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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
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.729 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
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 9:30 PM 1.996 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
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.636 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 1.381 0.5
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 8:30 PM 1.705 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
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:00 AM 2.956 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.119 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.4 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
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 1.55 0.4
Shake It Up DSNY 10:30 PM 2.712 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:30 AM 2.048 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.092 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.915 0.4
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 1.238 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.576 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
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 8:00 PM 1.212 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
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1.066 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
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.855 0.3
DALLAS TNT 11:00 PM 0.969 0.3

 

 

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

 
  • Usi

    People got to remember about Dallas that the show is on by itself on Wednesdays with no help like the other TNT shows during the week. Soaps just like multi-cam comedies work better in blocks. That’s why TNT needs to either create a new soap or just reboot an older one like Dynasty, Knots Landing, or Falcon’s Crest.

    I think like a couple of people mentioned earlier Dallas still does pretty well in the 25-54 and its still over 3 million viewers. It’s the best Wednesday performer TNT ever had for an original series. Then you have the fact that the international numbers will support this show and potentially DVD sales which TNT will all earn from since they own the show. You guys take way too much stock into domestic numbers for shows that are owned by the network.

  • Jared

    Not that I’ve personally seen the show..but MAMA DRAMA on VH1 is doing better than there whole Sunday night lineup. I wonder why VH1 is throwing this show away and airing it with back to back episodes at 11pm and 12 am.

  • bg

    @Nick…Any numbers from Telefutura who also showed the MLS All Star game on Wednesday night? Thank you.

  • Melvin

    I think that the Olympics is going to have a big issue with ratings especially Disney channel today on Friday, does anyone know how the rating went during the Beijing Olympics

  • bg

    We had about 880K watching Soccer on ESPN2 and NBCSPN(Olympic Soccer replay). I assume we had another 250K-350K watching the MLS ALL Star game on Telefutura…The combined audience for soccer at 8:30 pm (EST) was somewhere around 1.2 million or so (viewership on ESPN2, Telefutura, and NBCSPN)…Not bad for a Wednesday night…

  • Zach

    With Necessary Roughness so low USA is going to have some tough decisions to make. Political Animals is out because it was a limited series but that still leaves Fairly Legal, Common Law and NR on the bubble maybe. Those are their three lowest rated shows. I hope they consider the Friday Factor with FL and CL both of which were airing alone on Fridays for a while as well. And then think that NR is losing a lot from its highly rated lead in. Time will tell.

  • RottieGirl

    @Usi, well put.

  • MJDB

    Thank you Nick

  • BLT

    Great to see Baby Daddy is going strong! Love that show!

  • david

    good good to see Mellissa and Joey and baby dady back up. and to bad Dallas is still falling.

  • Richie

    @Jared I agree I think VH1 has blown it with there sunday line up

  • Bumfuzzled

    The young bucks on Dallas can’t even over act. The story lines are out of control. Such promise….. Larry Hagman needs to work on the Andy Rooney eyebrows. Disturbing!

    Jordana Brewster is a babe. I’ll keep watching to see her. That is all…..

  • TV Gord

    I don’t get why so many people are freaking out over Dallas. Number two for Wednesdays, and number 12 in the top 100. What am I missing? As for the show itself, I think the whole cast is doing fine. Sure, I prefer Duffy, Hagman and Gray, but the younger actors are holding my interest, too, and there’s good intrigue and a revelation in every episode.

    Sometimes, I think people come here with their own agenda, regardless of what the numbers are.

  • Martin

    @Nick

    Any chance you can get last weeks numbers for retired at 35, curious, they were never shown i don’t think.

    At least its up from when it was on Tuesdays, i do still watch it and it is okay and slightly better than last year, probably because of the sister although i very much prefered Casey Wilson as the sister but glad she is not on this show cos that would mean she wouldn’t be on Happy Endings as my 2nd favourite character on the show (was favourite in first season, but Elisha Cuthbert got hilarious this season).

    Anyway, While I watch all TVLand original comedies, the only two I really love are Hot In Cleveland and The Exes.

  • Martin

    Also, Kristin Johnson is hilarious at physical comedy.

  • Number Cruncher

    @Jared.

    It’s because Mama Drama is a show that VH1 meant to air nearly 8 months ago (behind Mob Wives) and kept pushing back until now where they see it as simply a burnoff show. I don’t believe they have any real expectations or intentions for this show except to just air it and be done with it.

  • Nick

    @bg – the game brought in 358K viewers and a .18 A18-49 rating on Telefutura.

    @Martin – Retired at 35 was up 13% from last week in viewers (787K vs. 699K) and 25% in the demo (.25 vs. .20).

  • Harry Davis

    Love Dallas, script work and the acting is amazing.

  • zk

    @ TV Gord I like Dallas but I was just worried about the ratings continuing to drop and the demo too. Maybe I am wrong but when I saw the .7 from a 1.5 it started out at I start getting worried.

  • bk

    The repeat of Dallas does count – it’s included in the Live +Same Day numbers which is what is used for the advertising charges.

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