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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'Psych', 'Workaholics', 'The Americans', 'Southland' & More

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March 21st, 2013

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Duck Dynasty was the top cable original Wednesday night, with 10:30's new episode earning a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 3.7, and 10:00's new episode earning a  3.4 down from last week's 3.5.   Psych and Workaholics were the number two non-Duck Dynasty cable originals with each earning a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Psych was down from an 0.9 last week while Workaholics was flat with last week's performance.

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 Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 7839 3.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 7671 3.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3154 1.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 3592 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3109 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2720 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2990 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2719 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 3042 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2859 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2962 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2228 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1935 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1768 0.8
BATES MOTEL AEN 11:01 PM 1962 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2211 0.8
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3803 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2003 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 3326 0.8
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 4113 0.8
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3171 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2045 0.7
Workaholics CMDY 10:00 PM 1244 0.7
Psych USA 10:00 PM 2450 0.7
AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1 ADSM 12:30 AM 1510 0.7
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2604 0.7
DRAGONS: RIDERS OF BERK TOON 8:00 PM 2232 0.7
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1408 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:37 PM 1274 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3021 0.6
AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 1651 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:10 AM 1161 0.6
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2670 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1389 0.6
RIP THE RUNWAY BET 10:00 PM 1258 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1202 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1183 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2662 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2146 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 7:00 PM 1370 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1200 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1187 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1237 0.5
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2318 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 1058 0.5
Southland TNT 10:00 PM 1452 0.5
DRAKE & JOSH NICK 7:30 PM 2201 0.5
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 2045 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1803 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:30 AM 1673 0.5
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1241 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1659 0.5
WEED COUNTRY DISC 10:00 PM 935 0.5
TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-PRWE-2 TRU 9:04 PM 1238 0.5
CSI USA 11:01 PM 1587 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1835 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 899 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1729 0.4
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 776 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1572 0.4
BOSTONS FINEST TNT 9:00 PM 1045 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1156 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1100 0.4
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1607 0.4
TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-BRG-WE TRU 8:48 PM 1121 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1614 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1047 0.4
My Strange Addiction TLC 10:00 PM 982 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:59 PM 1123 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 6:00 PM 947 0.4
CSI USA 12:01 AM 1398 0.4
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1244 0.4
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1401 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 779 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 762 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 860 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 865 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 7:00 PM 1222 0.4
Psych USA 1:01 AM 1101 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 970 0.4
COUSINS ON CALL HGTV 8:00 PM 1412 0.4
KKK: BENEATH THE HOOD DISC 8:00 PM 903 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 978 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1298 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 1245 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1381 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1070 0.4
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 1314 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1300 0.3
BIBLE, THE HIST 9:00 PM 1370 0.3
NCIS USA 10:00 AM 1189 0.3
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1259 0.3
COUSINS ON CALL HGTV 8:30 PM 1106 0.3
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 974 0.3
AMERICAS BOOK OF SECRETS HIST 11:02 PM 1024 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 857 0.3
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 11:00 PM 766 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1109 0.3
STRANDED SYFY 10:00 PM 837 0.3
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1200 0.3

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

 
  • Walt

    @rob60990 You do realize that you can’t make fun of a critically acclaimed show for having low ratings? It doesn’t make any sense. Would you like to rag on The Wire or Breaking Bad or Arrested Development next? Moron

  • Bee

    the americans’ ratings are irrelevant now. it’s already been renewed. and if it can do 0.8-1.0 next season, around what justified does, it’ll be at good enough levels. i hope the buzz can build.

    and 0.8 is great for the who knows what number repeat of bates motel. airing it after DD was smart.

  • Julian

    Lol The Americans down again.

    Actually, it’s even with last week.

  • oktimeforplanc

    Psych will rise next week! The 100th episode is going to be amazing!!!! Plus it is about clue and has 3 of the actors from the movie!

  • David Howell

    Supernatural’s morning rerun numbers aren’t far from the CW bubble. That is staggering.

    The new battle of Wednesdays is Idol v Duck Dynasty. If you’d told me two years ago that Idol would be in a tight race with an unscripted cable show for Wednesday night’s top show in 18-49, I’d have laughed like a drain. But last night’s 3.4 and 3.6 split the preliminary 3.5 for Idol, which I don’t doubt will be revised to a 3.6 but even then the 10:30 episode tied for the night’s #1 spot!

  • beached

    Just how low is the IQ of people watching Duck Dynasty?

  • DW

    close to 2 mil and a 0.8 is great for a repeat of BM. 2.4 and a 0.9 is great for justified’s new episode from what i hear.

  • outlawz

    wow look at does ncis rating show is a tru beast

  • THE OLD MAN

    Duck Dynasty

    THE TASTE the advertisers crave.

  • Sandy

    Southland’s numbers get worse and worse every season, this is def. the last one. TNT needs to let the writers make the season finale a series finale.

  • Will

    @DW
    It doesn’t matter what you think about Justified’s ratings – it’s been steady all season, it was steady all last season, and it’s going to be steady next season and the season after that. FX isn’t going to cancel it. GET. OVER. IT.

  • John

    @Patrick

    “I do NOT see the appeal or Duck Dynasty”

    You don’t see the appeal in a show about a family that went from poverty to wealth based on their own hard work, and has no nudity, vulgarity, or cussing?

    This is what the American people want. We are tired of garbage.

  • John

    @beached

    “Just how low is the IQ of people watching Duck Dynasty?”

    Spoken like someone who has never seen the show. These are not dumb rednecks. Phil Robertson has a Masters degree in education, and Willie has an MBA. They’re all college educated and intelligent. This is no Honey Boo Boo. The show is family-friendly and funny, you know, the kind of show Hollywood used to make.

    Maybe you should do your homework next time instead of accusing the show’s viewers of lacking intelligence.

  • John

    @The Old Man

    “Duck Dynasty

    THE TASTE the advertisers crave.”

    No, the show has high ratings because Americans crave good family-friendly shows that don’t have vulgarity or cussing. Many shows would have higher ratings if Hollywood had any sense of what the American people want.

  • John

    @rob

    “LOL at A&E showing a rerun of Bates Motel after Duck Dynasty. Talk about desperate.”

    You got that right. It doesn’t help that the first episode involves a disgusting scene showing the mom being brutally raped. This is what Hollywood thinks we want to watch.

  • Will

    @John
    I understand your frustration with Patrick, but Americans are a diverse bunch and we want shows of all types, not just family-oriented fare. Just because a show offends you with its content, doesn’t mean that it’s low quality or other people can’t/ shouldn’t enjoy it. What American people want is the freedom to watch any type of show we choose.

  • DonJ1973

    @Sandy

    They just finished shooting the season finale of Southland this week. The show never ends on a cliffhanger, the season always ends wrapped up. It’s one of my favorites and I follow Shawn Hatosy and Michael Cudlitz on Facebook.

    I know the chances of a 6th season are slim. The only reason TNT keeps renewing it is because WB TV produces it so cheap and I assume all the actors are making far less than they would on a network drama or another cable show. I know the cast and crew love the show, but realistically you can only produce the show dirt cheap for not much longer. Costs will go up.

  • Will

    Sorry Patrick. I mentioned you in my previous post, when I meant to say Beached. My mistake.

  • Mark3

    Bates motel is huge!!!

  • Mark

    Americans sure do have a fascination for Southerners.

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