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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Beats 'Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne' + 'Falling Skies', NASCAR, 'Army Wives' & More

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August 14th, 2012

True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 2.7 last week. The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne came in second with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
True Blood HBOM 9:04 PM 4.491 2.6
COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST CMDY 10:00 PM 2.644 1.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 9:00 PM 3.463 1.3
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 2.275 1.3
Breaking Bad AMC 10:00 PM 2.48 1.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 4.473 1.2
BREAK HBOM 9:51 PM 2.175 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.696 1.2
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 2.971 1.1
SHARK WEEKS IMPOSSIBLE SH DISC 10:02 PM 1.947 1.0
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2.231 1.0
AIR JAWS APOCALYPSE DISC 9:00 PM 1.83 0.9
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2.36 0.9
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 4.336 0.8
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 1.838 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3.348 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2.054 0.8
BLACK DYNAMITE ADSM 11:30 PM 1.691 0.8
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.721 0.8
AIR JAWS APOCALYPSE DISC 11:05 PM 1.315 0.7
BREAK HBOM 10:57 PM 1.418 0.7
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 3.101 0.7
ULTIMATE AIR JAWS DISC 8:00 PM 1.491 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3.017 0.7
Criminal Minds AEN 6:00 PM 1.67 0.7
TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 1.177 0.7
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1.647 0.6
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 3.715 0.6
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2.234 0.6
Shake It Up DSNY 8:30 PM 3.837 0.6
LEVERAGE TNT 8:00 PM 2.322 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1.329 0.6
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1.882 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:30 PM 1.8 0.6
Hell On Wheels AMC 9:00 PM 2.452 0.6
COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST CMDY 11:39 PM 1.139 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.234 0.6
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 1.056 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1.312 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:55 AM 2.643 0.6
AIR JAWS II: EVEN HIGHER DISC 6:00 PM 1.339 0.6
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 8:00 PM 1.749 0.6
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1.592 0.6
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.871 0.6
ROBOT AND MONSTER NICK 11:00 AM 2.469 0.6
Criminal Minds AEN 8:00 PM 1.906 0.6
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2.098 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.331 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 1.787 0.6
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:30 AM 2.689 0.6
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:25 AM 2.093 0.6
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 2.096 0.6
GREAT WHITE INVASION DISC 5:00 PM 1.194 0.6
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 2.113 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2.674 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 5:00 PM 1.52 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.087 0.5
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.039 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.513 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:15 PM 1.09 0.5
AIR JAWS: SHARKS OF SOUTH DISC 7:00 PM 1.203 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.476 0.5
SHARK WEEKS IMPOSSIBLE SH DISC 12:06 AM 0.916 0.5
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 2.338 0.5
COMBAT PAWN TRU 10:30 PM 1.038 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:01 PM 1.638 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 1.208 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 1.513 0.5
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 5:30 PM 1.442 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 6:00 PM 1.436 0.5
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 9:00 PM 1.447 0.5
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1.54 0.5
POLITICAL ANIMALS USA 10:00 PM 1.981 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1.289 0.5
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.578 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 4:00 PM 1.311 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1.406 0.5
HOW SHARKS HUNT DISC 1:00 PM 0.975 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1.16 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 1:30 PM 0.951 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1.265 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1.221 0.4
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 5:00 PM 1.333 0.4
Chopped FOOD 12:00 AM 1.004 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1.062 0.4
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 1:30 PM 0.943 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:00 PM 0.973 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND MORNING FX 9:00 AM 0.981 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 4:00 PM 1.383 0.4
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 5:00 PM 1.123 0.4
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 3:30 PM 1.018 0.4
GREAT ESCAPE, THE TNT 10:00 PM 0.81 0.4
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1.309 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1.473 0.4
CAJUN PAWN STARS HIST 4:30 PM 1.18 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:30 PM 1.03 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:00 PM 0.968 0.4
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1.399 0.4
Hell On Wheels MARATHON AMC 8:08 PM 1.555 0.3
LONGMIRE AEN 11:03 PM 1.536 0.3

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

 
  • r0ckmypants

    Impressive that True Blood only dropped 0.1 against the closing ceremonies.

    I can’t stand this season though. It’s definitely gotten better in the past two episodes, but they’re just dragging out a bunch of storylines that really didn’t need more than an episode or two to fully resolve. The same thing is happening over and over and over, and it’s at the point of being tedious. And when you can drop characters for an entire episode at a time, you have too many of them. Sookie has become a supporting character on a show that started as hers.

  • Dennis

    FALLING SKIES should go up next week to a 1.4 or maybe even a 1.5 :)

    It’s preforming brilliantly for TNT

  • Dennis

    Ouch at Hell On Wheels!

  • Kissan

    Just sayin, after True Blood finishes this season they still need four more seasons (up to season 9) to get over 88 episodes for syndication, they’ll have 98 episodes then. If the creator wants to go over 100 episodes, there gonna have to go all the way up to season 10 to have 110 episodes. That’s great if they do it, but I doubt there gonna go that far cuz they have no more storylines. But it would be a BIG milestone if they went up to season 10.

  • Kissan

    Plus, if the actors wanna do that much seasons then they’ll keep goin on right? Cuz I just got into True Blood.

  • Bjm

    I’ve been very happy with TB this season, and I haven’t had any problem keeping up with the various stories. This has definitely been one of the better seasons, IMO.

  • Kaylie

    Disney Sundays do so well because the schedules been the same for 2+ years now. Ant Farm needs work. Overall, great numbers from Disney & Spongebob.

  • Christian

    This season of True Blood is the worse. This show has always been a guilty pleasure but there is no longer any pleasure to derive from this crap. And no way any network is paying to syndicate this aftet A&E took such a huge, embarassing loss on The Sopranos.

  • Ram510

    At least Political Animals was up by a little. Maybe the finale can beat its premiere numbers

  • tv#1

    AMC should place Hell on Wheels after Breaking Bad; not before. It would definitely help it rate better. Good to see True Blood and Falling skies hold strong. TB is a great show. I don’t understand why some viewers believe it has gone down hill.

  • Ike

    I’m very disappointed to see *reruns* of that ridiculous cheese-fest Criminal Minds getting 0.5s, 0.6s, and 0.7s on A&E. I’ve seen Saturday-morning cartoons with better writing. This makes me sad for the future of the human race. If so many people will watch reruns of that appalling torture-porn filth, the future really will be like “Idiocracy!”

  • glover

    Political Animals is such a good show. I don’t understand why people don’t watch it.

  • silvit

    @Ike

    While I agree, I think the ratings for Breaking Bad shine a light on the future of the human race. ;-)

  • silvit

    @Glover

    Wrong network for it.

  • Haha

    The roast on comedy central was hilarious. go rozilla!!!

  • Jared

    Shake it Up did fantastic this Sunday..the fans are eagerly awaiting MADE IN JAPAN!.

  • truebloodlover27

    WOOH True Blood!!! wooh breaking bad!!!

  • Poweranimals

    I hope Made In Japan does well. It’s randomly airing on a Friday. Plus it needs to do better than the average episode considering it’s a 3 parter.

  • Mike

    Anyone know what the ratings are for Small Town Securtiy??? I watch Breaking Bad and turn the channel very fast so they don’t get ratings for STS. I was just curious what it gets, since it’s not on the list.
    Thanks.

  • Fake Me Out

    IMHO

    Falling Skies was soooo close to going this season without making my head explode … then all the people just give up their weapons and are separated … in the middle of a war for the survival of the species. I’m going to have to go back and see what happened after that because at that point my head did in fact finally explode and the insanity of the writers putting such unbelievable tripe on screen. Alien invasion? OK, I’ll buy in to that. Freedom Fighters/Milita voluntarily giving up their weapons … heck plain old everyday Americans in a non-invasion scenario giving up their weapons? No way that happens in this or any other timeline/universe. Unbelievably bad writing and TPTB that allowed it to stand and actually filmed should be fired.

    YMMV

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