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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'American Chopper' Wins Night, 'Amish Mafia', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Storage Wars', 'Ink Master' & More

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December 12th, 2012

 

 

American Chopper was the night's highest rated cable program with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating from last week's 1.6. Amish Mafia came in second with a 1.7 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. 

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)
American Chopper DISC 9:00 PM 3911 2.0
AMISH MAFIA DISC 10:30 PM 3411 1.7
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 4170 1.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 3780 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3140 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3053 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3103 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2950 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2742 1.3
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 10:00 PM 2710 1.0
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 9:00 PM 3792 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 2784 1.0
INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 1888 1.1
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2103 1.0
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 2311 0.9
American Chopper DISC 7:00 PM 1727 0.8
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 2219 0.8
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1937 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 9:42 PM 2020 0.9
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2166 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2590 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2597 1.2
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2017 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 7:00 PM 1712 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 PM 1986 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1900 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 1867 0.7
American Chopper DISC 11:30 PM 1306 0.7
LEVERAGE TNT 10:00 PM 2047 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 1615 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1916 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:01 PM 1516 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRVO 9:50 PM 1123 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:31 AM 1440 0.5
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1255 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:04 AM 1341 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1878 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1817 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2159 1.0
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1741 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 1:01 AM 1398 0.5
ABBYS ULTIMATE DANCE COMP LIF 9:00 PM 1542 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1521 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1722 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:01 PM 1497 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 3085 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1301 0.5
CSI USA 1:00 AM 1332 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1353 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2003 0.9
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 3250 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1160 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3257 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1672 0.5
MANKIND STORY OF US HIST 9:00 PM 1533 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1244 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1347 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1636 0.6
CAUGHT RED HANDED TRU 10:00 PM 1310 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1443 0.6
BONES TNT 4:00 PM 1339 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1652 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1493 0.4
BONES TNT 5:00 PM 1354 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 AM 1187 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1277 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1368 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1256 0.4
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 11:00 PM 1493 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2705 0.6
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 1518 0.5
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:25 AM 1625 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1653 0.5
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1660 0.7
CAUGHT RED HANDED TRU 10:30 PM 1105 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 AM 1305 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1130 0.5
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 2:01 AM 1142 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 1246 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 957 0.4
DOOMSDAY PREPPERS NGC 9:00 PM 830 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1337 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 AM 1252 0.4
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:25 AM 1487 0.5
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 8:00 PM 1400 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 AM 1099 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 3223 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1313 0.3
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1466 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1340 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 AM 1106 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1513 0.4
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1098 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1248 0.4
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1479 0.7
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1008 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 836 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1501 0.6
FAST N LOUD DISC 6:00 PM 815 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 10:00 PM 1235 0.3

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • John A

    Wow TBBT is just incredible. How do people keep watching it?

  • THE OLD MAN

    Amish Mafia is super! So glad to see it’s debut at the top of the charts.

  • THE OLD MAN

    CORRECTION (Before I’m slammed)

    So glad to see its debut

  • Richard Steven Hack

    R&I wasn’t that interesting this week.

    Leverage wasn’t outstanding, but had a fairly complicated plot which proves the writers are still up to snuff. Problem with Leverage this season is that it’s been almost entirely procedural, with no overall story arc. They may be marking time since there’s no renewal yet. They may go out with no cliffhanger and no actual “end”.

  • Chris

    I can’t believe that many people keep watching Storage Wars.

  • Lance

    Watch Discovery will bring back American Chopper sans Senior within a year. But the sequel/spinoff will feature only Paul Jr’s Designs, no OCC. Bet on it.

  • Stu

    Leverage was good last night, but the show has lost a lot of its shine. I’m not sure the problem is that it’s too procedural. A good procedural can be great if the stories stay fresh and interesting. It’s just been preachy and mopey and taking itself really seriously lately. An episode like this one was a breath of fresh air after the heavy-handed stuff the last two weeks.

  • brian

    Amish mafia discovery is a disgrace to Discovery and american viewers! It’s even beneath the crap on TruTv.

  • Irish Townie

    I take it Little people big worlds return is a bust…never in the top 100

  • Hugh

    CSI 0.5 at 1am, nice number

  • silvit

    @Irish Townie

    Little People Big World: Wedding Farm – TLC
    0.968 million viewers, #15; 0.384 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating)
    Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/12/12/tuesdays-cable-ratings-storage-wars-leads-viewers-chopper-live-tops-demos-82012/cable_20121211/#EPf8GsaSgJwhzYuB.99

  • Chris

    LPBW has been on for what, like 5 years almost? The “Wedding Farm” thing was a stupid idea, IMO.

    I think I’d rather see them back for just specials. It’s run its course IMO.

  • The Rookie

    Rizzoli and Isles is doing OK, remember this is a summer show, it niche is when broadcast is all repeats.

  • silvit

    @The Rookie

    It’s still doing worse than last year. I think it’s suffering the general disaffection towards procedurals of the last few years and especially this year. And also being on TNT it certainly doesn’t help its demo.

    I honestly don’t get why a show named after two title characters is not a character-based show but a crime of the week show (I don’t watch the show, but reading the comments here and the description of the episodes it seems a very standard crime of the week procedural for the most part with b stories about secondary characters. The skew also confirms that). It seems counter productive to me in this competitive landscape. And Jesus, you are on cable, be daring. ;-)

  • Greg

    Leverage has become a classic procedural in the last few seasons. Characters hardly matter, plus even the majority of the plots per season are weak and uninteresting. No wonder it’s the lowest-rated TNT show at the moment and is facing cancellation.

    They need a new showrunner who has a different and better vision for the show and writers who have more talent than the current ones.

  • Mary

    People complain all the time about procedurals. My favorite shows have always been procedural. Besides, when shows focus on character, other people complain “It’s like a soap opera.” You can’t please anyone.

  • cimmer

    Honestly I keep forgetting R&I is on this time of the year and I suspect I’m not the only one which accounts for the ratings.
    As for Leverage, IMO, it’s not so much that it’s become a procedural as that the characters have become domesticated. I mean, Sofi’s brought her acting group along on how many cons lately? Parker is pretty much sane now and Hardison would just like to set up a house and home with her. Nate doesn’t have much angsty passion (and the drinking seems under control) and finds his peace hanging out with Sofi; really the only one unsettled and unpaired and still somewhat ‘dynamic’ (in a character sense) is Elliot. I think that tends to ‘mute’ the premise of bad guys being good guys.They’re not really the bad element of the international jet set anymore, more like the slightly naughty element of the suburbs. lol Still I wish them well and hope they get a nice wrap up.

  • Stu

    @cimmer
    I can agree with that re: Leverage. The show lost a lot of its dynamic character element when all the couples started coming together. They’re all domesticated, and I think even Elliot is kinda boring, always spouting off his kung fu wisdom to everyone. If this is the writers’ idea of developing character, they need to go back to the drawing board. The first 3 seasons of this show were a lot of fun, but it jumped the shark sometime in the back half of season 4.

  • Greg

    I don’t think couples coming together is the problem, some shows do it well like The Closer, the problem is in how nothing ever happens with them, they get no interesting personal scenes as characters. In this case all you have left to watch for is the con of the week and you get tired of that same old, same old pretty quickly if characters get nothing else to do besides the con.

  • CenterGravity

    How long will American Chopper stay cancelled?

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