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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.

 
  • FatSacOfDoomBeanFlicker

    Not much of a fan of Falling Skies at this point. There was a lot of hype about how S2 was gonna be so much bigger and better and I’m not seeing it. Not so much has happened really.

    Breaking Bad on the other hand, always delivers – usually just when you start thinking “this week wasn’t so good” …then BAM! Is this the first season where the ratings have climbed up again following the premiere episode? 1.1-1.2-1.3… that’s impressive and much deserved.

  • tahina

    Hell on Wheels,can’t say Im surprised. But will be if renewed..Lilly and Durand? Ugh!

  • I luv nickelodeon

    @Nick
    Any ratings for the 2 new eps of Robot and Monster on sat at 11 and 11:30 am.? O and any ratings for you gotta see this on Sunday at 6pm it was a new ep.?(: Thanks

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Great job GLC and spongebob.!!

  • Mike

    Political Animals is up! Still really crappy, but it’s up, odds are it will be up again next week with it being the finale and no Olympic competition. Still not expecting a renewal but I still enjoyed its 6 episodes.

  • Nick

    More ratings:

    Weeds-
    0.3 rating, 0.562 million viewers

    Episodes-
    0.2 rating, 0.343 million viewers

  • The End

    At least people can see why I was concerned before Falling Skies was renewed, as It doesnt have a conclusive ending, more a holy beep I want a season 3 one(I know how it ends) lol.

  • mbmd

    OMG BB if F amazing its gettin better and better why it has to end ….

  • J

    Breaking bad awesome.

  • DeeAgeaux

    @Fake Me Out

    The people giving up their weapons are from the 2nd Mass not the 2nd S.Car

    It is more unbelievable that they would pick up arms than put them down.

    2nd in command is a New England History Prof.

  • danielcw

    Does somebody have any ratings (or share ?) for ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers EMH?

  • bb

    RHONJ has been affected by the Olympics the past two episodes but I predict that with the Olympics being over and the drama between Teresa and Joe next episode it will go up quite a bit.

  • Cable_mania

    Political Animals is such an amazing show and the acting is unreal! Why such mediocre ratings?!?! I really think USA should pull the trigger on another full season. Too quality a program and cast to abandon it now. It’ll be a moneymaker for the network in the long run…

  • silvit

    AMAZING episode of Breaking Bad. The last 5 minutes…wow.

  • Mike C

    @Rocco, I know I do. I can only speak for myself, but as a fan of well written, well acted, TV like Breaking Bad, why do you think I have an interest in a small town cop reality show? Bad cheap reality shows are the whole reason it is getting harder to get networks to pay for quality scripted shows.

  • iCarly

    Robot and Monster ratings? saturday august 11 please!

  • One eye

    Ouch what happened to hell on wheels,, great show I thought(

  • Cindy

    Why do they only include ages 18-49 what about the 50+ people – I love Army Wives and it’s too bad our age group is not included in the ratings. :(

  • Zillajay23

    Where’s the Shark Week love,one of my favorite weeks of the year I watched True Blood during the week and Breaking Bad at 10 but had to watch the debut of Shark Week.

  • huldu

    True Blood – While still good it’s lost quite a bit of it’s charm this season. It just seems the whole plot was spread way too thin. Also I believe the reason is that there is no “villain” just a bunch of uninteresting characters.

    Breaking Bad – It’s insane. I can barely believe my eyes to see such quality being shown on TV. The acting, the writing, the scenes… it’s all so intense. Unbelievably good this season. Hope it keeps it up since it’s the finale.

    Falling Skies – Season 2 is way better than 1. Enough said. I actually do enjoy and looking forward to seeing it. Nothing I did last year.

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