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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.

 

 
  • rob60990

    Anger Management is no big hit and it will be interesting if it gets the 90 episode renewal. Sure FX is trying to work out some kind of deal.

    Great night for MTV, USA, and Project Runway. Wow at American Bible Challenge making the list.

  • henry

    OMG! TNA 1.7 million!

    ACES N 8s 4 LIFE!

  • Nikita & Whitney 10/19/12

    Looks like some WWE fans are finally seeing the light on the better product that is TNA.

    Awkward is doing well.

    Anger Management will do better in time. Sullivan & Son is the real deal.

  • Joey

    Does anybody know how Totally Biased on FX has done the last 2 weeks? It doesn’t surprise me that show can’t crack the top 100 cable shows of Thursday. It’s pretty terrible. Just curious of its numbers. Thanks!

  • omabin

    Sooo happy about Suits! The episode (as well as the entire season) was amazing, it is so deserved! It puzzles me however how is it that USA doesnt pair it with White Collar and Burn Notice with Covert Affairs. It would make sooo much more sense considering the type of shows they are. The current pairings don’t make a lot of sense, but well.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Dear people who watch Anger Management and not Louie and Wilfred,

    You suck.

    Sincerely,

    People with taste.

  • The End

    Personally I wanted Anger Management to do a little better, for a Season finale I was expecting a decent rise.

    And I wish I knew what was going on with this show. That would be awesome, regardless, can only hope for the best.

  • Sparky

    Loved Suits last night – is there anyone cooler than Harvey!!! Delighted it dominated the ratings so much. Looking forward to the next new episodes!!

  • Oliver

    The Anger Management contract is already signed with a ratings threshold for renewal built-in. It’s either getting its 90 episode order for syndication or nothing, and both FX and Sheen seem to believe the 90 episode order is happening.

    Sheen is getting money off the back-end in lieu of a salary. No chance of it getting a smaller order because it’s not worth it to him without the income from syndication.

  • Urlacher

    If you look at Anger Management’s ratings compared to the rest of the FX comedies that have ever aired on that network you’d see why it deserves its 90 episodes.

    I’m so happy for TNA right now. Aces and 8′s is getting it done for them right now.

  • JR

    Wow, FX is losing more viewers each week. The numbers for Wilfred and Louie are awful, not to mention how low Anger Management has fallen.

  • Atmos

    I might be wrong, but I don’t think that was the season finale of suits, just the summer finale. There should be 5 or 6 more episodes in the second season.

  • Ram510

    AWKWARD!!!!! Yet again a excellent episode 3 weeks in a row!!!! I hope it keeps going up and end the season on a new high
    These are the kind of numbers Teen Wolf should be getting

    Still can’t believe Suits is beating Burn Notice. And I really baffled that Sullivan and Son is still getting a 1.0???

    Impact Wrestling finally made it to at least a .6. Looks like people are starting to figure out its on at 8 now

  • Miguel 32

    TNA could get scary in the next few months, if this many people have caught onto TNA’s improvement in quality this quickly then just imagine if they can grab even more through word of mouth. WWE could be in trouble down the line.

    Only Thursday Night Football is in its way at this point.

  • Greg

    I think Anger Management will get renewed. The deal FX did, as far as I know, is that the episodes will be produced a lot faster and cheaper than average multi-camera shows. Are those ratings of a hit cable show? No. But they are pretty good.

    They should create another multi-camera comedy to pair with it. Or maybe just push it to 9pm. Nobody will wait until 9:30 to watch an original episode when they can watch at 9pm Burn Notice and a bunch of other shows…

  • Jared

    Compared to other series on FX..Anger Management is doing pretty decent..but for a show to lose more than half its audience between the premiere and the finale doesn’t show a huge amount of potential growth. Does the series deserve a second season?..of course..but for 90 episodes?..not so sure. A show like Sullivan and Son is the real hit I can see growing season to season.

  • James D.

    Nice numbers for American Bible Challenge in its debut. When was the last time a GSN original was in the Top 100?

  • Delimart

    Isn’t that pretty bad for the Braxton Family Value…??

  • capslocke

    I say seperate Suits and Burn Notice, I’m glad they stayed together for this season but now it’s time for Suits to launch a new show. I’d say to move Burn Notice, and give Suits Thursdays @ 9.

  • ggny

    Anger Management Is a failure for what that show was suppose to do. Come on it getting beat by Sullivan & Son and dont say it because of TBBT because S&S ROSE out of TBBT

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