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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

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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.

 
  • Colin

    Hell on wheels is surprisingly steady with this 0.6. I think it will be renewed.

  • RatingsRaceFan

    @Nick,

    If you have it, could you provide ratings for the Winx Club Season 5 premiere on Nickelodeon at 12:00 pm Sunday? It is the first Winx Club season that is a co-production between Nickelodeon and Rainbow, so I am curious about its ratings. It had a good lead-in, with the 11:30 am Spongebob appearing in the Sunday ratings table above.

  • tv#1

    Good for True Blood. I am happy to see it finish strong. Great season. At least Hell on Wheels is holding steady. I hope the ratings don’t drop after Breaking Bad goes away. Finally, The Newsroom did well. Decent show. Not my favorite, but it isn’t a bad watch.

  • Nick

    @mArS: The Great Escape had 873K viewers and a .34 A18-49 rating.

    @RatingsRaceFan: Winx took in 2.038 million viewers and a .34 A18-49.

    @Ike: We’re just talking about two episodes thus far but, in the key demo, Copper is actually slightly above the second batch of Doctor Who episodes that aired last summer/fall. So this is a pretty big deal for the network.

  • Lorenzo

    What is BREAK on HBO?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “What is BREAK on HBO?”

    Just a programming break between shows.

  • Bryan

    Hey Nick – do you have ratings for new episodes of Robot and Monster (Sat 11am & 11:30am) and Winx Club (Sunday at 12pm) both on Nickelodeon? Thanks! :)

  • RatingsRaceFan

    @Nick or anyone who can answer this:

    Do you receive ratings numbers for broadcast TV Saturday mornings? I thought this was the best place to ask about it. There are people who are curious about the premiere ratings performance of the new Vortexx CW block last Saturday, particularly for WWE Saturday Morning Slam at 10:00 am and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal at 8:30 am. We get Kids 6-11 ratings every week from Cynopsis Kids for Saturday broadcast TV. However, I’m sure there are people who would like to know the total viewer numbers for the shows on Vortexx if possible.

  • bob

    Army Wives doing incredible for it’s sixth season. No word on renewal which is strange for such a successful show. Also why no discussion on this show? You would think it was doing horrible in the ratings with all the “no discussion” going on.

  • bb

    Bravo for RHONJ season high… I knew this season was going to be a good one and I see it going up for the rest of the season. Also I think that may be a season high for Kardashians, ratings have been strong this arson. Oh and the episode of Watch What Happens live was a special with Teresa and Caroline and I think that’s a series high. Go Bravo.

  • truebloodlover27

    I LOVED TRUE BLOOD FINALE it was super crazy!!! I’m so proud that even after 5 seasons the show has remained #1 I love it so much!!! Also I am Soooo proud of Breaking Bad, happy that people are finally paying attention to this amazing piece of art, it definately deserves it… Im predicting that after lastnight amazing ep. that itll hit the 3million mark next week!!!

  • J

    Breaking Bad keep on rising baby

  • Brandy

    Seems good for Drop Dead Diva,but it dosent do better ratings wise than the show on after Army Wives which it should considering AW is older,this and Lifetime ordering three pilots(at least) _Secret Lives of Wives,Devious Maids,Witches of Easr End_has me worried as does the fact that Diva hasnt been renewed for season 5 yet& the next episode is the season finale,ending on a couple huge cliffhangers_Jane/OwenGreyson triangle and Kim/,Parker/Kims pregnancy.I hope they dont end the show that way and without Jane/Greyson getting together.

  • Nick

    @Bryan:

    Robot and Monster (Nickelodeon)
    -11 AM: 2.448 million viewers, 0.55 A18-49
    -11:30 AM: 1.970 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49

    @RatingsRaceFan: Those numbers are not available to me today, but they may be tomorrow.

  • Joe

    @Nick

    Small Town Security?

  • Mike

    Excellent episode of Hell on Wheels.Loving the second season so far.The ratings should be much higher though.

  • capslocke

    Wow @ Breaking Bad! I expect it to do even better next week without The Newsroom as competition, maybe 1.6?

    And I’m very surprised at Married To Jonas, for a hasbeen teen icon who was the most hated of his brothers, a 1.0 isn’t terrible!

  • geo

    Chris you sound like a sleazy moron.

  • Mel

    Glad to see Hell On Wheels increase after they slipped a bit last week. That last episode was fantastic!!

  • danielcw

    Thanks for all the additional ratings to Nick :)

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