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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Wins Night, 'Counting Cars', 'White Collar', 'Covert Affairs', 'Face Off', 'Dance Moms' & More

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September 19th, 2012

Sons of Anarchy was Tuesday's top cable program with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 2.8 for last week's premiere. Counting Cars was the number two cable original with a 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 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 for specific shows.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Sons Of Anarchy FX 10:00 PM 4166 2.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3409 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3376 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3271 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2804 1.2
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2958 1.2
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:31 PM 2556 1.0
White Collar USA 9:00 PM 3411 1.0
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2330 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2210 1.0
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:00 PM 2271 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2152 0.9
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 2663 0.9
Face Off SYFY 9:00 PM 1799 0.9
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 2071 0.9
Covert Affairs USA 10:01 PM 3471 0.9
Shipping Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1821 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:59 PM 1650 0.8
Top Gear HIST 9:00 PM 1725 0.8
Shipping Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1837 0.8
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 2088 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1849 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1747 0.7
Dance Moms LIF 9:00 PM 1725 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1900 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1517 0.7
Teen Mom SSN 4 UNSEEN MTV 10:00 PM 1097 0.7
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1746 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1508 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2650 0.6
Sons Of Anarchy FX 11:08 PM 1261 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1829 0.6
Shipping Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1277 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1136 0.6
Shipping Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1215 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1287 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1880 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1670 0.6
COUNTING CARS HIST 7:30 PM 1379 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1487 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1741 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1588 0.5
Flipping Out BRVO 10:00 PM 1197 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1738 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1449 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 956 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1187 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1050 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1530 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2380 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1050 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 12:31 AM 966 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 971 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1555 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 903 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1233 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1129 0.5
COUNTING CARS HIST 7:00 PM 1160 0.5
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 897 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1507 0.5
TOSH.O CMDY 9:27 PM 873 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2169 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1474 0.4
YUKON MEN DISC 9:00 PM 1199 0.4
POKER ESPN 8:00 PM 1012 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 963 0.4
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 2040 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:29 PM 1072 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1199 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1470 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1304 0.4
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 975 0.4
POKER ESPN 9:00 PM 1008 0.4
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 8:00 PM 1178 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 953 0.4
RICKEY SMILEY SHOW TV1 9:30 PM 903 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1050 0.4
HOT SET SYFY 10:00 PM 907 0.4
19 Kids and Counting TLC 9:30 PM 1077 0.4
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1387 0.4
BONES TNT 5:00 PM 1344 0.4
ABBY & BRITTANY TLC 10:00 PM 1036 0.4
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 874 0.4
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 914 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 11:00 PM 925 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1190 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:38 AM 821 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3349 0.4
Chopped FOOD 12:00 AM 816 0.4
YUKON MEN DISC 8:00 PM 998 0.4
Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1743 0.3
RICKEY SMILEY SHOW TV1 9:00 PM 835 0.3
Chopped FOOD 11:00 PM 817 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 6:00 PM 1311 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 10:00 PM 1295 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1560 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 640 0.3
PRIMETIME MOVIE AMC 8:00 PM 1045 0.3
Ed Show MSNBC 8:00 PM 1573 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2246 0.2

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Damiker

    Wow, 1st time seeing Tv1 on the table… Dance Moms reunion was a waste of time to be honest & not worth 2 prts!!!

  • amadeus

    @nick please numbers for amazing world of gumball and gragons riders of berk from cartoon network

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Dance moms reunion special really wasn’t needed lol

  • cimmer

    Face Off did not help out Hot Set on Syfy at all.

  • Dan S

    I love SOA next best show on TV after Breaking Bad. I understand there will be 2 more seasons of SOA before they end it in 2014. Pretty good numbers also for WC & CA

  • The End

    @cimmer

    Yeah, odd that as both are pretty much the same type of show. Pity people didn’t give it a chance.

    That said if you discount wrestling. Face Off is the most successful show in the past 12 months on the network. Infact last season hit as high as 1.0 18-49.

    It currently rates higher than most CW shows too. Including Nikita, Supernatural and a half dozen others.

  • plk

    White Collar has never had a new, decent lead in show in its history on USA yet still has a great 4 season ratings run. Best cast on TV with hottest star heading to the big time! Need to cherish Neal Caffrey now since Matt off to bigger things for certain. Shame poor Covert can’t build on the White Collar lead it receives. It’s a weaker show than Collar but still should add numbers. R&I a snoozer for cat ladies but look at how well similar shows of that nature do. Go figure.

  • Simon Jester

    @plk – Rizzoli & Isles is in reruns. The last new episode had 6 million total and was 1.3 in the demo. That’s a helluva lot more than just “cat ladies” watching.

  • Patty

    @Simon Jester totally agree. I am not a “cat lady” and my friends are not either and we love R&I. Yes, R&I is in repeats so the ratings for it listed today are for a repeated episode. I come her occasionally and have never posted before but I do not understand why the hate on TNT shows??

  • A/X

    @plk Wow, there must a way for you to rain praises on your precious Matt Bomer without you bashing on other shows. We get it…he’s great. You love him. No need for the nastiness.

  • plk

    @Simon Jester – right, so 1.3 viewers that matter, 4.7 cat ladies that don’t really count. I was more joking and attempting to make a point to KarenM who rags on WC each weak that R&I doesn’T kill WC by any stretch, just a few points higher in the only numbers that matter. I DVR R&I, help it with its “counted” numbers, but it lacks the Bomer-DeKay magic.

  • lando

    Cover Affairs beats White Collar in viewers almost every single episode, but not in the demo…

  • plk

    @AX sorry if offended, not like first time someone speaks honestly with opinions here.. Not bashing, just stating opionions and facts, similar to your Covert-WC comment last week, no? I like R&I and Covert just confounds me it doesn’t do better with premise and lead in. Sorry if I offended.

  • John A

    Wow dont people ever stop watching BBT? Its funny that it beats almost all original cable shows most nights.

  • silvit

    @plk

    You seem such an expert yet you don’t know that the 1.3 is not 1.3 million (hence your wrong 4.7 cat ladies remark)

    White Collar has the same lead of ALL the other USA 9 pm shows. Burn Notice always had the same kind of lead-in but I’ve never seen its fans blaming the lead-ins for its diminishing ratings. Accept that WC is not the huge success you want it to be. It’s just a decent to good performer and nothing more.

    Despite the bad reviews that it’s receiving, Royal Pains did just as good as WC this year.

  • Tom

    The last three episodes of Covert Affairs have been the best in the series’ history. I hope the writers can maintain the program’s intensity.

  • Tessa

    Why is Counting Cars and not White Collar number two? They both have the same demo unless my eyes deceive me. How is the list organized?

  • silvit

    @Tessa

    Because they don’t have the exact same demo. The numbers you see are rounded (with the new demo correspondence)

    WC=1.287 million 18-40
    Counting Cars=1.323 million 18-49

  • sandra b

    Not getting into the childish back and forth but White Collar and Covert Affairs are in the toughest and second toughest spots of week. Royal Pains and the other USAs have it easier than Tuesday nights and should produce better results

  • Tessa

    Thanks silvit. That makes sense.

    Will miss White Collar. Really enjoyed watching it Tuesday nights. What a great show.

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