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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Jersey Shore' Wins Night + 'Burn Notice', NBA Basketball, 'Beyond Scared Straight', & More

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December 21st, 2012

Jersey Shore was the highest rated cable original with a 1.8 rating up from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Burn Notice came in second with a 1.0 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 wasn't 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 - that's probably the easiest way to find Thursday night's episode of a specific show

Thursday's Selected Cable Ratings:

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 10:00 PM 3.13 1.8
Jersey Shore SSN6 REUNION MTV 11:01 PM 2.50 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3.21 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3.07 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.90 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.71 1.2
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 2.61 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.50 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.31 1.0
Burn Notice USA 9:00 PM 3.78 1.0
NBA Basketball TNT 9:48 PM 2.00 0.9
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1.96 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.99 0.8
AMISH MAFIA DISC 8:00 PM 1.95 0.8
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1.56 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1.64 0.7
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 9:00 PM 1.38 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.93 0.7
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.63 0.7
NBA Basketball TNT 7:16 PM 1.68 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.33 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3.17 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.68 0.7
Time Machine HIST 9:00 PM 1.85 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.97 0.7
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.71 0.6
Jersey Shore SSN 6 MTV 12:02 AM 1.10 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3.56 0.6
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 3:30 PM 2.52 0.6
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.54 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1.48 0.6
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1.34 0.6
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 7:56 PM 2.20 0.6
Real Housewives of Miami BRVO 9:00 PM 1.25 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.81 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.78 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.43 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.35 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.50 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.11 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.16 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1.39 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 1.43 0.6
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMA DSNY 8:00 PM 2.49 0.5
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 4:00 PM 2.82 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.46 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 1.85 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:30 PM 1.22 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 1.64 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 2.01 0.5
Project Runway ALL STARS LIF 9:00 PM 1.54 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1.83 0.5
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FX 10:00 PM 0.94 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.73 0.5
BRAD MELTZERS DECODED HIST 11:02 PM 1.26 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1.79 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 1.00 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 1.07 0.5
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID TOON 4:00 PM 2.30 0.5
DRAKE & JOSH NICK 7:00 PM 2.68 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1.79 0.5
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1.20 0.5
Moonshiners DISC 9:00 PM 1.19 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.52 0.5
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 1.78 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.26 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1.05 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1.26 0.5
LEAGUE FX 10:31 PM 0.82 0.5
INSIDE THE NBA P/B HYUNDA TNT 12:15 AM 0.93 0.5
The First 48 AEN 11:31 PM 1.13 0.4
Burn Notice USA 11:00 PM 1.50 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1.22 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 1.21 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1.86 0.4
AMISH MAFIA DISC 7:00 PM 1.19 0.4
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 0.93 0.4
LOU AND LOU:SAFETY PATROL DSNY 8:55 AM 1.69 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 4:30 PM 0.89 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 AM 1.08 0.4
Moonshiners DISC 12:00 AM 0.87 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.86 0.4
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.98 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:21 PM 0.85 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1.11 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.02 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.27 0.4
THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF HALL 8:00 PM 1.87 0.4
Burn Notice USA 12:00 AM 1.18 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1.42 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.74 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 AM 1.08 0.3
Moonshiners DISC 11:00 PM 0.83 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS WHERE NOW HGTV 10:00 PM 1.24 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.79 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.74 0.3
The First 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.89 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.79 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 AM 0.93 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:36 PM 0.98 0.3

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Laura

    Sad… more people watched de JS series finale than GG finale…

  • Pauly

    Jeresy Shore for the Win!!!!!

  • Dan S

    I can’t believe Burn Notice only received 1.0 with little network competition. It did okay with viewer totals overall making it the most watched show of the night on cable. Fantastic ending with a good setup for what could be its final season.

  • Darcy

    Yay from RHOM finale… could’ve been worse, that’s for sure.

  • Young

    Who ever said Burn Notice was dead obviously lied, BN is like USA Network’s #1 show, ratings wise – next to Royal Pains & Covert Affairs.

    Burn Notice should continue past season 7, the stories are getting better and better. And Psych getting it’s 8th and final season too!

  • Melissa

    1.8 for the series finale of Jersey Shore? Ouch. Remember in 2011 when this show was pulling constant 4.0+’s!?

  • jeeb

    Bravo can’t afford not to renew the RHOM. A show that gets over 1 million viewers without a lead in is great. Every new show they’ve premiered this year besides Shahs of Sunset has bombed.

  • DougF

    Is Nielsen counting The League as one full hour as opposed to two separate episodes? Because the last three weeks the second hour hasn’t been on the list

  • Michael

    Melissa, people lost interest in Jersey Shore, same could be said for The Hills (last two seasons).

  • Ram510

    Always Sunny, The League and Burn Notice finales were AMAZING!!! Especially BN, it was just as great if not better than the Fall premiere last month. Too bad all three of those shows didn’t get higher ratings, they were all three deserving

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @DougF: ratings above are just the half hour (10:30-11)episode of The League. We did not see the 11pm-11:30 ratings.

  • Jared

    RHOM will be renewed by Bravo for a third season. This franchise has grown from season 1 and the fact that it’s a self starter and can manage to get over 1 million viewers + Isn’t too bad.

  • Jared

    Jersey Shore lost over half there audience between last season and this current final season. I personally stopped watching because it just wasn’t funny anymore..the jokes got old..and it seemed like the cast only showed up to get that MTV paycheck(and I don’t blame em). Oh well..it was fun while it lasted.

  • Michael

    I hope RHOM is renewed, but the ratings are really low! Next week’s reunion looks spectacular.

  • msupdate

    I used to be a dedicated Jersey Shore viewer but the show honestly lost my interest. I just stopped watching, and even when I had it on TV I was hardly paying attention. It’s sad to see the series finale rate so low in comparison to what it was getting in previous seasons. I guess the show just got stale and repetitive.

  • Meanie

    RHOM numbers are very low. Bravo will probably renew it but it won’t get 22 – 24 epiosodes like RHOA, RHOBH, RHONJ or any of the other franchises do. Espically for a season finale those numbers horrible.

    Jersey Shore wow the huge drop in ratings one season can do. I agree tho it seemed like the cast wasn’t interested in the show anymore & they just wanted those MTV checks. There was no fighting, drama, not much hooking up etc!!!!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Burn Notice was good. Was fun to see Agent Blythe back, the earlier season episodes with the cat-and-mouse game between him and Michael were fun. Bruce Campbell’s and Gabrielle Anwar’s performances were excellent. It was a tense and fairly fast-moving episode for a two-hour finale.

    Looking forward to a new season next summer.

    By the way, latest news on Alphas is that Ryan Cartwright first tweeted that he assumed it was canceled to the long delay in announcing a renewal, but then he deleted that tweet, saying he had been informed that the show was still under consideration for another season.

  • Tim

    Amish Mafia repeats are crazy high. Is that a mistake?

  • Ram510

    Why does FX keep doubling up on The League forcing them to use the 11pm slot? If they already know Sunny now has 10 episode seasons and League 13 why not just start The League a couple weeks early at 10?

  • Bb

    I actually really like RHOM this season and I think that it was a great HW finale. I think that bravo will give the show a 3rd season, it’s averaging over 1 million viewers which is good for a cable show and more people like the show this season that last. Hopefully a 3rd season. I think that the reunion is going to be good.

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