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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.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search for specific shows.

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.

 
  • amadeus

    @nick also, t=numbers for pair of kings on disney xd @ 7:30

  • The End

    *in the coming weeks

    Also the points made are valid and are easily sourcable. Universal Cable Productions is actively involved in this shows production. Just like with Eureka and many others.

    And like with Eureka, the money to produce said show never materialised as NBC Universal didn’t want this show renewed.

    Ratings aside, I know I’m not saying what you want to hear but I am being entirely honest with you.

  • pll fan

    Kelly,

    Sorry, but you’re wrong. PLL still routinely pulls in 2 million + viewers and is in its 3rd season. PLL is the only hit the network has left. S@B is doing OK for now but if it dips further, and I’m talking 1.4 or under viewers and a 0.5 demo, and does so routinely, it will not be renewed for a 3rd season. ABC Family will not renew it with numbers like that seeing as it’s cancelled numerous other shows with similar ratings.

  • Carrie

    Don’t even try to compare Switched At Birth to Pretty Little Liars. Pretty Little Liars was and still is a HUGE hit for ABCF. Switched At Birth was a hit when it first premiered but isn’t anymore. Pretty Little Liars still gets 2.5-3 million viewers on a weekly basis. Switched At Birth struggles just to get half of that, usually averaging 1.5 million. The only show not in danger of cancellation anytime soon on ABCF is Pretty Little Liars.

  • Kelly

    PLLfan- We are saying the almost same thing, so I don’t think I’m so wrong. :) Agree, PLL is the only “hit” the network has left, and it is far from the hit it was before. It’s not such an old lady season three isn’t season five.

    I’m just saying when every other show the network launches is doing 1 – 1.5, it’s not going to cancel the one show that premieres over two, stablizes at 1.5, will be 3/4 on it’s way to syndication after season two, and has won huge huge awards and acclaim. That’s S@B. It’s probably safe for a third unless it dips below 1 (it’s not come close) or if the next three shows are big hits. And looking at those pilots, I do not see that happening. I see those shows all doing somewhere between Jane By Design numbers and Bunheads numbers.

  • Kelly

    Carrie, I agree but let’s be honest. PLL doesnt do 2.5 – 3 every week. It does something like 2.1-2.3, outside of premieres and finales. Which is still far and away the best ABCF has. But it’s not the huge hit it was.
    S@B is nowhere near in that category. But right now, it’s doing “the best of the rest” and it is the only show that has given ABCF any critical acclaim. It won the very impressive Critics award, with shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men. ABCF has never been in that company. With 30 something episodes in it’s first season and 20 in its second, it’s one good season away from syndication. It gets a lot of attention and awards from deaf and latino communities. And as long as every other show they launch does less than that, and so far for two years they have, S@B is safe.

  • bookwrm

    Kelly,

    That’s pretty much what I was trying to say, but you said it better. Obviously we all know how integral PLL is to the network, not trying to compare it to SAB at all, but the bottom line is you can’t just have one top show and have it be that. SAB has done incredibly well with awards lately (and I know some feel awards are neither hinders nor helpers, but I think they help, especially a Critics award) and it garners a lot of attention. Besides, Bunheads was promoted like crazy, has Sutton Foster, and it definitely didn’t meet the hype that ABCF expected it to, so I don’t see any of the new shows doing that well, even if J. Lo is producing one. And yes, after season 2, S@B will have 50 episodes, therefore, it is close to syndication. That matters. Obviously if it starts to bomb, I’d say yes, a problem, but it’s doing well enough and is the network’s number 2.

  • Rooks

    Alphas could have been a good show, but it’s just a lackluster mishmash of ideas ripped off from better properties. It’s a shame when a good genre show gets an opportunity and just squanders it with bad writing and unoriginal ideas.

  • Nikki

    @ Kelly i completely agree with the last half of your comment. Switched pulls decent numbers, its done great for the 1st half of the season but then it dipped. But its won awards, its set some records.. it gets a lot of attention. Thats a good sign for a 3rd season. The only way i see switched getting cancelled after season 2 is if the ratings dip really low im talking 0.2 0.3 thats low even for ABCFamily. Also since Secret life is done at the end of its season, it will give the other decent shows on the network more of a chance to shine. Promos for the last 3 or so years have been about Secret life and PLL.. dont get me wrong i love PLL and i watched Secret Life for a while till it go so bad it was more of a comedy lol. But i think some of the other shows are way better, and just need a chance. ABCFamily is pretty much the only channel i watch for tv shows.. that and NBC, USA, and this year CBS. But i watch 1 show on each of those networks and 4 on ABCFamily.

  • davie

    Sucks, next week’s Alphas finale looks amazing. Wish a 3rd Season was coming.

  • ABCFamilyFan

    If ‘Switched’ starts getting anything below 0.6 on a regular basis it will get cancelled. Mark my words. As long as it can stay at at least a 0.6 on a regular basis it’ll be fine for another season or two, but if it starts doing 0.5 or lower it’s done, regardless of any awards or acclaim.

  • John

    Royally bad news for Alphas.

    Sometimes I get the feeling people follow shows based on the bandwagon effect. They want to be able to relate to all their cool friends so they watch the popular shows like the walking dead.
    Their friends dont watch alphas (or havent even heard of it) so why should the average joe even bother to watch it ?

  • pll fan

    Kelly,

    Here are the numbers for total viewers for the last 12 episodes of PLL that aired.

    2.9
    2.7
    2.4
    2.4
    2.4
    2.3
    2.4
    2.2
    2.5
    2.3
    2.4
    3.0

    Where are these 2.1-2.3 on a regular basis like you claim?

  • Det. Beckett is HOT!

    AMC FEARFEST has Jason on all week so that’s what I’ll be watching just got done watching Part 3 with those hot Jason girls including Dana Kimmell.

  • Heshi

    @Kelly

    KYLE XY won the same Critics Award as SAB- so ABC Family has been in esteemed company before.

  • WV

    Major Crimes nearly 1 mln up this week, not surprisingly for a season finale, but great anyway.
    There were both wise and unwise moves this season, hope they do better in season 2. Will be waiting for it.

  • craigward

    Glad to see the new Adventure Time episode doing so well. POOR SIMON! SO MANY FEELS!

  • Nick

    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)
    -9 PM: 0.413 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

    Pair of Kings (Disney XD)
    -7:30 PM: 0.425 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

    Figure It Out (Nickelodeon)
    -7 PM: 2.194 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

    $24 in 24 (Food Network)
    -10:30 PM: 0.739 million viewers, 0.31 A18-49

  • Kelly

    PLLfan
    Where is the 2.5 – 5 that the original poster claimed? The huge majority of those are under 2.5

  • RyanCanada

    how is Alpha’s dead arnt these numbers normal for the show? ps i love this show.

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