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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Fallling Skies', 'Breaking Bad', 'Army Wives', 'The Newsroom','Leverage' & More

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August 21st, 2012

 

True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating,up from a 2.6 last week. NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage came in second with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100.

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 Political Animals.


Update:  Additional ratings from commenter Nick:

Weeds (Showtime)
-10 PM: 0.779 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

Episodes (Showtime)
-10:30 PM: 0.412 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

Copper (BBC America)
-10 PM: 1.107 million viewers, 0.36 A18-49

Small Town Security (AMC)
-11:04 PM: 0.632 million viewers, 0.25 A18-49

Mob Wives Chicago (VH1)
-8 PM: 0.526 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

Big Ang (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.606 million viewers, 0.29 A18-49

Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
-10 AM: 0.137 million viewers, 0.03 A18-49
-11 AM: 0.149 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

Lovetown, USA (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.759 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

Austin & Ally (Disney Channel)
-8 PM: 3.291 million viewers, 0.50 A18-49

Robot and Monster (Nickelodeon)
-11 AM: 2.376 million viewers, 0.46 A18-49
-11:30 AM: 1.733 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

You Gotta See This! (Nickelodeon)
-7 PM: 1.594 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

Ultimate Spider-Man (Disney XD)
-11 AM: 0.423 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

Avengers (Disney XD)
-11:37 AM: 0.535 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

Saturday:

Robot and Monster (Nickelodeon)
-11 AM: 2.613 million viewers, 0.54 A18-49
-11:30 AM: 2.193 million viewers, 0.40 A18-49

How To Rock (Nickelodeon)
-8 PM: 2.115 million viewers, 0.31 A18-49

You Gotta See This! (Nickelodeon)
-9 PM: 1.916 million viewers, 0.33 A18-49

Smart Cookies (Hallmark)
-9 PM: 1.045 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

NFL Preseason: Giants vs. Jets (NFL Network)
-7 PM: 1.896 million viewers, 0.70 A18-49

NFL Preseason: Cowboys vs. Chargers (NFL Network)
-10:03 PM: 1.384 million viewers, 0.50 A18-49

Redneck Island (CMT)
-10 PM: 0.272 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

Wedding Impossible (Food Network)
-10 PM: 2.167 million viewers, 0.61 A18-49

10 Kids, 2 Dads (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.211 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49
-10:30 PM: 0.287 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.391 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49

BET Movie of the Week (BET)
-6 PM: 0.536 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
True Blood HBOM 9:03 PM 4926 2.8
BREAK HBOM 9:52 PM 2691 1.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 5200 1.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2980 1.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 9:00 PM 3842 1.4
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2747 1.3
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN 4:10 PM 4699 1.3
Breaking Bad AMC 10:00 PM 2809 1.3
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 3565 1.2
OPRAHS NEXT CHAPTER OWN 9:00 PM 2454 1.1
BREAK HBOM 8:53 PM 1800 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2213 1.0
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1964 0.9
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2400 0.8
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2542 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1852 0.8
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:01 PM 2352 0.8
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2276 0.8
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 4:30 PM 2157 0.8
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 8:00 PM 2312 0.8
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 2034 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 2037 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 2096 0.7
MARRIED TO JONAS ENT 10:00 PM 1737 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 2007 0.7
BLACK DYNAMITE ADSM 11:30 PM 1454 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 1826 0.7
LEVERAGE TNT 8:00 PM 2389 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2108 0.7
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:59 PM 2179 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2834 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3158 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1918 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:30 PM 1916 0.6
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 10:00 PM 1573 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1757 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 2005 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 1801 0.6
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1682 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 6:30 PM 1734 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 1897 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 1820 0.6
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2422 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1613 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2407 0.6
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1193 0.6
AQUA SOMETHING YOU KNOW ADSM 12:00 AM 1185 0.6
Hell On Wheels AMC 9:00 PM 2313 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1694 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3232 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 10:00 PM 1508 0.6
DVD ON TV FX 4:30 PM 1409 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1587 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2874 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3119 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1478 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2243 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1166 0.5
COUNTING CARS HIST 5:30 PM 1599 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 1:00 PM 1558 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1337 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 947 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:03 PM 1051 0.5
POLITICAL ANIMALS USA 10:00 PM 2339 0.5
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2129 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:56 PM 1145 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 1349 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1490 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 5:30 PM 1455 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1388 0.5
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1361 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1553 0.5
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 5:00 PM 1170 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 1553 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:00 PM 1037 0.5
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 5:30 PM 1420 0.5
GREAT ESCAPE, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1067 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 12:00 PM 1178 0.5
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1161 0.5
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 10:27 PM 1111 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:00 PM 1110 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1296 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE EVENT AMC 6:00 PM 1655 0.4
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 5:00 PM 1537 0.4
SURVIVORMAN DISC 8:00 PM 1154 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1553 0.4
COMBAT PAWN TRU 10:30 PM 1014 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 1:01 AM 979 0.4
Chopped FOOD 11:00 PM 975 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 1:31 AM 1005 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 5:00 PM 1399 0.4
BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN 7:31 PM 1061 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 7:00 PM 1191 0.4
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 9:00 AM 989 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1169 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1233 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 5:00 PM 986 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1837 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1204 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1975 0.3

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

 
  • Stefan

    Thanks Nick!

  • Dennis

    Yes! Great rise for Falling Skies!

    Basic cable’s #1 scripted drama in the 18-49 demo 2 years running.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    How to Rock has to get canceled. 2.1 million for an hour long special? Wow.. Thanks @Nick

  • Dennis

    woah that’s a huge increase for Weeds aswell

  • Jill N

    I am curious does anyone know what are TNT’s highest demo shows? I know Falling Skies is one but what are the rest? Do not need to include Closer since it is over now.

  • Metangel

    @TJ Leverage would have better ratings if 1) TNT actually promoted the show. They hardly show any commericals & when they do, 15sec can’t do a show justice. 2) The seasons were shown in synch with all countries. Its hard when USA is in season 5 and England is in season 2. That’s why falling skies (which I refuse to watch) has such great ratings. Commercials shoved down viewers throats & sync’d seasons.

  • Chris

    Kind of hilarious that people keep going on about how bad True Blood is, and how utterly brilliant Breaking Bad is, and TB has over twice the demo of BB–which is in its final season.

    And people have to SUBSCRIBE to see TB.

  • Bob

    Please explain to me why Leverage is not paired back to back with Franklin and Bash? Similar demos probably.

  • Joey

    @ Bob I am not sure that would help. Franklin and Bash has a huge lead in and unfortunately can not hold onto much.

  • Mon

    Copper did good I guess. The show was fantastic. Thanks Nick!

  • Joey

    Good for Falling Skies but I thought it would be higher. The premiere was a 1.5 I think so I thought it might match or surpass that.

  • Dennis

    @ Jill N

    Falling Skies Season 2 averaged 1.3 in the 18 – 49 demo
    Dallas Season 1 averaged 1.1 in the 18 – 49 demo

    They’re the only official averages I know

  • rob60990

    @Jill N, I hear Rizzoli & Isles is their top show in A25-54.

  • Rono

    Season high for RHONJ, next time itll be even higher in my opinion (upcoming fight)

  • marc

    Series high for Breaking Bad next week?

  • chrisss

    @ Chris

    For someone with such a good name, you are such a moron. Ratings =/= quality.

  • AppleStinx

    Not bad for ‘Chopped Grill Masters’ final on Food Channel considering the ugly food presented by the finalists. In the end I suppose the judges rewarded the cook who could make their eyes the moistest.
    – “I’m 400lbs and never won anything in my life”
    – “Boo hoo”.

  • joss

    OMG True blood Human vs Vamps awesome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjWw9D148dA&feature=player_detailpage

    And breaking bad the last episode before finale

  • Poweranimals

    Nick, can you post the numbers for the 8:30 repeat of Shake It Up “Made In Japan”?

  • OMG

    There is definitely no correlation between quality and ratings. And even then quality is subjective (though I hope that people agree that Jersey Shore is low quality). Either way, we can only hope our favourites can survive. Obviously, not all are going to make it to the next season. This is a tough business.

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