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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.

 
  • Greg

    PS I don’t find Cliff bland…I find Christopher’s wife bland. Maybe she’ll grow on me as time goes by.

  • Ike

    @Amanda et al. — once again, the article says “that’s probably the easiest way to find Tuesday night’s episode of Futurama” but the article is all about Wednesday night, and the show airs on Wednesdays. This happened before. Need to fix a template?

    Anyway, I’m glad to see Futurama perform reasonably well especially considering that it was an unusually good episode.

  • MJDB

    @Nick

    Do you have any ratings of Retired at 35 please?

  • Chris

    @Tom–I find Hank’s current skirt-chasing intensely dull, and boy are they doing a bad job with the replacement girlfriends. Jill was a lot more than just a love interest, and they are just not going to find another Jill Flint to step in, so the show is basically dead in the water. The ratings clearly show it was NOT a ‘money move’. It was an epic screw-up. And I’m outta there.

  • James

    @Nick

    Do you have any ratings of Retired at 35?

    Please :)

  • Nadine

    @Chris – yes, the replacement g’friends are a doze. I think the translator was just put there so we’d be glad to see her leave. The replacement lady doctors have been: blond, ok — but that character had nowhere to go; brunette — no screen presence. Maybe they’re trying out a bunch to see if they (and us!) would be sorry to see one go–and that’s the one they’ll bring back. Maybe someone who isn’t so goody-goody?

  • Steve

    I can’t find the ratings for retired At 35 anywhere either. Can anyone find them. thanks

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Amanda et al. — once again, the article says “that’s probably the easiest way to find Tuesday night’s episode of Futurama” but the article is all about Wednesday night, and the show airs on Wednesdays. This happened before. Need to fix a template?”

    Et al here. Good suggestion. I have modified *all* the templates to eliminate the need for such worries!

  • Nick

    Retired at 35 (TV Land)
    -11 PM: 0.667 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

  • MJDB

    Thank you Nick

  • david

    Thanks to Nick for the Retired at 35 ratings. and Thanks to Ted from USA for having the discussion here with us. It was really interesting.

  • James

    Thank you @Nick

  • lin

    Necessary Roughness needs to be renewed. It and Royal Pains are the best shows on USA.

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