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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.

 
  • Jill N

    @ Kissan Thank you:)

    One other thing I am confused on and I put this on the R&I press release too but this one seems more active.

    For R&I: Why is everyone always going on about the 18-49 demo on it? Yes,compared to the amount of viewers it gets it does skew older but that is like most police procedurals on TNT I beleive. The fact is it was getting 1.2’s most recently (accept for the one episode during the Olympics) and this episode got a 1.3 for a basic cable scripted drama I think that is pretty good, correct? I have seen other shows pulling the 1.2 and 1.3 and people say it is great. I just do not understand why some (not saying people on here) say it is not when they talk about R&I. A 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 is just that wether it has 6 million or 2 million. Yes, it means it skews old but my point is the demo is still good even if it does have a lot more total viewers it is still pulling a decent 1.1, 1.2 and now a 1.3 in the important demo am I wrong???

    Thanks for all your help!!!

  • Five

    @Kissan

    Don’t want to spoil it for other people, so just go look over here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Little_Liars#Overview

  • silvit

    @Jill N

    Because compared to many cable shows its demo is low. Just in S1 it used to get 1.5-1.6 in the demo, while many other cable shows couldn’t.

    Even last summer it used to get higher demo, save for the finale, though to be fair it was against the first NFL game of the season and that affected it (like it did with The Closer). Last year the penultimate episode which was against “normal” competition got a 1.3, a number that it hit several times during the summer run, while this year they only got that for the finale.

    Not saying that the demo is not decent, but that’s it.

    Yes, being a bland police procedural makes it skew older. It will never skew young and that’s why it will always be a decent but not great performer. You should search here the 18-34 breakdown for all the USA and TNT shows as of 2010, and boy, TNT shows do skew very old.

    Some TNT procedurals have almost the same demo of R&I, but in their defense they are aging shows almost at the end of their run or ended (The Closer, Leverage. FYI, check Leverage first years ratings, they were higher than R&I)

    As I wrote in another post, all TNT shows are down versus the previous year. The same it’s happening for USA too.

    People say that shows like Breaking Bad are getting great ratings, despite being on the 1.2-1.3 rating because 1)the channel they are on gets much crappier ratings than that with their other originals, so the show stands out (not to mention that for most of its run Breaking Bad is against network and football competition) 2)it’s up vs the previous year (I don’t think BB ever had such high rating before and it’s a show in its 5th season
    3) A show like that getting such ratings proves that there is still hope for tv. It’s clearly a show done for a reason,with a story to tell, unlike all the same procedurals.

  • John A

    Nah SAB wont beat PLL. It did have good ratings in season 1 but it dropped alot towards the end of the last run.

  • DM

    There is no way S@B will beat PLL. Don’t forget about the big hit it took between its first and second installments. I do hope it recovers from that but I definitely don’t think it will go back up to PLL’s numbers

  • pll fan

    No way will S@B ever beat PLL numbers.

  • Steve

    R&I kicking some ass. Wow. Don’t really watch regularly but i do catch it on repeats if i have an hour to kill.

    Anyway, glad to see White Collar holding steady. I really enjoyed the episode. I think it was my favorite of the season so far. I think this season is shaping up to be amazing personally. I love getting more back story on Neal. The mystery with his father has got my interest peaked just enough. I don’t mind that they went the distrust route again with P/N because I felt like they flowed it well with episode. It made since. Also Peter is out right distrusting him… He is just not positive what to think and with good reason too. Anyway, i thought it was a fantastic written episode.

    Covert affairs.- I dunno anymore. Im just losing interest. I can’t help it.

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