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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night + 'American Horror Story: Asylum', 'Moonshiners', 'Smurfs Christmas Carol', 'Daily Show' & More

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December 7th, 2012

 

Duck Dynasty was Wednesday's top cable program with a 3.0, way up from last week's 2.2 . American Horror Story: Asylum came in a distant second with a 1.4 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 was not in that top 100 list. 

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 6.45 3.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 3.62 1.7
American Horror Story FX 10:00 PM 2.36 1.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 3.21 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.53 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 2.55 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.37 1.2
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 3.21 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2.83 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.42 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2.65 1.1
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 2.19 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.23 1.0
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 2.94 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2.34 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 2.00 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 9:30 PM 1.74 0.9
SMURFS CHRISTMAS CAROL TOON 7:30 PM 3.00 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.90 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1.57 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.63 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.90 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.72 0.7
American Restoration HIST 9:30 PM 2.72 0.7
American Restoration HIST 9:00 PM 2.55 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.09 0.7
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.58 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.72 0.7
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 1.65 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.63 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:34 PM 1.39 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.34 0.7
South Beach Tow TRU 9:30 PM 1.74 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3.22 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.41 0.7
DR. SEUSS GRCH STOLE XMAS TOON 7:00 PM 2.36 0.7
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.15 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3.26 0.6
Top Chef BRVO 10:00 PM 1.41 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.29 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.60 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1.20 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.99 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.32 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.35 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.29 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.90 0.6
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 2.08 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.99 0.6
CHALLENGE: BATTLE SEASONS MTV 10:00 PM 0.98 0.6
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 2.27 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.40 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 9:00 PM 1.39 0.6
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1.46 0.6
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.84 0.5
DRAGONS: RIDERS OF BERK TOON 8:00 PM 2.23 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1.28 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.25 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.83 0.5
Moonshiners DISC 11:00 PM 1.01 0.5
600 POUND MOM:RACE AGAINS TLC 9:00 PM 1.40 0.5
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.81 0.5
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:25 AM 1.83 0.5
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1.33 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.35 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:59 PM 1.14 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:02 AM 0.82 0.5
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 1.94 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.00 0.5
Moonshiners DISC 12:00 AM 0.97 0.5
INVENTION USA HIST 10:31 PM 1.38 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.05 0.5
INVENTION USA HIST 10:00 PM 1.41 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1.10 0.4
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1.23 0.4
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 9:00 PM 1.51 0.4
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 1.92 0.4
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 2.02 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.67 0.4
HOUSTONS: ON OUR OWN LIF 9:30 PM 1.14 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:29 PM 1.36 0.4
HOUSTONS: ON OUR OWN LIF 10:00 PM 1.06 0.4
CASTLE TNT 6:00 PM 1.29 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.99 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 AM 1.16 0.4
HOUSE USA 1:00 AM 1.12 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.48 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1.46 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 11:02 PM 1.15 0.4
CAJUN Pawn Stars HIST 11:32 PM 1.19 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:59 PM 1.20 0.4
HOUSTONS: ON OUR OWN LIF 9:00 PM 1.02 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:30 PM 1.12 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.40 0.3
HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 0.84 0.3
American Restoration HIST 7:30 PM 1.29 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALL 10:00 PM 1.54 0.3
NCIS USA 7:00 AM 1.11 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 8:00 PM 1.57 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.15 0.2

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

 
  • rob60990

    No TV Land comedies?

  • Martin

    @Duck Dynastys numbers – HOLY F#@K!!

  • rob60990

    So how exactly is Castle “bombing” in syndication?

  • Hello

    No Hot in Cleveland ratings?

  • Anonymous

    Duck Dynasty won the night easily.

  • John A

    Ha MAX wasnt first to comment. Castle doing very well in syndication.

  • Fed

    Never watched Ducj Dynasty but with such rating i’m eager to check it out.

  • brandojames

    Wow, that is really high for Duck Dynasty! My parents love it. I watched an episode, it’s pretty funny.

  • forg

    WOW AT DUCK DYNASTY!

  • Oliver

    Duck Dynasty easily beat all network competition at 10pm? Huh?

  • RJ

    Dang, those ratings for Duck Dynasty are phenomenal!

  • KS

    American Horror Story wasn’t that great last night. This show has become more of mystery than horror, IMO.

  • JR

    Did TV Land’s shows get lower than what was posted?

    Why does the note in the post mention adults 25-54, if this is 18-49 ratings?

  • Bee

    LAMO duck dynasty. good for them i guess.
    hope AHS goes up again next week.

  • Jinjeon

    I don’t get American viewers taste for TV at all. How the hell $hit like Duck Dynasty, Honey Boo Boo or The Reall Housewives of Plastic Surgery can havve such high ratings, yet the scripted programmings have such low? It’s mind-boggling.

  • j

    “Duck Dynasty easily beat all network competition at 10pm?”

    Not just that – it tied for #1 of the ENTIRE night with Criminal Minds.

  • Hmm

    Castle is doing well for TNT!

  • Shepherd

    @Jinjeon

    I typically don’t watch reality shows, but I really don’t understand all the hate for Duck Dynasty. I avoided the show until after the start of season two, ended up watching an episode at a friends, and to my surprise, the show is insanely funny. I’ve now seen every episode at least once. Admittedly, season two hasn’t been as good as season one, but I think the show is hands down funnier than any sitcom on broadcast television with the possible exception of BBT. (I’ve never seen a single add, or watched a single minute of the show so I can’t speak to its quality. It’s on my list though).

  • Juan

    Wow those are phenomenal numbers for that show, but very happy that castle did so well in syndication, hopefully some new people are finding it, still great though, TNT gettin their money’s worth

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Did TV Land’s shows get lower than what was posted?

    Why does the note in the post mention adults 25-54, if this is 18-49 ratings?

    TV Land’s shows aren’t necessarily lower than what was posted w/adults 18-49. We receive a list that is sorted by the top 100 shows in adults 25-54, though they include the 18-49 rating for those shows and we post those only because they are more commonly tossed around.

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