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Monday Cable Ratings: NFL Pre-Season Football Rules Night, + 'Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta', 'WWE Raw', 'The Closer', 'Pawn Stars' & More

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August 14th, 2012

 

NFL Preseason Football was the top cable performer Monday night, earning a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Love and Hip Hop Atlanta was Monday's top scripted cable original with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 1.7 last week. 

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 an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in that 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 your favorite shows.

Update: extras via @TVBill:

  • Secret Life of the American Teenager:  1.058 million viewers, 0.5 A18-49 rating
  • Bunheads: 1.131 million viewers, 0.5 A18-49 rating
  • Victorious (8p) 1.569 million viewers, 0.3 A18-49 rating
  • Victorious (8:30p) 1.463million viewers, 0.2 A18-49 rating
  • United Bates of America (9p)  846,000 viewers, 0.3 A18-49 ratings
  • United Bates of America (9:30p)  721,000 viewers, 0.2 A18-49 rating
  • Gallery Girls: 550,000 viewers, 0.3 A18-49 rating

 

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L ESPN 8:00 PM 5.371 2.2
Love and Hip Hop ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 3.171 1.8
WWE Entertainment USA 10:00 PM 4.354 1.7
CLOSER, THE TNT 9:00 PM 9.075 1.6
WWE Entertainment USA 9:00 PM 4.252 1.6
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 4.839 1.5
WWE Entertainment USA 8:00 PM 3.795 1.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:30 PM 4.269 1.4
SINGLE LADIES 2 VH1 9:00 PM 2.29 1.3
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 4.611 1.3
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 10:06 PM 7.184 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3.101 1.2
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 10:00 PM 2.581 1.1
Love and Hip Hop ATLANTA VH1 10:00 PM 1.938 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3.127 1.1
Mythbusters DISC 10:02 PM 2.018 1.0
SHARKZILLA DISC 9:00 PM 2.114 0.9
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2.742 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 10:30 PM 1.625 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 10:00 PM 1.562 0.8
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 2.559 0.8
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:58 PM 1.644 0.8
Teen Wolf SSN 2 MTV 10:00 PM 1.709 0.8
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:30 PM 1.621 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.795 0.8
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 9:00 PM 1.651 0.7
AIR JAWS APOCALYPSE DISC 8:00 PM 1.706 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.108 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.934 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.878 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 2.291 0.7
INTERVENTION AEN 10:00 PM 1.413 0.7
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:00 PM 1.5 0.7
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.541 0.7
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1.827 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 1.806 0.6
INTERVENTION AEN 9:00 PM 1.291 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:30 PM 1.198 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1.764 0.6
SHARK WEEKS IMPOSSIBLE SH DISC 7:00 PM 1.356 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.65 0.6
INTERVENTION AEN 11:01 PM 1.109 0.6
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 9:30 PM 1.435 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:04 AM 1.348 0.6
SHARKZILLA DISC 11:05 PM 1.208 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.739 0.6
TECH IT TO THE MAX HIST 6:30 PM 1.592 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.241 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.072 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:35 PM 1.498 0.6
SINGLE LADIES 2 VH1 11:00 PM 0.997 0.6
CLOSER, THE TNT 11:07 PM 2.355 0.5
Warehouse 13 SYFY 9:00 PM 1.561 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3.014 0.5
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 5:30 PM 1.547 0.5
CLOSER, THE TNT 8:00 PM 3.451 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 7:00 PM 2.433 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 0.96 0.5
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 9:00 PM 1.53 0.5
Love and Hip Hop ATLANTA VH1 12:00 AM 0.904 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE BAND DSNY 9:55 AM 2.499 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 11:03 PM 1.122 0.5
SHARK BITES: ADVENTURES I DISC 3:00 PM 1.009 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.651 0.5
POSSUM HOLLER GARAGE TRU 10:30 PM 1.213 0.5
TECH IT TO THE MAX HIST 6:00 PM 1.414 0.5
American Pickers HIST 1:01 AM 1.456 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1.191 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.439 0.5
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 10:00 AM 2.459 0.5
COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST CMDY 9:13 PM 0.827 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 1.158 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.841 0.4
DVD ON TV FX 7:00 PM 1.162 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 5:00 PM 1.428 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 2:01 AM 1.219 0.4
INTERVENTION AEN 12:01 AM 0.81 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 1.011 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 1.288 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 1.014 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.652 0.4
Alphas SYFY 10:00 PM 0.988 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 1.163 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.973 0.4
DVD ON TV FX 10:30 PM 0.841 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:00 PM 0.977 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 8:00 PM 1.472 0.4
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 12:13 AM 1.665 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.928 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 7:00 PM 1.532 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 4:30 PM 1.376 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 0.975 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 0.995 0.4
EVERYDAY HISTORY HIST 4:00 PM 1.282 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.858 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.87 0.4
CLOSER SPECIAL, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1.543 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.398 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 1.158 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.034 0.3

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  • KarenM

    I guess I should stop watching Alphas now. Why waste my time when it’s going to be cancelled? *sigh*

  • Simon Jester

    @KarenM,

    Because you enjoy it?

    I’ll never understand the “oh, it’s going to be cancelled so I won’t watch it” mentality. Honey, everything gets cancelled eventually — and genre shows quicker than most. If you really can’t handle even the possibility of lack of closure, avoid TV altogether and stick to DVD sets. Also avoid The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Shubert’s Unfinished Symphony.

  • The End

    @KarenM

    The absolute best thing you can do if you’re a Nielsen viewer or know anyone with a box is encourage people to watch, including yourself. Though things look absolutely dire for the show with these numbers, a jump to at least a 1.6-2.0 million and a 0.6 and if this stabilises would benefit the show greatly.

    With these numbers the decision may already of been made though. Next week needs a huge jump, but have a feeling it’l probably be a flat 1.1 million/0.4-0.5 sadly.

  • The End

    @Rocky89

    Fair point, but Continuum has enough problems as it is. The network hasn’t even announced that they’ve renewed it. Which is terrible PR to be honest, you’d think they’d sort this stuff out whilst it was still airing. The numbers wern’t at all bad in Canada.

  • davie

    .08 for Teen Wolf not bad for a so so finale. Great show though Season 3 should be awesome.

    Alphas was extremely good so its upsetting seeing the numbers fall so drastically

  • Bills

    Oh oh HERE’s COMES THAT MACHINE CALLED THE NFL!

    The fatigue of Raw is finally starting to show up. Vince better change that program because there’s a little promotion called TNA on Thursdays which is really good right now.

  • Atmos

    Damn those Alphas numbers are disappointing. Such an entertaining show. I guess I should expect it to get cancelled, but I’ll hope for a miracle.

  • The End

    @Atmos

    A miracle would either be.

    1.35 million, 0.7 18-49
    1.61 million, 0.6-0.7 18-49

    Either of these would put a good case for renewal forward.

  • Grant

    Bunheads is BEATING it’s lead in – the lead in they will pick up for a final season. It is not going anywhere, although it is very questionable whether it is in fact an ABC Family show. It does not center on the teenagers, which is their audience.
    I highly doubt they paid very much for a Broadway actress no one has even heard of. Broadway people all are dying to get on TV and they don’t get the chance because they have no name recognition.
    They picked up Jane by Design and Lying Game with very close to the abysmal ratings Bunheads is getting. It will get one more shot.
    The network only picked up one drama last year – Bunheads – which is a failure. After picking up three or four dramas, most of which flopped, the year before. I think ABC Family is going to be tight with it’s pickups this time and try to put some money into the new shows and a hopeful hit they so desperately need right now.

  • Nadine

    @Eric — you’re kidding right? Closer’s 1.7 is a “tad old?” Honey, The O’Reilly Factor, with 3M viewers and an 18-49 demo of .3 “skews a tad old.” A 1.7 on summer cable wouldn’t be considered skewing old if the advertisers were selling pimple cream.

  • JJ

    I’m so glad Kyra Sedgwick’s The Close is off air now. That was one of the more annoying and overrated procedurals ever.

  • jess

    @Jenny

    yeah i was thinking that too. i’m hoping for january because another 5 month hiatus after only airing like 8 episodes would really suck.

  • nikki

    Abc family needs a supernatural theamed show for next season. And I think bunheads will be back at least to finish the season if not get another one for next year. Secret life needs to end. Its horrible lately. And jane by design sucked from the beginning it should of never got more episodes ordered. And I love the lying game, I see that show sticking around for another season at least maybe even getting 4. I just hope abcfamily keeps killing the cw in ratings, I can’t wait for them to flop this year. I hate the cw. Worthless tv on that channel. Ughh

  • nikki

    .com grant I wouldn’t say bunheads is a flop, I’ve seen shows do worse. And the acting is good, and the writing is good so the show is actually good. It just needs to find its audience.

  • Christian

    Teen Wolf Averages=
    Season 1- 1.73 million viewers, A18-49: 0.68
    Season 2- 1.70 million viewers, A18-49 0.68

    I thought positive word of mouth would’ve boosted season 2 over season 1 but staying virtually flat is better than the huge declines MTV is seeing everywhere else.

  • Michael

    Nikki, ABC Family already tried that with the short lived series, “The Nine Lives Of Chloe King” and got canceled after 1 season.

  • nikki

    Michael, I meant one that didn’t suck terribly. A good one with whiches, and demons. Something with a pretty girl and a good looking guy. Something that has depth and a back story. The nine lives show was so bad, even from the beginning. Supernatural shows can be awesome if they are done right.

  • pll fan

    So if the network does keep Bunheads does that mean Jane By Design is a goner? The show got a second chance and still did poorly, even behind the juggernaut that is PLL.

  • DM

    I’ve always thought Bunheads was a weird fit for abc family. I would have thought t would be better suited for lifetime. As for a supernatural show on abc family it would flop just like all the others do.

  • Tom

    ABC is contractually required to use the name “Family”. This was part of the deal ABC was stuck with when it acquired the network from CBN. Afterwards, ABC pretty much disavowed the belief that this would restrict them to broadcasting just anesthetic family fare. They’ve proved that with PLL and Bunheads. I want to see what ratings Bunheads gets for its final episode next Monday. Lately, the show has had plummeting viewership. Sure, the demo is still at 0.5, but what’s that worth with barely over one million viewers? I suppose ABC could give the show a back order and see if it can, as some have put it, “find an audience”. However, I don’t see where that audience would come from. Unless there’s another variable that no one has yet identified, it appears that this might be another of those quirky shows that just can’t attract an audience. In that case, it would be best to simply cancel it.

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