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Wednesday Cable Ratings: College Basketball Beats 'Moonshiners' + 'Workaholics', 'Full Throttle Saloon', 'The Daily Show' & More

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February 14th, 2013

 

College Basketball was the top cable original Wednesday night, earning a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Moonshiners was the number two cable original with a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Southland fifth season premiere drew a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 0.6 rating in its mid-January, 2012 premiere, and a 0.7 rating in its 2011 premiere.

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 Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3.34 1.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3.40 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3.14 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 3.26 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3.03 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.73 1.2
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2.39 1.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 9:06 PM 2.35 1.0
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 2.14 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.20 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.84 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 1.84 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.95 0.8
Workaholics CMDY 10:00 PM 1.30 0.8
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.41 0.8
Full Throttle Saloon TRU 9:00 PM 1.50 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.99 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.44 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.62 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.88 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.81 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.45 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:15 PM 1.33 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.80 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.27 0.7
AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 1.65 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.57 0.7
Top Chef BRVO 10:00 PM 1.52 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.36 0.6
BARTER KINGS AEN 10:00 PM 1.29 0.6
My Strange Addiction TLC 10:30 PM 1.33 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.38 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.53 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.52 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.64 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.34 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.08 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.33 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.23 0.6
My Strange Addiction TLC 10:00 PM 1.21 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.35 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:45 AM 1.03 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 1.05 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 1.07 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:45 PM 1.19 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.58 0.5
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:01 PM 1.00 0.5
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 2.03 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3.05 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.95 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.93 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 0.82 0.5
CSI USA 12:01 AM 1.63 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.66 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.39 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.23 0.5
Swamp People HIST 10:00 PM 1.30 0.5
Southland TNT 10:00 PM 1.16 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.98 0.4
Moonshiners DISC 9:00 PM 1.03 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.08 0.4
Swamp People HIST 11:02 PM 1.07 0.4
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 0.76 0.4
CSI USA 11:01 PM 1.60 0.4
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1.19 0.4
CGE HAPPY GILMORE AMC 10:00 PM 0.85 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.69 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 0.81 0.4
Auction Hunters SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.17 0.4
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1.05 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.45 0.4
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 1.12 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 0.95 0.4
Moonshiners DISC 12:00 AM 0.71 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 0.75 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 2:00 PM 0.89 0.4
My Strange Addiction TLC 12:30 AM 0.81 0.4
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 11:00 PM 0.87 0.3
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1.02 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.77 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 0.85 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.41 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.09 0.3
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1.29 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.75 0.3
GHOST MINE SYFY 9:00 PM 0.99 0.3
My Strange Addiction TLC 12:00 AM 0.80 0.3
Swamp People HIST 7:00 PM 1.06 0.3
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 0.65 0.3
Ghost Hunters SYFY 8:00 PM 1.11 0.3
MARRIED WITH CHILDREN TBSC 6:30 AM 0.80 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.12 0.3
BONES TNT 12:00 PM 0.75 0.3
Swamp People HIST 6:00 PM 0.89 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.70 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 8:00 PM 1.03 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 0.93 0.3
MY NAME IS EARL TBSC 7:00 AM 0.73 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.93 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2.13 0.2

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

 
  • Max

    Good job THE AMERICANS! Keep going and you will look better than the AMERICAN HORROR STORY crap.

  • rob60990

    The Americans keeps on dropping. :D

  • John A

    Ugh Horrible for Southland.

  • Matt

    Why people (such as @rob60990) smile and laugh like giddy school girls when shows drop a bit in the ratings, is beyond me. If you’re going to do it – at least do it at crappy comedies, or trashy reality shows. It makes you look stupid when you do it at quality, well-acted, thought-provoking shows like The Americans. I hope it grows in weeks to come and that more people give it a chance.

  • John A

    Lol so 3 episodes and The Americans has lost half its audience. NICE

  • Nick

    Glad that Hot in Cleveland is on the list!

    By the way Hot in Cleveland is taking a hiatus and will return with a LIVE episode on June 19

  • DonJ1973

    Bummer for Southland. Probably another season of talk about it being On the Bubble. But it was a crowded timeslot last night with The Americans, Nashville, Chicago Fire, CSI, Necessary Roughness and Hot in Cleveland. So I assume TNT will be looking at the Live + 3 numbers to see how it does.

  • Andrea

    Hopefully Rob60990 will soon meet the cancellatiion bear.

  • Mike

    How is “Cheasley Lately” doing these days? You never see it on this list anymore.

  • omabin

    Bummer about Americans.

  • Eric Robinson

    If The Americans can maintain a .7, then the show should get renewed for a second season…

  • Spartacus 666

    Cretins like robojerk probably get of on duck dynasty or other low brow stupidity. The Americsns is way above you

  • DougF

    @John A

    Live audience. Audience overall not so much. Did you see the Live+3 for last week’s episode.

    With a network like FX DVR does play a factor. Justified has bordered on 0.7-0.9 for 4 seasons.

    Anger Management is hoovering around 0.5 and that has guarantee 90 episode order.

  • Ike

    The Americans is a great show so far. I’m bummed that it has fallen to an 0.7 but IIRC that’s around what Justified, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men got in their first seasons, and they all grew in the ratings in successive seasons.

    Max’s comment is baffling though, as usual. AHS has never been this low in the ratings. Sure, AHS is not half as good as The Americans quality-wise but if you want to say so, Max, then say so. Don’t hide behind ratings comparisons that make no freaking sense at all.

    Aw jeez, I’m feeding the troll. I shouldn’t do that.

  • Joe

    @Max

    I love how dumb Max is lol. You’re just so slow, it’s hilarious. AHS is destroying The Americans in ratings. Does anyone take this moron serious?

  • Shepherd

    I can’t believe Moonshiners Tickle special still got a .9!

    Southland premier LOST to Necessary Roughness; now that’s just pathetic even after you factor in basketball. This may be the last season. I’m not completely surprised though, last season was kinda crap creatively.

    Swamp People marathon did ok, but still smoked by DD overall.

  • rob60990

    I didn’t even know Southland was returning but wow that’s bad. Castle reruns were doing better.

  • Shepherd

    @DougF

    AM’s .5’s are irrelevant; that 90 episode order came because of its rating for episodes 1-10.
    A cable drama in its 3rd and 4th seasons getting a .7-.9 is good. A cable drama dropping to .7 by its 3rd episode in season one is not so good, especially when it has yet to find its bottom.

  • John A

    Crowded Timeslot? All the shows at 10pm are getting weak ratings. I like Southland but matching repeats of Castle is embarrasing for TNT.

  • Alex

    Live +7 ratings across all platforms are what matter now for ad supported networks. Pay services such as HBO, Showtime, NetFlix have the luxury of just focusing on the PR/buzz side being cool/popular and generating more subscriptions from that halo.

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