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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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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Kissan

    First of all, The Secret Circle had the highest rated show on the CW as a lead in The Vampire Diaries which got two million viewers an episode. I think the CW revealed that it never had an audience after TVD and got lower rating than we expected and that’s why it got cancelled. Cuz it had the highest rated show as a lead in and even Hart Of Dixie which had the lowest rated show on the CW Gossip Girl (which couldn’t even get a million viewers) HOD even beat TSC in viewers and the demo.

    The last 4 episodes of Secret Circle ratings

    Ep. 19-1.14 million viewers

    Ep. 20-1.15 million viewers

    Ep. 21-1.23 million viewers

    Ep. 22-1.28 million viewers

    Last 4 episodes of Hart Of Dixie ratings

    Ep. 19-1.28 million viewers

    Ep. 20-1.39 million viewers

    Ep. 21-1.37 million viewers

    Ep. 22-1.60 million viewers

  • nikki

    Okay okay I probably could of ellaborated a little more there. But anyone who’s been reading this would know what I meant. The nielson ratings system doesn’t work like they say, its outdated, and isn’t a fair judge of what a good show is. And its time for a change, and I doubt that’s the first time any of you have heard that. People have been questioning the way the ratings are caculated. And the result is the good, decent, different, and fun tv shows get cancelled and shows that are cheaper, and easy to sell because ALL the other shows on tv are the same and this one will be better they think. And more fun and hip, and do better then the other 4 same idea shows that are on. Its like variety doesn’t exist anymore, people can’t like different things. Like bunheads, or secret circle. Its a little dissapointing and i wanted to try and make that point.

  • nikki

    Kissan, idk where you got your numbers, but I posted some a page back and mine are different. Idk.

  • chrisss

    @ Nikki

    So because shows that you think are “good, decent, different, and fun” are cancelled, that means that Nielsen doesn’t work? Egotistical much?

  • Holly

    @Nikki,

    What do you think the purpose of the Nielsen system is?

  • Kissan

    Even though Secret Life is goin downward spiral, I still think it’s doin good for a show that’s in its 5th season, and it is. It’s the second highest rated show right now (though that can change) and the only show to go over 100 episodes. But right now it’s very weak and it needs a strong lead in. None of the freshman shows can help it, PLL is losing steam so ABC Family needs a strong show and a new hit ASAP cuz Secret Life and PLL aren’t gonna be here for long. Secret Life’s next season should be there final season and by next year, if we don’t find out who the whole “A” team is, people are gonna get tired of waiting and tune out of PLL. IMO PLL should end next season.

    Do ya’ll think PLL should end next season? Who do ya’ll think is on the “A” team?

  • nikki

    No no not egotistical, it seems a lot of you have taking me the wrong way. I was a part of nielsion once and I its not fair. Viewers don’t matter.

  • Sid

    I honestly would like for PLL to have 5 Seasons so it can at least reach the special 100 episode mark. But IMO, I see ABCF driving it to the ground for as long as they can.

    Marlene King is a great writer IMO and if she manages to keep the show fresh, I wouldn’t mind it going on beyond a 5th year. I’ll admit that the stories can get a bit repetitive/predictable, however, people tend to forget that PLL is a teen drama after all. At some point, they will get stale and you will get bored.

    But of all the teen dramas I’ve seen in my life, my all-time favorites would be Skins(UK) and PLL because of their creative writing and captivating storylines.

  • DM

    With the numbers PLL is getting there is no way it will end next season. Why would it? The “A Team” is the whole premise of the series. There are 3 A’s in the books and right now the show is only on the second one.

  • Joel

    why MTV didnt put Awkward behind Teen Mom again ill never understand!

  • Michael

    Lol, I don’t ever recall The Lying Game getting a 0.8 and a 0.9 throughout its run, so far!

  • mz

    Keep Teen Mom going, but this cast only, don’t care about the other ones.

  • Barb

    Was enjoying White Collar until the end when they added in the mistrust element yet again – after everything that has occurred this season alone, it just seems they are beyond that.

  • Jill N

    I love Rizzoli and Isles. Great show with two great leads. There womance is awesome! Did they get a season 4, I thought I read somewhere they did?

  • Kissan

    @Jill N

    They got renewed for a 15 episode season 4.

  • Kissan

    @Sid

    So now I think the fifth season should be the last season of PLL. Yes yur right, PLL does have some good writing and good storylines just like this week’s episode but sometimes the stories can be predictable. But if PLL makes it to their 5th season, won’t they be at the same rate as Secret Life?

  • david

    at Brandy wow, i like alot of the shows to that you mentioned on the CW/WB days and the shows you mentioned from ABC Family too.

  • david

    No The Lying Game never got a .8 or .9 rating. The most it got was a .7 i believe three times.

  • Kissan

    Who were the three “A’s” in the PLL books? Can anyone tell me?

  • Kissan

    Plus, even though PLL is the highest rated show on ABC Family right now, I think S@B will beat it someday.

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