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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Finale Dominates, + 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians', 'Breaking Bad', 'Real Housewives of NJ', 'Army Wives' & More

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August 28th, 2012

 

True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating,even with last week. Keeping Up with the Kardashians  came in second with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Update: More ratings data via commenter Nick below the table

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 Married to Jonas.

Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
True Blood HBOM 9:04 PM 5.049 2.8
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 3.37 1.8
BREAK HBOM 9:57 PM 3.308 1.8
Breaking Bad AMC 10:00 PM 2.979 1.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 3.104 1.4
BREAK HBOM 8:55 PM 2.318 1.3
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 3.366 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.255 1.0
MARRIED TO JONAS ENT 10:00 PM 1.998 1.0
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 2.361 1.0
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 2.304 1.0
VALENTINES DAY (2010) TBSC 8:00 PM 2.177 0.9
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2.456 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.957 0.9
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2.703 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 2.468 0.8
LEVERAGE TNT 9:00 PM 2.623 0.8
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.445 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 2.309 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.935 0.8
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2.486 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 2.238 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.617 0.7
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 3:30 PM 1.596 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.872 0.7
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 3:00 PM 1.622 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2.602 0.7
SHERLOCK HOLMES TNT 6:30 PM 1.912 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.97 0.7
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 10:27 PM 1.349 0.7
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 2.062 0.7
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 8:00 PM 2.024 0.7
BLACK DYNAMITE ADSM 11:30 PM 1.568 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1.991 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.203 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 2.335 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1.662 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 7:00 PM 1.624 0.7
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.726 0.7
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 2:30 PM 1.492 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 4:00 PM 1.213 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.659 0.6
True Blood HBOM 11:07 PM 1.228 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 10:00 PM 1.704 0.6
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO CMDY 8:30 PM 1.487 0.6
Hell On Wheels AMC 9:00 PM 2.497 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 2.339 0.6
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1.784 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:15 PM 1.5 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 6:30 PM 1.389 0.6
BREAK HBOM 11:01 PM 1.516 0.6
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.581 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 2.008 0.6
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 2.215 0.6
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 2:00 PM 1.278 0.6
MARRIED TO JONAS ENT 11:30 PM 1.113 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:55 AM 2.963 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:01 PM 1.822 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.549 0.6
TOSH.O CMDY 10:05 PM 1.09 0.6
SURVIVORMAN DISC 8:00 PM 1.506 0.6
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:30 AM 2.883 0.6
FLIP MEN SPIKE 10:01 PM 1.011 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 5:30 PM 1.182 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:30 PM 1.706 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1.73 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:00 PM 1.716 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 9:30 PM 1.605 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 3:30 PM 1.037 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 4:30 PM 1.1 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 2.528 0.5
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 12:00 AM 1.003 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 0.905 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:30 PM 1.129 0.5
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 1.557 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 5:00 PM 1.087 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 6:00 PM 1.059 0.5
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 9:00 PM 1.395 0.5
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 5:30 PM 1.164 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 9:00 PM 1.345 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:05 PM 1.294 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 2:30 PM 1.338 0.4
ONE CAR TOO FAR DISC 9:00 PM 1.044 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.651 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:30 PM 1.208 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 4:30 PM 1.053 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 9:30 PM 1.356 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1.407 0.4
MY FIRST PLACE HGTV 1:30 PM 1.25 0.4
YARD CRASHERS HGTV 11:00 AM 1.125 0.4
BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER TH DISC 10:00 PM 0.907 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 1.428 0.4
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 1.17 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 4:00 PM 1.436 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 2:00 PM 1.258 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 6:30 PM 1.245 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 5:00 PM 1.477 0.4
SP EXTREME HOMES HGTV 7:00 PM 1.284 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.46 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.405 0.3

 

Additional telecasts:

Weeds (Showtime)
-10 PM: 0.685 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49

Episodes (Showtime)
-10:30 PM: 0.414 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

Copper (BBC America)
-10 PM: 0.874 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

Big Ang (VH1)
-9 PM: 0.678 million viewers, 0.33 A18-49
-9:30 PM: 0.752 million viewers, 0.33 A18-49

Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
-10 AM: 0.131 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
-11 AM: 0.127 million viewers, 0.03 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
-8:30 PM: 0.931 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49
-9 PM: 0.868 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

Lovetown, USA (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.243 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)
-8 PM: 3.569 million viewers, 0.54 A18-49

Saturday:

You Gotta See This! (Nickelodeon)
-8 PM: 1.593 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

Redneck Island (CMT)
-10 PM: 0.452 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.394 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

Fatal Honeymoon (Lifetime)
-8 PM: 1.955 million viewers, 0.52 A18-49

 

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

 
  • Daniel

    Nick,

    What did “Haunted High” do on SyFy this weekend?

  • Jared

    Nice numbers for Married to Jonas..E must be pretty happy considering it went up from the premiere.

    RHONJ is still HUGE on Bravo..series high in viewers and demo I believe.

  • MoreTears

    @Dennis

    Showtime and the BBC are each paying for only half of the show. That makes Episodes a bargain for both channels, and makes it possible to settle for a small cult audience in each country.

  • Jonathan B.

    How awesome for Breaking Bad. Usually it and Mad Men hit series highs with their premieres, then quickly drop off and don’t even come close to the highs of the premiere until the next season premiere. And BB has already passed that mark. With the hype from this week’s episode it should almost certainly hit another series high next week and break 3 million viewers next week.

    Should it maintain this level of hype into next year, I wonder how high the series finale could go (Which I’m almost certain will get oodles of hype). 4 million? 5 million?

  • Chris O.

    Thanks @ Nick!

  • Dan

    Glad to see Leverage went up

  • guy

    I’m still amazed that the Kardashians consistently attract big numbers after all these seasons.

    Credit to BMP.

  • Nick

    Haunted High (Syfy)
    -9 PM: 1.173 million viewers, 0.36 A18-49

  • mArS

    Anything for the season finale of The Great Escape (great show by the way) ?

  • Eric

    @Dan
    Yeah me too,looking forward to next episode,
    hope Leverage can renew one more season at least

  • SarahL

    Nice to see Newsroom get a small increase for the finale.

  • Steve

    The Breaking Bad numbers are even more impressive given that they lost access to 15M homes in the Dish Network dispute. BB deserves it; it’s amazing.

    Surprised that “Episodes” hasn’t done better, other than the huge competition in that timeslot. It’s definitely uneven, but has had some really great moments.

    “Copper”s ratings aren’t a surprise. The focus on child sexual abuse in the first two episodes has really crossed a line. I almost had to turn it off during the scene on this past episode, where the villain was preparing to abuse an 11 year old girl. Can’t understand what BBCA is thinking.

  • Chris

    With all due respect, Breaking Bad is almost to the very end of its run, and people are curious to see what final fate its sleazy protagonist meets. Prediction–there’ll be a lot of disappointed viewers, no matter what it is.

    If the only way you can get halfway good ratings for a show is by convincing people you’re going to kill the main protagonist…..

  • Oliver

    @Dennis

    Episodes has rated really badly on both Showtime and BBC.
    I don’t understand how it’s certain to get a 3rd season according to Showtime president

    The production company, Hat-Trick Productions, have said the show has been sold in 150+ countries. It’s possible Hat-Trick have cut the licensing fee for Showtime/BBC to practically nothing as a result.

  • Chris

    @Steve–geez, Showtime’s biggest hit is about a heroic serial killer, whose kid ended up in a puddle of his mother’s blood. BBC America is thinking “Cable auds like extreme subject matter.” And they’ve already got better ratings than almost anything on Showtime that isn’t Dexter.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ““Copper”s ratings aren’t a surprise. The focus on child sexual abuse in the first two episodes has really crossed a line. I almost had to turn it off during the scene on this past episode, where the villain was preparing to abuse an 11 year old girl. Can’t understand what BBCA is thinking.”

    It’s all relative.

    BBCA’s regular ratings are *tiny*. Copper was its highest rated series premiere ever.

    While the second episode’s first airing was down about 25% from the premiere, it’s still a big number for BBCA.

    Where it goes from here is anybody’s guess, but at these numbers it’s hit for them.

  • Boki

    I am dissapointed that i live in the world where Kardashians get more viewers then shows like Breaking bad. What a sad sad world we live in.

  • Kaylie

    Disney did amazing this weekend.

  • Ike

    I wonder if those Copper numbers are better than the *average* new episode of Doctor Who. Outside of season premieres, finding any numbers for the last two seasons of DW on BBCA was difficult.

    I’m curious to see if premiering DW on Labor Day weekend will hurt it.

  • Max

    LOL @BIG ANG doing better without the Mob Wives Chicago lead-in.

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