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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Suits' Finale Wins Night, 'Burn Notice', 'Awkward', 'Project Runway', 'Anger Management', 'Louie' & More

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August 24th, 2012

The summer finale of Suits was Thursday's top cable program, with a season-high 1.5 adults 18-49 rating,up from last week's 1.4. and up 30% from the season one finale. The summer finale of Burn Notice came in second with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from the previous week's 1.2, and up 4% from the performance of last year's summer finale.

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 wasn't 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 Thursday night's episode of your favorite show.

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Suits USA 10:01 PM 4482 1.5
Burn Notice USA 9:00 PM 4958 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3220 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3129 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2760 1.2
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L ESPN 8:00 PM 3362 1.2
SNOOKI & JWOWW MTV 10:00 PM 2208 1.1
Awkward SSN 2 MTV 10:30 PM 2189 1.0
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2688 1.0
SULLIVAN & SON TBSC 10:00 PM 2331 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2552 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2361 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2094 0.9
Anger Management FX 9:30 PM 1976 0.8
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:31 PM 2095 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2478 0.7
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:00 PM 2047 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2033 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:36 PM 1341 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1265 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1682 0.6
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1717 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2839 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2385 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3077 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2250 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2111 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2701 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1289 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:05 AM 1183 0.5
Anger Management FX 9:00 PM 1498 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1380 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1057 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2230 0.5
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 1131 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1663 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:30 AM 2171 0.5
Auction Kings DISC 9:00 PM 1504 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 1274 0.5
Hardcore History HIST 11:02 PM 1193 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2311 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1726 0.5
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN 7:00 PM 1060 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 1003 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1006 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1362 0.5
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 989 0.4
The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1115 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1601 0.4
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1187 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1137 0.4
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:15 AM 1273 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:29 PM 1117 0.4
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1122 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1862 0.4
AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE GSN 8:00 PM 1730 0.4
Phineas and Ferb MOVIE DSNY 8:00 PM 2841 0.4
WILFRED FX 10:01 PM 835 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 1:01 AM 910 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1020 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1067 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1465 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 1:01 AM 1010 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 9:00 PM 825 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1542 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 8:29 PM 1260 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 951 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:58 PM 1124 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 6:00 PM 1125 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 1:31 AM 847 0.4
Auction Kings DISC 9:30 PM 1329 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 858 0.4
EXTREME CHEF FOOD 10:00 PM 962 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1022 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 1071 0.4
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 1087 0.4
Louie FX 10:31 PM 714 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 1261 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1033 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1143 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 10:01 PM 767 0.4
Auction Kings DISC 8:30 PM 1025 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 847 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1284 0.3
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1094 0.3
SP YOU LIVE IN WHAT HGTV 9:00 PM 1209 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 965 0.3
Covert Affairs USA 11:03 PM 1180 0.3
Dateline ON ID ID 2:00 AM 799 0.3
SAW DOGS DISC 10:00 PM 889 0.3
SAW DOGS DISC 10:30 PM 749 0.3
SINS & SECRETS ID 1:00 AM 908 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1448 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1128 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 9:00 PM 1545 0.3
BEHIND MANSION WALLS ID 12:00 AM 870 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 1188 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 11:00 PM 1063 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2482 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2682 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Dillan

    Wow! Very big rise for both Snooki and Jwoww and Awkward.

    MTV clearly made the right decision renewing both.

  • Aerilyn

    YEEEEEAH! I knew Awkward was going to cross the 2 million and hit a 1.0 in the demo this week and I think it might keep rising as we draw closer to the finale. Every episode is just blowing it out of the park lately! And next week’s episode looks to be only that much better.

    I’m so glad Awkward is keeping up with its Season 1 pattern where it’s rising as the season goes along. Please continue to do so Awkward! BEST COMEDY ON TELEVISION TODAY.

    By the way, does anyone know what the top rated shows on MTV are?

  • Dillan

    @Aerilyn:

    Currently, their top rated shows are Jersey Shore, Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2.

    Top scripted show would probably be Awkward.

  • Matt

    great increases for Suits, Snooki and Awkward!

  • Aerilyn

    Thanks Dillan!

  • Mitchy

    Burn Notice was great, great ending.

  • John A

    I dont think Anger Management deserves that 90 episode renewel. 13 is all it should get.

  • Jenny

    Wonder why Snooki increased so much? Awkward makes sense, because you know it’s a fantastic show and each episode just keeps knocking it out of the park.
    Anybody have the numbers for Inbetweeners when it aired after Awkward last night? It would be interesting if it beat it’s series premier ratings last night. Still D.O.A. I’m sure. MTV has got a good hit in Awkward stronger then Teen Wolf for sure!

  • RJ

    Wow American Bible Challenege did great!

  • Jenny

    Also that is a season high in demo for Awkward, right?

  • Lane

    Great night for MTV and USA. I love Awkward and Suits two best shows of the summer!

  • The End

    @John A

    I would say the show deserves a 22 episode rolling contract, if it his targets it gets an additional 22 episodes. If it doesn’t, it gets cancelled.

    That should allow FX to save face in the eyes of the public, and would prove they’ve given Charlie Sheen a decent chance.

  • Jared

    Awkward keeps getting better and better as the session progresses..no surprise the shows keeps growing..its that good. Last nights episode was amazing…as usual.

  • Aerilyn

    @Jenny that is a Season High for Awkward. both in the demo this season and total audience by just a bit. I hope it can reach its series high from last season before the finale. The show is on a role so far and deserves all the good it gets!

  • Jared

    Wasn’t last nights Anger Management the season finale??..if so..those numbers are awful. Not sure why FX would renew this show for 90 episodes with those ratings.

  • Procedure

    Anger Management’s ratings are awful??? You losers are insane. Did you see its numbers last week? Just had an off week. I would like to see FX give it better support with a multi-cam next to it.

  • Jared

    With the amount of publicity both Charlie and FX has give this series and it can’t even pull in 2 million viewers??..you would call that a success?

  • Evanmav

    Wow MTV did good last night with both Snooki and Jwoww and Awkward. I have a feeling Awkward’s audience toons into Snooki and Jwoww’s show too because who would just randomly start watching at 10:30? So that’s why when Awkward rises I feel like Snooki’s show rises too.

    And Suits did amazing last night can’t believe it went to a 1.5! The show really is popular and it’s gonna be interesting if they keep matching it with Burn Notice or try and make it be the 9 PM show with another show put after it.

    And Anger Management I can’t see the 90p episode renewal with those ratings either. I thought the deal was it would have to had kept a 2.0 or higher to get that but now I’m thinking it was a 1.5 or something but still with a .8 there’s no way they can give that a 90 episode renewal. Whose to say season 2 won’t dip even lower and the budgets gotta be big with Charlie Sheen and his father now on the show. I bet there gonna give it a 2nd season but not the 90 episodes which sounded like the stupidest thing to begin with

  • RVD

    TNA is starting to really take some big steps right now. Aces N Eights is really starting to look real good right now. Impact Wrestling will have a very interesting month of September coming up.

  • Jenny

    Thanks Aerilyn. I hope it can reach the series high ratings too.

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