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Sunday Cable Ratings: NASCAR Wins Night, 'Breaking Bad', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Leverage', 'Hell on Wheels', 'Married to Jonas', & More

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September 5th, 2012

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup was Sunday's top cable program, earning a 1.4 adults 18-49 cable rating. The season finale of Breaking Bad came in second, with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 1.4. Several popular Sunday cable scripted shows took the Labor Day weekend off.

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 Hell On Wheels.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 7:30 PM 5558 1.4
Breaking Bad AMC 10:00 PM 2781 1.3
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2549 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2446 1.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L ESPN 4:01 PM 2409 0.9
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 2219 0.9
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 2119 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2219 0.9
MARRIED TO JONAS ENT 10:00 PM 1799 0.9
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 1927 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 2422 0.8
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 9:00 PM 2605 0.8
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 6:42 PM 2912 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2454 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2131 0.8
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1720 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2513 0.8
STORAGE WARS AEN 10:00 PM 2130 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2614 0.7
DVD ON TV FX 7:00 PM 1752 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 2149 0.7
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1774 0.7
LEVERAGE TNT 9:00 PM 2353 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 2153 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1985 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:34 PM 1581 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 2:30 PM 1851 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 1724 0.7
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 10:30 PM 1338 0.7
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 1546 0.7
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 2688 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1782 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 2:00 PM 1817 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2794 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 1682 0.6
SUNDAY BEST 5 BET 8:00 PM 2132 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1884 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1687 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2119 0.6
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:30 AM 2807 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 1:30 PM 1704 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 1:00 PM 1718 0.6
DVD ON TV FX 10:30 PM 1215 0.6
Hell On Wheels AMC 9:00 PM 2472 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 12:30 PM 1672 0.6
TOSH.O CMDY 10:37 PM 1132 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:05 PM 1091 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 10:30 PM 1443 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1874 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:45 PM 1264 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 12:00 PM 1313 0.6
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 1136 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 1283 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 2:01 AM 1290 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:30 PM 1876 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 10:00 PM 1448 0.5
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 2164 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 2237 0.5
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:55 AM 2601 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 8:00 PM 1119 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 AM 1344 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 12:00 PM 1543 0.5
SHERLOCK HOLMES TNT 4:00 PM 1343 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:00 PM 1647 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1534 0.5
MERMAIDS: BODY FOUND APL 9:00 PM 1347 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 3:00 PM 1481 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:00 AM 2666 0.5
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 10:25 AM 2597 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 11:00 PM 1311 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1570 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1490 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1580 0.5
PERCY JACKSON/OLYMPIANS TOON 5:30 PM 1804 0.5
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1209 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN2 8:00 PM 1688 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1645 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1576 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1313 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 4:30 PM 1206 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 2:00 PM 1224 0.5
DRAGONS/BERK SNEAK PEEK TOON 8:00 PM 1745 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 3:30 PM 1169 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1445 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:00 AM 1292 0.4
American Pickers HIST 11:00 AM 1385 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 11:00 AM 1029 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 1545 0.4
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1353 0.4
HOARDING:BURIED ALIVE-WHE TLC 10:00 PM 1280 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 888 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1275 0.4
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 819 0.4
MERMAIDS: BODY FOUND APL 11:00 PM 1028 0.4
LEVERAGE TNT 11:00 AM 1052 0.4
ALL-AMERICAN HANDYMAN HGTV 10:00 PM 1234 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1544 0.4
YARD CRASHERS HGTV 11:00 AM 1028 0.4
PRIMETIME MOVIE AMC 6:00 PM 1368 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 1271 0.3

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

 
  • RyanCanada

    how is Web Therapy still on the air?

  • UKTVFan

    Wow, 1.555 million for Doctor Who is spectacular! The companies like Fios that added BBCA HD in time for Copper must have helped Doctor Who (I have Fios, and for the first time, I watched last Saturday’s Doctor Who in HD on BBCA, while in the past I would “find” the HD version online soon after the UK broadcast).

    And Copper actually went up a little (in viewers), despite it being Labor Day weekend:

    Week 1 – 1.107 million/0.36 demo
    Week 2 – 0.874 million/0.27 demo
    Week 3 – 0.901 million/0.27 demo

    I’m sure BBCA is writing a press release as we speak for Doctor Who, as that is now the highest-rated single broadcast of any program in the channel’s history (note that the 1.8 million Copper was the sum of the premiere and three immediate repeats).

  • tv#1

    I hope that Hell on Wheels will be able to at least maintain its current ratings without having Breaking Bad as its lead out. It’s a great show; more people should be watching.

  • Mary

    I’m noticing that Showtime shows don’t do very well. I wonder what kinds of numbers Homeland will get?

  • CCV

    Homeland will get over 2 million. It had a relatively monster season last year, both in terms of critical success and in the “Showtime” ratings department. It’s going to supplant Dexter (if it already hasn’t…?) as Showtime’s most watched show, and it’s certainly Showtime’s best (with Dexter well past its prime and The Borgias a pretty damn good but not great show). The ad campaign and word-of-mouth are going to lead Homeland to a 2+ mil premiere–the first episode last year got about 1 mil, and the number consistently went up all the way through the finale. Homeland’s going to be huge this year.

    @tv#1…
    Hell On Wheels has been pretty consistent so far this season, which is surprising me a little. It’s still not a great show, nowhere near MM and BB, and it’ll never be Deadwood–no matter how much it wants to be–but this season is much, much stronger than the first so far. I was a little reluctant to tell my friends I watched it last season, simply because large portions of it were so competently mediocre. I don’t feel that way anymore. If the numbers maintain, it will be fine. Averaging around 2.5 mil will put it on par with AMC’s premiere shows, and will definitely warrant a third season renewal.

  • OWN Fan

    Hey @Nick. What do you think on a business level now that ALOT of small cable channels are looking to fridays + saturdays to build there cable channels. Because I’ve seen that’s were Animal Planet, CMT, and OWN have gotten alot of their steadily ratings from. Why do you think that is?

  • joss

    You dont want to wait til next year for last episodes of Breaking Bad ?
    Tell AMC

    info@amctv.com
    AMC Viewer Services
    11 Penn Plaza, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    646-273-7105

  • Dan

    “You dont want to wait til next year for last episodes of Breaking Bad ?
    Tell AMC”

    Don’t waste your time people. I don’t even think they’ve filmed the final 8, and even if they have, AMC isn’t going to completely alter their schedule.

  • Greg

    The final episodes have not been shot yet. Consider this 16-episode season as two 8-episode seasons. That’s what I’m doing.

    I’m not confident about a Hell on Wheels renewal. When fall season starts, the show’s gonna get crushed.

  • mArS

    One Car Too Far (DISC) ?

  • Yep

    Hell on Wheels story lines are still meandering all over the place. The individual plots aren’t overlapping at all hardly – I mean, how am I supposed to get involved with a character when they’re on screen for what? 30-40 seconds? And then it moves on to the next character’s story – another 40 seconds. It’s like reading 2-3 pages of every chapter of a book and expecting to stay interested. And FFS, where is Rev Cole going? Noonan is one of the two actors (other is Heyerdahl, of course) in HoW that are keeping me watching. Mount’s performance wasn’t bad in Ep 201, but now it’s just…eh.

    I think I’m done with this series now. If it makes it another couple seasons maybe I’ll download or something. Otherwise…good riddance.

    Besides, who needs to watch a crappy civil war period drama when there’s a perfectly good (and getting better) substitute – why, ‘ello Coppuh!

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