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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Teen Mom' Wins Night, + 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Storage Wars', 'Hardcore Pawn', 'Counting Cars', 'How Jaws Changed the World' & More

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August 15th, 2012

 

Teen Mom was Tuesday's top cable original, earning a 1.6 18-49 rating. The season finale of Rizzoli & Isles came in second place, earning a 1.3 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 your favorite shows.

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Teen Mom SSN 4 MTV 10:00 PM 2.632 1.6
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3.133 1.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 9:00 PM 6.038 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3.111 1.3
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 3.387 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.851 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.941 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.705 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.68 1.0
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 2.633 1.0
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:30 PM 2.588 1.0
HOW JAWS CHANGED THE WORL DISC 9:00 PM 2.047 1.0
Pretty Little Liars FAM 8:00 PM 2.265 0.9
White Collar USA 9:00 PM 2.929 0.9
Covert Affairs USA 10:01 PM 3.254 0.9
Shipping Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1.97 0.9
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2.382 0.9
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 10:00 PM 2.824 0.9
Dance Moms LIF 9:00 PM 2.081 0.9
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.971 0.8
Top Gear HIST 9:00 PM 1.7 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.183 0.8
ADRIFT: 47 DAYS WITH SHAR DISC 10:01 PM 1.525 0.8
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:00 PM 2.124 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.869 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.774 0.8
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1.838 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.966 0.7
Teen Mom SSN 4 MTV 11:03 PM 1.347 0.7
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 2.323 0.7
JAWS COMES HOME DISC 8:00 PM 1.476 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 2.181 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.853 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2.034 0.7
Shipping Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1.529 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.612 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.944 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1.709 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.742 0.6
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1.666 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.652 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.494 0.6
TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 1.074 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1.964 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1.499 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.292 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 7:00 PM 1.573 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1.522 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.546 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1.582 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.486 0.6
HARD KNOCKS 12-MIAMI 2 HBOM 10:00 PM 0.984 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.757 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:02 AM 1.265 0.5
BURN, THE CMDY 10:30 PM 0.926 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.366 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.449 0.5
WORLDS WORST TENANTS SPIKE 10:00 PM 1.202 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.217 0.5
WEEK THE WOMEN WENT LIF 10:00 PM 1.166 0.5
RIZZOLI & ISLES SPECIAL TNT 8:00 PM 2.311 0.5
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 11:00 PM 1.759 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1.395 0.5
HOW JAWS CHANGED THE WORL DISC 11:05 PM 0.997 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1.605 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 9:27 PM 1.046 0.5
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 1:00 AM 1.142 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.757 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1.312 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.798 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.321 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.241 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.389 0.5
WORLDS WORST TENANTS SPIKE 9:30 PM 0.993 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:30 PM 1.263 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.461 0.4
Destination Truth SYFY 9:00 PM 1.146 0.4
Mythbusters DISC 7:00 PM 0.982 0.4
Chopped FOOD 11:00 PM 1.133 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1.237 0.4
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 12:30 AM 0.963 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:30 PM 1.046 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.849 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1.162 0.4
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 8:30 PM 1.361 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.448 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.496 0.4
Top Gear HIST 1:01 AM 0.973 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 1.023 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:00 PM 0.978 0.4
WORLDS WORST TENANTS SPIKE 9:00 PM 0.916 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 1.266 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1.044 0.4
Shipping Wars AEN 1:01 AM 1.017 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.998 0.4
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 0.999 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES SPECIAL TNT 7:00 PM 1.621 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.194 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 0.933 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.279 0.3

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

 
  • nikki

    And here is the lying game viewers for the 1st season by episode, I can’t find the demo rating at the moment. But I will figure out the average. And it goes as follows: 1. 1.39, 2. 1.47, 3. 1.31, 4. 1.46, 5. 1.30, 6 1.19, 7. 1.06, 8. 1.23, 9. 1.10, 10. 1.28, 11. 1.76, 12. 1.50, 13. 1.70, 14. 1.66, 15. 1.68, 16. 1.41, 17. 1.25, 18. 1.32, 19. 1.20, 20. 1.24. Average fore the season 1.38 million viewers an episode. I would say it was pretty strong. And again I never said secret life was a flop show lately it has been. That’s why bunheads isn’t stronger like it should be. Switched has had all praise since it started so your arguement is worthless there. The network loves the show and praises it all the time. Jane sucked from beging and pll kicks ass. I think I’ve said that all before tho. And secret circle was killed by tvd.

  • nikki

    The reason I say tvd killed the secret circle is because they were two completly different shows. The vampire thing was in at the time that show came out. Then they pair it with secret circle airing tvd first which if ya ask me was a mistake how does a veteran show get the 8 o clock spot. That never happens. Then they put secret circle after it, that show being about witches and magic there’s no vampires so noone was interested. Secret circle should of aired first then tvd and I bet the results would of been different. And secret circle pulled maybe 2 0.5s and it never went below that. I’ve seen dixie hit 0.3 several times and nakita 0.2. So secret circle was a better show, the cw screwed that up. It wasn’t the shows or the actors fault. The network dug them into a hole and they fought pretty hard to get out but then cw would put the show on a month long break ever 3 episodes. How do you expect the show to survive when you keep taking breaks and long breaks. Everyone is going to forget what was going on. They killed that show. And again I loved secret life up untill last half of season 4 and this season.

  • RS

    @Ram510: I agree that R & I and F & B do not share the same audience. R & I shows us smart, strong female characters who have the “bromance” chemistry, and some great male/female support characters. The two times I tried to watch F & B (in the first 5 minutes, which was all I could stand), I was treated to a orgy-party in one and, in the other, a charming scene in which the 2 guys were given an assistant – when they thought it was a female with “huge tracks of land” (Monty Python reference), they were happy, and when it turned out the real assistant was less “attractive” they wanted rid of her. The show probably has an audience, but not the same audience as R & I.

  • nikki

    Nd yesand yesi was wrong about tlg 0.8 and 0.9. I really thought I saw 0.8 last season. My mistake. But all in all the viewers were steady all season. And if you ask me neilson is overratted and doesn’t work right. I was a neilson house once and they do not do things the way people think. The system is wrong, and I fully believe if we didn’t go by their system ratings would be a lot different. Time for a change if ya ask me.

  • nikki

    Oh and if anyone cares the lying game returns january 1st!

  • pll fan

    nikki,
    Secret Life cannot be blamed for Bunheads abysmal ratings. If we went by that theory, Jane By Design should’ve gotten much better ratings than they did following PLL. People are either watching or they aren’t. That’s all it boils down to. If you put Bunheads behind PLL I bet it wouldn’t do any better than it is now.

  • RS

    @ Nikki: I disagree with your analysis of Secret Circle. The idea that the network wanted it to fail or the VD killed it is ludicrous. It was a designer television series – designed to succeed after VD, since it was written by the same author. Following VD was the best slot the CW could give a show. Your position is as ridiculous as those of the “Ringer” fans who say that the netlet killed that show. The CW hyped both of those shows as much as was physically possible. Both were gifted with reruns designed to attract viewers. This failed. Every show has breaks; that will not kill a show with a loyal audience (See Supernatural – we will follow that show to Friday night Hell). What killed SC is that the audience went away (not as early as the Ringer audience abandoned ship, but in the end). It returned for its last 4 weeks to a 0.5 rating. That combined with its serial nature, nowhere better to position it on the Fall schedule, and the fact that they could fashion a “medical” night with Heart of Dixie and Emily Owens, is what killed this show. If the fans had maintained its initial ratings (i.e. the adults in the crowd were not laughing about things that were not supposed to be funny), it would have been a CW hit.

  • nikki

    RS I don’t think I can agree there. I saw maybe one rerun of secret circle the whole first season because they stopped playing them and replaced it wil nakita or something stupid. And no show is going to do well with 3 month long breaks between 22 episodes. Idc if the fan base is like tvd. Do that to that show I bet it loses its viewers too. Tvd and the secret circle were different kinds of shows, it should of been on a different night or as the lead on Thursday. Putting it after tvd was a mistake, cause once the audience saw oh there’s no vampjres in this show they clicked off without even giving it the chance. The actors on secret life were great, the stories were great, I blame the cw completly. And how do you compare ringer with secret circle, reviews for that show were horrible from the start. Even the review for the lying game said it was better then ringer. Secret circle had good reviews, and decent rattings. Those new shows won’t do any better then secret circle did you’ll see. The cw is a dead network, and abcfamily is way better. They are taking over.

  • nikki

    Pll fan maybe your right, maybe it wouldn’t matter where they put bunheads but your wrong about jane. That show was a lost cause and should of been cancelled with nine lives. It wasn’t good, the acting was horrible and the storylines sucked. Bunheads has a decent set of actors a pretty good story, and it good. Sutton foster is great and I love kelly bishop, the girls are a little rough but the one who plays sasha is great and melanie isn’t bad either nor is boo. amy sherman pallidino is awesome at what she does, so its not the writings fault the show isn’t doing what it should. I think most of the blame is secret life, noone seems to be watching much anymore and that takes away from bunheads I think so anyways.

  • Brandy

    Nikii, first, VD was supossed to help SC get better ratings and for a time it did but then viewers turned off the tv after VD instead of watching SC cause VD is so intense, just like how Pll viewers tune out affterwards and dont stay tuned for Jane or Lying Game The reason I mention Secret Life or Switched as Lying Games leadin is cause they were supposed yo help Lying Game get better ratings(which it didnt& I cant remeber which LG was paired with in Aug. When it started.).Second, Nikita has never gotten a 0.2 for a original episode niether has Hart of Dixie.Nikita did go to lows of 0.4 for a new episode and Hart 0.5_0.6 for new episodes but the numbers you have are for repeats & standard for cw reruns. Fact is, Lying Game started low,went up in part of second half of season one then went down again and almost always(but for 4 episodes or so) had only a little over a million viewrrs.

  • nikki

    Its NIKKI. And nakitia pulled 0.4s all last season with a few 0.5 and 0.6 or two. And dixie pulled 0.5s and a few 0.6s. So I was off a little. Those are low, secret circle never pulled a 0.4 and it usually pulled 0.6 or 0.7 with. 0.5 or 2. So again secret circle was better. And they paired lying game with pll when it first premiered that in my opinion is a good idea. They should do it again.

  • pll fan

    nikki,
    I will say this again. Secret Life’s ratings have no bearing on Bunheads. If your theory that Bunheads isn’t doing well because Secret Life isn’t doing well is true, then that means The Lying Game and Jane By Design should’ve done a heckuva a lot better considering the followed PLL. Your argument hold no weight. Sorry. Bunheads isn’t doing well because people aren’t interested. It’s as simple as that, and anything other than that is nothing more than a lame excuse.

  • A

    The lying game had no lead in when it premiered in august. And if I remember correctly I think the lying games ratings went down in second run right when the voice started.
    Random but you know what else doesn’t make sense is why abc family orders ten episodes instead of twelve. Wouldn’t you want Jane by design and the lying game to have finales the same night as switched at birth and PLL. I always thought that was dumb.

  • nikki

    And just to make my point these are the ratings secret circle got 1st season 1. 1.3, 2. 0.9, 3. 1.0, 4. 0.8, 5.0.8, 6. 0.9, 7. 0.9, 8. 0.9, 9. 0.8, 10. 0.8, 11. 0.8, 12. 0.7, 13. 0.8, 14. 0.7, 15. 0.7, 16. 0.6, 17. 0.5, 18. 0.5, 19. 0.5, 20. 0.6. Average for the season being 0.8 with 1.83 million viewers an episode. Does that make it easier to agree with me me. The numbers say it all.

  • DM

    The first 2 episodes of the Lying Game when it premiered last August were behind Secret Life and that was when Secret Life was still pulling 1.0 every episode. When Secret Life went on hiatus The Lying Game took over its 8pm timeslot. So yes at the time The Lying Game started it had (at the time) a very strong lead in and it did not help at all. You can’t blame a bad lead in on a show’s success. ABC Family promoted the hell out of Bunheads so regardless of Secret Life’s ratings people should have tuned in but they didn’t

  • nikki

    Pll fan you know what your right. The reason bunheads isn’t doing well isn’t because of noone watching secret life, its because tv shows nowadays are garbage and if they don’t have a vampire or a doctor in them they don’t stay on the air. Tv shows have gotten worse over the years, or peoples taste have just gotten worse. Or maybe its both. Or maybe its because every network has a verision of the same show with a few different plot line and different characters on every network and sometimes there’s multiple shows of the same feel on the same network. There’s no variety anymore. Everythings the same, so we just watch what everyone else is watching cause that’s the cool thing to do. Noone can have their own mind anymore. We all have to be the same. Like sheep. And I’m sorry if I won’t conform to that but I never have and never will. You need variety or lifes boring. Don’t ya think?

  • Lane

    I actually thought PLL was lame and repetitive last season but think this season has been MUCCCCH better.

  • Tiera

    @Nikki I have no idea what you are even trying to argue. What does any of this have to do with anything?

  • nikki

    Tiera I’m argueing that the way the neilson ratings system works is outdated and wrong. The good shows get cancelled and bad shows stick around. That’s the point I’m making. Its time for a new system in rating tv shows.

  • DM

    To say “the good shows get cancelled and the bad shows don’t” is pretty subjective, don’t you think?

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