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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.

 
  • OZ

    Wow, one of the best shows on television, The Hour, isn’t even charting. Any idea what its ratings are this season?

  • Nick

    Hot in Cleveland actually went up from last week by .01. At least its a steady number! :)

  • Nick

    @JR

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

    ‘Cuz it’s the truth. TVBTN’s source has the top 100 shows in A25-54. They just get rid of the A25-54 ratings and organize it into rankings by A18-49.

  • Chris

    I still don’t know how TV Land can keep forking out the $$$ to Betty White and co. with HIC’s ratings declining each season. Same with HD.

  • Brian

    Hot In Cleveland’s low ratings have nothing to do with Betty White. She has another show on NBC that gets great ratings and is coming back for a 2nd season in January, so she is a big draw. Let’s not forget she brought SNL their highest viewership since 2008 when she hosted in 2010 as well. The real issue is that Hot In Cleveland is on a network that has never been high in viewership – before this show it was known only for playing old, classic sitcoms so it didn’t really ever get high viewership. Betty White also isn’t center stage on this show, she is actually the supporting act. I think it has to do with the fact that it’s on a lower watched cable network and also the writing has gotten a bit lazy especially this season.

  • Nick

    The only reason TV Land originals continue to be profitable is because in addition to their original airings, they’re also highly repeatable and bring in good ratings when repeated. So if you add in the original airing and the 50+ repeat airings of each episode of each show, they are probably making a good buck.

  • John

    Amish Mafia repeat at 11 scores 2 million viewers on top of the 3 million at 9pm? You have got to be kidding me. That show is a monster. It looks like a movie.

  • Eric

    Moonshiners is cool.

    Amish Mafia is like a damn joke.

  • rachell

    let’s also not forget HIC and most likely also HD are on the road to syndication, and since tvland OWNS the show, instead of just a licence to air it, that’s where the real money will be for them.
    Lst week someone said they will bomb in syndication, since they have low first run ratings on tvland, that’s not how it works, just look at Soul Man that was repeated on another network a few months ago and got over 3 million viewers while on tvland barely reached 1 million.
    For most of the market HIC and HD will feel like a “new” show once it starts airing in syndication, so the ratings could surprise everyone then.

  • JK

    Top Chef has certainly recovered nicely from the horrible season premiere ratings. This has to be the least talented group of chefs this show has ever come up with though.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I love how the O’Reilly Factor would be third is they ranked by total viewers, but is last when they do Demos

  • daniel c w

    any infos about “The Soup”?

  • JR35

    Ahh- thanks, Nick- it’s all clear now. :) On a side note, it would be cool to see 25-54 numbers sometime, especially for TV Land.

    And, yep- TV Land shows have to be somewhat profitable for the to renew them and maker more episodes. The multiple reruns are a plus in that regard.

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