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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.

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

 
  • Ram510

    So happy Young Justice was up! Great show

  • Frankenweenie

    @Nick any numbers for Black Dynamite Sunday 11:30 pm? I’m hoping it gets renewed.

  • AJ

    Damn! Disney Channel is on the top! Good Luck Charlie and Austin & Ally did amazingly well! :D

  • huldu

    Isn’t AMC a cable tv network? Beside the poor ratings for hell on wheels, they only center in on a certain… age group or however that works in US? Dexter had 1.1 with 2 million viewers. Hell on Wheels had 2 million viewers and a 0.5 rating.

    While I do believe that season 2 on HoW was… not nearly as good as the first one, the last episode was nice. Tho I got the impression that was the *last* episode of the show considering how it was designed?

  • Sanders

    @huldu

    The 18-49 age group is indeed the key demographic (most important to advertisers). Thus, Dexter (1.1) appeals to a younger crowd more so than Hell on Wheels (0.5). Hell on Wheels may be ultimately cancelled because the fan base is too old and not as widespread or enthusiastic in social media as the fans for Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, etc, are.

    I agree with you regarding the finale. They wrote off 4 key characters: Durant (in jail), Lily (love interest), Toole (1/3 of love triangle), and the biggest draw, The Swede (deranged antagonist). That’s leaves only Elam (boring) and Cullen (blank slate). Not enough to work with. The show has been written into a corner and the Gayton brothers are not talented enough to start again. Unless AMC hires better writers, I think it’s over.

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