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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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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • silvit

    @Bryan

    ION is not a cable channel, hence it can’t be in this list.

  • Nadine

    Wow…fox has such ancient viewers…

  • Ned

    @Silvit – forgot. It’s just not as strong as WC

  • welldonecow

    Underemployed was #1 with teen girls on cable and #3 on all TV. so, there’s that.

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