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Monday Cable Ratings: 'Monday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Major Crimes', 'Switched at Birth', 'Alphas', 'T.I. and Tiny' & More

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October 16th, 2012

Monday Night Football was Monday's number 1 cable program, with a 5.2 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 5.7. Sports Center came in second with a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance.

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 an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in that list.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN 8:30 PM 12841 5.2
SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN 11:51 PM 3667 1.7
WWE Entertainment USA 10:00 PM 3886 1.4
WWE Entertainment USA 9:00 PM 4013 1.4
WWE Entertainment USA 8:00 PM 4067 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2478 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2415 1.0
CHRISSY & MR. JONES VH1 9:30 PM 1721 1.0
T.I. AND TINY 2 VH1 9:00 PM 1780 1.0
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN 6:30 PM 2232 0.9
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 9:00 PM 5129 0.9
Basketball Wives LA 2 VH1 8:00 PM 1710 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1894 0.8
Bad Girls Club OXYG 10:00 PM 1569 0.8
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 1:30 AM 1525 0.8
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 9:00 PM 1720 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1700 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 10:00 PM 1294 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 10:30 PM 1226 0.7
Ridiculousness SSN2B MTV 10:00 PM 1227 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1638 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1437 0.6
American Chopper DISC 9:00 PM 1389 0.6
Switched At Birth FAM 8:00 PM 1446 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1660 0.6
Regular Show TOON 8:00 PM 3109 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1842 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2739 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:30 PM 1240 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:00 PM 1171 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3031 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 1842 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:30 PM 1157 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2840 0.6
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 7:00 PM 2305 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1234 0.6
Adventure Time TOON 7:30 PM 2535 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2401 0.5
INTERVENTION AEN 10:00 PM 1120 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1226 0.5
CHRISSY & MR. JONES VH1 11:30 PM 823 0.5
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1258 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1451 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1348 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1215 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 923 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2028 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2136 0.5
Basketball Wives LA 2 VH1 10:00 PM 792 0.5
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:25 AM 1355 0.5
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 1491 0.5
TWITCHES DSNY 8:30 PM 2598 0.5
Hoarders AEN 9:00 PM 1158 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 966 0.5
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 902 0.5
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1619 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1147 0.5
T.I. AND TINY 2 VH1 11:00 PM 763 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 950 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 1067 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1105 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 1059 0.4
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1644 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 11:11 PM 983 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 980 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1023 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:00 PM 1087 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1270 0.4
AMC FEARFEST AMC 8:00 PM 966 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 994 0.4
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 844 0.4
Alphas SYFY 8:00 PM 1163 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3662 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 1015 0.4
HERE COMES HBB:FAMILY SIZ TLC 9:11 PM 1022 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 6:00 PM 1056 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 1012 0.4
FAST N LOUD DISC 10:00 PM 736 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1339 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1175 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1473 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1653 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 10:00 PM 866 0.3
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 11:00 PM 1594 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 11:30 PM 812 0.3
OVERHAULIN DISC 8:00 PM 931 0.3
AMC FEARFEST AMC 6:00 PM 805 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 921 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2778 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 921 0.3
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 8:00 PM 1954 0.3
Hoarders AEN 8:00 PM 943 0.3
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1076 0.3
CSI USA 1:10 AM 776 0.3
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1351 0.3
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1278 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1383 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1183 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2506 0.3
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 2436 0.2

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

 
  • Michael

    Poor Alphas. I was hoping for another Summer Glau boost, but the curse strikes yet again. :(

  • iMember

    Switched at Birth season finale next week already! It’s sure to be a good one.

  • pll fan

    Sad to see S@B fall again, especially with next week being the season finale. If the show continues with these kinds of ratings next season, I don’t see it being picked up for a 3rd.

  • Twist Of Fate

    CM Punk is really what’s keeping RAW above 4 million viewers a week. Nobody cares about John Cena anymore. And don’t get me started on Ryback.

  • The End

    @Michael

    Alphas would of been in this situation with or without Summer Glau. That said the death of Alphas has pretty much made this a race between Warehouse 13 and Haven for renewal.

  • John A

    Summer Glau curse dont exist. But she doesnt draw a audience either.

  • Michael

    Even with a brand new set, Jennifer Aniston (post-engagement first sit down interview, and all the advertisement they did for the Chelsea Lately show it still tanked.

  • The End

    @John A

    I agree with you. I saw the decline of this show coming from the way the ratings of Season 1 were heading. Nothing to do with the overall quality of the show, more an issue with the Nielsen viewers who view the channel not being interested.

    Summer Glau is just unfortunate in that she seems to join sinking ships.

  • bookwrm

    True, SAB has dipped, but I don’t think it’s enough to raise flags about a cancellation. A lot of people probably didn’t think it would get a second season either, but it did. Honestly, ABC Family can’t bank on PLL alone and I doubt TLG will come back with a boom. And if Bunheads was any indication on how the new pilots will do then I don’t see them having luck with those. I think ABCFam needs to realize that PLL is the exception and really SAB is doing fine for the network, and really you’re not taking into account how it does in other demos that are important for ABCFam to consider. I’m not saying it will last forever, but I am going to wait and see before making a judgment call.

  • Mr Mikey

    Not surprised with Monday Night Football’s drop I went to bed after the first half.

  • Michael

    @John A @The End

    It’s just a sad fact that Summer Glau tends to be on shows that tend to get cancelled. I wish just one show with her would stick around. The finicky Nielsen viewers are to blame.

  • The End

    @Michael

    Well said. Perhaps she will join Defiance, or another upcoming show that will fill the void left by Alphas.

  • Chris

    Guess Monday Night Football’s drop was because of the domination of the Chargers to a 24-0 halftime lead. A lot of people, including myself, thought the game was O-V-E-R. Yet the 35-0 second half for the Denver Broncos is proof that you should keep watching to the end. Bet a lot of people woke up absolutely stunned at the final score. An unbelievable second half for Peyton Manning. The legend just grew.

  • Jared

    Since S@B finale is next week..what will be filling its timeslot in the coming weeks? I’m not positive but there aren’t any other series currently airing on ABCFAMILY right now right?

  • pll fan

    bookwrm,

    Everyone knew S@B would get a second season. It did well enough in Summer 2011 to easily secure itself a 2nd season. When it came back in January it started off really well and then progressively declined in both total viewers and demo. It’s done the same thing since it came back last month. It’s hovered around 1.5 million viewers and a 0.6 demo. If the show was in its 3rd or 4th season I definitely wouldn’t be worried about cancellation, but it’s just finishing its 1st season. If ratings don’t improve next season, I can see ABC Family canceling it after the 2nd season is finished. Ratings are always at their highest in a show’s 1st and 2nd seasons. If this is as good as S@B is going to do from here on out, the network will be OK with that but a while, but not for a 3rd season. There’s no way, regardless of how the new shows do.

  • Jay

    @Chris
    Peyton Manning is a regular season legend. He’s 9-10 in the playoffs. He has choked a lot with very talented teams. He’s like Brett Favre, 1 SB and a bunch of choke jobs.

  • pll fan

    Jared,

    Yes, S@B is currently the only series airing on ABC Family right now. I really don’t know what the network is going to do for the month of November. The only thing I do know is that they are airing a special Christmas episode of Secret Life on Nov. 19.

  • Jay

    The Walking Dead beat MNF 5.8 to 5.2. That’s deserves a celebration.

  • Jere

    She was on bbt and still going strong

  • pll fan

    bookwrm,

    I wanted to add that I meant with ratings where they are right now, and ratings normally declining the longer a show is on, S@B’s ratings cannot dip further next season or a 3rd season is out of the question.

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