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Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Ink Master' Wins Night + 'Storage Wars', 'WWE SmackDown', 'Hardcore Pawn', 'Storage Wars: Texas' & More

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December 19th, 2012

 

 

Ink Master was the night's highest rated cable program with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Storage Wars came in second, also earning a 1.3.

 

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE- TBSC 10:00 PM 3.39 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE- TBSC 9:00 PM 3.24 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE- TBSC 8:30 PM 3.10 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE- TBSC 9:30 PM 3.17 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE- TBSC 10:30 PM 2.99 1.4
INK MASTER- SPIKE 10:01 PM 2.36 1.3
Family Guy- ADSM 11:30 PM 2.74 1.3
Storage Wars- AEN 9:30 PM 3.61 1.3
Family Guy- ADSM 11:00 PM 2.70 1.2
WWE Smackdown- USA 8:00 PM 3.33 1.2
Storage Wars- AEN 9:00 PM 3.22 1.1
INK MASTER- SPIKE 9:00 PM 2.01 1.1
BIG BANG THEORY, THE- TBSC 8:00 PM 2.46 1.1
Hardcore Pawn- TRU 9:00 PM 2.65 1.0
BIG SCREEN MOVIE- FAM 8:00 PM 2.46 0.9
Storage Wars TEXAS- AEN 10:00 PM 2.65 0.9
Robot Chicken- ADSM 12:00 AM 1.84 0.9
American Dad- ADSM 10:30 PM 2.03 0.8
Robot Chicken- ADSM 12:15 AM 1.63 0.8
SpongeBob- NICK 6:30 PM 3.38 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 7:00 PM 2.20 0.7
BIG SCREEN MOVIE- FAM 10:00 PM 1.76 0.7
RIZZOLI & ISLES- TNT 9:00 PM 3.42 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 1:00 PM 1.62 0.7
STORAGE WARS- AEN 10:30 PM 2.09 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 6:00 PM 1.91 0.7
SpongeBob- NICK 5:30 PM 3.36 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 3:00 PM 1.91 0.7
MOVIE, USA- USA 10:00 PM 1.42 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 2:00 PM 1.65 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 4:00 PM 2.02 0.6
Hardcore Pawn- TRU 9:30 PM 1.78 0.6
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE- DISC 10:00 PM 1.23 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 5:00 PM 1.89 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 6:00 PM 3.15 0.6
American Dad- ADSM 10:00 PM 1.74 0.6
Hardcore Pawn- TRU 8:30 PM 1.55 0.6
STORAGE WARS- AEN 11:01 PM 1.62 0.6
SEINFELD- TBSC 7:30 PM 1.49 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 4:30 PM 2.90 0.6
INK MASTER- SPIKE 7:59 PM 1.11 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 12:00 AM 1.45 0.6
LEVERAGE- TNT 10:00 PM 2.23 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 5:00 PM 3.27 0.6
TOSH.O- CMDY 10:00 PM 1.05 0.6
TOSH.O- CMDY 10:30 PM 1.01 0.6
SEINFELD- TBSC 7:00 PM 1.23 0.6
INK MASTER- SPIKE 12:05 AM 0.97 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 12:00 PM 1.29 0.6
FRIENDS- NAN 11:33 PM 1.24 0.6
APOCALYPSE 2012 REV- DISC 9:00 PM 1.35 0.5
CAUGHT RED HANDED- TRU 10:00 PM 1.57 0.5
STORAGE WARS- AEN 8:30 PM 1.80 0.5
MANKIND STORY OF US- HIST 9:00 PM 1.68 0.5
Pardon The Interruption- ESPN 5:30 PM 1.12 0.5
STORAGE WARS- AEN 1:31 AM 1.27 0.5
STORAGE WARS- AEN 11:31 PM 1.44 0.5
KING OF QUEENS- TBSC 6:30 PM 1.14 0.5
INK MASTER- SPIKE 11:04 PM 0.91 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 11:00 AM 1.30 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES- NICK 11:00 AM 1.68 0.5
CAUGHT RED HANDED- TRU 10:30 PM 1.32 0.5
Chopped- FOOD 10:00 PM 1.33 0.5
Hardcore Pawn- TRU 8:00 PM 1.32 0.5
FRIENDS- NAN 12:06 AM 1.08 0.5
STORAGE WARS- AEN 8:00 PM 1.59 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES- NICK 11:30 AM 1.72 0.5
Conan- TBSC 11:00 PM 0.98 0.5
FRIENDS- TBSC 5:30 PM 1.07 0.5
RIZZOLI & ISLES- TNT 11:00 PM 1.71 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS- BRVO 9:48 PM 1.11 0.5
FRIENDS- NAN 11:00 PM 1.13 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 10:00 AM 1.30 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 9:00 AM 1.21 0.5
CURIOSITY- DISC 8:00 PM 1.44 0.5
STORAGE WARS- AEN 1:01 AM 1.15 0.5
Daily Show- CMDY 11:00 PM 0.91 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS- AEN 2:01 AM 1.07 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI- NICK 12:00 PM 1.63 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN- FX 7:30 PM 1.08 0.4
KING OF QUEENS- TBSC 6:00 PM 1.02 0.4
CSI- USA 1:00 AM 1.08 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L- ESPN 6:00 PM 0.80 0.4
STORAGE WARS- AEN 7:30 PM 1.25 0.4
STORAGE WARS- AEN 12:31 AM 1.15 0.4
FRIENDS- TBSC 5:01 PM 0.98 0.4
STORAGE WARS- AEN 7:00 PM 1.09 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 8:00 AM 1.13 0.4
STORAGE WARS- AEN 12:01 AM 1.22 0.4
Mentalist, THE- TNT 7:00 PM 1.56 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 2:00 AM 0.95 0.4
APOCALYPSE 2012 REV- DISC 11:00 PM 0.85 0.4
MY THREE WIVES- TLC 10:00 PM 0.87 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE- FAM 5:30 PM 1.10 0.4
BONES- TNT 5:00 PM 1.34 0.4
LEVERAGE- TNT 12:00 AM 1.17 0.3
BONES- TNT 4:00 PM 1.36 0.3
BONES- TNT 3:00 PM 1.15 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES- TNT 8:00 PM 1.26 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS WHERE NOW- HGTV 10:00 PM 1.15 0.3

To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Jake

    Ink master! tatu baby! Season. 3 here we go!!!!

  • Martin

    Wow, Rizzoli and Isles originals really gone down from last year, at least the Leverage demo retention is pretty good.

  • rich

    Does anyone think the controversy surrounding the Storage Wars’ cast is hurting its ratings?

  • Jeff

    I think many have said Rizzoli and Iles is a summer fun show that does not do well against network competition. I guess. Next year they are having all 15 episodes in the summer instead of 10 then 5 in the winter.

  • Ram510

    And this is why Smackdown should be on Tuesdays, it would get at least a 1.0 even on Syfy

    I didn’t even know Leverage was on, at least the numbers aren’t too bad

  • Marius

    Thought Zombie Apocalypse would make a lot more considering the trend.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Leverage was pretty good last night, especially the emotional last scene when Nate talks about his son. This show is adept at switching from comedy to drama in a heartbeat. It deserves another season, even if it’s only a shortened final one.

    And I see Rizzoli and Isles danced around the “L” possibility yet again. Dump Jane’s soldier crush and get it on! :-)

  • CenterGravity

    @rich “Does anyone think the controversy surrounding the Storage Wars’ cast is hurting its ratings?”

    Yuuup!

  • Chris

    I think that could be having an impact on “Storage Wars”, but I think the show is just getting boring and tired.

  • larson

    ERRORS in the headline & text — or in the numbers??

    According to the numbers chart, several airings of “The Big Bang Theory” beat “Ink Master” and “Storage Wars” in both total viewership and the 18-49 demo by quite a bit.

  • larson

    Disregard previous — TBSC is off-net.

  • BJH

    I wonder how Rizzoli will do on Christmas? The brilliant execs at TNT scheduled the season finale for 12/25… I’ll be DVRing it, seeing as I won’t be in front of a TV.

  • THE OLD MAN

    The Big Bang Theory is the entire top five! Beastly!

  • silvit

    @Rich

    If only!!! I just think it’s viewers fatigues.

    @Richard

    God, just stop! It’s just gross. :-) It’s like the straight college girls who make out for the sake of man’s fantasy. Leave (real) gay women alone! ;-)

    @Martin

    The downfall of TNT continues :D. Last year it used to get 1 around this time.

  • silvit

    @Larson

    Yes, but they are repeats and the headlines is about originals.

  • Miss Universe

    SmackDown did really well for USA, it should be airing on Tuesdays instead of Fridays.

  • Connman

    How does IM beat SW when they have the same 18-49 rating and SW has higher viewer numbers?

  • silvit

    @Connman

    Because the 18-49 is not the same. The number you see is the rounded one.

  • david

    R and i down from last week and i to thought it was kind of weird that TNT has a new R and I and Leverage next week. They should hold them for a week and air them on the eightth instead. I thought last weeks R and i was more interesting than last nights.

  • silvit

    @david

    Why? The ratings won’t matter since one show has already been renewed and the other won’t base its renewal on one episode. They are practically burning off the episodes, so the sooner, the better.

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