Cable Top 25: 'The Bible' Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending March 3, 2013

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March 5th, 2013


The Bible topped cable viewership for the week with 13.103 million viewers. The Walking Dead was the number two program with 11.296 million viewers.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 BIBLE, THE HIST Sun 08:00P-10:00P 13103
2 WALKING DEAD AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 11296
3 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 10:00P-10:30P 8617
4 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 10:30P-11:01P 8530
5 VIKINGS HIST Sun 10:00P-11:01P 6212
6 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:31P-11:02P 5194
7 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:31P 4958
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4864
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4734
10 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4704
11 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 11:01P-11:31P 4682
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:12P 4559
13 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4493
14 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 4415
15 TANGLED DSNY Sun 08:00P-09:45P 4355
16 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4305
17 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Sat 10:00P-10:30P 4052
18 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 09:30P-10:00P 4003
19 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Sat 10:30P-11:00P 3884
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3783
21 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3777
22 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 09:30P-10:00P 3763
23 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun 10:01P-11:00P 3746
24 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3677
25 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Sat 09:30P-10:00P 3673


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  • Jacob

    I actually wonder why Disney channel hasn’t created a block or something for Saturday morning,, Spongebob is not funny, it has lost it’s touch after season 5, but the reason why it get viewers is because parents know that from ten they can keep their children quiet because Spongebob is on easy,

  • Nathan

    Hey Disney fans, didn’t you guys say Spongebob is “finally” going down? LOL

  • jamie

    @Nathan, we all know Spongebob only does well on Sat. mornings, due to literally no competition. It’s to be expected. What happened to Spongebob’s daily ratings though?

  • Rex

    No competition? Do elaborate. Do all the other networks go dark on Saturday mornings?
    With regards to SpongeBob’s daily ratings: Monday’s ratings just came out and SpongeBob made the list several times, the highest rated episode scoring 3.309 million viewers.

    Your move.

  • Nathan

    Its daily ratings have decreased due to Nickelodeon putting a block during the 5-7 PM hours.

    There is PLENTY of competition on Saturday Mornings, we just can’t see that competition due to Spongebob dominating in the ratings.

    Also, if you think Spongebob only does well with no competition, look at its Christmas special premiere numbers. Mind you, it aired on a Thursday night, the most competitive night on television, and still managed to get over 4 million viewers, followed by the repeat on Saturday morning getting NEARLY 5 million viewers.

  • disneynick101

    @Jacob and @jamie What terrible excuses for such an amazing and legendary show like Spongebob dominating in the ratings! I guess there will always be haters but there’s no denying that Spongebob is the greatest show and still does great. The number nine episode in this list that scored 4,734,000 viewers was a new episode of spongebob-little yellow book. Pretty impressive for a show that has been on since 1999.

  • jamie

    “There is PLENTY of competition on Saturday Mornings”

    Care to elaborate? May I ask, What competition?

  • 90s90s90s

    There is no competition Saturday mornings against Spongebob for targeted demos… CN premieres happen before SBSP hits its peak and Disney runs Disney Junior (although Sophia the First is doing some gnarly things).

    The reason why? CN and Disney respect SBSP that much. And it’s not just kids that watch SBSP, that’s why the show does so well overall…

  • Twist Of Fate

    I Doubt either channel respects SponbeBob I think there just smart enough to not try to put anything important against it. Because against Spongebob’s You best bet Disney’s Gonna lose.

  • Nathan

    “CN and Disney respect SBSP that much..”

    Congratulations! This post has been put in as #2 for my “Most Stupidest Things I Have Ever Read In My Life List” #1 was Disney green-lighting a show that is a rip off of iCarly & Victorious. Can anybody guess? It revolves around a show about a “singing prodigy” who has a special talANT. ;)

  • disney rocks

    I have to admit Spongebob is still very strong, but that does not change the fact that DC is a MUCH stronger network overall than Nick.

  • disneynick101

    i am going to have to agree with you on that one disney rocks

  • 90s90s90s


    If that’s #2, that’s pretty pathetic on your end. Good to know your conversations revolve around children’s stations.

  • Nathan

    I am simply defending my favorite network when I was young. I have never liked and never will. Also, all my conversations do NOT only revolve around children’s networks, FYI.

    You have posted comments about Nickelodeon & Disney. So have I.

  • tobias

    wow spongebob did really good

  • Pretzer

    Vikings is an AMAZING show! I love it!

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