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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.

 
  • the_trouble_with_the_truth

    I think Max is just to scared to watch AHS and thats why he is such a hater. Watch out Max, Bloody Face is behind you, BOO! How old are you for real? Eight???????

  • Joe

    @John A
    AHS is a great show so tired of people trashing it.

    HOW??? I never post negative comments here but Great show ?? It was never been great and it will never be

  • Maximillian

    Max is gonna crap his pants when Revenge and AHS get renewals.
    Also – I hate that I share a name with such an annoying person.

  • ClamCam

    So…Let’s ban this Max…!!he’s so annoying…first revenge, now this…C´mon guys!

  • Mark

    I almost forgot about Intensity! Wasn’t he obsessed with Justified and always trashing AHS? Max is definitely Intensity 2.0

  • Ike

    @Serial Rocker, I don’t know if you were referring to me and my post about “trashy” cable shows getting much higher ratings than Alphas or Justified. If so, I should probably be clear that I *DO* watch, and sometimes enjoy, all three of those shows that I called “trashy”: AHS, SoA, and Walking Dead. But to me, they’re like fast food: Fatty, crude, and sloppy. But yeah, my statement probably served no purpose and just came from my frustration that Alphas will probably get canceled for low ratings. It’s like a fine wine but Syfy viewers don’t appreciate that. They just want that American Horror Story-style cheeseburger. With extra Velveeta. AHS is fascinating though, because it’s like no other show on the air. Will it lead to a new wave of Ultra Over The Top genre shows? Writers going apesh*t and throwing crap at the wall to see what sticks? Every cliche in the book piled one on top of another with ADHD styling until the viewers’ brains are primed to expect this kind of lunacy everywhere? Watching this nuttiness is such a different experience from watching a sanely-plotted show. Will this become a thing in sci-fi too? I could almost write a thesis.

    As always, YMMV.

  • John

    I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks there are so much bare asses, crassness on AHS just for the heck of it. I think they know they have a weak story this season and just use flashy, jarring editing, violence and sex in place of it.

  • Ike

    Or to quote the reviewer from the Onion A.V. Club who puts it very eloquently: “For a lot of us, the fun of the first season of this show was that it so frequently failed at all of the most basic rules of drama, but in the most wildly entertaining of ways. …In its finest episodes, the first season of American Horror Story achieved a kind of trash transcendence, where it was beyond discussions of quality or grades or anything like that. Instead, it was like getting really blitzed on your drug of choice with a good friend, setting up seven TVs, and watching a different horror movie on every TV while howling with laughter at the preposterousness of it all.”

    The second season seems to be trying for something more grounded and yet also still completely insane, ridiculous, and trashy in entertaining ways.

  • Craig

    Will someone give Max his meds, he’s starting to freak me out

  • The End

    @Ike
    @It’s like a fine wine but Syfy viewers don’t appreciate that.

    Your entire post comes across as very bitter. I’m guessing you were also a Stargate Universe fan too? Your rants come across as someone who seems to be unable to accept that many people just don’t like Alphas. It’s not hard to understand that people just don’t share the same tastes as you.

    It’s easy to call other shows ‘garbage’ but don’t be surprised when people laugh at you.

  • I like this show

    Sorry I don’t get the appeal of AHS watched all of season 1 and even gave season 2 first episode a shot not entertaining or scary what so ever.

    I also agree with whoever asked why do people watch FG repeats more than South Park. I think South Park is losing steam in terms of quality but FG stopped being funny years ago McFarlane is a hack.

  • Parker

    @Max,

    I completely agree with you about American Horror Story, and don’t understand why no one is allowing you to state your opinion without these personal insults. IMO, AHS Season 1 was a complete incoherent mess, but was still campy and entertaining — largely because it was, at its heart, a story about family dynamics and overpriced real estate. Season 2 is just horror/SF movie cliches piled on top of one another.

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