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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Teen Mom' Wins Night + 'Storage Wars', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'White Collar', 'Hardcore Pawn' & More

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August 29th, 2012

 

Teen Mom was Tuesday's highest rated cable program with a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 1.4 last week. Storage Wars came in second with a 1.5 18-49 rating.

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 was not 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 Tuesday night's episode of Abby & Brittany

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Teen Mom SSN 4 MTV 10:00 PM 2.899 1.7
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 4.050 1.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 3.944 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3.165 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3.230 1.3
Pretty Little Liars FAM 8:00 PM 2.977 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.959 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.877 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.592 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.539 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2.626 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.264 1.0
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 2.390 1.0
White Collar USA 9:00 PM 3.357 0.9
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 2.650 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2.053 0.9
Shipping Wars AEN 9:30 PM 2.043 0.8
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXNC 10:00 PM 6.879 0.8
Dance Moms LIF 9:00 PM 2.243 0.8
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:31 PM 2.148 0.8
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:00 PM 2.204 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2.035 0.8
Shipping Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1.940 0.8
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 2.173 0.8
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2.071 0.7
Covert Affairs USA 10:01 PM 3.234 0.7
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1.799 0.7
Top Gear HIST 9:00 PM 1.573 0.7
Face Off SYFY 9:00 PM 1.583 0.7
ABBY & BRITTANY TLC 10:00 PM 1.731 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.456 0.7
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXNC 11:00 PM 4.987 0.7
19 Kids and Counting TLC 9:00 PM 1.660 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.611 0.6
Teen Mom SSN 4 MTV 11:34 PM 1.075 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.795 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.708 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1.528 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.462 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.721 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.883 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.934 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.244 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.843 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1.591 0.6
ABBY & BRITTANY TLC 10:30 PM 1.531 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.840 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.355 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1.660 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.407 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1.470 0.5
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1.159 0.5
HARD KNOCKS 12-MIAMI 4 HBOM 10:00 PM 0.890 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:30 AM 1.900 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1.455 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 0.947 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1.774 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.780 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.158 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1.259 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.734 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1.729 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1.384 0.5
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 9:00 PM 1.839 0.5
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 8:25 AM 1.758 0.5
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 4.649 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.247 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.965 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1.293 0.5
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 10:00 PM 1.832 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.900 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 0.999 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1.330 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 9:27 PM 0.826 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 8:00 PM 1.790 0.4
WEEK THE WOMEN WENT LIF 10:00 PM 0.979 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.924 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1.097 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 6:30 PM 1.073 0.4
BURN, THE CMDY 10:30 PM 0.725 0.4
Chopped FOOD 11:00 PM 0.977 0.4
YUKON MEN DISC 9:00 PM 1.116 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.605 0.4
Shipping Wars AEN 1:01 AM 0.904 0.4
Shipping Wars AEN 1:31 AM 0.844 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 11:00 PM 0.932 0.4
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 8:00 PM 1.180 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 11:00 PM 1.320 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.515 0.4
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 11:30 PM 2.484 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 0.997 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.017 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 7:00 PM 1.430 0.4
Dateline ON ID ID 2:00 AM 0.833 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 4:00 PM 1.530 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2.817 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 5:00 PM 1.437 0.3
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC 7:00 PM 2.535 0.3
YOUR WEATHER TODAY TWC 7:00 AM 1.236 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 6:00 PM 1.187 0.2

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

 
  • val

    @ Tom – yes, that part where Neal testified w/ his real name, as an FBI CI, as part of public record still baffles me. That really stretched my suspension of disbelief.
    And yes, count me in as one of those who STILL can’t stand Sara Ellis.

  • Patio

    White Collar totally solid ratings in one of the weeks toughest time slots as usual with another good episode and will add big on DVR. Season 4 shaping up to be one of the best. Only an idiot would make a decision not to watch an episode because of an incidental character like Sara, but no shortage of them, as we all know. Bomer gets better each week, the entire cast does actually. But WTH, Covert is no White Collar in caliber but how does it squander great lead in numbers and not build on them?

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I’m not totally convinced that Toby is part of “A”. Remember he told Spencer angrily that if she didn’t tell him what was going on, he’d find out himself? I suspect he somehow infiltrated the “A” group via Mona – who, BTW, appears to be find it easy to waltz in and out of the sanitarium in a nurse’s outfit – which was pretty ridiculous in my opinion. Of course, I could be “over-thinking” it. But the reveal of him at the end just has all the earmarks of misdirection…

    The other question I have about Caleb getting shot is why we didn’t see Nate shoot him? What REALLY went on in the light house? There has to be a reason why we didn’t see it. Another classic indication of misdirection.

    And where was Mona during all this? She was all set to take some action, then “change of plans” and suddenly she is no where to be found? Something is wrong…

    I’m inclined to believe Paige is out of suspicion as part of “A”, but the fact that Nate was unrelated to “A” – as I suspected – and involved in Maya’s death doesn’t necessarily exculpate Paige from being part of “A”.

    And of course I still assume Ezra is behind it all! :-)

  • katy

    S1 is still my favorite season of White Collar. IMO, I think they resolved the S3 finale too quickly, and now we get Neal’s daddy issues. Plus more shoe horning of multiple personality Sara (which apparently now includes her sister).

  • Solid Swear

    PRETTY LITTLE LIARS BEAT TEEN MOM IN VIEWERS!

  • Solid Swear

  • Richard Steven Hack

    BTW, I like Hilary Burton. She’s a bit thin, but still hot. But I do like Gloria Votsis more. I like the character they introduced last night, the “fixer” babe. I hope we see more of her, as she’s one tough cookie and as smart as Neal. She reminds me of the similar character on Person of Interest played by Paige Turco.

  • Jim

    @rob60990 “lol at Covert Affairs, doing absolutely terrible.”

    Did Piper Perabo piss in your corn flakes or what?

  • Tom

    @ Val Good observation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Bringing in Neil as a surprise witness to introduce illegally obtained evidence and then having him authenticate it based on nothing more than his personal claim of being a forgery expert is completely ridiculous. As was the chemistry experiment Neil performed with the evidence on the witness stand. In the real world, the defense would easily have been able to bar his testimony and prevent the evidence from being admitted. Also, any prosecutor crazy enough to try such a stunt likely would have been held in contempt of court. or, committed to Belleview.

  • Tessa

    White Collar last night had one of its best episodes. Shame the ratings didn’t reflect it. I am one of the (many) people who can’t stand Sara but she wasn’t that bad last night and was the forth member in a magnificently hilarious scene. They wrote her well and Hilarie acted it well so I was good with it. Most importantly, they didn’t force her on Neal, which is a blessing. The rest of the episode was wall to wall greatness. I know the plot was riddled with holes but I really didn’t care. It’s all an excuse to watch these amazing characters interact and if suspension of disbelief is what it takes them to give us perfect scenes such as the bedroom shoot then bring it on.

  • sam

    White Collar is in the middle of the best season yet–the writing and acting are generally wonderful. There are ups and downs with show ratings every week, I really doubt that very many people focused on the fifteen minutes that Sara was in the episode before they decided whether to watch. And anybody who did doesn’t really like the show anyway. White Collar is not supposed to be realistic–if you buy the premise that such a thief would work with an FBI agent, you know that the rest of it is going to be fantasy. But it is a well written fantasy that is fun to watch. Covert Affairs, on the other hand, used to be fun and now it is incredibly boring and stupid. Killing Jai was a big mistake and the back and forth uncertainty that they have been doing with the remaining characters has ruined any affection that we had for them. We are not even sure who Annie works for or with or who she is any more. I assume it will be gone next season–either way, I doubt that I will watch it any more. Too bad because I really liked it.

  • Nick

    Lmao @ the people who thought PLL would get at least 1.6. A 1.3 is still good though.

  • Nick

    I found out that the Oprah’s Best Moments miniseries on OWN started with a 0.05 at 9 pm and 0.11 at 10 pm (both new). This is an embarrassment. Wow, I feel bad for them. Maybe it should have premiered after Oprah’s Next Chapter?

  • A/X

    @Richard Steven Hack – Funny you should mention that. Paige Turco. Is back as Zoe in PoI ep 2.05…same episode Gloria Votsis is guest starring in.

  • Tom

    @Sam Hate to say it, but the movie “Catch Me If You Can” was based on the life of Frank Abignale, Jr., a master check forger who who was released from prison to serve out his sentence working for the the FBI. I met Mr. Abignale a few years ago and he is about as unassuming as anyone I’ve ever met. Leonardo DiCaprio played Abignale in the movie.

    I understand that television shows are prone to periodically take dramatic license. However, this time the WC writers literally reengineered the criminal trial process to serve their purposes. That’s just plain laziness. There are plenty of cop and lawyer procedural shows around that can spin a tale while still staying inside the lines. Taking shortcuts to advance a storyline is becoming a USA Network staple and it’s definitely affecting the quality of the programming.

  • Natalie
  • Mi

    @Richard PLL’s writers already confirmed Toby is really evil and up to no good. He’s not a double agent or anything. There were signs in S2 and late S1 that suggested of Toby and sadly, the girls aren’t going to suspect him because A supposedly tried to kill him last season. I think they’ll find out the truth about him at the end of this season, and he might be the one exposing himself to them.

  • david

    PLL was up for the finale last night. It ended the summer on a good high note. I hope SAB will start off at 1.9 million viewers and a .8.

  • neil

    will Beverly Hills Nannies get renewed by ABC Fam?

  • Nadine

    @Patio
    I’ll tell you how — because people who are interested in WC are often not people who will have any patience with a spy show. People watch genres, which is why the networks tend to do “comedy nights,” stringing together 4 half-hours of situation comedies. As usual, USA has cast some very appealing actors in Covert Affairs–I adore what’s-his-name who does Augie–but I wish he was doing a different sort of show.

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