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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Sugar Bowl' Wins Night, 'Moonshiners', 'American Horror Story', 'Amish Mafia', 'Full Throttle Saloon' & More

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January 4th, 2013

 

The Sugar Bowl was Wednesday's top cable program earning a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. Moonshiners was the highest rated non-sports program with a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down from a 1.8 on December 19.

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 Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 8:26 PM 10125 3.3
SUGAR BOWL SUST  L ESPN 11:45 PM 8481 2.8
BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 12:05 AM 4681 1.7
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 3458 1.7
BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 8:20 PM 4930 1.6
AMISH MAFIA DISC 9:00 PM 3087 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3232 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2715 1.3
BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 8:00 PM 3904 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2577 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3083 1.2
American Horror Story FX 10:00 PM 2210 1.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:14 AM 2680 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2562 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2297 1.0
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 4338 1.0
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3737 1.0
Family Guy TBSC 9:00 PM 1849 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1931 0.9
Full Throttle Saloon TRU 9:00 PM 1550 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2206 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1705 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 3:00 AM 1759 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 3436 0.8
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1597 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1805 0.8
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3354 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1670 0.8
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 3063 0.8
AMISH MAFIA DISC 11:00 PM 1602 0.8
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1525 0.8
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1676 0.7
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 2197 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1472 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1659 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1824 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 3274 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1767 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1801 0.7
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1519 0.7
Top Chef BRVO 10:00 PM 1568 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3139 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1530 0.7
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2684 0.7
COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L ESPN 7:00 PM 1748 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3129 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1741 0.7
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 2148 0.7
ENCHANTED DSNY 8:00 PM 3144 0.7
American Restoration HIST 10:31 PM 2364 0.7
American Restoration HIST 10:00 PM 2301 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:59 PM 1759 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2882 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1418 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1406 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 12:00 AM 1159 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1840 0.6
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 1:00 AM 1544 0.6
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 2281 0.6
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 2272 0.6
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2569 0.6
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 2806 0.6
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 2306 0.6
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 1198 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 2024 0.6
AMISH MAFIA DISC 8:00 PM 1338 0.6
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 1228 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1409 0.6
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1316 0.6
COUSINS ON CALL HGTV 8:00 PM 1965 0.6
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1429 0.6
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1673 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1329 0.5
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 2480 0.5
SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INC. TOON 11:30 AM 2056 0.5
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1915 0.5
American Restoration HIST 11:02 PM 1695 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1628 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 1265 0.5
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2274 0.5
American Restoration HIST 9:00 PM 2011 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1093 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:29 PM 1204 0.5
American Restoration HIST 9:30 PM 2007 0.5
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 11:32 PM 1515 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:59 PM 1146 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 1080 0.5
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 8:30 PM 1722 0.5
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 1939 0.5
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 8:00 PM 1681 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 1395 0.5
JESSIE DSNY 5:30 PM 2563 0.4
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1202 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 5:00 PM 2320 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 5:30 PM 920 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:01 PM 938 0.4
AMISH MAFIA DISC 7:00 PM 941 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 7:00 PM 1374 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 7:30 PM 1378 0.4
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 12:01 AM 1157 0.4

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • JAA

    OK, silvit, so my question is the same, is Castle doing fine for TNT or not?

  • silvit

    @JAA

    Considering that against full competition it was getting 0.2-0.3 in the demo just a few weeks ago (pre Christmas time), I’d wait to see how it will do when broadcast networks will air originals to weigh in.

  • JAA

    it was getting 0.3-0.4

  • silvit

    @No, it was getting O.2-0.3. In fact many times it wasn’t on this list and a guy on another site used to post the ratings since it was Castle’s TNT premieres.

  • silvit

    @JAA

    Sorry for the mistakes in the post.

  • BigFlop

    why do some people follow Castle rating in a desperate way if they hate that show? they are more obsessed with Castle’s ratings than castle’s producers, for sure!

  • silvit

    @BigFlop

    Because it’s easy to follow the ratings when they are published among all the others. It’s not rocket science. Just like it’s easy to know that a huge numbers of 18-49 watch Duck Dynasty. Even the repeats.

  • rachell

    Hot In Cleveland 1.153.000 viewers, 328.000 18-49
    Happily Divorced 1.001.000 viewers, 308.000 18-49

  • Evan

    American horror story’s ratings are defintely not what FX was hoping for but are still good. The bad thing is that the show premiered to a what 2.2 rating? And now it’s averaging a 1.2. While the first season premiered to like a 1.5 and actually maintained that number and even grew a little bit. Just goes to show you that this season people aren’t as interested. I do still believe though the show is still good just not as good as the first season.

    And the musical number in last nights episode was awesome! The first few episodes of this season weren’t that good but it’s definitely getting better now.

  • eridapo

    LOL @ Silvit… Silvit is one of those Bones fans who hates Castle, so I wouldn’t put much weight behind his comments… As a fan of both shows, I don’t understand fans of either show who prowl the net just to pit their show against the other…

    As to Castle’s performance for TNT, I have followed TNT’s ratings since September and very few of its shows ever make the Cable top 100 each night. Only original TNT programming (R&I, Leverage, or Dallas) and Basketball rate highly. Of their syndicated shows, Castle is the only show that consistently places at least 3 of its airings each week in the top 100 for the night. The Mentalist does too, but it rates lower.

  • JAA

    thanks Eridapo, I love reading your comments, you always give accurate info.

  • silvit

    @Eridapo

    LOL at your hyperdefensiveness… I actually can’t stand Bones -or at least the 3-4 episodes I watched, I couldn’t take it anymore-: the cheesy jingle music behind every scene, the cardboard man, the stupid psychology 101, the silly cases, the fake environment, the idiotic will they/won’t they -well, when there still was that- and most of all, I find the title character annoying. She should just shut up.
    How is that for a fan of the show? ;-) Now I expect insults from the Bones’ fans.

    Dallas wasn’t even on in September. L&O always make the list on Sunday with good ratings considering that the episodes have aired dozen of times. Bones doesn’t air in primetime, much like CSI:NY. You can’t compare the two. Still, Bones many times made the list for its afternoon airing. The only shows which air in primetime are Castle and The Mentalist. The Mentalist always underperformed for TNT. Castle wasn’t doing any better prior to the Christmas break. We’ll see how it will do in a few weeks. Many cable shows got a bump in these holiday weeks.

  • silvit

    By the way, I’ve been following TNT ratings for years so I know what I’m talking about. They always get worse year after year, barring NBA :-)

  • Nick

    If anyone needs a translation of @rachell’s ratings, Hot In Cleveland got a 0.3 and Happily Divorced got a 0.2.

  • Nick

    thx

  • BigFlop

    some people think they know everything about everything. they are so arrogant that they think their opinions are important and their presumption and hatred toward certain tv show (Castle), leaves them so blind that they can not perceive the reality.

  • david

    Castle is doing good for TNT for another week. That is why they are airing Castle on Tuesday and Wednesday nights now. They must like how it is doing for them or they would have not given it another night now.

  • silvit

    @David

    Even The Mentalist expanded to two days a week and the show is certainly underperforming.

    Don’t read much into it. They aired Leverage in October/November/December after the good rated Supernatural and they still canceled it. You are giving TNT too much credit and logic, something that TNT lacks -see the choice of airing their shows, two light crimes, on Christmas night. Who doesn’t want to watch a crime on Christmas day? ;-) Not to mention that they did the same last year with Leverage and the ratings didn’t turn out to be that good.

  • silvit

    @BigFlop

    Yes, that’s what is bothering me at night, my hatred for a silly tv show. Yeah, right… :-) Because that’s what really matters in life…

  • BigFlop

    silvit
    why do you feel alluded to my comments? ;)

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