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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Wins Night, 'Duck Dynasty', 'South Park', 'The Daily Show', Baseball & More

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October 18th, 2012

 

The season premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum won the night with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 1.7 for the season 1 AHS finale. Duck Dynasty came in second with a 1.8 adults 18-49 ratin down from last week's 1.9.

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. 

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
American Horror Story FX 10:00 PM 3848 2.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 3842 1.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 3861 1.7
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2747 1.2
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 2628 1.2
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM 1982 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 2320 1.1
MLB ALCS TBSC 8:00 PM 3682 1.1
SEINFELD TBSC 8:35 PM 3027 1.0
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 2006 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1921 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2131 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1883 0.9
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1747 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:33 PM 1922 0.8
American Restoration HIST 9:30 PM 2262 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1688 0.8
SEINFELD TBSC 9:11 PM 2385 0.8
South Beach Tow TRU 9:30 PM 1649 0.8
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:30 PM 2248 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1773 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:10 PM 1859 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:46 PM 1955 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1937 0.7
American Horror Story FX 11:05 PM 1212 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 1514 0.7
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1809 0.7
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1463 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1808 0.6
KEY & Peele CMDY 10:30 PM 1164 0.6
South Park CMDY 12:01 AM 1040 0.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 5:30 PM 1525 0.6
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1489 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1357 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2893 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 1852 0.6
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1609 0.6
CHALLENGE: BATTLE SEASONS MTV 10:00 PM 911 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 5:00 PM 1245 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2341 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2422 0.6
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 11:02 PM 1431 0.6
South Beach Tow TRU 9:00 PM 1322 0.6
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 9:00 PM 1738 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 6:00 PM 1137 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2588 0.5
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 1:01 AM 1076 0.5
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 1761 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1968 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1944 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1555 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2170 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1398 0.5
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 1:31 AM 1002 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2198 0.5
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 966 0.5
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 4411 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 1923 0.5
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 7:00 PM 1130 0.5
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 9:00 PM 1778 0.5
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 1200 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 11:32 PM 1284 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1919 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1119 0.4
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES TLC 7:30 PM 960 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 890 0.4
American Restoration HIST 1:31 AM 1037 0.4
American Horror Story FX 12:09 AM 757 0.4
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 3928 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1357 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 10:30 PM 1063 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 989 0.4
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBSC 7:30 PM 1435 0.4
American Restoration HIST 8:30 PM 1498 0.4
South Beach Tow TRU 12:00 AM 870 0.4
South Beach Tow TRU 8:30 PM 1111 0.4
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 940 0.4
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 2003 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1166 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 1393 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 771 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 2:00 PM 913 0.4
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2739 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 999 0.4
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1625 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1323 0.3
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 3130 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1063 0.3
Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1799 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1813 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 1:01 AM 852 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1644 0.3
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 9:32 PM 791 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2490 0.3
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC 7:00 PM 2533 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 8:00 AM 2271 0.3
Ed Show MSNBC 8:00 PM 1649 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 12:00 AM 1357 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 7:00 AM 1870 0.3
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOXNC 9:00 AM 2219 0.3

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

 
  • Jon

    @ Michael

    5 milion???!! The season ended at 3.2 million….that big of a jump would be crazy….it’ll luckily hit 4 by mid season.

  • truebloodlover27

    Max/intensity your such a damn loser its really sad, how have you not committed suicide yet? Oh, now I know why you hate this show sooo bad because you were a patient at briarcliff manor? huh? Did sister jude beat you with her wooden stick and now your back for revenge? GET A LIFE you annoying little troll monster

  • bluelp85

    Nice to see AHS: Asylum beat everything on TV but CSI. Already wondering what the 3rd season’s location and cast will be. Love that they’ve kept a bunch of the 1st season cast but in different roles, they’re awesome actors.

  • Jayme

    I don’t know how anyone could call Ahs a flop i was very happy with last night.

  • J

    time to cancel the challenge….this season is rubbish!

  • Coolio Jackson

    Asylum was not nearly as good as the original AHS..still ok, but not great. I hope it improves. The alien thing bothered me in a “that’s not very creative” way.

  • bluelp85

    @J This season is crap, but I’m not ready for them to cancel the whole thing, it’s my last guilty pleasure reality show. They just need to not throw in that many newbies at once and stick with only introducing a few rookies at a time.

  • James

    FX was stupid not to give AHS the netflix bump. If they put the 1st season on netflix streaming a few weeks ago the ratings would have been even better. It skews very young though, a 2.2 demo without breaking 4m viewers is very impressive.

  • mike

    I like like the challenge without JEK, Paula, EV, and Laura. I wish there was a B2NY team so we could say Coral vs. Trishelle round 2. I would also like a DC team, Emily, Ty, Mike, and Ashley would be good. Maybe split San Diego up the way they did Vegas!

  • Johnny G

    Bhaaaahahaha, Intensity changed his name?? Well at least he’s back! Good times.

  • Steve

    A rained out baseball game gets 3.68 million viewers

  • The End

    A 2.2 for a cable show is brilliant, a lot of networks would be breaking out the champagne and toasting a job well done with that.

    American Horror Story did absolutely, without a doubt fantastic. Season 3 is pretty much in the bag if it keeps that up.

  • Lane

    Since when is a 2.2 on a CABLE show disappointing? Really It got the same numbers SOA got their last episode. It beat Nashville and CSI

  • Dan

    Didn’t Lifetime have a Whitney Houston special last night?

  • JR

    2.2 is a fine showing for AHS. FX probably doesn’t spend as much as the broadcast networks, so it’s a win, no doubt.

  • Mark

    Yeah, AHS is a big huge flop hitting a series high like that. It performs very well, growing from its premiere all last year. It could’ve gone the route that Falling Skies went and returned down.

    Asylum is pretty good so far. It doesn’t grab me the way the first season did from the start. But still very good. It looks like it can only get better.

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Debbie

    AHS will be available both on line & On Demand

  • Jon

    3.8 million viewers with a 2.2 demo is under performing? Compared to The Walking Dead, yeah. But in general that’s a great cable rating and the best the series has ever had isn’t it?

  • Kristopher

    Max’s posts are hilarious. Even more hilarious is watching people take him seriously.

  • iggy

    Anyone know why The Daily Show and Colbert’s ratings are so inflated?

    People wanted to see what they’d say about the second Presidential Debate.

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