby doesn’t care about the oil of SouthFork and JR wants to sell it. So, if Bobby only cares about avoid fights in the family, why he doesn’t just let JR do what he wants? That will avoid fights.

    OK, maybe I’m the only one who don’t get it. But the young cast is another big problem. Except for the gorgeous Jordana Brewster, the new actors are not convincing.

  • toons

    @jon… yes it dropped to a .5 on the 4th but that was 4th of july… everything dropped… before that it was .8… just seems like an odd thing to have happen especially when all the other shows went back on cmd after the addition of directv… i know these numbers are not factual but still doesn’t make much sense 20 million people are added and no one returns to futurama… but they do return for daily show and clobert and tosh and workaholics etc… it is what it is but just not very logical to me

  • zn

    Wow I watch Dallas and like it but that is bad. It is going in the wrong direction. It is at Franklin & Bash numbers and everyone is wondering if F&B will even get renewed. I know TNT gave Dallas a load of advertising and already renewed it but is there a chance they could change their mind and take the renewal back? Just concerned. I am sure other shows on TNT get better then .7 demo.

  • Ram510

    Back in May/June who would’ve thought Dallas and Baby Daddy would be getting the same rating

  • Jared

    ABCFAMILY rebounded this week..nice comedy block they have on Wednesdays

    Happy to see Hollywood Exes up…its a hidden gem on VH1s schedule.

  • Ga

    Mel&Joey good to go for Season 3.

  • Chris

    ‘fight between the Ewing brothers doesn’t make sense for me. Bobby doesn’t care about the oil of SouthFork and JR wants to sell it. So, if Bobby only cares about avoid fights in the family, why he doesn’t just let JR do what he wants? That will avoid fights.”Because digging for oil would destroy the land of Southfork? They explain this extremely clearly.

    Anyway, I’m really disappointed in Dallas’ ratings. They started out good, and the reviews are good, what exactly is the problem? There’s no chance TNT goes back on their Season 2 order is there?

  • Babygate

    Wow, Dallas is fizzling out real quick. TNT may regret giving it a second season. But I can see why people are not tuning in. It’s lost its edge. JR is the most fun character to watch and he’s been largely MIA. The entire plot seems to be mostly on the shoulders of the younger Ewings which really doesn’t say much. They are really not great. And they can’t seem to decide which cousin is going to keep the girl at the end. I’m watching in the absence of anything better but I’m not excited about it at all.
    Now, Necessary Roughness is doing really poorly as well. This is a really good show. The formula is completely different than the usual procedural or soap. I truly hope there’s a third season.

  • Chris

    “JR is the most fun character to watch and he’s been largely MIA.”

    Unfortunately, this was unavoidable the last few weeks because during that part of the filming Larry Hagman was being treated with cancer. This should apparently being changing from here on out.

  • AC

    Agree with everyone saying Dallas is not doing well. I am sure TNT expected better then that demo. They advertised it like crazy. If shows skew older as time goes on it really is already there at year 1. TNTs older shows are doing better then that or the same. The less hyped Perception which is not my cup of tea is doing better. Not good Dallas and I did like it in the begining but I am starting to not like it as much. I think it needs JR all the time but that will probably not happen. Maybe people where right when they said soaps of this sort are a thing of the past. I guess we shall see. Don’t know if TNT can take back a renewal but they not only already renewed it they added 5 more episodes for next year. I think they renewed too quickly it’s not like it was staying steady in the demo like last years Falling Skies or the year before that with Rizzoli and Isles.

  • Martin

    Yah for Baby Daddy, Melissa And Joey and The Exes rebounding a bit.
    Boo for Dallas dropping, is it really to do with Larry Hagman not being around, i don’t get why people keep tuning out, it is sooo good, imo.

    Also, no way is Season 2 renewal going to be taken back, with such a recognisable name it is already pre-sold in a lot of countries so they are making money, and wouldn’t be surprised if it ran for a few seasons even with these numbers cos of that.

  • joey

    @ Martin. If Dallas keeps this type of drop in the demo I do not know that even being sold in other coutries will help because it started out at a 1.5 and is now at a. .7 I like Dallas but if it keeps losing the demo like that I can not see it being on a few years.

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