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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Wins Night, 'Tosh.0', 'Hardcore Pawn', 'Ink Master', 'Brickleberry' & More

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November 28th, 2012

 

 

 

Sons Of Anarchy was the night's  top cable program with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating from last week's 2.2. Most of you who voted in our poll  were too optimistic. Dancing with the Stars beat it with a 3.0 from 10-11PM. Tosh.0 was the second-highest rated cable original with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

 

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 shows.

Selected Tuesday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Sons Of Anarchy FX 10:00 PM 4253 2.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3599 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 3520 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3115 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2919 1.4
TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 2246 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2405 1.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 9:32 PM 2658 1.1
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 2776 1.1
INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 1831 1.1
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2966 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2419 1.1
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 2231 1.0
TATTOO NIGHTMARES SPIKE 11:00 PM 1529 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1789 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1967 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2149 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1618 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2282 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1758 0.8
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 9:00 PM 3436 0.8
BRICKLEBERRY CMDY 10:30 PM 1309 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 PM 1827 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1547 0.7
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 1978 0.7
Sons Of Anarchy FX 11:30 PM 1343 0.7
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 7:30 PM 1651 0.7
KEYSHIA & DANIEL: FAMILY BET 10:00 PM 1306 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2997 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 1686 0.7
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 9:00 PM 1963 0.6
TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 1139 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1272 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1839 0.6
INK MASTER SPIKE 8:59 PM 986 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 3030 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 3169 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1949 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2787 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:29 PM 1043 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2666 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1339 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1145 0.6
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 1453 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1627 0.5
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS BET 7:30 PM 1117 0.5
CAUGHT RED HANDED TRU 10:00 PM 1604 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1800 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1077 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 1391 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1299 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1117 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1407 0.5
MANKIND STORY OF US HIST 9:00 PM 1776 0.5
LEVERAGE TNT 10:00 PM 1914 0.5
JIM VALVANO ESPY SPEECH ESPN 7:00 PM 941 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1350 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1095 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1572 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1230 0.5
Flipping Out BRVO 9:00 PM 1253 0.5
CAUGHT RED HANDED TRU 10:30 PM 1429 0.5
CSI USA 1:00 AM 1297 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1074 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1346 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 1110 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 864 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1250 0.5
ABBYS ULTIMATE DANCE COMP LIF 9:00 PM 1059 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 1130 0.4
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1212 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1083 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1091 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1435 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1316 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1065 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1302 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 971 0.4
LPBW:WEDDING FARM TLC 9:00 PM 1098 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 8:00 PM 1262 0.4
BUYING ALASKA DISC 10:30 PM 1286 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1730 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 877 0.4
BUYING ALASKA DISC 10:00 PM 1239 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 9:00 PM 1078 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1271 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 9:00 PM 1171 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1101 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:12 AM 1038 0.4
DOOMSDAY PREPPERS NGC 9:00 PM 772 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1182 0.4
American Restoration HIST 11:30 PM 963 0.4
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 11:00 PM 1499 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 12:00 AM 975 0.3
LEVERAGE TNT 12:00 AM 1054 0.3
PRIME MOVIE W/STORY NOTES AMC 8:00 PM 1063 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:36 PM 1025 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1032 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:48 AM 890 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2935 0.2

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • xwiseguyx

    Impressive for Flipping Out Season Finale… not so for Million Dollar Decorators which missed the list with a great lead in….

  • rob60990

    LMAO at the fanboys who thought SOA would beat DWTS.

  • DougF

    I’ll be interested to see Leverage’s numbers in two weeks when it is not going against Sons Of Anarchy.

    TNT really didn’t help it by bringing it back against Sons of Anarchy when it had two episodes left.

  • Tats

    Ink master and tattoo nightmares is unstoppable on spike yeeeeeeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim

    Tnt did not do any favors to Leverage or Rizzoli and Isles. R and I was against Dancing with the Stars finale and NCIS LA. That is a killer for even a good summer show like R and I.

  • Michael

    Damn, Big Bang Theory is a BEAST in syndication!

  • RJ

    Yikes, Leverage didn’t do that good.

  • Craig

    ‘LMAO at the fanboys who thought SOA would beat DWTS.’. That should be more LMAO at the fact that idiot America would rather watch rubbish like DWTS above a quality written and brilliantly acted drama series

  • THE OLD MAN

    I was dead on with SOA & I’m super impressed w/ TBBT taking #2-5

    See Alaska, TLF w/0.4. Those people eat bear meat & store their freezers with it to get thru the harsh winters.

  • silvit

    @Jim

    No, the problem is that people don’t watch TNT during the regular season, apart from sports. Leverage got similar ratings when it was on Sunday for its winter run. R&I did about the same as last year and just a bit worse than The Closer last year.
    Last year they had NFL competition, which crashes everything.

    The real problem is that TNT shows suck because they are too middle of the road, too procedural and hence too similar to CBS cookie cutter shows. It’s obvious that being the difference so little, people who watch these kind of shows watch CBS shows when they are on.

    Give people edgier cable shows and people will watch it no matter the competition. That’s why people choose cable.

    At this point Major Crimes did better in October against broadcast competition and NFL.

    On a side note, when TBBT repeats get the numbers they get at 9 and 10, you know the problem is only the shows themselves.

  • Jim

    Thanks silvit. Do you think TNT will cancel R&I after they air season 4 in summer of 2014 since it did so bad last night then? I did not realize that was horrible ratings for cable. Leverage will probably be cancelled now then as it was way worse.

  • BJH

    Summer cable shows (like Covert Affairs & Rizzoli/Iles) always fare worse against fall/winter network competition. Fans need not worry about R&I. It’s TNT’s (normally) highest rated drama. Also, it should go up now that more people will find out it’s back on.

  • silvit

    Summer 2014? Did you mean summer 2013? ;-)

    As I wrote in the post about their return some weeks ago, I highly doubt the winter ratings will have any great impact on their decision to renew a show or not. Otherwise a show like Leverage should have been canceled 2 year ago (it got the same 0.5)

    TNT always had shaky ratings in the winter for its originals, especially in the last 2-3 years (some years ago they were far competitive).

    If anything, this only diminishes the perceived power of a show which in reality does good only when there is nothing else on. We will have to see if the viewers will come back in the summer, which is something not certain for a show in its 4th season. keep in mind that this past summer its ratings were worse than the previous summer. It doesn’t speak doom, but it doesn’t speak great (FYI, I don’t watch either show, too meh and CBS-ish for me, so it’s not an opinion based on current plots on the shows, but at the end of the day they just are just crime procedurals and nothing more).

    They will cancel it only if its summer ratings will be bad.

    Leverage has the advantage of having a syndication deal in place, so I think that the most probable outcome is to have a shorter, maybe only in the summer, final season.

    I think this only will push TNT to shy away from same old same old procedurals and try to find something different, since they aren’t working anymore, as seen this summer too (Perception, Major Crimes not doing great, F&B)

  • silvit

    @BJH

    That only supports my theory that we should wish good luck to Dallas in January given its already so-so ratings of the summer.

    While you are right, keep in mind that R&I now its doing worse than the Closer last year, a 7-year show which was already fading and had much bigger competition at that time(DWTS, TAAHM,2 Broke Girls,NFL)

    While Covert Affairs did so-so in its winter run, its summer ratings weren’t good either.

    This year in the summer neither WC nor CA gained back the viewers they lost during the 2011 winter run.

    I fear – not quite, since to me they are crap :-)- the same can happen for the TNT shows.

  • Colin

    Extreme Couponing not ranking anymore. :(

  • OMG

    Rizzoli and Isles also premiered to a winter at a 0.8 last year. So it is quite expected. Plus it is up against a CBS procedural which you know will take up a lot of the procedural viewers as well as DWTS which will take up a lot of its female audience. Considering last year it has the Closer lead-in and this one without, it is doing okay.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    The R&I episode wasn’t all that exciting. The whole “Tommy’s baby” thing isn’t terribly interesting, although it might be to female viewers I suppose. I’m still waiting for the two leads to do the “L” word – that will explode the ratings. :-)

    The Leverage episode wasn’t that exciting either compared to the two episodes that aired for the summer finale – those two were amazing.

    This season Leverage doesn’t appear to have much of an overall story arc or continuing villain as did previous seasons. The writing is still excellent, but there’s something missing.

  • silvit

    @OMG

    Yes, but it was against NFL, Castle (procedural with female skewing), Hawaii 5-0,another procedural, which was doing very good last year.

    This year the competition is much lower. We said many times that Tuesday is not a strong night for broadcast tv.

    @Colin
    And this is bad news how? ;-)
    Anyway, these are the ratings (I add the R&I and Leverage NOT rounded numbers. Note that in reality R&I didn’t get a 0.8 but a 0.76, which is a far cry from its full 1.3 of some months ago):

    Extreme Couponing (10:00) – TLC
    0.876 million viewers, #16; 0.454 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #17

    Extreme Couponing (10:30) – TLC
    0.832 million viewers, #18; 0.474 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #16

    Rizzoli & Isles – TNT
    3.436 million viewers, #2; 0.966 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #5

    Leverage – TNT
    1.914 million viewers, #6; 0.643 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #12

    Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/11/28/tuesdays-cable-ratings-sons-of-anarchy-holds-off-return-of-tnt-dramas-766313/cable_20121127/#EdaRhVotgJoycFxY.99

  • silvit

    @Richard Steven Hack

    Given the ratings it got, it wasn’t all that exciting for the female viewers either. :-) Based on what you wrote, the B story of the episode (other than the tired crime of the week) was about a secondary character (since his name is not in the title) having a baby. Ouch!!! How were they thinking it would have gotten them ratings? And again and again, babies are show killers. When writers will get that? ;-) (too bad Nadine isn’t posting anymore ;-) )

    And Richard, if you expect to see “racy” scenes on TNT you will be highly disappointed. Especially in a innocuous procedural which already put babies in the mix. TNT is not FX, AMC, HBO or SHO. It’s the CBS of cable.

    And when a “L” scene has ever generated a spike in the ratings? It certainly didn’t do it for The Good Wife. The web is already full of those scenes. ;-) They certainly are racier than what you’ll ever get on tv, especially on TNT.

  • Colin

    Thanks. If it had a 0.4 rating, why wasn’t it on the list? Hope it gets renewed, love Extreme Couponing. Also, wonder how Fringe ratings do on Tuesdays. Wished you guys had a Saturday night cable ratings

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