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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Moonshiners' Wins Night + 'Amish Mafia', 'Duck Dynasty', 'Shipping Wars', NBA Basketball & More

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December 20th, 2012

 

Moonshiners was the night's top program, earning a 1.8, up from last week's 1.6. Amish Mafia came in second, earning a 1.4, down from the previous week's 1.6 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 show.

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 3.65 1.8
AMISH MAFIA DISC 9:00 PM 3.08 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.85 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.58 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.74 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.24 1.1
AMISH MAFIA DISC 11:00 PM 2.05 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2.16 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.89 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.98 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.07 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.98 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1.56 0.9
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1.75 0.8
Family Guy TBSC 9:30 PM 1.54 0.8
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:30 PM 1.60 0.8
Moonshiners DISC 8:00 PM 1.78 0.8
Shipping Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1.84 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.81 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 2.38 0.8
Shipping Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.80 0.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.68 0.8
WWE TRIBUTE TROOPS USA 9:00 PM 2.34 0.8
Full Throttle Saloon TRU 9:00 PM 1.52 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.87 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.60 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1.46 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.51 0.7
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 1.96 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.72 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3.32 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 3.49 0.7
Top Chef BRVO 10:00 PM 1.46 0.6
CHALLENGE: BATTLE SEASONS MTV 10:00 PM 1.01 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.98 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.19 0.6
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1.89 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3.01 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 1.19 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 12:00 AM 1.17 0.6
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1.88 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1.22 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1.17 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.63 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.09 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.32 0.6
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 1.39 0.6
Shipping Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.17 0.6
Shipping Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1.27 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 12:00 PM 1.63 0.5
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 3:30 PM 2.17 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.17 0.5
MAX AND RUBY NICK 12:30 PM 1.74 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 1.40 0.5
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 1.78 0.5
American Restoration HIST 9:30 PM 2.37 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 9:30 PM 1.22 0.5
Black Gold TRU 10:00 PM 1.00 0.5
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 4:00 PM 2.23 0.5
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 2.04 0.5
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 2.28 0.5
GLC, ITS CHRISTMAS! DSNY 8:30 PM 2.77 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.16 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.30 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.96 0.5
Full Throttle Saloon TRU 8:00 PM 1.08 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1.25 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2.19 0.5
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 2.05 0.5
American Restoration HIST 9:00 PM 2.13 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.17 0.5
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 8:25 AM 1.66 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.28 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.12 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.76 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2.07 0.4
INVENTION USA HIST 10:00 PM 1.48 0.4
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1.58 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.18 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:00 AM 0.97 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.25 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 0.90 0.4
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1.65 0.4
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1.40 0.4
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.87 0.4
INVENTION USA HIST 10:31 PM 1.11 0.4
COLD CASE TNT 1:00 AM 1.32 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 1.07 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.58 0.4
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 1.22 0.4
CASTLE TNT 6:00 PM 1.50 0.4
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1.12 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.07 0.3
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 9:00 PM 1.40 0.3
CASTLE TNT 5:00 PM 1.41 0.3
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1.09 0.3
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.28 0.3
NCIS USA 10:00 AM 1.10 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS WHERE NOW HGTV 10:00 PM 1.36 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.04 0.2

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

 
  • RJ

    An 0.8 for a repeat of Friends? Wow!

  • JAA

    Go Castle! :)

  • rob60990

    GO Castle!

  • Meanie

    I always wondered what is the purpose of NBATV is NBA is never on it. It’s always on ESPN && TNT. And these NBA ratings are horrible compared to MNF.

    Top Chef is doing good.

  • Bill

    Poor the challenge. No one likes these rookies and it shows in the ratings. Could even cancel them. What a shame.

  • Kate

    Exciting to see CASTLE on the list so many times!

  • silvit

    @Kate

    It practically didn’t have any competition since there were few cable originals and almost zero broadcast original ones.

    Don’t even want to comment on Duck Dynasty.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Go Moonshiners & Amish Mafia!

  • Chris

    Due Toddlers and Tiaras, die! Love it!

  • Juan

    Woah castle did great, best numbers yet.and all prime time eps. Over 2 million and .5s, hopefully some new watchers, friends impressive as well

  • Mon

    TNT did really well last night from 5pm-2am, in viewers, 25-54 and 18-49. This doesn’t happen a lot of times with crime drama repeats. Only USA is consistently strong.

  • Tom

    I have to admire the producers of Moonshiners for doing an inspired job of casting. Josh and Bill, the two squabbling South Carolina moonshiners are priceless. They’re so inept it’s like watching a Southern version of Laurel and Hardy. And the bit with Tickle, another not so bright moonshiner, playing Santa was really inspired. For some reason, this program has really grown on me.

  • Nick

    Can you please post the numbers for Hot in Cleveland

  • Martin

    Ok, cos someone does it every week, where are the numbers for the tv land comedies?. Both were very funny last night.

  • Michelle

    Yay Castle hopefully it continues to do well in syndycation

  • Nick

    Hot in Cleveland was very funny last night i don’t understand why it doesn’t get the ratings it deserves.

  • JR

    Hot in Cleveland got less than a 0.3? Oy. Any idea what the 25-54 numbers look like? Also, as mentioned last week, it has all of those multiple airings to boost its viewership.

  • silvit

    For who asked:

    Hot in Cleveland – TV Land
    1.205 million viewers, #13; 0.405 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

    Toddlers & Tiaras (9:00) – TLC
    1.075 million viewers, #16; 0.400 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #19

    Happily Divorced – TV Land
    0.940 million viewers, #19; 0.341 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #21

    Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/12/20/wednesdays-cable-ratings-moonshiners-amish-mafia-top-charts-for-second-week-in-a-row-364010/cable_20121219/#pBqbIpMdJ0IjZ7Tk.99

  • TV Addict

    No! I loved this season of the challenge. Oh well, who cares about ratings. It’ll be back.

  • JR

    Thanks, silvit. Wonder why Hot… wasn’t listed- it got a 0.3.

    I’m still wondering why the post always says “adults 25-54″ in a post about 18-49 ratings.

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