Cable Top 25: 'The Closer' Wins the Week Again, Topping 'WWE Entertainment' & 'True Blood'

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August 14th, 2012

The Closer topped cable viewership for the week with 6.002 million viewers. WWE Raw came in second with 4.648 million viewers and True Blood came in third with 4.491 million viewers
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending August 13, 2012

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6002
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4648
3 TRUE BLOOD HBOM Sun 09:04P-09:51P 4491
4 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN Sun 01:00P-04:00P 4473
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:07P 4446
6 LONGMIRE A&E Sun 10:00P-11:03P 4336
7 DALLAS TNT Wed 09:00P-10:04P 4287
8 GRAVITY FALLS DSNY Fri 09:00P-09:30P 4176
9 PERCEPTION TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 4097
10 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 09:00P-10:01P 4036
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4007
12 SHAKE IT UP DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 3837
13 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:30P-11:01P 3724
14 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3715
15 FALLING SKIES TNT Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3463
16 SUITS USA Thu 10:01P-11:02P 3423
17 CODE 9 DSNY Fri 09:30P-09:55P 3405
18 GRAVITY FALLS DSNY Sun 09:00P-09:30P 3387
19 GREEN BAY/SAN DIEGO ESPN Thu 08:00P-11:13P 3386
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 10:30A-11:00A 3378
21 JESSIE DSNY Fri 08:30P-09:00P 3350
22 LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3348
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3348
24 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:00P-10:30P 3334
25 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 10:00A-10:30A 3264


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  • Greg

    Perception? You mean Major Crimes, right?

  • silvit


    The ratings for the Monday’s shows relate to last week, since yesterday’s cable ratings are not out yet. So the episode of The Closer is the last week’s one and there is Perception and not Major Crimes.



  • pokemonmon

    as usual babysitters ratings arent up there *sigh*

  • RLH

    Is Dallas a “hit”? It’s season average this summer has been under 4 million viewers-lower than a half-dozen other primetime cable TV dramas airing the past 3 months.

  • disney rocks

    Go Disney!

    Top 5 programs Nick/Disney (New and Reruns)-

    1. Gravity Falls
    2. Shake It Up
    3. GLC
    4. Code 9
    5. Gravity Falls (Rerun)

    Disney ROCKS!

  • Kaylie

    Im really happy for Disney. Gravity Falls is gonna be one hell of a hit for them. I just wish Disney would give ANT Farm more promotion.

    I gotta hand it to Spongebob for keeping Nick on their toes. Their lucky to have a hit like Spongebob. Their team must be payed so high.

  • disney rocks

    Nick would be in the dumpster if it weren’t for Spongebob.

  • Eric (dx)

    Seriously, what would happen if Timewarner placed The closer on the CW on thursday night? Why wouldn’t they try to breathe some life into their broadcast network? Oh yeah that’s right they would have to share 50% of the ad revenue with CBS….still they have to do something about the CW right?

  • silvit

    If The Closer was on the CW it would have never gotten these ratings. The CW is the death for a show. ;-)

  • Twist Of Fate

    @disney rocks
    Disney would be in the dumpster without terrible wannabe teen sitcoms.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Disney rocks
    Your list is irrelevant, and a bother, just like you! :)

  • Twist Of Fate

    For all those thinking Shake It Up: Made In Japan is going to hit anywhere above 4.7 million viewers, it was up against the Fox NFL Preseason Game. *chuckles evilly*, and so was Gravity Falls.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Twist Of Fate
    How To Rock shall win this ratings battle!

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