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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.

 
  • Johnny O

    Where’s Kroll Show?

    Workaholics got a .8, Daily Show got a .7

    Is it possible that the half hour in between got below a .2?

  • Brian S.

    The Americans is certainly getting a ton of help from Live+3 DVR ratings, but I wonder what that does to advertising? If I’m an advertiser, you’re going to have a hard time convincing me to buy air time on a program that it would appear half the audience each week DVRs and skips right through the commercials.

    I am really enjoying the show and hope it can stay on the air, but if advertising dollars aren’t coming in because of fans’ proclivity to DVR it, then that may play a part in the decision to renew or cancel I’d think.

  • cimmer

    Okay Full Throttle, I’ve accepted the 0.7 territory so not bad. lol I’m really shocked about Southland. I don’t watch it but from reading this site I thought it was a cable darling. Have their been some significant changes in the story line or something?

  • Shepherd

    @cimmer

    They keep cutting the budget, which forces them to focus more on relationships and soapy drama as opposed to the gritty hard-core action the series became known for. I still watch (I haven’t watched last night’s episode yet though), but last season was hardly up to par. We’ll have to see if the drop was due to basketball, people not realizing it had returned, or simply because fans have lost interest.

  • Irony

    @Max
    Heads up, buddy. People are gunna take you less seriously when you try to root for a failing show just to show that you dont like a successful one. Go back to dissing strong shows, not rooting for weak ones

  • Cory

    Married with children is on list, really great, I love that show, The Nanny is in top 100 always on wednesday, was it because Friends is on 11pm?

  • Kyle

    Can someone please tell me the ratings of Happily Divorced’s season finale?

  • Bill

    WIsh more people watched southland

  • cimmer

    @Shepherd, ah ok. Maybe it was a glitch. I hope so for its fans’ sake.

  • Evan

    How did USA renew unnecessary roughness for another season. The shows ratings are not good and even in the summer there not good.

  • Amanda

    I know it has already been posted, but anyone has Happily Divorced season finale ratings ?

  • BigBrotherFan

    OKAY DALLAS DOESNT LOOK SO BAD NOW TNT :)

  • Rachell

    Happily Divorced 1.063 million viewers, 0.418 million adults 18-49 0.3 rating

  • Ram510

    Sad day for Southland. TNT did a terrible job promoting it and I have no idea why they moved it to Wednesday. Tuesday at 10 was crowded as well but at least people are used to it being there. I know quite a number of people who didn’t even j ow it was on last night. I hope it can grow

  • A.C.

    Here is the problem with the Americans (which I like). I think a lot of people tuned in for the premier for the appeal of a period piece set in the 1980′s but discovered it doesn’t really evoke that time period. As to why it has been said somewhere in an article that the producers didn’t want to get bogged down so to speak in period detail like MAD MEN and it was a choice not to play up the look and feel…I would say it backfired on them.

    SOUTHLAND has been a spiral quality wise since the cast was trimmed a couple seasons ago…you lost interesting characters like Chickie, all the other detectives, most of the family life aspect disapeared capped by the idiotic decision to put Sammy back in uniform-who in their right mind would take a step backwards like that? He became a totally different character.
    Props though for bringing back Emily Bergl…she was a lot of fun in season one and two.

  • Zach

    Not bad for The Americans – FX seems happy with the Live+3 data as they spun it the other day. Just a note — Southland at .4 makes Dallas TNT highest rated currently airing show

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Not bad for The Americans – FX seems happy with the Live+3 data as they spun it the other day.”

    Press releases are *always* happy, by design, or the press release writers are out of a job. Drawing any conclusions about how the network actually feels about the results based on press release contents is ridiculous.

    The only press release that signals they’re happy with The Americans results will be entitled “The Americans Renewed For Season Two”.

  • CurefortheItch

    The Americans is a terrific show. Why anyone would be gleeful about it potentially be cancelled is baffling. I hope it stays afloat and stabilizes because the storytelling and acting in it is masterful.

  • JD

    The Americans really is wonderful, a well written and paced show. Not sure why the numbers are dropping, maybe because people in that timeslot on FX want something batsh*t insane like AHS. Anyways, if you root for it to fail it just shows how little a life you have.

  • mayorofsmpleton

    I see The Americans dropping further to a .5-.7 area. Probably not enough to renew it, which is a shame. Though it could easily grow year to year if they put it on netflix, etc. A shame, I like the show.

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