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Thursday Cable Ratings: Football Wins Night, 'Jersey Shore', 'Project Runway', 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'Daily Show', 'Texas Car Wars' & More

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October 5th, 2012

 

 

Thursday Night Football was the night's top cable program with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 3.3 last week. The season premiere of Jersey Shore came in second with a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, way down from a 4.0 for its season 5 premiere on January 5, 2012.

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 Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME NFLN 8:30 PM 6435 2.6
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 10:00 PM 4694 2.5
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 11:00 PM 4173 2.3
POSTGUN NFLN 11:42 PM 3941 1.8
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 3351 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2707 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2664 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2280 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2396 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2361 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2066 1.0
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 12:02 AM 1771 0.9
POSTGAME NFLN 11:45 PM 1996 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2183 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2049 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 8:55 PM 2273 0.8
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 1:02 AM 1318 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1841 0.7
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1517 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1419 0.7
Jersey Shore SSN 5 MTV 8:45 PM 1473 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1456 0.6
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 1907 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1220 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1347 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2483 0.6
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1333 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2639 0.5
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 11:01 PM 1210 0.5
TEXAS CAR WARS DISC 10:00 PM 1302 0.5
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 4280 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2382 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1842 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2390 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:24 AM 1114 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2503 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1286 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1319 0.5
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 3908 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2107 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1643 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1615 0.5
FAST N LOUD DISC 9:00 PM 956 0.4
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:15 AM 1049 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1536 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1474 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 855 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2525 0.4
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 881 0.4
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:26 AM 855 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 9:00 PM 1477 0.4
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:25 AM 1479 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1389 0.4
Wipeout TRU 8:00 PM 895 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2061 0.4
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 3248 0.4
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 956 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:30 AM 889 0.4
DRAKE & JOSH NICK 7:30 PM 2143 0.4
TOSH.O CMDY 12:01 AM 705 0.4
Real Housewives of Miami BRVO 9:00 PM 847 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 921 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1084 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1451 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 998 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 957 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 863 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 986 0.4
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 814 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 808 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1684 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 629 0.3
The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 868 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1756 0.3
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1058 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1211 0.3
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 871 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 759 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 7:00 AM 1832 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 828 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1449 0.3
NOREASTER MEN HIST 9:00 PM 1182 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 950 0.3
Burn Notice USA 11:00 PM 1252 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1241 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2310 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1468 0.3
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOXNC 9:00 AM 2110 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2590 0.3
EXTREME HOMES (2012) HGTV 9:00 PM 884 0.3
Ancient Aliens HIST 7:00 PM 859 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 740 0.3
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOXNC 10:00 AM 1953 0.3
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1286 0.3
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 1160 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 8:00 AM 2095 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 6:00 AM 1286 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 654 0.3
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC 7:00 PM 2243 0.2
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 796 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Matt

    LOL at real housewives of miami!!!!! cancel it

    and jersey shore did better than I though, and repeated well late at night

  • Oliver

    Surprisingly low ratings for NFL.

  • Petar Ivanov

    YES! CBS BEAT football. TBBT TAHM POI ALL BEAT football. I think this is the worst rating nights from the begining of the season!

  • TimsDale4ever

    Surprised they’re ending JS – it’s still doing so well for cable standards.

  • Jonathan

    Great for Jersey Shore! Was expecting around 3 million viewers. MTV is regretting canceling it right now!!

  • Andy

    The game was one sided for the most part. Probably explains the lower rating than usual. Not really marque teams either although I would have thought the game may have drew some attention since the Arizona Cardinals came into the game 4-0.

  • Jonathan

    Jersey Shore beat Scandal on ABC.

  • Jesse

    It’s not surprising the NFL game was lower. If you know football, you knew Arizona Cardinals vs St. Louis Rams wasn’t gonna bring in great ratings. Add a snoozefest of a game on the field and you get a 2.6.

  • Cody

    This will probably be the lowest rated NFL game based on who the teams were. I could only see week 10 being lower(Indy-Jacksonville), doing worse than this game.

  • Junior

    Still very solid numbers for Jersey Shore. It’s obviously past its prime, but these are still great numbers for cable, and especially MTV.

  • Kaylie

    With these ratings, Im happy MTV decided to cancel the series. You can’t squeeze the last of its ratings out.

  • iMember

    It disappoints me that so many people are willing to watch Jersey Shore, but they won’t watch more GOOD, quality television like MTV’s own Awkward or ABC’s Last Resort.

  • Jesse

    Oh yeah, Indy vs Jacksonville will for sure be lower.

  • DEF

    MTV isn’t canceling Jersey Shore because of ratings or any reasons like that. It has already been stated on many sites and in many articles that Jersey Shore is going to be in it’s final season for many reasons, one being that the cast members are starting to become old for this type of television (Mike at 31 and Pauly at 32).

  • Martin

    How many of those Jersey Shore episodes were new exactly, was that one at 11 new, if not, holy F__K!!. haven’t repeat numbers so close to original like that since Off The Map first episode.

  • Jonathan

    11 was new too.

  • Sid Kaminsky

    Wow. Look at Fox News. Tremendous all day.

  • Kyle

    Good for Jersey Shore. Love it or hate it you have watched an episode.

    2.5 still good for a cable show.

  • Jesse

    2.5 is excellent for Jersey Shore. That’s a big number for cable and especially MTV. It is pretty obvious Jersey Shore isn’t being canceled. It’s a final season on it’s own terms. It has nothing to do with ratings.

  • romo

    Both arizona & st.louis are dull teams nationally – actually did better than i thought even.

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