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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Beats NBA Basketball + 'Suits', 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters', 'Impractical Jokers' & More

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February 15th, 2013

 

Swamp People was Thursday's top cable original with a 1.8 Adults 18-49 rating. The special NBA Basketball was the number two cable original with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

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)
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 4.42 1.8
NBA Basketball TNT 8:16 PM 3.39 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.84 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3.07 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.72 1.2
NBA Basketball TNT 11:00 PM 2.61 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.57 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.33 1.0
Suits USA 10:00 PM 2.90 1.0
BIG RIG BOUNTY HUNTERS HIST 10:00 PM 2.40 0.9
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1.68 0.9
Ridiculousness SSN3 MTV 10:00 PM 1.75 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.85 0.8
Archer FX 10:00 PM 1.15 0.8
NEWSREADERS ADSM 12:00 AM 1.61 0.7
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 1.64 0.7
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1.80 0.7
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1.81 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.37 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.50 0.6
KING OF THE NERDS TBSC 10:00 PM 1.23 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.27 0.6
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 1.76 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 11:32 PM 1.43 0.6
INSIDE THE NBA P/B HYUNDA TNT 1:25 AM 1.13 0.6
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1.15 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.16 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:15 AM 1.25 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 11:02 PM 1.40 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.32 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.25 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.93 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.54 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.60 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.06 0.5
WALL-E DSNY 8:00 PM 2.68 0.5
Swamp People HIST 7:00 PM 1.37 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.25 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.21 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.31 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.93 0.5
FAILOSOPHY MTV 10:30 PM 1.08 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.90 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.04 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:30 AM 1.25 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1.63 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.64 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.10 0.5
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 1.00 0.5
AFTER The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1.44 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.67 0.5
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TRU 8:00 PM 1.11 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 0.99 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:00 AM 1.02 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.10 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.09 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.97 0.4
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 1.05 0.4
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:55 AM 1.51 0.4
Anger Management FX 9:30 PM 0.93 0.4
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1.60 0.4
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.29 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.81 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.51 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 12:01 AM 0.94 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 0.80 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:02 AM 1.33 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 1:01 AM 0.86 0.4
Necessary Roughness USA 11:01 PM 1.10 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 0.80 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 4:01 PM 0.66 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.30 0.4
Mentalist, THE TNT 7:00 PM 1.43 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 7:30 PM 2.38 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.69 0.3
Moonshiners DISC 8:00 PM 0.89 0.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.11 0.3
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 0.95 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 0.86 0.3
FRENEMIES: LOYALTY TURNED ID 1:30 AM 0.70 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.10 0.3
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 0.77 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 1:01 AM 0.81 0.3
FRENEMIES: LOYALTY TURNED ID 1:00 AM 0.72 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.63 0.3
Suits USA 1:00 AM 1.06 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 11:00 PM 1.11 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.51 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 2:00 PM 0.98 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:12 AM 0.76 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 11:30 PM 0.96 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.25 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 3:00 PM 1.00 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.30 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:36 PM 0.83 0.3
REHAB ADDICT HGTV 9:30 PM 1.16 0.3
Anderson Cooper 360 CNN 10:00 PM 1.27 0.2
FOX AND FRIENDS FOXNC 8:00 AM 1.70 0.2
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:00 PM 0.80 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.76 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • william

    A good start for Big Rig Bounty Hunters – rating is a 2.40, I decided to watch this and comic book man instead of Zero Hour, although I’m a big fan of Dr. Green and the old cast from ER day’s, I watch it in 96 to 2002.

    Big Rig Bounty isn’t bad, like ice road truckers doing Bounty Hunters work. It’s better then Shipping Wars. Another hit for History Channel.

    I see a season 2 coming — Zero Hour is gone by March. Too bad the old cast of ER isn’t back.

  • Mr Mikey

    @Reed Addison

    And you truly are a moron….. Raw airs at 2am Tuesday mornings in the UK, while Tna airs at 9pm on Sundays. Oh, and i wonder why Tna gets better ratings over there? By gosh, I don’t even watch wrestling yet I still managed to completely embarrasse you.

  • Azzman

    A real shame about Legit…It’s the funniest show no one’s watching! I hate the term lmfao, but I TRULY do lmfao watching that show–Jim Jeffries is hilarious!!

  • RJ

    Wow, so even Cardinals vs Rams or Cheifs vs Chargers (Thursday Night Football) outdraws Heat vs Thunder.

  • Ram510

    I am now convinced Ridiculousness is the reason why Archer is down

  • The End

    @Reed Addison

    A quick google search will tell you that Tna airs on a Free to Air channel in the United Kingdom, and WWE is on a Pay TV channel.

    Your whole argument is invalid for that reason. Of course something that airs on a pay TV channel will rate lower than a channel anyone can get for free.

    Doesn’t mean WWE has a smaller fanbase, it means it has less people on Pay TV watching it than TNA which is Free to Air.

  • Hillbilly

    Shepherd
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM
    I felt it was a mistake to order back episodes of NR for season two, but there was certainly an argument for it; however, renewing it for season 3 before the spring season had even begun was a huge mistake and it shows!

    ————————-

    Those are NR repeats. The originals are here.

    Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM 2.03 0.5

  • SarahL

    What happened to Archer? It is such a great show.

  • Andy

    Too bad TNA had a down week. It was a great show from England. Lots of wrestling and less yapping.

  • Codebreaker

    @Reed Addison,

    TNA sucks and is going nowhere..

  • I like this show

    ROFL at Reed Addison

    You don’t sound like a total TNA mark do you? Facts…you don’t need no stinking facts. You have probably been saying for years that TNA is better like when Hulk Hogan showed up for example when he predicted they would be getting 3.0′S on Monday’s against Raw and within 3 months TNA ran back to Thursday’s after getting .5 ratings most weeks.

    TNA gets the same 1.0 rating pretty much every week. Which means there are about 1 million other TNA marks just like you that watch every week. I’m glad others schooled you on why TNA gets better ratings in the UK if i didn’t know better id say you were supermark herself Dixie Carter. The lady couldn’t run a lemonade stand but yea TNA has surpassed WWE in terms of fan base LOL. Next thing you are going to tell me is TNA does better in PPV buys LOL.

  • I like this show

    @ Reed Addison

    I noticed another one of your stupid statements “TNA dominates WWE globally?” You really are a dumb mark like Dixie Carter? TNA was running their tv shows in a sound studio as of 3 weeks ago lol. They have NEVER even been overseas other than to England other than perhaps a few times AT THE MOST….TNA wouldn’t even tour the USA but yea….they “dominate” overseas just further proof of your stupidity.

  • I like this show

    @ WWE is a Joke

    Just more hyperbole from the stupid TNA marks. You don’t deal in facts or reality only delusions and crap you morons make up. You lie so much you believe yourself “wrestling matters” keep drinking the kool aid fools. “Oh cena you’re so cool” LOL just wow. The nurses in the insane asylum need to up your meds.

  • I like this show

    @Emery

    You have any facts? No? Just as I suspected OH and TNA Impact OVERSEAS…ON THE ROAD the rating has dropped 3 straight weeks 1.17-1.16-1.03-1.01 LOL @ THIS….”eventually they’ll catch the WWE” Double meds for you Emery….

    You guys must be WWE marks until recently all their champions were EX WWE wrestlers…..Oh and Ace’s and Eights makes the Dungeon of Doom look like a credible threat.

    Want me to save you $40 or whatever a TNA ppv costs? Keep babbling

  • I like this show

    How many user names you have lol ^…(just 1 arrow)….

    Keep calling me names and I will keep bringing the facts! If I were a little kid that would be really sad since id be winning the argument BY A LOT!

  • Garnet

    Big Rig Bounty Hunters

    This show is so damn fake & stupid it is a waste of a TV slot. Chase & Space ep 3 – and my last…

    Best line Steve Erwin with 3 teeth “if that guy comes out with something in his hands I’m going go Lethal On Him” – what is he going to do tongue him to death ?

    A ridiculous show!

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