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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Steel Magnolias' Wins Night + 'Jeff Dunham: Minding Monsters', 'The Real Housewived of NJ', MLB, NASCAR & More

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October 9th, 2012

 

Lifetime's  Steel Magnolias was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 1.6. The Jeff Dunham: Minding Monsters comedy special came in second with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100.

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
SUNDAY MOVIE II- LIF 9:00 PM 6.511 2.4
JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING MON- CMDY 9:00 PM 5.020 1.8
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ- BRVO 10:00 PM 3.594 1.6
MLB DIVISION SERIES- TBSC 8:31 PM 3.903 1.3
SUNDAY MOVIE I- LIF 11:01 PM 2.920 1.2
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L- ESPN 2:00 PM 5.113 1.2
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L- ESPN 5:35 PM 4.604 1.2
Dexter S7- SHO1 9:00 PM 2.103 1.1
SUNDAY MOVIE I- LIF 7:00 PM 2.874 1.1
BREAKING AMISH- TLC 10:00 PM 2.437 1.0
JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING MON- CMDY 10:00 PM 2.523 1.0
Family Guy- ADSM 11:00 PM 2.201 0.9
NFL COUNTDOWN           L- ESPN 10:00 AM 1.908 0.9
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM ON THE- TLC 9:00 PM 2.742 0.9
Boardwalk Empire- HBOM 9:03 PM 2.107 0.9
FX MOVIE PRIME- FX 8:00 PM 1.890 0.9
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO- CMDY 7:30 PM 2.409 0.9
HOMELAND S2- SHO1 10:00 PM 1.661 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE II- LIF 1:01 AM 1.691 0.8
Watch What Happens Live- BRVO 11:00 PM 1.789 0.8
Good Luck Charlie- DSNY 8:00 PM 4.195 0.7
CURIOSITY- DISC 9:00 PM 1.840 0.7
MLB DIVISION SERIES- TBSC 6:54 PM 2.093 0.7
AUSTIN & ALLY- DSNY 8:30 PM 4.016 0.7
SpongeBob- NICK 12:30 PM 3.028 0.6
INTERSTITIAL BREAK- SHO1 9:59 PM 1.361 0.6
TOSH.O- CMDY 11:00 PM 1.364 0.6
MLB DIVISION SERIES- TBSC 3:00 PM 2.518 0.6
American Pickers- HIST 8:00 PM 1.958 0.6
HALLOWEEN WARS- FOOD 9:00 PM 1.695 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L- ESPN 12:35 AM 1.061 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 12:00 PM 2.777 0.6
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE- DSNY 8:00 AM 2.290 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 10:00 PM 1.750 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 11:30 AM 2.422 0.6
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L- ESPN 9:01 AM 1.211 0.6
MLB DIVISION SERIES- TNT 9:30 PM 1.459 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 6:30 PM 2.853 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM- TLC 8:30 PM 1.825 0.6
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P- DSNY 8:30 AM 2.210 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 10:30 AM 2.438 0.6
BREAK- HBOM 9:58 PM 1.427 0.6
PLAYING WITH SKULLY- DSNY 8:25 AM 2.272 0.6
BREAK- HBOM 8:58 PM 1.274 0.5
American Restoration- HIST 10:31 PM 1.753 0.5
Mythbusters- DISC 8:00 PM 1.209 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM ON THE- TLC 11:00 PM 1.324 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 8:30 PM 1.375 0.5
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12- NICK 11:00 AM 2.172 0.5
South Park- CMDY 11:30 PM 1.033 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM- TLC 8:00 PM 1.643 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME- FX 10:00 PM 1.238 0.5
Big Bang Theory, THE- TBSC 8:00 PM 1.483 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ- BRVO 9:00 PM 1.238 0.5
iCarly: ISHOCK AMERICA- NICK 9:00 AM 2.529 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ- BRVO 11:30 PM 1.182 0.5
MLB DIVISION SERIES- TBSC 12:22 AM 1.335 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 11:00 AM 1.807 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM- TLC 7:30 PM 1.713 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 9:30 PM 1.268 0.5
GRAVITY FALLS- DSNY 7:30 PM 2.897 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 7:30 PM 1.165 0.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L- ESPN 1:00 PM 1.802 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 10:00 AM 1.567 0.5
Hell On Wheels- AMC 9:00 PM 2.184 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 8:00 AM 1.495 0.5
Pawn Stars- HIST 10:00 PM 1.831 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 12:00 PM 1.780 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 10:00 PM 1.233 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE- LIF 4:30 PM 1.396 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L- ESPN 8:00 AM 0.960 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 7:00 PM 1.646 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 7:00 AM 1.499 0.5
American Pickers- HIST 7:00 PM 1.378 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 9:00 PM 1.192 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 6:00 PM 1.273 0.4
LAW & ORDER- TNT 9:00 AM 1.487 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 8:00 PM 1.192 0.4
Mythbusters- DISC 11:01 PM 1.010 0.4
American Pickers- HIST 9:00 PM 1.837 0.4
BREAKING AMISH- TLC 12:00 AM 1.032 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE- TBSC 10:30 AM 1.014 0.4
Good Luck Charlie- DSNY 7:00 PM 2.433 0.4
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 5:00 PM 1.486 0.4
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM- TLC 7:00 PM 1.453 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L- ESPN 7:00 PM 1.117 0.4
CUPCAKE WARS- FOOD 8:00 PM 1.197 0.4
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 6:30 PM 1.287 0.4
American Pickers- HIST 11:02 PM 1.338 0.4
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 7:00 PM 1.294 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 8:00 PM 1.680 0.4
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 6:00 PM 1.297 0.4
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 3:00 PM 1.486 0.4
LAW & ORDER- TNT 6:00 AM 1.148 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 7:00 PM 0.927 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 10:30 PM 1.011 0.4
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 1:00 PM 1.559 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L- ESPN 5:50 PM 1.426 0.3
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 4:00 PM 1.487 0.3
LAW & ORDER SPECIAL- TNT 2:00 PM 1.419 0.3

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Bryan

    @Nick Could you post ratings for these Nickelodeon shows:

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Saturday at 11am
    iCarly – Saturday at 8pm
    See Dad Run – Saturday at 9pm (Nick@Nite)
    Winx Club – Sunday at 1pm

    Thank you! :)

  • tv#1

    Hell on Wheels is a great show. One of the most under-rated series on TV. I am glad the ratings rose a little bit for the finale. I hope AMC is kind and gives us a third season.

  • Nick

    Icarly didn’t get in the top 25 but Austin and ally did

  • I luv nickelodeon

    @Nick
    I know that’s pretty dumb.. Kids these day would watch a boring tv show instead of an okay, but funny tv show.

  • Steve

    A really poor start to Hell on Wheels this season, with the throw-away storyline of the lead character temporarily turning into a train robber. But once the plot got back on track, it really got better and better. The storyline of the Swede’s insanity was really well done, and the finale was definitely their best episode of the series to date. Well-written, visually stunning, almost surrealistic at times. It really does deserve a renewal.

  • danielcw

    When (the real) Nick comes around, I just want to say Thank You for all the extra ratings information he provided.

  • Mickie

    Nick…

    If time permits, Oprah’ s Next Chapter at 9pm on Sunday, and Sweetie Pie (9p) & Iyanla (10p) on Saturday night.

    Thank you!

  • Jon23812

    Austin & Ally did better than I expected.

  • Jay

    That’s a huge difference with the late baseball game compared to the early games. Seems like people only like watching the Yankees. Which is dumb. Some of the other teams are more fun to watch.

  • an

    why always get the audience of icarly and victorious the sundays and not the saturdays?

  • Nick

    Anyone have the ratings for How The States Got Their Shapes on History 2? Possibly @commenter Nick?
    Thanks if you do.

  • H.R. Pufnstuf

    Remember Showtime is a subscription based network, so they don’t look at ratings the same way a commercial supported network does. When it comes to Homeland Showtime is looking at its subscribers and if this is the type of programming they will support. Lastly just like HBO they are going to factor in DVD sales as well.

    Nobody should be shocked that Hell on Wheels doesn’t do well with 18-49 yo as you only have to look at how few if any Western movies have been made in the last 20-30 years. AMC has become something of a middle age skewing network with the West being a theme on the Sunday nights Hell on Wheels is being showed. Not to mention they have a catalog of western films they like to show from time to time that include tributes to the duke to more recent.

  • Seth

    Homeland is a terrible show

  • Melanie

    Great job for Steel Magnolias! I thought they did great for the remake. Decided to watch it instead of the NJ Housewives reunion. So over them fighting. I don’t enjoy watching that anymore.

  • bb

    Was Married to Jonas new cause its not on here and it actually did well last week considering it didn’t have its kardashian lead in. Great for RHONJ, it grew from last week and had some tough competition this week. Also if anybody has the Big Ricochet Texas ratings for the season 3 premiere please post them.

  • TVMAN

    Ep 2 of Homeland was AMAZING. Favorite show on TV

  • Ohhey

    Nick, if you could also post ben 10 omniverse, star wars the clone wars, and young justice that would be great! :)

  • Oppps

    Is that halloween wars good for the food network??? Its the first time I saw the show and its network?

  • I luv nickelodeon

    What about Teenage mutant ninja turtles.?!!!!!! @11am on Saturday

  • Rodrigo

    Boardwalk Empire keeps dropping. :(

    Dexter and Homeland still very solid. :)

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