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Thursday Cable Ratings: Thursday Night Football Tops Night, + 'Awkward', 'Sullivan & Son', 'Snooki & JWOWW', 'Project Runway', 'Impractical Jokers' & More

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September 14th, 2012

Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network was Thursday's top cable programming with a 3.8 Adults 18-49 rating. Awkward was the top scripted show, earning a distant 1.0 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 a specific show

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME NFLN 8:30 PM 8.559 3.8
POSTGUN NFLN 11:41 PM 5.005 2.5
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 4.824 2.0
POSTGAME NFLN 11:44 PM 2.457 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.666 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.659 1.2
Awkward SSN 2 MTV 10:32 PM 1.782 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.104 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.389 0.9
SULLIVAN & SON TBSC 10:00 PM 2.128 0.9
SNOOKI & JWOWW MTV 10:00 PM 1.553 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.157 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.141 0.8
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2.094 0.8
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1.518 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.828 0.8
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.613 0.7
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 1.295 0.7
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1.247 0.6
The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1.491 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.214 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2.164 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2.233 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.206 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.246 0.6
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 1.065 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.239 0.5
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:00 PM 1.761 0.5
TOP 20 MOST SHOCKING TRU 11:00 PM 1.114 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.227 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.063 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.450 0.5
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 1.161 0.5
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:28 AM 0.937 0.5
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:15 AM 1.294 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.191 0.5
Real Housewives of Miami BRVO 9:00 PM 1.066 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:06 PM 0.994 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.604 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 0.970 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.390 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.877 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.851 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.660 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.412 0.5
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 1.052 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.637 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:45 AM 0.906 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 7:27 PM 1.333 0.4
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.557 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.777 0.4
TEXAS CAR WARS DISC 10:00 PM 1.249 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 8:00 PM 0.931 0.4
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.110 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:31 PM 1.370 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1.449 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 0.864 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1.491 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.401 0.4
The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.936 0.4
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 0.908 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.470 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 9:00 PM 0.773 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 1.474 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.224 0.4
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2.718 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 9:00 PM 1.550 0.4
THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF NFLN 6:00 PM 0.805 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 12:00 AM 0.794 0.4
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.715 0.4
Hardcore History HIST 11:02 PM 0.985 0.4
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 11:00 AM 0.763 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.135 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 0.852 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.800 0.4
SP YOU LIVE IN WHAT HGTV 9:00 PM 1.122 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 0.973 0.4
Covert Affairs USA 11:00 PM 1.230 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:38 AM 0.768 0.3
EXTREME CHEF FOOD 10:00 PM 0.836 0.3
WILFRED FX 10:00 PM 0.642 0.3
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 8:00 PM 1.017 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 0.720 0.3
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 2.409 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1.307 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.326 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1.224 0.3
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 0.871 0.3
Dance Moms LIF 10:30 PM 0.704 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.399 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 0.925 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2.302 0.3
Auction Kings DISC 9:30 PM 0.985 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2.435 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1.071 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 8:00 AM 1.828 0.3
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1.510 0.3
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC 7:00 PM 2.079 0.3
Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1.464 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 7:00 AM 1.383 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Michael

    Yikes, at the premiere of Real Housewives Of Miami!

  • Jimmy

    Wasnt Awkward’s last outting at a 0.7? That’s a good rebound. Can’t stop that show.

  • Matt

    was hoping 2 mil for the Snooki finale…oh well next season will be big because of the baby….and HORRIBLE numbers for Miami housewives. they should have cancelled it after the dismal first season

  • rob60990

    How many Real Housewives shows do Bravo expect people to watch?

    Good for Awkward.

  • AppleStinx

    Interesting seeing ratings for 1-hour segments of ‘Fox & Friends’, even though 1,828K at 8am may be high due to current events.

  • Jared

    I’m sure MTV loves the fact that AWKWARDS the #1 scripted show of the night. Who would have thought..great episode last night..as usual. Can’t wait for next weeks finale.

  • Mr Mikey

    Bad rating for snooki’s show. Great rating for TNF.

  • iMember

    Last night’s episode of Awkward was HILARIOUS! Being inside Jenna’s head seeing her go through this alt. universe of “What if” she made different choices was soooo funny. And there were so many unexpected surprises. Jenna surely knows how to do PLOT TWIST.

    Can’t wait for the season finale next week!

  • elliotness

    The NFL is insanely humongous. Not many people even have the NFL Network yet they still get near 9 mil viewers. No bounty gate or concussions will ever stop em.

  • iMember

    Also, so glad to see Awkward make a very good jump in the ratings after being off last week. Show is strong for MTV and I’m sure they’re happy about that. Of course, the show is also fantastic, so it deserves its success!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    While that might be one of the best, if not the best, matchup on TNF this season, a 3.8 is going to thrash every show on broadcast Thursday except BBT and maybe TAAHM.

    But last night’s game was hardly one that held fans interest all the way though, so that damped ratings below what might have been possible. Even a bad matchup might get that high if the game is good.

    Where is that crazy “Person of Interest – TV’S #1 NEW DRAMA” guy?

    POI ratings are going to be topped by football regularly.

  • Michael

    Jared, I believe “Awkward” is indeed MTV’s highest rated scripted show for the network!

    With Jersey Shore and Teen Mom ending, it’s going to be interesting to see if MTV can continue the momentum.

  • John A

    Charmed made the list again Yay.

  • elliotness

    @Bill Next Thursday Defending champ Giants vs Cam Newton led Panthers. Should be high.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill Next Thursday Defending champ Giants vs Cam Newton led Panthers. Should be high.”

    I agree, that matchup is also a good one for the ratings, and perhaps the best of the season if its close, but as Robert pointed out to me yesterday, TNF has no Cowboys, no Patriots and no Tebows (er, Jets). All big ratings draws.

    They have Saints, Peyton Manning’s Broncos and Steelers though, which have been at least reasonable draws in the past.

  • elliotness

    As a Patriot fan, i’m glad they don’t have to Pats on Thursday though. Doesn’t help with a short practice week. Oh and btw, i’m voting for Tom Brady as a write in for president!

  • Michael

    Does anyone know which franchise performed better between: RHODC and RHOM? Mama Elsa makes RHOM so interesting, there’s potential for this season!

  • Frankie

    The consistency in the writing and quality of Awkward is amazing. Every episode never disappoints and last nights episode was genius. I loved seeing a different side to Jenna even if it was only a do over and when Matty and Jake “came out”..lol..maybe next season we can get a musical episode?

  • Mark Wood

    Seriously SPN scored highest of all shows on TNT. And at 10am. And both the 10am and 9am showings score higher adults 18-49 then on the CW.

  • bb

    Miami was really good last night, Im not quite sure why it didn’t rate higher, I think that a lot of people bated the first season so they don’t want to tune into this season, and I also heard a lot of people say they watched it on demand, maybe bravo wont put it on there this week so more people will watch it, I really think that its going to be a good season.

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