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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Jersey Shore', 'Project Runway', 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia & More

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October 19th, 2012

 

Thursday Night Football was the night's top cable program with a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 2.5 last week..  Jersey Shore came in second with a 1.8 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 your show it wasn't 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 - that's probably the easiest way to find Thursday night's episode of a specific show

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME NFLN 8:29 PM 7023 2.9
POSTGUN NFLN 11:27 PM 4439 2.0
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 10:00 PM 3179 1.8
MLB ALCS TBSC 4:00 PM 5251 1.4
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 3367 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2783 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2811 1.3
Jersey Shore SSN 6 AFTER MTV 11:00 PM 2215 1.2
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 2806 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2554 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2471 1.2
POSTGAME NFLN 11:29 PM 2508 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2288 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2467 1.0
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 7:48 PM 3133 1.0
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1912 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1998 0.8
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2404 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1888 0.8
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FX 10:00 PM 1099 0.8
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1548 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2915 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1349 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2798 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2904 0.7
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1514 0.6
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 11:30 PM 1181 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 8:55 PM 1878 0.6
LEAGUE FX 10:30 PM 935 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1234 0.6
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1393 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2460 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2509 0.6
TEXAS CAR WARS DISC 10:00 PM 1169 0.6
AFTER The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1301 0.6
JERSEY SHORE SSN 6 MTV 9:00 PM 1089 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:30 PM 2722 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1816 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2834 0.5
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:00 AM 1081 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2238 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 1380 0.5
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 3729 0.5
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 11:01 PM 1161 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1522 0.5
Time Machine HIST 9:00 PM 1459 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1239 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2235 0.5
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1194 0.5
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 1532 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:20 PM 1160 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1169 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:30 PM 1043 0.5
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1839 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1013 0.4
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:25 AM 1374 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:20 AM 964 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1912 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1060 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:30 PM 1003 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1319 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:55 AM 1291 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 849 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 1035 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3865 0.4
TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 747 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:30 AM 1005 0.4
FAST N LOUD DISC 9:00 PM 869 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1073 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1318 0.4
AMC FEARFEST AMC 10:00 PM 829 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1437 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1255 0.4
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 10:00 PM 1074 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1248 0.4
FAST N LOUD DISC 7:00 PM 786 0.4
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 788 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1298 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 947 0.4
10 THINGS YOU DONT KNOW HIST 11:02 PM 1046 0.4
Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1557 0.4
TAMAR & VINCE WE 9:00 PM 667 0.4
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 2753 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1719 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:30 PM 999 0.3
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 883 0.3
FAST N LOUD DISC 8:00 PM 820 0.3
Burn Notice USA 11:00 PM 1169 0.3
Real Housewives of Miami BRVO 9:00 PM 761 0.3
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:49 PM 748 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1240 0.3
10 THINGS YOU DONT KNOW HIST 11:32 PM 1005 0.3
EXTREME HOMES (2012) HGTV 9:00 PM 1007 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2242 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2567 0.3
HAPPENING NOW FOXNC 11:00 AM 1395 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1758 0.3
Ed Show MSNBC 8:00 PM 1345 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 12:00 AM 1426 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 8:00 AM 1868 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Dillan

    It does look like Jersey Shore isn’t goint to go out on a high. These ratings are still very good for MTV, but it’s amazing that more than 5 million people were watching the show a year ago!

  • Meanie

    Im sorry I lose interest in Jersey Shore. After the first hour I’m done. I think MTV doing 2hours is there way of trying to rush the show.

    RHOM my god those ratings are horrible. BRAVO cancel this season its just not working even when they try to use RHONJ as a lead in even tho its season is over. But I know BRAVO is waiting for Nov 5 & 6 for RHOA && RHOBH cause that’s going to make up for RHOM.

  • silvit

    @Dillan

    It always happen when things are successful not because they are good, but because they are in. Once they get out of fashion, they disappear leaving no trace.

  • Ram510

    Nice that Always Sunny is up! It must have been a lack of promotion and now people know its back on.

    The League was really good too

  • John A

    Sunny rose. Nice to see it get a 0.8

  • jay

    I can’t believe i thought this Yankees/Tigers ALCS could avg 10 million viewers. The Yankees got throttled. Worst hitting performance i have EVER seen by a playoff team. TBS is lucky to be averaging over 5 million with this embarrassment.

  • peter

    Ouch @ FX’s Philadelphia and The League.

  • Jared

    MTV could have rebooted Jersey Shore with a new cast who would have loved those 15 minutes and acted like drunken fools. Instead they chose to end the series with people who are clearly over the show themselves but decided to show up one last season for a hefty pay check. The ratings clearly reflect that.

  • Phillip

    What about Misfits. I never see ANY Misfits ratings. Please let me know them.

  • AnimationDomination

    Family Guy is a beast. Look at at 1.3 for reruns late at night.

  • Michael

    RHOM just isn’t clicking with Bravo’s audience. The first season had higher ratings, that season was a big flop.

  • Steve

    Tbs was probably thrilled to get a Yankees-Tigers Alcs but with it going only 4 games and the disgraceful performance by the Yankees…they may of wanted a A’s-Orioles match up.

  • THE OLD MAN

    The situation is rather bleak for JS with a flat 1.8

    With 2.9 for NFLN, what happened at 10:00–all the nets scored higher than JS

  • Steve-A

    @The Old Man. The situation doesn’t matter. This is the final season of JS.

  • bb

    RHOM is such a great show and the drama is really getting ready to heat up so I’m really hoping that the ratings improve. People thought last season was so bad that they don’t want to watch this one which is a lot better. Bravos moving it to Sunday at 10 not this week but next week so maybe that will pick up the ratings.

  • MJDB

    It’s odd the ratings Family Guy gets for a syndicated rerun, while it’s still down from last season in its original episode airings on FOX, even with the boost Seth MacFarlene should’ve recieved from Ted.

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Steve-A

    I’m aware of the JS final season–where are its supporters?

  • brandojames

    The League was awesome last night. But it always is.

  • Samunto

    I think TV Networks will no longer be announcing the final seasons for seasons early on as ratings for shows just keep on going down. I think ER is the only show that had an uptick in what should have been the final season but ended up extended for a new season.

  • joss

    @peter

    Its growing so shut up

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