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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horrror Story: Asylum' Wins Night + 'Duck Dynasty', 'South Park', 'The Daily Show' & More

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October 25th, 2012

 

The second episode of American Horror Story: Asylum won the night with a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 2.2 premiere. Duck Dynasty came in second with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 1.8.

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 Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
American Horror Story FX 10:00 PM 3.061 1.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 3.506 1.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 3.390 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.324 1.1
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM 1.896 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.335 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.010 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 1.936 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.720 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 2.247 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 9:30 PM 1.752 0.9
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.922 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.927 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1.605 0.8
South Beach Tow TRU 9:30 PM 1.831 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:29 PM 1.600 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.553 0.7
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:30 PM 2.164 0.7
CHALLENGE: BATTLE SEASONS MTV 10:00 PM 1.162 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.587 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1.641 0.7
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1.622 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.629 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.337 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.295 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1.370 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 12:31 AM 1.325 0.6
American Restoration HIST 9:30 PM 1.963 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.955 0.6
American Horror Story FX 11:02 PM 1.186 0.6
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1.680 0.6
KEY & Peele CMDY 10:30 PM 1.083 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 12:01 AM 1.336 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.790 0.6
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM 1.215 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.815 0.5
AMC FEARFEST AMC 10:00 PM 1.023 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.914 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.782 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 9:00 PM 1.331 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 7:30 PM 1.392 0.5
AMC FEARFEST AMC 8:00 PM 1.096 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1.593 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.294 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1.461 0.5
AMC FEARFEST AMC 6:00 PM 1.111 0.5
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 3.535 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.529 0.5
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 4.147 0.5
HOUSTONS: ON OUR OWN LIF 9:00 PM 1.333 0.5
American Restoration HIST 8:30 PM 1.588 0.5
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 9:00 PM 1.646 0.5
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 1:01 AM 1.030 0.5
American Restoration HIST 9:00 PM 1.618 0.5
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1.312 0.5
South Park CMDY 12:01 AM 0.809 0.5
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 1.122 0.5
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:25 AM 1.543 0.5
HOUSTONS: ON OUR OWN LIF 9:30 PM 1.313 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.230 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 1.734 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.473 0.5
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 1.435 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1.262 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.783 0.4
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 9:00 PM 1.717 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:59 PM 1.271 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.450 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.204 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.491 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 10:30 PM 1.120 0.4
American Restoration HIST 12:31 AM 0.984 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 12:01 AM 1.156 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.870 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 11:00 PM 1.022 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 8:00 PM 1.433 0.4
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 3.054 0.4
American Pickers HIST 11:02 PM 1.211 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 0.892 0.4
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 7:00 PM 0.884 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 1:31 AM 0.898 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.420 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 7:30 PM 1.226 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.952 0.4
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES TLC 10:00 PM 0.907 0.4
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES TLC 10:30 PM 0.908 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1.126 0.4
South Beach Tow TRU 8:00 PM 1.090 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.930 0.4
Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1.686 0.4
South Beach Tow TRU 8:30 PM 1.082 0.4
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1.719 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 1:01 AM 0.878 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.729 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2.678 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.796 0.3
EXTREME CHEAPSKATES TLC 9:30 PM 0.844 0.3
Ed Show MSNBC 8:00 PM 1.562 0.3
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC 7:00 PM 2.293 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1.684 0.3

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

 
  • Max

    Yep, I knew AHS would drop. HAHA

    It wasn’t a hit last week to begin with and folks pretty much hated the premiere. Expect this slide to continue.

    SOA still reigns supreme on FX and this show still can’t capitalize on all the heavy promotion.

    LOVE IT.

    AHS = the REVENGE of cable.

  • John A

    Good for AHS and South Park.

  • Ryan

    Shocked since South Park was a Halloween episode it wasn’t higher. Oh well..still over a 1.0

  • TimsDale4ever

    AHS is one insane program — bazarre doesn’t even begin to cover it.

  • Chris

    Well, anything over 3mil is pretty good for FX. SOA is riding high for the moment, but this is a transitional season, the conclusion to many a storyline, and nobody knows how people are going to like the partly rebooted version we’re going to see next season.

  • Bob

    Nice to see Battle of the Seasons 2 rating go up from last week’s horrendous rating

  • silvit

    Is there still hope for humanity? No, I’m talking about the drop of AHS, but the drop of Duck Dinasty. Please someone explain me why this show is entertaining.

    And wow at the difference btw NCIS and SVU on USA, Yesterday SVU got 0.8-0.9. A treasure for USA.

  • Ike

    I’m not a big fan of AHS, but beating everything else on cable for the night speaks for itself. That’s a big drop from last week, but it’s still high. Maybe a lot of people were confused and turned off by the anthology-by-year nature of the show, but I think it will stabilize now. Heck, it would probably be profitable even at a 1.0. Justified doesn’t even do that well.

    Too bad trashy stuff like AHS and SoA and Walking Dead get such high cable ratings while intelligent shows like Justified and Alphas have to settle for, or struggle with, much lower numbers.

  • Jared

    Those are pretty solid numbers for AHS premiere and encore episode. Loved last nights episode..especially Zachary Quinto.

  • KS

    I loved the episode of AHS. This season seems to be a lot better than season 1 and we have an idea where the series is headed, unlike last season, where there was horror but the story was all jerky though. This season really seems to be huge.

  • Bee

    oh max. AHS will be back for season 3 and that’s really all that matters. besides, premiering big and then falling down a few notches happens to SOA as well. it started this season with a 2.8 and is now in the mid-low 2.0s usually. and last season, it began with a 2.5 i think and then was usually in the high 1.0s and low 2.0s.

    anyway, last night’s AHS ep was AWESOME. can’t wait for more. hope it climbs back up.

  • Lane

    Go MTV! It went up hope it continues! A .7 for a reality show can’t be that bad when Nikkita gets .4 and renewed can it? Or can we not compare the two?

  • Lane

    And I know Nikkita has syndication but just saying

  • The End

    @Max

    Hi there Mr Troll. American Horror Story did well last week, and has done well this week too. If you genuinely believe what you are saying and are not trying to bait people into responding to you I have to wonder what you’re doing on TVbythenumbers.

    3 million and a 1.7 on cable is brilliant, aim a comment at any of the cable networks on twitter/email asking them if they would be happy if any of their shows hit 1.7, you’d get a resounding YES.

  • The End

    >Too bad trashy stuff like AHS and SoA and Walking Dead get such high cable ratings while intelligent shows like Justified and Alphas have to settle for, or struggle with, much lower numbers.

    Lol opinions. Many people would disagree with that.

  • John A

    Go away bitter fans. AHS is a great show so tired of people trashing it.

  • THE OLD MAN

    AHS still tops cable chart! Good ratings for great show (though the exorcism was kinda out there).

  • Michael

    I haven’t seen the second episode of AHS, yet! Was it better than the season opener?

  • The End

    @Mee Maw 2.0

    No need to be rude about him, granted his logic seems to fall into the typical fanboy area, but even so, Alphas for example won’t be returning for another season anyway. So you could add bitter to describe his comment too.

  • Max

    @Michael

    No. It wasn’t better than the premiere. In fact, it was worse. More horrible writing, jarring editing choices, and bad direction. The show is just throwing out every possibly horror cliche at the wall to see what sticks. I don’t even see a season long story arc being created other than shock value after shock value.

    It is repetitive nonsense.

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