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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.

 
  • The End

    Awww. I was hoping for higher with Falling Skies, but if those viewers come back and insure that a Season 4 occurs, it’s all good.

  • OMG

    Btw is Copper doing well by BBCAmerica’s standards with a 0.36 rating? Even if it is not, what are the chances of BBCA keeping it? After all, it is their first original. They cannot possibly cancel their very first original production, can they? And abandon original programming altogether?

  • Jesse

    @Dennis

    Do you mean Falling Skies is basic cables #1 scripted drama in 18-49 for two years running in the summer? I dont see how its meager ratings compare to Walking Dead’s.

  • Mark Wilkins

    Good for Breaking Bad, although I wish it had better ratings then that reality garbage. And its too bad this is the last season for Hell on Wheels, its a great original show.

  • Melvin

    .

  • Disney

    @Nick
    O and Robot and monster as well.(:
    (11am Saturday)

  • Disney

    @Nick
    Never mind lol. You already posted them. Sorry.(:

  • AppleStinx

    It seems ‘Super Soul Sunday’ stumbled. Badly.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    @Nathan (NR2012)
    It actually did decent considering it was by itself for the night and nickelodeon rarely airs reruns of the show. And it really only had a week of promotion.. I hope it doesn’t gets cancelled cuz Supah nijas got renewed and it got lower numbers than how to rock when new eps aired. If Cymphonique would use her twitter and promote her show than it will gain more viewers.! Anyways I am pretty disappointed cuz that was the best ep of the show so far and I was expecting more than 3 million. I hope how to rock can gain more popularity. It deserves it. In my opinion I think how to rock is better than Austin and ally.

  • Nick

    @Poweranimals: the 8:30P Shake It Up on Sunday had 3.243 million viewers and a .44 A18-49 rating.

    @OMG: the Copper ratings are pretty fantastic for BBC America. Outside of some Doctor Who episodes, that might be its best ever.

  • Te

    Flip men at 10 pm on spike? How did it do?!?

  • silvit

    Another great episode of Breaking Bad. Walter is losing it.

  • Matt

    RHONJ almost at 3 million viewers?! That shot up from 2.2 million from last week!

  • Kissan

    How To Rock did bad on Saturday!!! 2.11 million viewers even with Cee Lo Green guest starring!!

  • Babygate

    I’m concerned about Drop Dead Diva and Leverage. They are my Sunday favorites and I’m not ready to see them go.

  • Jon23812

    I don’t know how Fred: The Show gets higher views than How to Rock? Fred is the worst show on Nick, and How to Rock is a decent show. How to Rock should be getting more viewers.

  • Curtis

    An OWN show got more than 2 million viewers? Miracles! Just kidding, but that’s great for OWN. Its just the viewership and demos that it needs to jumpstart it. I hope it gets better.

  • Curtis

    Nick, can you post the numbers for the Saturday repeat of DC Nation? Thanks

  • Oneeye

    Aggg hell on wheels come back

  • Nick

    @ Jill N

    TNT season averages via TvSeriesFinale

    Falling Skies: 1.31
    Major Crimes: 1.20
    Dallas: 1.12
    Rizzoli & Isles: 1.09
    Perception: 0.82
    Franklin & Bash: 0.79

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