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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.

 
  • Mike

    Decent Numbers for Political Animals, with all things considered, these are the second highest numbers throughout the limited run, maybe USA will take a risk and put it on a different night, doubt it but I can dream.

  • Marty

    Wow, Army Wives is kicking ass!!!

  • truebloodlover27

    LOVE MY TRUE BLOOD DEARLY… just 1 ep left :( soooo sad. Great job Breaking Bad im so proud!

  • Tommy

    @Metangel

    Leverage season 4 is currently airing in the UK, not season 2…

  • Zillajay23

    What about Hell On Wheels those numbers are low aren’t they wonder what it’s chances are for a 3rd Season pick up.

  • danielcw

    Thank you for the additional ratings, Nick.
    (in my case esspeacially for Ultimate Spider-Man & Avengers, and Young Justice)

  • WILDones

    TRUE BLOOD IS THE UNDISPUTED NO. 1!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • What?

    @WILDones: Unless you look at the numbers for the whole week, then True Blood is the undisputed somewhere between #3 and 9!! Whhhhhhhhhooooo!

    (For the record, it’s number 6 this week: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/08/21/cable-top-25-the-closer-series-finale-tops-cable-viewership-for-the-week-ending-august-19-2012/145417/ )

  • Yep

    Hell on Wheels down by 200,000 viewers. Not a good sign. HoW is currently the lead-in for BB and I’m wondering if it will survive at all after Breaking Bad (only two more episodes) ends their season. Then again, AMC might renew for third season regardless of low ratings because they simply don’t have enough new quality shows lined up to rake in viewership.

    Gonna be a long wait for HoW cast/crew this year, I reckon.

  • Metangel

    “Tommy
    @Metangel

    Leverage season 4 is currently airing in the UK, not season 2… ” Thanks someone on twitter had mentioned season 2 being aired. either way, the seasons don’t match up.

  • BadTvEx

    Haven’t posted here in a while. Not surprised that Newsroom’s ratings are back to where they were before the Olympics.

  • Nadine

    Go, Newsroom! Inching up…

  • Dan

    Glad to see Leverage went up

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