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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. 

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 show.

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.

 
  • Dan S

    I personally enjoy reading the posts from Max trying to say how awful AHS is. It’s very comical & I’m looking forward to more of his negative posts. BTW that is 1 incredibly insane show & there’s no way it could’ve aired on broadcast TV at anytime, very graphic in content & disturbingly weird.

  • rob60990

    I’m pretty sure Intensity got banned for sock puppetry but I have no doubt Intensity is now Max.

    a 2.2 for a cable show is terrific.

  • Lauren

    This Max guy is funny. It won the night!

  • AHS for the win!

    Max; What are you talking about? I am not sure I understand you. Why should they cancel it. Its ranked number one. Just because you didn’t like it? You are deluded. FX is very happy to have it, and it will likely have another season, and another after that. Its nice to have something a bit more original then SOA, which is mostly men beating their chests and women involved in cat fights. Although to be fair I haven’t watched SOA for a long time now.

  • Rich

    AHS isn’t the runaway hit that The Walking Dead or Sons of Anarchy is.

    Nobody said it was. Really fun show regardless, good to see it pulling solid ratings.

  • nerv

    AHS is living proof that viewership is no big deal! With a 2.2 rating and less than 4 million viewers, half of those are clearly part of the demo rating! It skews young. Plus, I bet that this season will be better. It’s more freaky than last season with more gore and drama. And strangely, Jessica Lange looked younger here than her character last season. Kudos to the production team for an excellent season opener.

  • Martine

    Isn’t 2.2 the exact same number as Sons of Anarchy? So they are tied, yes? I am confused.

  • BigFatMouthFilledWithCream83

    All you people watching Duck Dynasty need to stop.

  • Chris

    Underperformed? It got number 1 in its time slot for cable ratings. Are you unable to read?

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