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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Moonshiners' Wins Night, 'American Horror Story','Necessary Roughness','Workaholics', 'Top Chef' & More

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January 24th, 2013

 

Moonshiners was the top cable program Wednesday night, earning a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. The season finale of American Horror Story was the number two cable original, with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, also flat with last week's performance.

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. 

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 3167 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3362 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3335 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3214 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2742 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2817 1.3
American Horror Story FX 10:00 PM 2288 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2713 1.1
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2071 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1968 1.0
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2131 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2102 0.9
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1827 0.8
Workaholics CMDY 10:00 PM 1382 0.8
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1711 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2002 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1539 0.7
Moonshiners DISC 9:00 PM 1497 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3596 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1627 0.7
Top Chef BRVO 10:00 PM 1593 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1320 0.7
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1549 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1453 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1652 0.7
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1450 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2833 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1316 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3340 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1371 0.6
Shipping Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1645 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1424 0.6
Full Throttle Saloon TRU 9:00 PM 1458 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1307 0.6
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 2367 0.6
Shipping Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1565 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1443 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2895 0.6
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 2238 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 1357 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2558 0.6
Moonshiners DISC 11:00 PM 1160 0.6
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 7:00 PM 1580 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2623 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1104 0.6
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 1160 0.5
MOONSHINERS DISC 12:00 AM 1034 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:00 PM 1380 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2494 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 2556 0.5
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL TOON 6:30 PM 1970 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 1136 0.5
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1760 0.5
COLD CASE TNT 1:00 AM 1403 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2099 0.5
FX MOVIE Fringe FX 4:00 PM 1228 0.5
NHL REGULAR SEASON  L NBCSN 7:30 PM 956 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1125 0.5
COUNTING CARS HIST 8:00 PM 1439 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1020 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1694 0.5
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 1759 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1596 0.5
COUNTING CARS HIST 9:30 PM 1230 0.5
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1754 0.5
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1840 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1382 0.5
American Horror Story FX 11:04 PM 935 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1774 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1667 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 5:30 PM 1007 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1393 0.4
CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 1602 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 921 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 8:30 PM 1278 0.4
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1208 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:01 PM 899 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 7:00 PM 1101 0.4
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 803 0.4
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 817 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1338 0.4
CSI: NY TNT 11:00 PM 1576 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:30 PM 1293 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 11:02 PM 975 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 849 0.4
CASTLE TNT 5:00 PM 1559 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 9:00 PM 1164 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1605 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 12:00 AM 1127 0.4
COUSINS ON CALL HGTV 8:00 PM 1437 0.4
MOONSHINERS DISC 8:00 PM 874 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1644 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1705 0.4
CASTLE TNT 4:00 PM 1348 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 870 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 995 0.3
GHOST MINE SYFY 10:00 PM 945 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 12:00 AM 810 0.3
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1335 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3235 0.3

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

 
  • John A

    LMAO at TNT getting 0.5 for repeats at 12 and 1 AM doing CW ratings lol.

  • JR35

    AHS is down a little more than 10% from last season, which isn’t a bad showing.

  • Tom

    The demo for Necessary Roughness stayed the same as for last summer’s finale. A 0.6 rating but down a half million viewers. The show was ok when it was about Danni and her family. However, the producers pretty much killed off this show by switching to an ensemble format after season one. The plots then jumped from character to character every five minutes making everything hard to follow. With these ratings and a short 10 episode order, I predict that NR will be cancelled.

  • Bram

    Kroll Show”

  • Shepherd

    I too was surprised by NR’s renewal. Also a little surprised AHS didn’t finish the season in the 1.1-.2 range as I figured it would at the beginning of the season. However holding on to last week’s numbers does show that it at least ended the season with a loyal following. That’s something.

  • outcountryguest

    USA has some serious problems too bad since i like many of it`s shows, my hope is that Modern Family start its syndycation deal this summer so hopefully that show can put decents ratings, they also have Graceland and other unicripted shows that maybe can make them the Number ona basic cable.

  • GG

    @Max,

    Its the revenge of cable. What does that even mean? Im sorry to break it to you then: but BOTH Revenge and AHS will return next season.

    And i failed to see Scandal in the DVR ratings. Sucks.

  • T

    Washington Heights data tends to show on thefutoncritic.com’s daily report posted at night. Its not doing well.

  • Mon

    Looks like it’s Necessary Roughness that’s more likely to move (maybe Friday?) to make way for Graceland. I’m relieved for Covert Affairs.

  • Mike

    @GG

    DVR ratings don’t matter…

    I see the difference between revenge and scandal is that while revenge has fallen from season to season… scandal has risen…

    Either way bothe will return

  • Tom

    Anyone have the ratings for Happily Divorced?

  • Tom

    USA has developed a successful formula for providing lite entertainment that is almost unmatched. They should start referring to themselves as “The Comfort Network”. Most of the programs are pretty fluffy. There’s not a whole lot of profound stuff going on. For example, Royal Pains has been meandering around to high ratings for years without really finding a plot direction. The writers couldn’t even figure out what to do with Jill Flint’s character. With a few exceptions like NR, I get the sense that USA has been pretty successful in keeping its viewers loyal to the network.

  • Bryce Novarro

    @Max
    You are right AHS is the Revenge of cable! It’s a hit just like Revenge is!

  • msupdate

    Washington Heights isn’t doing well.

    January 9: 0.75 million viewers, 0.4 18-49
    January 16: 0.87 million viewers, 0.4 18.49

  • chris23

    @ JOHN A “LMAO at TNT getting 0.5 for repeats at 12 and 1 AM doing CW ratings lol.”

    Yesterday Supernatural hit 0.5 for TNT in Syndication which also beat a lot of CW originals ( a la 90210, gossip girl, Nikita, Emily Owens, tying Carrie Diaries and Beauty and the Beast which usually hits .5 or .6) and was only .4 and a million viewers of of its New Episode last night..

    So the whole laugh at CW bit might be funny but I’m hoping CW can stray from the horrible reputation and bad decisions of the past and become something bigger and better.. Pretty much averaging a 1.0 or better 5 times a week would be a nice start. I bet The Vampire Diaires would do good in syndication too.

  • israelCD

    @Bryce Novarro -BOW 2 U !!!

  • Adam

    Anyone know how Kroll Show did? Was here on the list last week now it isn’t. Doesn’t surprise me though if it bombed since last week it was absolutely terrible and so was yesterday’s episode. I like to give a show 2 shots to win me over but this one is just very hard to watch. Would appreciate any numbers. Thanks!

  • BJH

    Trilled that Hot in Cleveland made the list. Anything for Happily Divorced? Thanks.

  • Mr Mikey

    Washington Heights can’t even get Real World numbers, that’s pathetic.

  • Nick

    yay!!! Hot in Cleveland got on the list! It went up from last week! Good! Great episode last night.

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