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Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Breaking Bad', 'The Newsroom', 'Political Animals', 'Longmire' & More

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July 31st, 2012

 

True Blood was Sunday's number one cable program with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance. Keeping Up with the Kardashians was the number two show, with a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 1.4.

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.

Update: additions via commenter Nick are below the table, including some Saturday night highlights.

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 9:03 PM 4596 2.6
BREAK HBOM 9:56 PM 2959 1.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 3030 1.6
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 5055 1.2
Breaking Bad AMC 10:00 PM 2197 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2356 1.0
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2068 1.0
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN 4:31 PM 3662 1.0
BLACK DYNAMITE ADSM 11:30 PM 1736 0.8
BREAK HBOM 8:52 PM 1375 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2029 0.7
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 1739 0.7
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 8:00 PM 1791 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2184 0.7
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:01 PM 1193 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2458 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:00 AM 1440 0.6
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1201 0.6
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:58 PM 2134 0.6
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1249 0.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 10:00 PM 1154 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 2512 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2225 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 1539 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2436 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 999 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 12:30 PM 1181 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 6:00 PM 1635 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1889 0.5
S OLY PM NBCSN 12:00 PM 1414 0.5
S OLY PM MSNBC 12:00 PM 1414 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1500 0.5
S OLY AM NBCSN 6:00 AM 1289 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1917 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1249 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 10:00 PM 1318 0.5
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK 10:00 AM 1920 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1181 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1798 0.5
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1440 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1407 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:03 PM 924 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:30 PM 1336 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 1128 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 4:00 PM 1344 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1647 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1624 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:58 PM 1039 0.5
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 7:59 PM 950 0.5
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1271 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 6:00 PM 1314 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 5:00 PM 1454 0.5
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1211 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 1965 0.5
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 12:00 PM 1204 0.4
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 9:00 PM 1387 0.4
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 3006 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1242 0.4
POLITICAL ANIMALS USA 10:00 PM 1733 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:00 PM 1261 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:30 PM 1090 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1238 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:00 PM 1131 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:30 PM 939 0.4
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 12:00 AM 833 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:30 PM 1256 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:00 PM 1091 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1188 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:50 PM 813 0.4
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 1:30 PM 2084 0.4
COMBAT PAWN TRU 10:30 PM 1015 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:05 PM 842 0.4
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 5:56 PM 864 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 4:50 PM 1288 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1412 0.4
LONGMIRE AEN 9:00 PM 1746 0.4
LONGMIRE AEN 11:01 PM 1288 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1154 0.4
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 5:30 PM 1149 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 8:00 PM 1020 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1257 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1231 0.4
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 1587 0.4
BLOOD, LIES & ALIBIS ID 11:00 AM 933 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:00 PM 873 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:01 PM 1174 0.4
FALLING SKIES SPECIAL TNT 9:00 PM 976 0.4
GATOR BOYS APL 11:00 PM 970 0.4
FALLING SKIES SPECIAL TNT 4:00 PM 918 0.4
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 6:00 PM 929 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 4:00 PM 1129 0.4
MOVIE LMN 2:00 PM 924 0.4
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1436 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 1:30 PM 1035 0.4
FALLING SKIES SPECIAL TNT 5:00 PM 1006 0.3
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1085 0.3
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 8:00 PM 821 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:30 PM 921 0.3
FALLING SKIES SPECIAL TNT 3:00 PM 879 0.3
Pawn Stars HIST 11:30 AM 1037 0.3

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via Nick:

Additional telecasts:

Summer Olympics (Bravo)
-9 AM: 0.438 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49

Weeds (Showtime)
-10 PM: 0.478 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49

Episodes (Showtime)
-10:30 PM: 0.239 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

Small Town Security (AMC)
-11:04 PM: 0.420 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49

Mob Wives Chicago (VH1)
-8 PM: 0.555 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

Big Ang (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.548 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

Hollywood Exes (VH1)
-9:30 PM: 0.363 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

Oprah’s Lifeclass (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.281 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

MLS Regular Season (NBC Sports Network)
-7:06 PM: 0.233 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

Summer Olympics (MSNBC)
-7 AM: 0.733 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

Shake It Up (Disney Channel)
-8:30 PM: 3.125 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49

Saturday:

Fred 3: Camp Fred (Nickelodeon)
-8 PM: 3.548 million viewers, 0.51 A18-49

You Gotta See This! (Nickelodeon)
-9:30 PM: 2.379 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49

The Philadelphia Experiment (Syfy)
-9 PM: 1.852 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

Redneck Island (CMT)
-10 PM: 0.349 million viewers, 0.17 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.335 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

Summer Olympics (Bravo)
-9 AM: 0.697 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

Summer Olympics (NBC Sports Network)
-6 AM: 0.534 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49
-12 PM: 1.745 million viewers, 0.64 A18-49

MLS Regular Season (NBC Sports Network)
-8 PM: 0.392 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

International Soccer Friendly (ESPN2)
-1 PM: 0.158 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

World Football Challenge (ESPN2)
-6:30 PM: 0.195 million viewers, 0.09 A18-49

Summer Olympics (MSNBC)
-7 AM: 0.693 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49
-12 PM: 1.573 million viewers, 0.55 A18-49

Sweetie Pies: Extra Slice (OWN)
-9 PM: 0.166 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
-10 PM: 0.119 million viewers, 0.03 A18-49

 

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

 
  • Rabbit

    Glad to see Black Dynamite holding up. And the NBC Sports Network must be happy getting over 1 million+ ratings at 6 am.

  • Nick

    Additional telecasts:

    Summer Olympics (Bravo)
    -9 AM: 0.438 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49

    Weeds (Showtime)
    -10 PM: 0.478 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49

    Episodes (Showtime)
    -10:30 PM: 0.239 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

    Small Town Security (AMC)
    -11:04 PM: 0.420 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49

    Mob Wives Chicago (VH1)
    -8 PM: 0.555 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

    Big Ang (VH1)
    -9 PM: 0.548 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

    Hollywood Exes (VH1)
    -9:30 PM: 0.363 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

    Oprah’s Lifeclass (OWN)
    -10 PM: 0.281 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    MLS Regular Season (NBC Sports Network)
    -7:06 PM: 0.233 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Fred 3: Camp Fred (Nickelodeon)
    -8 PM: 3.548 million viewers, 0.51 A18-49

    You Gotta See This! (Nickelodeon)
    -9:30 PM: 2.379 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49

    The Philadelphia Experiment (Syfy)
    -9 PM: 1.852 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

    Redneck Island (CMT)
    -10 PM: 0.349 million viewers, 0.17 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.335 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

    Summer Olympics (Bravo)
    -9 AM: 0.697 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

    Summer Olympics (NBC Sports Network)
    -6 AM: 0.534 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49
    -12 PM: 1.745 million viewers, 0.64 A18-49

    MLS Regular Season (NBC Sports Network)
    -8 PM: 0.392 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

  • Oliver

    Breaking Bad staying high (1.1 vs 1.2 last week). Newsroom has dipped (0.9 vs 0.7).

    Not bad, especially considering the added competition from the Olympics.

  • Oliver

    Small Town Security is a huge flop for AMC.

  • Mary

    Wow. Episodes ought to be dead.

  • William

    still dont understand why the glades and falling skies were repeats

  • bg

    @NICK…Thank you…

    Do you have the Olympic Soccer breakdown for Saturday and Sunday on MSNBC and NBCSPN?

    Ratings for WFC (World Football Challenge) on ESPN2 on Saturday? Games started @ 1:00 pm(EST) and 6:30 pm (EST)?

    Thank you

  • Kyle32

    @William-their networks didn’t want to air new episodes against the Olympics during the starting weekend.

  • bg

    @NICK

    US Women’s Soccer game on Saturday?

  • Jon23812

    @Nick, thanks for the Olympic ratings and YGST ratings. Do you know how “Shake it Up” did on Disney Channel at 8 PM?

  • Jon23812

    ^I mean 8:30.

  • OWN Fan

    @Nick, would it be a problem to find out how ‘Sweetie Pies: Extra Slice’ at 9p + 10 p faired against the Olympics?

  • disney rocks

    Thats really low for GLC; shocked Fred 3 did that well

  • disney rocks

    Surprised at GLC- Disney did decent promotion

  • KS: Brotherly Love is The Centre of Supernatural Universe and No Galileo Can Prove It Wrong

    @Bill and Robert

    You really really need to check this:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/nielsen-sued-billions-manipulated-ratings-355829

    This Indian news channel is very biased and I hope it suffers embarrassment.

  • Red Jane

    True Blood & Breaking Bad are Olympic-resistant…

    @William – I am guessing programmers thought The Glades & Falling Skies would have lost many viewers to the Olympics

  • disney rocks

    Signs Fred’s popularity is gradually declining-

    Fred:The Movie- 7.6 million
    Fred 2- 5.7 million
    Fred 3- 3.5 million
    Fred:The Show- bombed

  • disney rocks

    Original Movies on Nick/Disney for the year-

    1. Let It Shine
    2. Radio Rebel
    3. Frenemies
    4. Fred 3
    5. Rags

  • Ram510

    Aww man Political Animals….hope it can bounce back

  • Poweranimals

    Where’s Shake It Up?

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