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Tuesday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Wins Night, 'Doctor Who', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Leverage' & More

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December 27th, 2012

 

 

NBA Basketball was Christmas's highest rated original cable program with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. On the scripted front, Rizzoli & Isles earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating,  Leverage earned a 0.7 and Doctor. Who: Snowmen earned a 0.6 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 shows.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3869 1.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3870 1.5
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 10:00 AM 3847 1.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 12:00 PM 3739 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3632 1.5
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 12:00 PM 3777 1.5
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:39 PM 3548 1.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 3407 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 3515 1.4
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 2:00 PM 3353 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 3236 1.3
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 8:00 AM 3047 1.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2921 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2575 1.1
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 2933 1.1
MOVIE, USA USA 8:00 PM 2745 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2505 1.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:35 PM 2309 1.0
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 4:00 PM 2816 1.0
AFTERNOON MOVIE FAM 1:00 PM 2404 1.0
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:30 PM 2563 1.0
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 6:00 PM 2619 1.0
AFTERNOON MOVIE FAM 3:00 PM 2547 0.9
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 7:59 PM 2385 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1838 0.8
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 9:00 PM 4422 0.8
TBS MORNING MOVIE TBSC 6:00 AM 1561 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1673 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 2006 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1883 0.7
LEVERAGE TNT 10:00 PM 3039 0.7
MORNING MOVIE FAM 11:00 AM 1568 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1808 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1862 0.7
Hardcore Pawn TRU 9:00 PM 1796 0.7
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1812 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:00 PM 1653 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1532 0.6
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 3:00 PM 1568 0.6
DOCTOR WHO: SNOWMEN BBCA 9:00 PM 1434 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1488 0.6
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1732 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 5:21 PM 1909 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:09 AM 1338 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1836 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1594 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1479 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 2:32 PM 1860 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1438 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 9:50 PM 1690 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1452 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1505 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 11:58 AM 1663 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1400 0.6
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:01 AM 1307 0.5
KILLER KARAOKE TRU 10:00 PM 1164 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 1529 0.5
JEFF DUNHAMS VERY SPECIAL CMDY 8:01 PM 1494 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1116 0.5
FX MOVIE LATE FX 12:00 AM 1176 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 9:25 AM 1442 0.5
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 9:00 PM 1455 0.5
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 7:30 PM 1316 0.5
MICKEYS TWICE UPON A CHRI DSNY 10:15 AM 1882 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2076 0.5
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 6:30 PM 1061 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 12:31 AM 1124 0.5
CHRISTMAS MARATHON FX 10:00 AM 1171 0.5
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1208 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1366 0.5
HARDCORE PAWN TRU 7:00 PM 1179 0.5
CHRISTMAS MARATHON FX 4:00 PM 1197 0.4
CHRISTMAS MARATHON FX 12:00 PM 1243 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1344 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 10:00 PM 1177 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1125 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 8:00 PM 1435 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1386 0.4
American Restoration HIST 9:30 PM 1303 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1011 0.4
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 11:00 PM 1593 0.4
American Restoration HIST 10:00 PM 1286 0.4
American Restoration HIST 11:32 PM 1015 0.4
American Restoration HIST 9:00 PM 1375 0.4
CHRISTMAS MARATHON FX 2:00 PM 1094 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 10:31 PM 1186 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:00 PM 1305 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 3:00 PM 1087 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 7:00 PM 1205 0.4
Undercover Boss TLC 10:00 PM 1092 0.4
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 8:00 PM 1992 0.4
COWBOYS FOR CHRISTMAS AMC 8:00 PM 2118 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES SPECIAL TNT 7:07 PM 1936 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES SPECIAL TNT 5:20 PM 1720 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES SPECIAL TNT 4:27 PM 1590 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES SPECIAL TNT 6:14 PM 1713 0.3
COWBOYS FOR CHRISTMAS AMC 3:00 PM 1779 0.3
RIZZOLI & ISLES SPECIAL TNT 3:33 PM 1438 0.3
COWBOYS FOR CHRISTMAS AMC 11:00 PM 1619 0.3
COWBOYS FOR CHRISTMAS AMC 1:00 AM 1490 0.3

To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Flowbee Rida

    Those are great ratings for Doctor Who, and don’t count the numerous repeats BBC-A aired, along with DVR numbers. Keep in mind, the season premiere in September set the all time BBC-A Ratings record at 1.6 million, so for a holiday, thats pretty dang impressive, and definitely does not hint at any drop in popularity for BBC-A flagship show.

  • Chris

    Leverage just didn’t have any reason to go on. And personally, I thought the finale sucked. Way too sentimental, and the ending was even more of a cheat than usual–so Nate was the cop?

    I had stopped watching, and just happened to tune in on Christmas Night. I’m not sorry there was a happy ending, but again–I don’t watch TV shows for closure. I’d have much rather they just ended with a good caper, and the team is still together. Nate and Sophie don’t have to go off into the sunset, and c’mon–Parker as the leader? She’s made progress, but not that much.

    It was a fun show at its best–a silly one at its worst. The finale was silly.

  • coolioni

    I was going to say myself that this must have been the highest rated christmas special for doctor Who in the USA.

    It was an excellent episode !

    It blew away last years. Last years Christmas episode seemed like a quick thrown together episode just to throw something on t.v. !

    Boy was it bad!

    But this year it rocked.

    I loved how it actually had a lot to do with the actual series and not just a stand alone episode .

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