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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.

 
  • CDBO

    so was fred

  • tobias

    @Haha
    yeah i wanted him to win gold but he still tied the record for most medals

  • Curtis

    @Nick Do you have viewership for Cartoon Network’s DC Nation Saturday?

    It seems that Nickelodeon might now see that Fred: The Show is a flop. I supported the show for a little while because it was a non-music themed show, but now, it’s just ridiculous. Does anyone else think that Penguins of Madagascar will be canceled after season 3 and sent to Nicktoons to be burned off? Also, what is everyone’s opinion of Nickelodeon’s You Gotta See This? I think it is okay.

  • truebloodlover27

    LOVE TRUE BLOOD!!! and breaking bad!!! Also even tho small town security is sooo weird I really like it haha too bad its sure to be canceled… just not humorous to everyone i guess

  • CDBO

    i dont think penguins of madagascar will be sent to nicktoons that episode wasnt even promoted and it did ok

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Hey @Curtis (:
    Well in my opinion I think Fred the show won’t get cancelled Infact it got renewed for 28 more episodes( I think), I still don’t like the show, but I guess nickelodeon sees that it’s doing well where they want it
    To be doing well (does that make since lol). Nickelodeon has a ton of stuff airing soon and I think nick will win the fall season.. Okay and if nickelodeon would promote penguins well and air it on Saturday mornings along with tuff puppy and spongebob the show would be hitting above 3 million views like it did before.. O and You gotta see this is a funny show in my opinion.! ^_^

  • J

    Longmire was a repeat, for the record. Good to see Breaking Bad staying strong. Best Show On TV.

  • pirate1303

    Sigornay Weaver’s acting skills are wasted on Political Animals.

    Poor plot-even worse writing and character development.

    This is a dog and getting worse each week.

  • Ga

    True Blood still slaying after 5 years. You can never go wrong with true blood.

  • GG

    I think Newsroom will def. make a series finale at the end of two seasons.
    Its doing just average with the biggest lead in.

  • Travis

    Great job, Bar Rescue!

  • joss

    go true blood

    BB numbers dosent matter its final season so enjoy!

  • Curtis

    @I luv nickelodeon
    While I am a Cartoon Network and The Hub fan (LOL), I have to agree with you. If Nick actually promoted new episodes of the Nicktoons and not assume someone will be watching, they might get more viewership than Disney. Also, I believe Nick needs to go back to airing animated series on Friday nights in order to provide some competition to Disney (because let’s face it: Cartoon Planet only get about 1.2 million viewers a week, not very good against new episodes on Disney). I heard that Fred the Show got renewed, but I did not know if that was true because they also said something about him having another show Marvin, Marvin, and so far they have not released much about that show. I kind of hope Nick, The Hub, and Cartoon Network do well in the fall with their new series. All Disney has is Dog with a Blog coming soon.

  • Curtis

    Also, does anyone think that Nick is going to burn off Fanboy and Chum Chum on Nicktoons. They have not renewed it, so…

  • JR

    SVU reruns perform fairly well, don’t they?

  • Columbo

    Lol @ OWN

  • tara

    Don’t think the Longmire ratings are correct for the 10 pm airing. Should be around 4 million total viewers, no?

    LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 1587 0.4

  • PenguinFan

    Penguins of Madagascar did pretty good with no promotion, just like CDBO said.

    “Okay and if nickelodeon would promote penguins well and air it on Saturday mornings along with tuff puppy and spongebob the show would be hitting above 3 million views like it did before” -I luv Nickelodeon

    I agree with the above statement. Nick really needs to promote the Penguins more, and they need it more than ever because PoM has only 11 episodes left, but the ratings could be HUGE if they promoted. Us Fanguins (Fan+Penguins of Madagascar) want it to be renewed for a season four, because season three is its last season, sadly.

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