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Thursday Cable Ratings: Thursday Night Football Wins Night + 'Jersey Shore', NBA Basketball, 'Burn Notice' and More

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December 7th, 2012

Thursday Night Football was the top cable original with a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating followed by Jersey Shore  which garnered a 1.3 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 6.76 2.5
POSTGUN NFLN 11:30 PM 4.25 1.7
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.51 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.66 1.3
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 10:00 PM 2.23 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.47 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.61 1.2
NBA Basketball TNT 8:16 PM 2.70 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.49 1.1
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 3.19 1.1
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 3.45 1.0
POSTGAME NFLN 11:32 PM 2.35 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.12 1.0
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 PM 4.61 1.0
Burn Notice USA 10:00 PM 3.16 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.92 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.75 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 10:00 PM 1.90 0.8
SpongeBob TRUTH OR SQUARE NICK 7:00 PM 3.89 0.8
Jersey Shore SSN 6 AFTER MTV 11:02 PM 1.29 0.8
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.47 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 6:00 PM 2.55 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.82 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 3.33 0.7
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3.30 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3.57 0.7
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.41 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.20 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3.27 0.6
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.64 0.6
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:15 AM 1.20 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.17 0.6
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FX 10:00 PM 1.01 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 1.17 0.6
NBA Basketball TNT 10:50 PM 1.19 0.6
NCIS USA 11:01 PM 2.16 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 9:00 PM 1.22 0.6
PANIC 9-1-1 AEN 10:00 PM 1.33 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.41 0.6
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1.53 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 1.26 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.26 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.12 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:00 PM 2.80 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.27 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 0.94 0.5
PANIC 9-1-1 AEN 11:01 PM 1.09 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 AM 1.21 0.5
LATE MOVIE FAM 12:00 AM 1.12 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.11 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.24 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.22 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 AM 1.26 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:01 AM 1.61 0.5
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1.84 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.15 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.35 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.10 0.4
LEAGUE FX 10:31 PM 0.73 0.4
Real Housewives of Miami BRVO 9:00 PM 0.95 0.4
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:05 AM 0.95 0.4
The First 48 AEN 7:00 PM 0.95 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.56 0.4
TOSH.O CMDY 12:01 AM 0.75 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 1.05 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1.14 0.4
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 1.69 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 AM 1.18 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.74 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.92 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 0.89 0.4
Project Runway ALL STARS LIF 9:00 PM 1.30 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 AM 1.06 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.02 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.79 0.4
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1.09 0.4
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.87 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.32 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.57 0.4
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.83 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 AM 1.03 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 0.96 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 AM 1.06 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.82 0.4
The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.88 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.87 0.4
Moonshiners DISC 11:00 PM 0.73 0.4
Ax Men HIST 6:00 PM 0.83 0.3
GHOST TOWN GOLD DISC 10:00 PM 0.93 0.3
Burn Notice USA 1:01 AM 1.20 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.32 0.3
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1.44 0.3
Ax Men HIST 7:00 PM 1.00 0.3
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 0.99 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:36 PM 0.91 0.3
American Pickers HIST 11:02 PM 1.25 0.3
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 10:00 PM 0.82 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 1.90 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.85 0.2
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALL 8:00 PM 1.55 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Red

    I’m glad the SpongeBob Christmas special did so well, it was a great episode.

  • Michael

    RIP RHOM!

  • Luke

    Yeah Nickelodeon has been killing it for two weeks now with premieres Thursdays at 8pm. Maybe they should permanently premiere shows/movies there?

  • jay

    The Knicks are looking real good right now. They beat the Heat again last night. They actually look like they can compete for a championship. David Stern has to be very happy about that. Brooklyn looks like a playoff team as well.

  • rob60990

    Go SpongeBob!

  • DougF

    Does anyone know what the 11pm episode of The League got?

  • Twist Of Fate

    Two straight weeks of above 4 million viewers on Thursday, Nickelodeon is really killin’ it. It’s A SpongeBob Christmas has replaced A Fairly Odd Christmas as the #5 telecast on Nickelodeon this year. Nick has to be happy with these ratings.

    As it turns out, Nick’s ratings have taken a turn for the better. Last month, Nickelodeon posted its first year-year ratings gain since September 2011 ( When the ratings drop began ). TMNT has apparently been the driving force of the ratings success, especially with Boys 2-11.

  • Ram510

    Ouch what happened to Always Sunny and The League?

  • DW

    i stopped watching sunny after the second ep. it seemed like they’ve run out of energy.

  • Soniaq

    With this rating for sponge bob, probably Brand Christmas delivery 3 millions :( is bad

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Whats Brand Christmas.?

    And yeah GO SPONGEBOB.!!! :D

  • Meanie

    Jersey Shore is dieing fast. Just when I thought it was over MTV is filming a new show in Washington Heights to take its place.

    Good for Nick & Spongebob.

  • Laslie

    Football murders every week but the Knicks/Heat did real good against it. If Knicks/Heat is the Eastern Conference Finals match-up it will do very well for TNT.

    TNA is very consistent but it deserves the numbers that the WWE is getting with their whack product right now.

  • Vinny

    Burn Notice tearing up the 10 PM hour… Love it!

  • Nathan

    Okay Nickelodeon should definitely think about moving some animated premieres to Thursday.

  • brenpo7

    Any numbers for second episode of League or Unsupervised?

  • Nick

    I still like the numbers Burn Notice is pulling especially up against a full network schedule AND the NFL Thursday night game. As most of us agree, I simply wish they would keep these summer shows in the summer!

  • James

    Any numbers for second episode of League???? Please!

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