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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Dallas' Wins Night, + 'Royal Pains', 'Operation Repo', 'Barter Kings', 'Necessary Roughness' & More (Updated)

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August 2nd, 2012

 

Dallas was the number one cable original last night, earning a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.Royal Pains came in second, also earning a 0.8, down two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source, if you don't see your show it was not in that top 100 list. 

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 Futurama

Selected Wednesday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3.184 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3.062 1.2
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.43 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.194 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.197 0.9
DALLAS TNT 9:00 PM 3.241 0.8
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 2.963 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.926 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.858 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1.67 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1.498 0.7
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 1.61 0.7
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:30 PM 1.279 0.6
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:00 PM 1.4 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.307 0.6
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2.057 0.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.647 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1.586 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.573 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.137 0.6
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.342 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 1.22 0.5
Operation Repo TRU 9:00 PM 1.314 0.5
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1.232 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 3.105 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.282 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.914 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.373 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.518 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.181 0.5
REAL WORLD XXVII MTV 10:00 PM 1.008 0.5
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1.009 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:37 AM 1.393 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:01 PM 0.945 0.5
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.352 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.317 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:04 AM 1.286 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.758 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.999 0.5
BOLT DSNY 7:00 PM 2.484 0.5
HOLLYWOOD EXES VH1 9:00 PM 0.812 0.4
BABY DADDY FAM 8:30 PM 1.095 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1.385 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1.207 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1.134 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 0.825 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1.184 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 12:31 AM 0.855 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 2.105 0.4
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 0.978 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:31 PM 0.753 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 10:30 PM 1.08 0.4
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 0.972 0.4
MY TEEN IS PREGNANT AND S TLC 10:00 PM 0.997 0.4
AMERICAN GUNS DISC 9:00 PM 1.08 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1.954 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 1.67 0.4
Top Chef MASTERS BRVO 10:00 PM 0.856 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 0.963 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 0.827 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 1.025 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.886 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:30 AM 2.109 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 0.899 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 1.568 0.4
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 11:30 AM 2.149 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.237 0.4
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:25 AM 1.764 0.4
PICKED OFF HIST 10:00 PM 1.211 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 0.98 0.4
E! NEWS ENT 7:00 PM 0.735 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 6:30 PM 0.819 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 1.916 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1.091 0.4
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 0.983 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 0.962 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1.936 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 0.746 0.4
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 10:00 AM 2.038 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:31 PM 0.891 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.755 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.186 0.3
MOB WEEK AMC 8:00 PM 0.886 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 0.869 0.3
Sons of Guns DISC 10:00 PM 0.81 0.3
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.037 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.168 0.3
Suits USA 11:02 PM 0.931 0.3
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.436 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.27 0.3
SOUL MAN, THE TVL 10:00 PM 0.951 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1.135 0.3
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.189 0.3
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1.777 0.3
DALLAS TNT 11:00 PM 0.769 0.3
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.134 0.3
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1.003 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 1:00 AM 0.842 0.3
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 0.84 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.482 0.2

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

 
  • Ram510

    @ silvit

    No Memphis Beat started to dip down to a .6 and low 2 million viewers after a while. That show was done. Plus Dallas has strong international sales on its side

  • ZAK

    @ Denis so a .8 is not a good cable demo? Oh my, I am very confused sorry I started a fight. I honestly just wanted to know since the .8 is being shown as great for one show I watch (Dallas) but bad for the other I watch (R&I)

  • The End

    @Silvit

    Quoting from the deadline article.

    ‘Memphis Beat creators creators Liz Garcia and Joshua Harto sold a new project to NBC.’

    Sounds like another Breakout Kings situation where the creators jump ship and as a result the show gets canned.

    Further backs my point up.

  • Denis

    @ZAK it is good for cable, but not great for a summer series on TNT.
    Most of the summer regulars pull in 1.0 +

  • The End

    @ZAK

    Buddy, ignore him.

    He’s repeated himself like 12 times now claiming Dallas is dead, he’s what you call a hardcore hater.

    A 0.8 is a good demo for cable.

  • Denis

    @The End
    as I said, its not great at all for a summer show on TNT

    I dount it will craic a 1.0 for the finale…some people’s expectations are too high.
    It might scrape a 0.9

  • silvit

    @ZAK

    Yesterday many male skewing shows lost a big chunk of viewers so I don’t think that the fact there was a women Olympics event had a bigger impact on woman’s demo. To be fair, female skewing shows like PLL stayed almost the same as last week.

    @The End

    No ad-supported cable show can cost that much. Not even Mad Men cost that and we all know the money problem AMC had for it (reading: it’s not profitable despite great DVD sales).

    You are talking nonsense about the money thing.

  • EAC

    So for both Dallas and RI running against the Olympics a .8 is decent?

    ZAK don’t worry about it I was curious too.

  • EAC

    Over all I think Tuesday night with the record setting olympic sviewers had a tougher night then Monday or Wed. night. to be fair. Can everyone agree with that?

  • RHONJd

    Ok thanks @Robert

  • The End

    @Silvit

    Ignorance I see.

    Need examples of shows costing around 3 million on cable?

    – Falling Skies
    – Stargate Universe
    – Eureka
    – Battlestar Galactica
    – Stargate Atlantis
    – Mad Men(Near enough)

    I don’t speak nonsense here.

    You can make money on a high budget show, it all depends on how much you pay to have such a show on your network.

    I can name many more examples if need be. Have already made one user here look stupid, although he doesn’t see it.

  • silvit

    @The End

    TNT never renewed shows with such low ratings. Hawthorne did better, yet it was canned.

    Ryan Murphy is doing American Horror Story yet Glee it’s still on.

    It sounds more of a case of canceling the lowest performing shows on the network to make room for new ones (which will probably happen to F&B this year, despite getting 0.7-0.8 rating)

  • RHONJd

    Calling ICarly/Victorious fans: Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande are getting their own show together called Sam&Cat, and Noah Munck is getting his own show called Gibby! Yay!

  • RHONJd
  • GG

    Glad Mel&Joe is higher than Baby daddy. That show is kind of annoying.

  • Blake

    I have a few questions if anyone would please care to weigh in:

    1. Although Time Warner owns Dallas and TNT is a Time Warner company, TNT still has to pay a license fee to Warner Horizon that produces Dallas, right? And is that license fee then cheaper than if Dallas were produced by a non-Warner company (and it includes several encore airings)?

    2. Dallas picked up a 0.3 rating and an additional 700,000+ viewers for its 11pm encore telecast. Does TNT put together the numbers for the premiere and all encore airings when they evaluate the show’s ratings?

    3. I noticed there is no renew/cancel index for cable shows (since I guess they are harder to predict). Nevertheless, would a network like TNT still calculate its overall average (for all original dramas) and average for individual shows and then those shows that don’t meet that overall average get canned? Or would they keep a show on air if it had low ratings but, say, had strong international sales?

    Many thanks!

  • RJ

    Baby Daddy has some of the most bizzare ratings. Up big one week, and then down big the next. Strange.

  • RJ

    Just of note, I am not just talking about the Olympics this week. Notice the trend.

  • The End

    @Blake

    Hate to sound arrogant, not a fan of Dallas myself but fully believe with these ratings you’l get at least 4-5 seasons out of the show.

    I’m calling it, I’ll even bookmark this thread ready to post next year when Dallas gets renewed for a Season 3. In a, I told you so kind of way.

  • Amy

    Hollywood Heights – Nickelodeon
    0.780 million viewers, #27; 0.170 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #32

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