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Thursday Cable Ratings: Thursday Night Football Wins Night + 'Jersey Shore', 'Gold Rush', 'The Daily Show', 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' & More

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October 26th, 2012

 

Thursday Night Football was the night's top cable program with a  2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 2.9 last week..  Jersey Shore came in second with a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating

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 Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME NFLN 8:30 PM 5.165 2.2
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 10:00 PM 2.961 1.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.865 1.3
POSTGUN NFLN 11:45 PM 2.749 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.836 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.500 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.460 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.352 1.1
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 2.691 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.015 0.9
Jersey Shore SSN 6 AFTER MTV 11:00 PM 1.723 0.9
Gold Rush DISC 9:00 PM 2.049 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.002 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.880 0.8
POSTGAME NFLN 11:47 PM 1.724 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.895 0.7
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FX 10:00 PM 1.120 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.323 0.7
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.454 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.508 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.186 0.6
AFTER The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.277 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.120 0.6
TEXAS CAR WARS DISC 10:00 PM 1.320 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.081 0.6
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 11:01 PM 1.143 0.5
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1.263 0.5
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 11:30 PM 1.090 0.5
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:15 AM 1.194 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.221 0.5
LEAGUE FX 10:32 PM 0.759 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.049 0.5
Project Runway ALL STARS LIF 9:00 PM 1.238 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.010 0.5
AMC FEARFEST AMC 8:00 PM 1.155 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.262 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.977 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.492 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 1.287 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.391 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.011 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.773 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.713 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.148 0.4
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1.060 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.188 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 7:26 PM 1.171 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 0.900 0.4
Gold Rush DISC 11:00 PM 1.067 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 1.277 0.4
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.811 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.482 0.4
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.182 0.4
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 0.781 0.4
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.302 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.048 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 0.930 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1.593 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.935 0.4
LITTLE VAMPIRE, THE DSNY 8:30 PM 2.152 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.393 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.564 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 0.962 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.525 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 0.958 0.4
Real Housewives of Miami BRVO 9:00 PM 0.859 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 8:00 PM 1.557 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.011 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.187 0.4
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.096 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 1.043 0.4
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 2.867 0.4
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 3.080 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 6:00 PM 1.128 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.759 0.3
Time Machine HIST 9:00 PM 1.058 0.3
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.695 0.3
Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1.589 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1.257 0.3
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:19 AM 0.744 0.3
AFTER The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.735 0.3
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 10:00 PM 0.882 0.3
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 8:00 PM 1.200 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.335 0.3
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.828 0.3
Burn Notice USA 11:00 PM 1.234 0.3
Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 1.448 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 0.791 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 9:00 PM 1.266 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:36 PM 0.859 0.3
Gold Rush DISC 8:00 PM 0.817 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 6:00 PM 2.651 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2.368 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 8:00 AM 2.074 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1.907 0.3
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC 7:00 PM 2.401 0.3
YOU LIVE IN WHAT HGTV 11:00 PM 0.854 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 7:00 AM 1.529 0.3
CSI USA 12:00 AM 1.158 0.3
Ed Show MSNBC 8:00 PM 1.370 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

    I was expecting a rise for Jersey Shore after Deana’s arrest..

  • Samuel

    Jersey Shore is dying fast!

  • mike

    Me 2. Here mom is funny. I don’t understand why Underemployed isn’t on after this. Instead of moving Teen Mom 2 to Mondays leave it on Tuesday and put Underemployed on after it like they did with Awkward.

  • mike

    Her not here. I hate using my phone.

  • John A

    Decent for Sunny.

  • really kid

    dying fast the show has been around since 2009 and ending this year. almost 2013. whats fast to you.

  • Ike

    I had hoped to see FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell rate well enough to make this list, but oh well.

  • Meanie

    Jersey Shore is losing steam quickly.

    Real Housewives of Miami is a sinking ship. Those ratings are horrible. BRAVO should just cancel the franchise.

    Thursday seems to be another bad day for cable.

  • silvit

    Is it me or NCIS is losing steam on USA? I don’t think I’ha ever seen it going down to 0.4 in primetime. Not that I’m sorry. :-)

  • Alley Car

    RHOM is up from last week. I think people just arent giving it a chance be last season sucked! But I actually like it. It is moving to Sundays after RHOA this week so i think it will find more of an audience from that.

  • Michael

    At this point, there’s nothing Andy Cohen can do about RHOM. People just aren’t interested.

  • Ryan

    Yikes for Jersey Shore, also yikes for RHOM. This season is eons better than the first.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Cinemax’s Hunted continues to be pretty intense, if occasionally slow. Morven Christie had her shot at a sex scene last night. Worked for me! :-)

  • Ram510

    I hope that after Sunny’s terrible episode last night that it doesn’t drop next week. I wish The League would’ve been up, it was a great episode

  • Tyler

    It never fails to amuse me that a rerun of Friends on Nick @ Nite beats half of the CW lineup.

  • BL

    SPIKE is going to need make a move with TNA, I would say at this point just go on ahead and move it to Mondays because the Monday Night War needs to comeback. TNA might struggle even worse on Mondays but I know it will grow eventually in time especially since many Raw fans are tuning away every year.

    Thursdays is just too much of a competitive island for TNA and it doesn’t belong in the 8-10pm frame but the 9-11pm frame.

    @ Tyler

    Friends and ancient Full House reruns are consistently beating The CW, it is quite embarrassing.

  • Moose

    TNA was already on Monday Nights once and it was a disaster. I can’t imagine TNA moving back to Mondays and competing with both the WWE and MNF. If it moves anywhere, it ought to move to Tuesday. That way, it is earlier in the week and avoids the NFL and the WWE entirely.

    The Monday Night Wars are dead and gone. It all ended in the 90’s. It isn’t coming back.

    The best thing that happened to TNA was having RAW go to three hours. Apparently the WWE didn’t learn a thing from WCW which in the late 90s had the bad combination of over exposure and bad writing. They even have their own version of Goldberg, Ryback. Ryback with that stupid “Feed more More” tag line, which reminds me of The Little Shop of Horrors, “feed me”.

    Now the WWE has horrible writing and is way more over exposed than WCW ever was.

  • Moose

    Correction:”Feed Me More”, tag line.

  • Moose

    It shouldn’t be any great surprise that reruns of NCIS are dropping on the USA network. USA has beaten that series into the ground. I am sure it will happen to SVU in the not too distant future, another series that USA has run into the ground.

  • Da Truth

    The idea of TNA moving back to Mondays isn’t that much of a bad idea, it might not work in the short-term right away but it truly is the only way I think TNA is going to grow. Any other night during the week are not wrestling nights unless you air it on a Sunday and that’s a PPV night so that’s not happening.

    Thursdays would only work if TNA was already successful like when the WWE and WCW brought out Thunder and Smackdown.

    What TNA is going to have to do is find a way to do some dirty tactics like WCW did when they stole away WWF viewers back in ’95 and ’96 and brought them over to their show. I think its a possibility but its tough.

    Monday Night War will never ever truly die, nothing that’s great ever dies remember that it always comes back one day.

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