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Thursday Cable Ratings: College Football Wins Night + RNC Coverage, 'Project Runway', 'Sullivan & Son', 'Snooki & JWOWW' & More

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August 31st, 2012

College Football on ESPN was Thursday's top cable performer, earning a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Coverage of the final night of the RNC came in second with a 1.5 adults 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 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 The Colbert Report

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 6:55 PM 4.129 1.8
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXNC 10:00 PM 9.057 1.5
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXNC 11:00 PM 7.355 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.664 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.675 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.750 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.192 1.0
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2.564 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.457 1.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 10:20 PM 2.188 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.140 0.9
SULLIVAN & SON TBSC 10:00 PM 2.090 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2.169 0.8
Hannity FOXNC 9:01 PM 5.816 0.8
SNOOKI & JWOWW MTV 10:00 PM 1.648 0.8
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:00 PM 2.256 0.8
Awkward SSN 2 MTV 10:30 PM 1.742 0.7
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:31 PM 2.123 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2.346 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.409 0.7
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 4.970 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.567 0.6
The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1.562 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.487 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2.048 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.173 0.6
TOSH.O CMDY 12:01 AM 0.986 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.109 0.6
AMERICAS CHOICE 2012 CNN 10:00 PM 2.327 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.372 0.5
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 11:50 PM 3.442 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.581 0.5
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 11:00 PM 2.089 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.086 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.163 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 1:31 AM 1.081 0.5
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 1.128 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.416 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.606 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.721 0.5
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 8:55 AM 1.724 0.5
AMERICAS CHOICE 2012 CNN 11:00 PM 1.758 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1.011 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.913 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.488 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1.021 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.864 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.717 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:40 AM 0.867 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.126 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 1.037 0.4
Auction Kings DISC 9:00 PM 1.544 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.758 0.4
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.936 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.828 0.4
SP YOU LIVE IN WHAT HGTV 9:00 PM 1.443 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.781 0.4
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 8:00 PM 0.970 0.4
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.140 0.4
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 12:00 AM 2.267 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 9:00 PM 0.861 0.4
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.464 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 1:01 AM 0.982 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.582 0.4
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:00 PM 1.876 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1.130 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.240 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1.592 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 2:01 AM 0.860 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 0.930 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.970 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 0.847 0.4
Auction Kings DISC 9:30 PM 1.098 0.4
EXTREME CHEF FOOD 10:00 PM 0.959 0.4
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1.403 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.791 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.594 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.903 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 1.324 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1.859 0.4
Four Weddings TLC 10:00 PM 0.932 0.4
Auction Kings DISC 11:00 PM 0.817 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 9:00 PM 1.408 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 0.882 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.803 0.3
Auction Kings DISC 8:30 PM 1.066 0.3
COUNTING CARS HIST 7:30 PM 1.056 0.3
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 10:00 AM 0.754 0.3
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 9:00 PM 1.597 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1.418 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 6:00 PM 1.165 0.3
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 0.865 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 1.113 0.3
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 0.965 0.3
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 12:00 AM 1.155 0.3
VERY BAD MEN ID 10:30 PM 0.985 0.3
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 10:00 PM 0.940 0.3
Auction Kings DISC 11:30 PM 0.698 0.3
Covert Affairs USA 11:00 PM 1.126 0.3
COUNTING CARS HIST 7:00 PM 0.894 0.2

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

 

 
  • Oliver

    Interesting that Snooki and JWOWW (1.1 to 0.8) and Awkward (1.0 to 0.8) dropped so hard. Wouldn’t have thought there would be much audience overlap with the RNC. Parents, perhaps?

  • Oliver

    1.0 to 0.7, sorry.

  • Anon

    Boooo! Sucks to see Awkward drop from it’s big rise last week, especially after such a good and emotional episode last night. The ending was perfect. I hope when it comes back on Sept. 13th it rises! ONLY TWO EPISODES LEFT OF THE SEASON, NOOOO!

    MTV is kind of dumb to not being airing the next new episode after the Music Video Awards next week though.

    Still though, Awkward. is doing great this season.

  • Jared

    Wow..Awkward fell pretty hard from last week..

  • Oliver

    Thinking about it, mass pre-season football pre-emptions might have also hurt S&J/Awkward.

  • Dexter88

    Wilfred?

  • John A

    LOL at the people who said The Mentalist was a flop in syndication.

  • Jared

    Without Anger Management..Wilfred and Louie didn’t even make the list. I didn’t realize how much both shows benefited from that lead in..considering there small ratings.

  • Nickelodeon Rocks

    Does anyone have the ratings for Best Player on Nick at 8PM?

  • brent

    This is unbelieable. Can someone explain last season’s Wilfred ratings then, there wasn’t any lead in.

  • AppleStinx

    Excellent night for FOXNC and its coverage of the RNC convention. Even MSNBC enjoyed a few entries on the list.

  • Jared

    @Brent

    Wilfreds ratings seem to be all over the place..from 800,000+ to 2.5 million viewers per premiere episodes. Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe its just not appointment viewing to the fans? Anyone else have a guess?

  • brent

    I don’t think Wilfred has a shot on renewal now.

    They did renew Louie for a full season howewer. They can cancel a renew?

    Cause’ no one would renew a series can’t make in top 100.

  • John A

    FX Ratings are a disaster.

  • AppleStinx

    CNN is there too. Truly unexpected.

  • JRG

    Snooki and Awkward are probably down because all the college students are back at school. Either, no cable or better things to do at school or there are no neilsen meters in college dorm rooms.

  • John A

    FX must be counting down the days till Sons of anarchy.

  • Jon Haven

    Colbert did better than Stewart? Interesting.

  • Joe

    Wilfred will definitely be renewed. Don’t pay attention to anyone who thinks it won’t.

    Colbert beat Stewart last night because Romney was still speaking when Stewart’s show was on. Romney finished around 11:15. So people switched over there after Romney was done.

  • capslocke

    I’ve never seen Colbert beat Jon Stewart. Ever. I guess John Hunstman is a big ratings draw??? Quick someone get this man a reality show! Uhmmm let’s see, it could be him and Ginnifer Goodwin sharing a house and it could be called Snow White & The Hunstman! Good, good I like that! I’m calling up E! right now.

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