Cable Top 25: Monday Night Football Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending September 30, 2012

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October 2nd, 2012


Monday Night Football topped cable viewership for the week with 16.167  million viewers. Major Crimes was the top cable scripted program with 4.302 million viewers.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN Mon 08:30P-11:58P 16167
3 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN Mon 11:58P-01:30A 6462
4 MAJOR CRIMES TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4302
5 PRE-KICK NFLN Thu 08:00P-08:30P 4225
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3990
7 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK Sat 11:00A-12:00P 3917
8 SONS OF ANARCHY FX Tue 10:00P-11:06P 3802
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3769
10 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:07P 3603
11 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN Sun 02:00P-05:31P 3581
12 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3545
13 SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN Sun 05:31P-05:53P 3520
14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN Sat 09:21P-12:42A 3496
15 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAV Sun 10:00P-11:00P 3493
16 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3471
18 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3221
19 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Tue 08:00P-09:00P 3205
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Thu 06:00P-06:30P 3045
21 BREAKING AMISH TLC Sun 10:00P-11:00P 3000
22 SPONGEBOB NICK Thu 06:30P-07:00P 2937
23 NCIS USA Sat 08:00P-09:00P 2903
24 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN Mon 06:30P-08:30P 2887
25 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 10:00P-10:30P 2843


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  • Big Nick

    and Victorious, Big Time Rush?????????????

  • Nick

    I’m not a hater of tmnt, but I think it will go down

  • Jon23812

    Good for TMNT. I think the next episode will get a 3.5-3.7.

  • Nick


  • Joseph

    Hell Yeah, TMNT Premiered HUGE. Take that Spongebob, Nickelodeon has a new hit show which is actually Good!

  • romo

    Wish that dude posted 18-49.

  • RLH

    Wondering what the Walking Dead premiere will hit…7 million viewers?


    What were the viewership of Victorious & HtR?

  • TVLuvver

    DISASTER- Nickelodeon’s new show Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles BOMBED. With as much promotion as they gave it, it didn’t even draw 4 million. That’s BAD NEWS for Nickelodeon; they were counting on it to be their new Spongebob. Yeowch.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    OMG I was expecting way more for TMNT with all that promotion.! I guess if u add part 1 viewership on Friday with the 1 hour premiere on Saturday it’s a lot more. Idk lol. OMG if victorious got below 2.9 million I’m gonna be super mad.!! That show is good and it should not get that low, but then again it wasnt promoted good or much.! I think nickelodeon needs to get their promotion team fired and rehire new ones.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    TMNT still did pretty well, not as well as I thought it would, but it beat everything on nick and Disney for the week. Im pretty sure that the numbers will be stay that high next week with very little promotion..

  • Dan S

    Man did I get burned my DVR last week. I had SOA at 60 min & it cutoff 6 min early on me. I have to add more time to avoid this overrun again.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    TMNT did meh. Victorious and BTR needed more promotion. I agree, Nickelodeons promotion team consist of drunks. Promoting Victorious for only one day doesn’t bring in viewers!!

  • SobetonNYC

    major crimes has found its groove. the stories seem to be getting stronger each week IMO.

  • poweranimals

    “TMNT did meh” Not really. It killed Power Rangers.

  • Nathan (NR2012)


    Considering it had months of promotion, merchandise sold out, and a lot of media buzz, it could have done better..but it’s still awesome

    Power Rangers on the other hand……

  • iCarly

    Go Nickelodeon!!!
    Next Saturday New iCarly One Hour Special!
    iShock America!!
    i Love Nick!

  • tobias

    i gotta bad feeling about ishock america

  • Korra FTW

    Nickelodeon is in trouble. TMNT did very poor for how much promotion it got. I also agree with the comments about Nick’s promotion team failing. I have a feeling TMNT will drop next week and slowly continue to drop.

    VICTORiOUS — 2.391 million (down a big 1,206,000 viewers from last week)

    Big Time Rush — 2.424 million (down 47,000 viewers from last week)

    How to Rock — 1.850 million (down 183,000 viewers from last week)

    Nickelodeon doesn’t have much left. Spongebob is somehow managing to stay up despite the episodes not being as good as they used to be.

    The Legend of Korra is their only great show, but that won’t be back until 2013. And Nickelodeon failed at promoting Korra as well. If they promoted Korra the way they promoted TMNT it would have got a 4.5m-5m audience like the premiere of Korra did.

  • Vctrs

    where did you get that?, because i don’t think so that is the audience

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