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Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Wins Night + 'Buckwild', 'Suits', 'Oprah's Next Chapter', 'Archer' & More

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January 18th, 2013

NBA Basketball on TNT was the top cable program last night, earning a 1.7 at 10:39PM.   Buckwild came in second with a 1.3 Adults 18-49 rating, up last week's 1.0.

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)
NBA Basketball TNT 10:39 PM 3.55 1.7
BUCKWILD MTV 10:31 PM 2.45 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.70 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.72 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.86 1.2
Suits USA 10:00 PM 3.57 1.2
OPRAHS NEXT CHAPTER OWN 9:00 PM 3.18 1.2
BUCKWILD MTV 10:00 PM 2.17 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.37 1.0
Archer FX 10:00 PM 1.61 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.21 1.0
KING OF THE NERDS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.99 1.0
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1.96 0.9
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.73 0.9
BUCKWILD MTV 11:02 PM 1.52 0.8
Anger Management FX 9:30 PM 1.66 0.8
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1.69 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.72 0.8
NEWSREADERS ADSM 12:00 AM 1.51 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.59 0.7
Anger Management FX 9:00 PM 1.82 0.7
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3.06 0.7
INSIDE THE NBA P/B HYUNDA TNT 1:20 AM 1.44 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.37 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3.07 0.7
NBA Basketball TNT 8:00 PM 1.68 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.42 0.7
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 11:01 PM 1.51 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.65 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.70 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.86 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 8:00 PM 1.58 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3.03 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.96 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:34 PM 1.50 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:15 AM 1.24 0.6
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1.35 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.51 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.22 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.88 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:07 AM 1.29 0.6
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.87 0.6
PLAYING WITH SCULLY DSNY 9:55 AM 1.88 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.50 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.50 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.18 0.5
CSI USA 11:01 PM 1.65 0.5
Millionaire Matchmaker BRVO 9:00 PM 1.00 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1.80 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1.83 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.08 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 1.14 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.30 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.26 0.5
FIRST 48 MISSING PERSONS AEN 9:00 PM 1.35 0.5
Anger Management MARATHON FX 7:00 PM 1.08 0.5
PROPERTY WARS DISC 10:00 PM 1.22 0.5
DRAKE & JOSH NICK 7:00 PM 2.38 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.42 0.5
Anger Management MARATHON FX 8:30 PM 1.17 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 1.01 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.60 0.5
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:25 AM 1.79 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.75 0.5
PROPERTY WARS DISC 10:30 PM 1.20 0.5
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.96 0.5
MAX AND RUBY NICK 12:30 PM 1.64 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 9:17 PM 1.22 0.4
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 2.30 0.4
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 2.45 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 0.83 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 12:00 PM 1.61 0.4
OPRAHS NEXT CHAPTER OWN 10:30 PM 1.12 0.4
ANGER MANAGEMENT MARATHON FX 8:00 PM 1.14 0.4
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 1:00 PM 1.69 0.4
Project Runway ALL STARS LIF 9:00 PM 1.55 0.4
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 8:00 AM 1.77 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:01 AM 1.35 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.46 0.4
ANGER MANAGEMENT MARATHON FX 7:30 PM 1.08 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.42 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.90 0.4
PROPERTY WARS DISC 9:00 PM 1.17 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 0.91 0.4
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1.28 0.4
BELLATOR MMA LIVE SPIKE 10:00 PM 0.94 0.4
PROPERTY WARS DISC 9:30 PM 1.01 0.4
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 11:00 PM 1.13 0.4
HAVEN SYFY 9:00 PM 1.36 0.4
Moonshiners DISC 7:00 PM 0.95 0.4
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1.04 0.4
PROPERTY WARS DISC 12:30 AM 0.79 0.4
HAVEN SYFY 8:00 PM 1.31 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.70 0.4
PROPERTY WARS DISC 11:00 PM 0.92 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:30 PM 1.29 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 2:00 PM 1.05 0.4
ULTIMATE GUIDE PRESIDENTS HIST 9:00 PM 1.36 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.40 0.3
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 1.16 0.3

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Jared

    Im not a hater but considering those mediocre numbers for Anger Management leaves it not much room to fall. I’ll predict it will drop below a million viewers just like it was pulling towards the end of its Summer run. Do people even wanna watch 90 more episodes??

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Fed who said:
    @Petar, such a good taste in dramas, and such poor taste in comedies.

    Thanks for first part and thanks for second part. I respect your opinion. Really like and watch TBBT&2BG and really hate greedy drug charlie sheen.

  • JoshuaCanada

    Any numbers for Legit or Totally biased?

  • Cody

    Series clinching game of the Stanley Cup Finals got a 2.0 in the 18-49 demo. A regular season Heat-Lakers game at 10:30 got a 1.7.

  • Shepherd

    those are good numbers for Archer, but with dvd’s, net-flicks, quality etc, I still expected higher. That’s all i said.

  • msupdate

    Wow. Buckwild did well. It did much better than I expected it would this week, almost completely rebounding to its premiere numbers.

  • Ike

    I’m surprised and impressed to see Archer get a 1.0. Its numbers used to be a lot lower, didn’t they? Comedies like Archer and Always Sunny clearly benefit from word of mouth as the years pass. Archer doesn’t always do it for me, but I love H. Jon Benjamin’s voice work.

    Anger Management clearly repeats well, so that probably makes it worthwhile for FX even though its ratings for originals aren’t anything special. I don’t like it but it’ll make money. However it doesn’t really fit in on FX — it’s more trashy and lowbrow than a show like Archer which might have loads of dirty jokes but still seems sort of classy in its own peculiar way.

    There are reports that Fox/News Corp wants to split FX into a comedy channel and a drama channel. The comedy channel would be FXX, taking the former Fox Soccer slot on cable systems, and FX’s comedies would supposedly move there. The dramas would stay on FX. I think this is the wrong way to split the channel up. It should be FX and FX-Trashy. Anger Management and the UFC stuff and reruns of “The Day After Tomorrow” and Bruckheimer movies would go to FX-Trashy. Everything else would stay on FX! ;)

  • Amy

    @ Mike You shouldn’t have given up so quickly. Watch the end of S1 and the beginning of S2. S2 is better than S1, imo.

  • Lourdes T

    @Shepherd

    “Haven episode was delayed due to some school shooting, but I doubt syfy will take this into consideration when evaluating these numbers, and no, I don’t believe syfy normally airs originals on Thursday. Despite already being renewed for 13 episodes, I still half expect a cancellation announcement to come any day now”

    I don’t think so.
    I think this is great news for Haven because last original episode had 0.4 and aired on a Friday night, a very slow night, and considering that the show was competing with original shows from the big networks last night, I would say Syfy WILL consider this.

  • David Howell

    Even in syndication NCIS skews way old. The 8pm airing on USA was the most-viewed cable show of the night… and got a 0.7 in the demo.

  • Lourdes T

    And great ratings for Haven despite the two episodes being available on line for a few weeks now.

  • Evan

    Wow Archer did amazing, an 11 pm show and a comedy pulling a 1.0 and beating Anger Management. Anger Management is not doing well at all it pulled a .8 for its premiere and is considerably down from last year. FX really screwed themselves over renewing it for 90 more episodes. What are the odds that those numbers are gonna not decrease over the next 90 episodes? There’s no way FX can be happy.

    Shocked Suits didn’t get better ratings I guess the show benefitted from the Burn Notice lead in. USA REALLY promoted the show a lot so I was expecting at least a 1.5 but it still did pretty good. It might not have done as well because of the competition but we’ll see

  • AppleStinx

    That’s Jamal Crawford in the picture. Did the Clippers game top Lakers vs Heat? Anyway, Lakers vs Heat was a good game – whoever lost, I was happy. Too bad two teams can’t both lose a game.

  • Mitchell

    Suits is doing just fine in the ratings :)

  • Jill

    Drake & Josh did very well

  • One

    Basketball? BASKETBALL?!!! STUPID MOTHER F___ERS!!! STOP WATCHING MANKIND’S STUPIDEST SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MikeS

    @One

    How is basketball stupid? It’s a fantastic sport and if you play everyday just for fun it will keep you in great shape.

  • MikeS

    @AppleStinx

    The top rating IS for Heat-Lakers game. TVbythenumbers are lazy and just put up a basketball photo of any kind.

  • Nick

    Why do people care about Anger Management’s ratings? It has 90 episodes lmao. FX did this deal not to see good first run ratings, but to have a show that they can fill their schedule with. The repeat numbers say it all.

  • Rich

    Go,Archer! Top 10! Whoohoo!

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