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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.

 
  • Nick

    @ Jill N

    TNT season averages

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

  • Matt

    So happy RHONJ went up!

  • kc

    Copper debuted with 1.1 M

  • J

    Breaking Bad keep on rising baby.best show ever.

  • Arnold

    Sara, great info… do you know what Spike’s “Flip Men,” @ 10 PM received? I love that show!

  • Poweranimals

    Ugh, MIJ actually lost viewers from A&A.. I know it was a repeat, but still..

  • Ike

    I liked the premiere of Copper. I wonder if new episodes of Doctor Who usually surpass 0.36 in A18-49 and 1.1 million viewers on BBCA.

    Since Copper is a period piece, I expected it to skew much older.

    Considering all the cable promotion and billboards I’ve seen at train stations, I was expecting maybe something a little higher than 0.36 but it’s a small channel without as much distribution as many others. And maybe they just concentrated their outdoor/train promotion in NJ and NYC. Networks do that sometimes, I suspect to convince Madison Ave. that their shows are more heavily-promoted than they actually are.

  • Dennis

    @Jesse

    I’m pretty sure the “Falling Skies is Basic Cable’s #1 show in the 18-49 demo 2 years running” does refer to summer.

  • Doug

    As Sons of Anarchy also outrates Falling Skies by a significant margin.

  • Rebecca Cowley

    Does anyone know for sure if in fact, Army Wives is going to be over after the next 2 episodes? The man on the promos keeps saying so. :(

  • Nick

    Flip Men (Spike)-
    0.4 rating, 0.779 million viewers

  • Nickelodeon Rocks

    Nick should start premiering their animation shows at night and not in the morning, all of their shows are doing terrible, even iCarly has not made a 3 million mark on their latest episodes a few months ago. I’m starting to lose hope for Nick.

  • disney rocks

    Wow, New HTR wouldn’t do well, but I thought it would do 2.5 million! You Stupid Disney haters, SIU did WAY better, even in a rerun!

  • Thomas

    @Rebecca : on the official FB page of the show we were told the message at the end meant there were only 2 episodes to air till the end of season 6. No word for season 7 yet. Army Wives is still Lifetime’s number 1 show by far but Lifetime is still negociating with the cast (their contracts ended this season). Catherine Bell as well as some actors have already signed for two more seasons in case the show was renewed, which is a good sign. But things seem to be more complicated with the main actresses. Hopefully we’ll know soon enough whether it’s good news or not.

  • OWN Fan

    Another record! Get it Oprah! #gogetter!

  • dhs

    Any number for Nail Files on TV Guide network Nick?

  • Twist Of Fate

    @disney rocks Oh, here we go. Now I know How To Rock totally bombed. But seriously SHUT UP! God not even other Disney fans like you. Your just very rude. Stupid Disney haters, really!!! What are you 5 years old, you sound like a retard. Seriously, know your role, and SHUT UP.

  • Nick

    @Curtis –

    Green Lantern (Cartoon Network)
    -10 AM: 1.105 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

    Young Justice: Invasion (Cartoon Network)
    -10:30 AM: 1.315 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49

    @dhs:

    Nail Files (TV Guide Network)
    -9 PM: 0.138 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49
    -9:30 PM: 0.080 million viewers, 0.03 A18-49

  • OWN Fan

    Hey Nick, I know this might seem ridiculous, but can you see how many viewers tuned in for ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pies: Extra Slice’ at 8 & 9. Just wanted to see how many viewers ’10 Kids 2 Dads’ was able to get after it’s lead-in.
    Thanks ALOT!

  • Nick

    @OWN Fan – Sweetie Pies had 183K viewers (0.04 A18-49) at 8 PM and 229K viewers (0.07 A18-49) at 9 PM.

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