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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.

 

 
  • Dan T

    Important to note: Jersey Shore was a 2-hour premiere. The 11pm episode is brand-new, not a repeat of 10pm.

    “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.”

    Who is to say people don’t watch both? I watch Jersey here and there but also watch Parks & Rec.

    Looking down on Jersey is liking looking down on people for eating a chocolate bar for a snack. It’s the best food for them, but it’s a treat.

  • Dan T

    “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.” Technically it was a 2.4 if you combine both premiere hours.

  • THE OLD MAN

    2.5 for Jersey Shore finally way off from previous seasons! Final season, so don’t let the door slap your behind on the way out.

    Ties Elementary this week & hopefully will lose from here on in.

  • VH!

    Jersey shore did ok but rating are down from season 5 premiere. Low ratings for a show that had a 7 day marathon. Ratings is extremely down and last night episode was very boring

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Dan T

    YAY! I’ll take your stats!

  • THE OLD MAN

    CBS beats NFLN from 8:30 to 10:00

  • Michael

    Wow, those numbers for Real Housewives Of Miami are beyond terrible!

  • Mr Mikey

    Why are people saying the NFL did bad? Anybody who knows anything about football knows the cardinals and rams aren’t exactly a must watch game. If cardinals rams was on ESPN it would have done over 10 million viewers. Jersey shore is going down yes way down from season 5’s premiere and it will soon be doing less than 4 million viewers each week, they should change the title from Jersey shore to Jersey bore cause that’s what it’s become. Oh and pathetic numbers for tna impact.

  • jeeb

    Real Housewives of Miami should be moved to another night. Thursdays at 8pm are way too competitive for a series that struggled in the first season. This season is much better and has potential to catch on with the right night.

  • Jared

    I’m surprised Jersey Shore premiered that high. I haven’t seen or heard much as far as promotion goes especially considering its the final season.

    RHOM is struggling. Those numbers are horrible and its been dropping week to week. Thursdays at 9 is such a competitive time slot and it shows.

  • Ene

    I LOVE JERSEY SHORE I AM SO SAD ABOUT THE CANCELATION!!!!!!!!

  • Michael

    It’s so weird that RHOM isn’t catching on. Considering all the drama that’s going on with some of the women (post-filming). Joana Krupa-hooker allegations, Alexia’s son hitting a poor man in the street, etc.

  • DomCA25

    RHOM is so good its better than NJ and all the other series, im shocked its not picking up they should move it to Tuesday nights

  • Cheryl

    RHOM is as good or better than the others. Maybe a time change would help. Hope they put an effort into making it work

  • r0ckmypants

    @iMember – I watch Jersey Shore (and a lot of other trashy TV shows), but that doesn’t make me stupid or less inclined to watch “quality” shows. In fact, I watch both shows you mentioned in your comment. Just because someone enjoys some campy craziness doesn’t mean that same person can’t enjoy a well-crafted series also.

  • Nick

    Hollywood Heights (TeenNick, 8 PM)
    -Monday: 0.167 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49
    -Tuesday: 0.204 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
    -Wednesday: 0.221 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49
    -Thursday: 0.274 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

    Don’t Sleep! Hosted By TJ Holmes (BET, 11 PM)
    -Monday: 0.403 million viewers, 0.16 A18-49
    -Tuesday: 0.511 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49
    -Wednesday: 0.458 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49
    -Thursday: 0.327 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

  • MADGE

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  • r0ckmypants

    @MADGE – No, it’s not.

  • Melanie

    I also enjoy the Real Housewives of Miami and hate see them struggling ratings wise with all the drama going on this season. I agree that it should be moved to another night because Thursday night at 9 is really tough to compete with so many other popular shows.

  • Nadine

    Perhaps it is about time to deep-six Project Runway. Does anybody watch it anymore? The move from Bravo has taken all the steam out of it.

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