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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Royal Pains' Wins Night, + 'Shark Fight', 'Storage Wars: Texas', 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo', & More

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August 16th, 2012

 

Royal Pains was Wednesday's top cable show with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Week special Shark Fight was the number two cable original with a 0.9 adults 18-49 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 Wednesday night's episode of your favorite show.

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.963 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.839 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.934 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.946 1.1
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3.948 1.0
SHARK FIGHT DISC 9:00 PM 2.023 0.9
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:00 PM 2.530 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.105 0.9
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO TLC 10:00 PM 2.059 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.348 0.9
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:30 PM 2.507 0.9
WORLDS SCARIEST ANIMAL AT DISC 10:02 PM 1.803 0.8
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO TLC 10:30 PM 1.943 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 2.166 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.901 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1.605 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2.026 0.7
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 1.589 0.7
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2.488 0.7
ROGUE SHARKS DISC 8:00 PM 1.551 0.7
REAL WORLD XXVII MTV 10:00 PM 1.233 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.312 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1.639 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.562 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.726 0.6
BABY DADDY FAM 8:30 PM 1.324 0.6
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1.179 0.6
Operation Repo TRU 9:00 PM 1.604 0.6
Auction Hunters SPIKE 10:01 PM 1.627 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.848 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.484 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.733 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.989 0.6
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 2.249 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.334 0.6
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1.281 0.6
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 10:00 PM 1.629 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.630 0.5
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 10:30 PM 1.673 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.320 0.5
HOLLYWOOD EXES VH1 9:00 PM 0.979 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.841 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.914 0.5
PICKED OFF HIST 10:00 PM 1.857 0.5
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 1.295 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.063 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1.209 0.5
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.979 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 1.021 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.347 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2.68 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.111 0.5
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 9:00 PM 1.296 0.5
SHARK FIGHT DISC 11:05 PM 1.008 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:31 PM 1.482 0.5
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 1.169 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.945 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.194 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.973 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.079 0.5
TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 11:00 PM 1.17 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:01 PM 1.294 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.000 0.4
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO TLC 12:00 AM 1.046 0.4
Top Chef MASTERS BRVO 10:00 PM 1.089 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1.991 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1.119 0.4
JAWS COMES HOME DISC 5:00 PM 0.984 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1.151 0.4
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 1.224 0.4
HOW JAWS CHANGED THE WORL DISC 7:00 PM 1.048 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1.043 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1.142 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.245 0.4
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1.350 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.061 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.772 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.150 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1.181 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.136 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.815 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1.198 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 1:01 AM 0.963 0.4
HAPPY FEET TWO HBOM 8:00 PM 0.907 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.885 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 9:30 PM 0.845 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 1:31 AM 0.959 0.4
KITCHEN COUSINS HGTV 8:30 PM 1.223 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 0.891 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 0.791 0.3
Auction Hunters SPIKE 10:32 PM 0.929 0.3
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 11:01 PM 0.959 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.125 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 0.968 0.3
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 11:31 PM 0.813 0.3
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 8:00 PM 0.849 0.3
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 0.803 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 1.839 0.3
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.471 0.3
SOUL MAN, THE TVL 10:00 PM 1.030 0.3

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

 
  • John A

    Comments slow on this. Since Dallas is finished no one cares about Wednesday Cable ratings.

  • Jared

    Not much of a drop for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo…im guessing a second season is inevitable.

  • Matt

    necessary roughness should be cancelled

  • Jenny

    Looks like Baby Daddy is regaining some of it’s lost viewers, and it’s definitely getting renewing with M&J. I just wonder for how many episodes.

  • sam

    Weak for top chef

  • Jared

    ABCF will definitely be renewing both Baby Daddy and M&J..there ratings..for the most part have been steady through out the season. Definitely 2 of the brighter spots on there schedule.

  • jn

    Anyone going to comment at the 1.0 demo for Royal Pains? Just asking because Dallas gets bashed about demos like that and Rizzoli & Isles did for getting 1.1’s-1.3 ( R&I had the 1.3 yesterday and some were acting like that demo was no good) Not trying to hate on anyone shows just an observation.

  • silvit

    Not even 1 of The mentalist repeat on TNT on the list. It’s a bust. Now that its originals are almost over, TNT will get crappy ratings.

  • Andrea

    I wish Necessary Roughness was doing better. The first season was so good. This one…not so much.

  • mike

    @ jn I dont think R&I with a 1.3 is a bad demo even a 1.1 for basic cable scripted dramas. Why all the TNT bashing?

  • Kaylie

    Baby Daddy & Melissa & Joey are getting renewed definetly. Real World is back up which is good.

  • silvit

    @Jn

    No, Dallas got 0.7-0.8 during its run, that’s when people began commenting on it. Nobody said that the finale got bad ratings, even if it’s to be expected for a serialized soap to have a bigger spike in the ratings for the finale.

    R&I got that demo for its finale, while here Royal Pains aired a normal episode. We’ll see what it will get for its summer finale. Nonetheless, posters here have always written how much the show lost this year compared to its previous years. It’s clearly behind the USA Thursday line-up and even WC. To think that it used to get 1.8-1.7 rating…

  • Jared

    I dont hate on anybody’s shows..to each there own..but I would consider Royal Pains with almost 4 million viewers and a 1.0 demo rating is pretty good for USA..is it not?

  • zach

    @ silvit TNT should put one of their original repeats on they seem to do better.

  • Martin

    Yah for Melissa And Joey and Baby Daddy, two really good shows. Definitely getting renewed.

    Soul Man will probably get renewed, wonder how The Exes and Retired At 35 did. the Exes is one of the most underrated shows on tv, it is so funny, can’t wait for i think its 2 weeks time when JD guest stars and him and Phil/Turk have guy love.

    Don’t really care about The Soul Man and Retired At 35 being renewed even though i watch them, as long as the Exes is renewed i don’t really care after that.

  • silvit

    And now we can say that it doesn’t share much of an audience with Dallas, since its ratings are the same as the previous week.
    So even Dallas 0.7-0.8 weren’t because of Royal Pains. ;-) What TNT is thinking by putting it on January is beyond me.

  • silvit

    @Zach

    It seems to me TNT can put every show but the Mentalist and getting better ratings. Before June when the originals weren’t on, old L&O repeats did better.

  • Jon23812

    Glad to see Futurama increase.

  • zach

    @ silvit I can understand jn comments. R&I and Dallas get that. R&I did have a better demo at one point but it changed nights and times and lost The Closer lead in I think it does well still. I bet a lot of cable dramas would take the 1.2’s that it had been getting. This was not their season finale. They continue season 3 in November.

    Dallas is picked on even when it wins the night.

  • silvit

    @Jared

    No, no way USA can’t be pleased with Royal Pains performance. It’s a show that last year used to get 1.4-1.5. They will renew it, but they certainly didn’t expect this. WC and Suits held better year to year.

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