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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.

 
  • j

    Did Pawn Stars ever hit a 3.0? Does anyone know?

  • Anthony

    What are the ratings for Love you, Mean it – With Whitney Cummings? Did they drop or go up in the second week?

  • Max

    AHS: ASYLUM continues to drop.

    I mean seriously, am I having a good week or not with REVENGE low, SCANDAL high, and now AHS continuing to fail.

    3rd season renewal came a bit too quickly, huh FX?

  • Ike

    Is there some reason that Conan was up sharply? Was there a big guest, or is the show improving? I haven’t watched it lately.

    As for AHS, most cable nets would still kill for a 1.4 for an original drama. Sure, Walking Dead dwarfs it, but take that out of the equation and a 1.4 still looks good. Aren’t AHS, SoA, and Walking Dead still the three highest-rated original dramas on cable, or am I forgetting something? I call them the Big Trashy 3. All three shows are trashy, ridiculous guilty pleasures which don’t make a lick of sense, and are not even remotely worth winning any kind of awards (except Best Makeup & Prosthetics for TWD, if such an award exists), but they get good ratings because people like dumb guilty pleasures.

  • Ike

    @Max, are you 12? Are you unable to process basic numbers? I am no big fan of AHS but it’s still one of the highest-rated dramas on cable. I can only WISH that Justified got 1.4s, and it still gets renewed. AHS is probably cheaper in the long run because it can throw out its cast each year and hire new people — it will get renewed again and again and again probably for that reason.

    Meanwhile you crow over tiny, tiny differences between the ratings for Scandal and Revenge as if it matters that much. Tenths of points! Ha! Get some perspective and try a real, dispassionate analysis of the NUMBERS without your bias — that’s what this site is about.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Duck Dynasty 3.0? Really? That’s the real AHS! And at 10:00 yet! Geez

    @ Ike

    BANG BANG! You so shot him down. Excellent analysis, excellent phrasing, perfect from first to last word. Two thumbs way up to you, my good man!

  • JJ

    Wow Duck Dynasty is slaying!

  • The Cool Max

    Huh. No ratings for Love You, Mean It, With Whitney Cummings? I thought for sure it would be a top 100.

  • Chris

    I don’t know why TV Land keeps pushing those comedies so. King Of Queens reruns do better for them. Seeing what’s beating them, it has to be pretty bad.

    They aren’t that great. HIC started out pretty good but during the second season it went downhill IMO and never recovered. I can’t believe they’ve lasted this long. I think HIC will hit 100 episodes then they’ll ax it. Who knows if HD makes it that long. Both would/will bomb in syndication.

  • Shepherd

    @ike

    i agree tat AHS is doing alright for a cable show, but honestly it is seriously under performing in relation to all the rhetoric I’ve read on this site anyway. I agree with you that it will be renewed for season 3 and maybe season 4, but I disagree with the 5th season renewal you’re predicting.

  • DW

    AHS need guys who make duck calls. guys who make duck calls = rating success. and zombies.

  • John A

    @Shepard AHS was renewed weeks ago for S3. Dont listen to that troll MAX AHS is doing great for FX. 2nd highest rated show on FX.

  • silvit

    :cry: :cry: :cry: ‘Nuff said.

  • Nick

    What is the viewership for Hot in Cleveland?

  • Tom

    The two constantly bickering guys on Moonshine trying to dig an underground site for a whiskey still are hilarious. They’ve raised ineptitude to new heights. Discovery should give them their own show.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    HOT IN CLEVELAND: 0.3 A18-49 rtg, 1.436 million viewers
    HAPPILY DIVORCED: 0.3 A18-49 rtg, 1.191 million viewers

  • Oliver

    Ouch at the TV Land sitcoms. I don’t understand how they are sustainable with those ratings.

    If anyone spots Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings and The Soup ratings on E!, I’d appreciate it.

  • BxActor

    As an David watcher of AHS I’m not shocked that Duck Dynasty is killing it

  • BxActor

    *Avid

  • eridapo

    Good night for NCIS and Castle on cable…

    NCIS was able to place 11 episodes in the Cable top 100, and Castle followed that with 5.

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