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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.

 
  • William

    Copper was good. I don’t know how BBC judges there shows but hopefully it holds up well enough for a 2nd season

  • Jon

    BBC America will likely renew Copper, the numbers may seem low but it on par with what Doctor Who gets and it’s a good starting point for a channel not known for original drama.

  • Doug

    According to Vulture, BB did a 1.7 with viewers under 35, and is in the 3s in most of the male demos with much lower female ratings – to be expected, I guess. AMC must be ecstatic with its performance this season, even though they’re not on DISH (which they remind us of EVERY TWO MINUTES). I’m predicting a 1.6 next week, perhaps a 1.7. The show sure has come a loooong way.

    I see True Blood falling next season. It’s peaked, but it’ll still keep HBO happy and probably run for another 5 or 6 years.

  • Doug

    To add – the first season of BB was around a 0.5 average, no?

  • Christian

    @Doug True Blood just finished its 5th season. No way there’s gonna be another 5 seasons. The cast is signed on for 2 more seasons. I think thats when it ends.

  • Doug

    @Christian: I wouldn’t be so sure. The show makes no sense whatsoever, so they can pretty much go anywhere with it. It’s not like a Sopranos where it needed to have a set end date to preserve artistic integrity.

  • Joe

  • MELVIN

  • Azzman

    @pa3k
    I think Psych will be back in October, like last year..but don’t quote me..

  • What?

    @Doug
    Are you nuts? 6 more seasons? Most of HBO’s successful shows only run for 5 or 6 seasons TOTAL, and you said yourself that True Blood’s best days are behind it. The only popular one I can find that ran for 8 seasons was Entourage, and almost everyone agrees that that was dragged out WAY too long. TB is ending in 2 years when their contracts end. (And considering the direction it’s been going, most people will not miss it by then anyway.)

  • RyanCanada

    why do Showtime shows ratings suck worse than anything?

  • RyanCanada

    i love drop dead diva, but Jane better drop owen i cant stand him, she needs to finally be with Greyson

  • Joe

    @RyanCanada

    why do Showtime shows ratings suck worse than anything?

    Because they suck is that simple and BTW Dexter , Homeland and Shameless are doing just fine weeds used to have 1.7 mill per episode but know is completely unwatchable

  • Annie

    It is sad that the Kardashian’s came in at number 2 when there are such great shows …like the new series from BBCA Copper …well worth watching !

  • CCV

    @Chris…

    Walter White will almost certainly die at the end. That was a given from the very first episode, and only became more apparent each week with his gradual transformation into antagonist.

    Gilligan and the writing staff have made no major slip-ups with the story yet, so there’s little reason to think they’re going to drop the ball now.

  • CCV

    @Doug…

    There is no way in hell TB lasts another 5 or 6 seasons. The only hour long drama series on HBO that even has a chance of lasting close to 10 seasons is GoT, taking into account the books being split up into multiple seasons, as well as continued commercial success. Theoretically, there will be 7 more seasons, but it will need to maintain high viewership (subscription) numbers to offset a monstrous budget. That would put it at 9 seasons, likely equaling 90 total episodes (10 ep per). As much as I would love this to happen, however, I’ll believe it when I see it.

    Boardwalk Empire, the only other current HBO worthy of lasting a comparable length, has a built-in expiration date, with prohibition ending about a decade after the point the 3rd season is supposed start at. It likely only has 3-5 seasons left, 5 on the very high end. Again, considering it has continued commercial success.

    No, TB won’t survive that long. It’s at retirement age, and needs to go away. If The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, or The Sopranos couldn’t last that long, no reason to let TB do so. Of course, this is ignoring the fact that it doesn’t NEED to last that long.

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