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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' & Presidential Debate Win Night, Baseball,'Tosh.0', 'Face Off', 'Covert Affairs' & More

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October 17th, 2012


FNC's coverage of the second Presidential Debate and Sons of Anarchy tied as Tuesday's top cable programs with a 22 adults 18-49 rating. SOA was down from a 2.3 last week.

Update: Lots of questions about Underemployed, it got a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and 654,000 viewers at 10pm.

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 was not 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 for specific shows.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FOXNC 9:00 PM 11073 2.2
Sons Of Anarchy FX 10:00 PM 4032 2.2
2ND PRES DEBATE 2012 CNN 9:02 PM 5803 2.1
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:39 PM 9988 2.0
MLB ALCS TBSC 8:00 PM 6180 2.0
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 10:39 PM 5514 1.9
DEBATE MSNBC 9:02 PM 4911 1.4
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 11:00 PM 3871 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2737 1.2
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CVG FOXNC 8:55 PM 6705 1.1
Hannity FOXNC 11:10 PM 5321 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2638 1.0
TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 1742 1.0
Face Off SYFY 9:00 PM 1792 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1914 0.8
Covert Affairs USA 10:00 PM 2757 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1759 0.8
Sons Of Anarchy FX 11:06 PM 1466 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2199 0.8
MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 10:39 PM 2859 0.8
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 11:44 PM 1951 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1718 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2176 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2070 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1456 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1351 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1840 0.7
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 AM 1907 0.6
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 12:00 AM 3215 0.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 5:00 PM 1619 0.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 5:30 PM 1595 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2754 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1262 0.6
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 4775 0.6
INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 1007 0.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 4:30 PM 1417 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1671 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1372 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2684 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1632 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1729 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1822 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2523 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1620 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1439 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1831 0.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 4:15 PM 1293 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1612 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1002 0.5
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES TLC 10:30 PM 1237 0.5
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1377 0.5
TATTOO NIGHTMARES SPIKE 11:00 PM 906 0.5
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 8:00 PM 1007 0.5
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES TLC 10:00 PM 1280 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1600 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1522 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 3:30 PM 1127 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1423 0.5
MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA HIST 9:00 PM 1572 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:01 PM 1496 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1453 0.5
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 PM 1663 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:01 AM 1430 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1172 0.4
E:60 ESPN 7:00 PM 916 0.4
19 Kids and Counting TLC 9:00 PM 1217 0.4
INK MASTER SPIKE 8:59 PM 820 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1345 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1187 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 9:00 PM 1202 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1314 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 1184 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 4:00 PM 1040 0.4
Conan SPECIAL TBSC 12:15 AM 890 0.4
MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW MSNBC 8:00 PM 1878 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:00 PM 1151 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 826 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1177 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1139 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 1209 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 1675 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1761 0.4
ABBYS ULTIMATE DANCE COMP LIF 9:00 PM 894 0.4
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBSC 7:30 PM 1435 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 929 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:12 AM 810 0.4
BREAKING AMISH TLC 8:00 PM 990 0.4
BONES TNT 5:00 PM 1268 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1523 0.4
19 Kids and Counting TLC 9:30 PM 990 0.4
Face Off SYFY 8:00 PM 934 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1116 0.4
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2829 0.4
2ND PRES DEBATE 2012 CNN 12:30 AM 941 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 954 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 8:00 PM 1231 0.3
Flipping Out BRVO 10:00 PM 819 0.3
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC 7:00 PM 2716 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2344 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 10:00 PM 1546 0.3

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

 
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  • Jenny

    @ Shelly

    Some favorable reviews does not equal excellent reviews. As far as ratings Pants consistently lost a large amount of audience through out it’s run.Well beneath one million viewers by the finale.

  • Abby’s New Low

    Wow @ Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition! It’s lower than “Dance Moms Miami” went and it’s only the 2nd episode.

    She must have thought that anything with her name attached would be ratings gold.

  • shelly

    @ Jenny
    Hmm. Not sure of your point. Not trying to revive Pants here (I don’t care either way) but my point — by my guesstimate it was the 3rd highest rated scripted show they’ve had — Awkward, TW, then Pants (then Skins or RJ maybe, not sure) and these days, instead of build, like cable used to while broadcast was ruthless, they cut. My opinion is building is a better bang for buck. But maybe I am old school. In this case, I think they’d be thrilled to have, as you say a million watch.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Just adding this to the post:

    Lots of questions about Underemployed, it got a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and 654,000 viewers at 10pm.

  • Sam

    Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Comp was much better last nignt than the premiere… A lot of drama, crying, fighting, and outstanding dancing by young kids. I hope it picks up.

  • sam

    Anyone know about Chelsea lately or brickleberry

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Brickleberry, 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, 1.058 million viewers.

  • DM

    It is worth remembering that when Dance Moms first aired season 1 it had very low ratings the first few weeks. It didn’t pick up really until at least half way through the season. Abby’s Ultimate Competition could still pick up. It was competing against the presidential debate too.

  • Brandy

    Underemployed launched d.o.a. I still don’t understand why MTV gave this show no lead-in. Jersey Shore could have at least brought a larger sampling. Shame because the pilot was actually really good.

  • Anthony

    Such a shame Underemployed, Inbetweeners and Pants all will only get one season. Really good shows, but MTV’s audience is mostly teen girls who won’t watch this stuff. They only like Teen Wolf and Awkward for hot guys, relateable girls and relationship drama, which IMO are both really overrated shows. Viacom needs a channel for young men and women.

  • sam

    thanks bill!

  • Ned

    Covert Affairs really misses its White Collar lead in!

  • leyla

    The presidential debate was on…most ppl watched that…I predict that mtv underemployed will have much better ratings next week…it’s awesome and many ppl can relate to it…

  • Abby’s New Low

    Please don’t misunderstand me, I thought that last night’s episode was excellent.

    I’m very surprised by the rating and I agree, I hope it will gather more viewers as it progresses through the final 10 dancers.

    However, I stand by my comment that it’s time Abby realized that the success of “Dance Moms” isn’t based entirely on her character.

  • Bryan

    Any numbers for Flashpoint on ION?

  • KevinY

    The first half hour of Underemployed was horrible but the ending was pretty good. Debuting a show that’s supposed to try to connect with a slightly more intelligent audience than typical MTV on the same night as the Presidential debate was an idiotic decision. If it gets cancelled I hope Sarah Habel and Inbar Lavi get new shows soon (preferably on HBO or Showtime), they’re smoking hot and talented.

  • omabin

    Covert Affairs did okay enough for fall, that’s good

  • silvit

    @Ned

    Covert Affair got the same result it got in the summer, when it even got a series low at 0.7. ;-)

  • 2000 Army

    Good numbers for The Men Who Built America, givin the competition it was facing at those hours.

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