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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.

 

 
  • Judy912

    I am so glad that both SUITS and BURN NOTICE are at the top for they are two of the best shows on TV today.

  • TomKH

    So it took almost the entire season for Awkward to climb back to it’s season 1 level. MTV delaying it until summer is one of the most bizarre scheduling decisions I’ve ever seen.

  • Bring it on

    Charlie Sheen’s show is just a repeat of his last show, and quite boring…Really, he should be doing film projects…Or film the series like Lena Dunham is doing with HBOs GIRLS…out of the box…very watchable…And, if anyone should be filming OUT OF THE BOX – its’ Charlie Sheen….Lena is 26 and has the best show on tv for comedy. HBO’s best show is GIRLS, I hope she goes to 100 episodes…..Anger Management, the best I can say for the show, it’s giving people needed jobs in Los Angeles and hopefully it brings Charlie closer to his faimly…Many ways to look at life…bring on the kids Charlie…you’d bring up your ratings BIG TIME…

  • david

    Good to see Awkward up in the ratings. I am pretty sure Anger Mananger will get its order of episodes because has been farely steady around a .8 or so.

  • david

    Does somebody have the Hollywood Heights ratings for the week on Teen Nick. I know Nick put the Wednesday episodes ratings over on that post. Thanks in advance.

  • toons

    you guys are funny…
    anger management is a solid performer on f/x
    networks dont make million dollar decisions based on saving face
    they will almost probably get picked up… this based on what the fx prez said and the fact sheen did the tca
    they’ll shoot the 90 eps in 2 years and fx can show then any way they want so it could be on next summer or the fall or year round…
    it’s been sold to numerous overseas markets and they are going to make 1 million at least per episode from that alone
    they’ve already confirmed sheen’s dad will be a recurring on the show

  • Kaylie

    @Jenny.. Im not sure what time yet, but it has an episode to air September 6 & the finale is on the 13th. Im guessing it may air afterwards because it’ll be close to its usual timeslot, as well as it may air before which I doubt.

  • Jared

    Rumor has it MTV will he splitting up AWKWARDs episode order..10 episodes in the spring..and 10 episodes in the summer. Although not official..i would hate to have to wait a whole year for season 3.

  • Jenny

    @Kayle
    That’s what I thought as well. But couldn’t find a airing time just a VMA award repeat in the time slot.

    @Jared
    Where is this rumor coming from? lol That’s kind of odd to air all those episodes back to back like that. It would be better for the show to come back in winter, then later summer. But I seriously doubt that will happen. MTV needs to work on their scheduling.

  • Jared

    I read it somewhere about MTV splitting the episode order for season 3. Kind of like what ABCF has been doing with there dramas. Like I said..its not official or anything..but say MTV decides to run 10 new episodes beginning in March..it could take a small hiatus and air the following 10 episodes in late July..like they did with season 2.

  • Oliver

    Awkward had the huge Teen Mom lead-in for its first season. It has performed very well with a much weaker lead-in and MTV will be happy.

    I’d be surprised if MTV didn’t split Awkward’s order into two 10-episode half-seasons.

  • Nick

    What happenned to Louie?

  • Chris Kw.

    I still don’t understand how USA has the most popular shows on cable.

  • LoveLee

    YAY….Suits…great summer finale!

  • Amanda

    @Chris Kw. Because their shows focus on character driven storylines instead of plot driven ones.

  • Amanda

    @ The main focus of WC and Suits is a bromance/mentor/mentee relationship.

  • Amanda

    ^ @Nadine

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