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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates Night + 'Psych', 'Top Chef', 'The Daily Show', NBA Basketball & More

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February 28th, 2013

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Duck Dynasty was the top cable original Wednesday night, earning a massive 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. Psych came in a distant second with a 1.0 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 was not in that top 100 list. 

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 8.62 3.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 8.53 3.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 4.68 2.3
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 4.00 1.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 2.90 1.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 3.26 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.77 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.65 1.3
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2.70 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.67 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.36 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2.37 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 2.15 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.28 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.35 1.0
Psych USA 10:00 PM 2.94 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.98 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2.00 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 2.00 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.78 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.74 0.8
Top Chef BRVO 10:00 PM 1.85 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.81 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.73 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.68 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1.49 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:30 PM 1.61 0.7
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.54 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.72 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 8:06 PM 1.56 0.7
Full Throttle Saloon TRU 9:00 PM 1.46 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.37 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:00 PM 1.53 0.7
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3.46 0.7
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1.38 0.6
Workaholics CMDY 10:00 PM 1.09 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1.29 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 2.94 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:43 PM 1.37 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.35 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 1.24 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.63 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.30 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.91 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 5:30 PM 1.31 0.6
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.85 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:29 PM 1.45 0.6
AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 1.44 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.15 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.02 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 5:00 PM 1.18 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1.78 0.5
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:55 AM 1.61 0.5
LOITER SQUAD ADSM 1:00 AM 1.21 0.5
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1.37 0.5
WEED COUNTRY DISC 10:00 PM 1.07 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.95 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.13 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 4:30 PM 1.10 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.23 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.10 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.44 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.73 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 4:00 PM 1.04 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.18 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:22 AM 0.95 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.19 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 1.04 0.4
WEED COUNTRY DISC 11:00 PM 0.98 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.94 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 6:30 PM 2.46 0.4
Southland TNT 10:00 PM 1.18 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.81 0.4
My Strange Addiction TLC 10:00 PM 0.97 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.56 0.4
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.64 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.81 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 0.82 0.4
WEED COUNTRY DISC 12:00 AM 0.86 0.4
BOSTONS FINEST TNT 9:00 PM 1.21 0.4
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1.13 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.70 0.4
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 0.86 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 2:00 PM 0.86 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.38 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.33 0.4
EVIL TWINS ID 12:00 AM 0.89 0.4
CSI USA 12:02 AM 1.17 0.4
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 0.87 0.4
STRANDED SYFY 10:00 PM 0.92 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.73 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.76 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.09 0.3
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.42 0.3
White Collar USA 11:01 PM 1.25 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.10 0.3
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.03 0.3
FAST N LOUD DISC 7:00 PM 0.83 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 12:00 AM 0.95 0.3
American Pickers HIST 11:02 PM 1.17 0.3


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

 
  • Bee

    the americans :( hope next week is better

  • Oliver

    Ooof at The Americans. I think 10pm Wednesday is getting too competitive.

  • John

    Absolutely ridiculous for Duck Dynasty! Tied Modern Family for the top program of the night.

  • Dillan

    That’s not great for The Americans. It was a stupid decision for FX to renew it so early.

  • silvit

    Let’s rename Wednesday cable Ratings Duck Dinasty ratings at this point…

  • John A

    Southland wont be renewed with those numbers. Wow The Americans a flop just like Anger Management.

  • DougF

    @Dillan

    do you own stock in FX or something?

  • silvit

    TNT bombed again with Boston’s Finest… :-)

  • Shepherd

    Duck Dynasty just killing it! Who knew so many fans of CSI, Southland, and The Americans were into that sort of thing. Even TBBT repeats were down a bit.

    Psych did really well considering it was up against such a ratings monster. I still don’t understand why USA decided to air Psych on Wednesdays at 10 considering how flexible their schedule is.

    I hope Southland can get off of the whole Lydia as a mother thing. I kinda wish that her baby had died instead of her mother.

  • Meanie

    -_- The Americans I actually was starting to get into that show.

    Was it the season finale of Duck Dynasty or something for those numbers?

  • James

    Eh, Psych at a 1.0 with 2.94M viewers for season 7 debut. On par with season 5 and 6 ratings I think. I want a back 8 for season 8 is all and I be happy.

    And then 3 tv movies.

    And then a direc to dvd movie.

    I dream big, bros.

  • Shepherd

    @silvit

    “Let’s rename Wednesday cable Ratings Duck Dinasty ratings at this point…”

    I’m usually more amazed at how well the repeats of Duck Dynasty do. Especially considering the fact that they seemingly repeat episodes constantly.

  • Clarke

    I had no clue Duck Dynasty was THIS popular. Watched the show a couple of times and found mildly amusing, but I really don’t understand why it’s getting such insane ratings.

    Is My Strange Addiction doing good enough for TLC? I once heard if a show goes under 1million on TLC it’s dead, but that could be a false statement. Anyone know?

  • Shepherd

    @Meanie

    “Was it the season finale of Duck Dynasty or something for those numbers?”

    Season premier actually. The high ratings for DD that you’ve been seeing the past couple of weeks have been repeats.

  • John A

    If they give Southland a good end this year id be ok with it ending. Its gone a bit dull anyway.

  • Juan

    wow, that is huge, could this be why nashville was down, I can only hope that it comes back stronger from its hiatus

  • Joshua

    Poor Southland…at this point i’ve accepted it’s fate to finally be cancelled, amazed i’ve seen it for 5 seasons now. It is probably the best drama on tv, but hey if people would rather watch a reality show about duck hunting?(wtf?) then so be it lol

  • rob60990

    I told you all FX jumped the gun renewing The Americans.

  • Julie

    Kinda sad about Boston’s Finest. Liked it a lot. Don’t judge me. I’ve actually never looked at cable ratings before. What is considered decent numbers? Are those normal ratings for basketball? Seems very low to me especially for a pretty good game.

  • MichaelChickless

    Not too bad for Shawn and Gus!

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