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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night + 'Archer', NBA Basketball, 'Ridiculousness','Chasing Tail' & More

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April 12th, 2013

Swamp People

Swamp People was Thursday's top cable program with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating even with last week. Archer was the number two cable original with a 1.1 rating, up three tenths from last week's 0.8 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

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 4.11 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.66 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.99 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.74 1.2
Archer FX 10:00 PM 1.61 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.17 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.30 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.38 1.0
NBA Basketball TNT 8:16 PM 2.14 0.9
Ridiculousness SSN3 MTV 10:00 PM 1.69 0.9
CHASING TAIL HIST 10:00 PM 2.21 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 2.11 0.8
NEWSREADERS ADSM 12:00 AM 1.58 0.8
NBA Basketball TNT 11:05 PM 1.66 0.8
Men At Work TBSC 10:00 PM 1.71 0.8
CHASING TAIL HIST 10:31 PM 1.88 0.8
MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT L ESPN 3:00 PM 2.85 0.7
COUNTING CARS HIST 11:32 PM 1.54 0.7
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2.24 0.7
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.87 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.23 0.7
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 2.06 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.48 0.7
GAME PLAN DSNY 8:00 PM 3.12 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.32 0.7
COUNTING CARS HIST 11:02 PM 1.44 0.7
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.24 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.19 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.02 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3.27 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1.20 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.47 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:15 AM 1.26 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.95 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.48 0.6
TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 1.02 0.6
KILLER SPEAKS, THE AEN 10:00 PM 1.51 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 2.92 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.59 0.6
Anger Management FX 9:29 PM 1.25 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.02 0.6
TOSH.O CMDY 12:01 AM 0.90 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.26 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.23 0.5
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.36 0.5
Ridiculousness SSN3 MTV 9:30 PM 1.11 0.5
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1.37 0.5
Ridiculousness SSN3 MTV 11:02 PM 0.86 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 0.94 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1.80 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:13 AM 0.99 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.04 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1.09 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:30 AM 1.55 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.71 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1.01 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 2.59 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:46 AM 0.94 0.5
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 9:00 PM 0.94 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.88 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:30 AM 1.75 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1.58 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 9:49 PM 1.05 0.5
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.50 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.73 0.4
MAX AND RUBY NICK 8:30 AM 1.45 0.4
MASTERS POST COVERAGE L ESPN 7:23 PM 1.22 0.4
Swamp People HIST 7:00 PM 1.23 0.4
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 1.48 0.4
DRAKE & JOSH NICK 7:30 PM 2.37 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.10 0.4
The First 48 AEN 7:00 PM 0.98 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:25 PM 1.06 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1.56 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.60 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.70 0.4
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1.26 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.23 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 12:01 AM 0.82 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.20 0.4
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.75 0.4
CHEF WANTED FOOD 10:00 PM 0.96 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:30 PM 0.90 0.4
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 8:00 PM 1.07 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.95 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.47 0.4
KILLER SPEAKS, THE AEN 11:01 PM 1.02 0.4
Tabatha TAKES OVER BRVO 10:00 PM 0.77 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.17 0.4
MASTERS GOLF TOURN (RPT) ESPN 8:00 PM 1.14 0.3
REHAB ADDICT HGTV 9:30 PM 1.21 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.15 0.3
REHAB ADDICT HGTV 9:00 PM 1.16 0.3
Castle TNT 4:00 PM 1.05 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1.12 0.3
Auction Kings DISC 9:30 PM 1.03 0.3
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1.27 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 0.95 0.3
Auction Kings DISC 9:00 PM 1.07 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.62 0.3

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Dante

    Why didn’t FX promote Lindsay Lohan on Anger Management harder? They could have seen better numbers.

  • AJ

    Good for Men At Work!!!

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Holy Crap, Archer skews younger than Family Guy. And what the heck is up with the Daily Show and Colbert Report recently. It has been between a .5 and a .9 this week. I think it was .7, .9, .7,.5 this week. Weird. Perhaps they were all rounded up or down a lot. Because the .9 was like 60% demo and the .5 was 48%.

  • POI

    GO Men at Work i love the show.

  • Amber

    @Dante

    I agree! I had no idea her episode was last night!

  • Oliver

    Wow, over 85% of Archer’s viewers are in the 18-49 demo

  • John A

    1.1 for Archer a cartoon on FX while Americans can only get half that.

  • rob60990

    Men at Work did better than Cougar Town’s season finale. lol

    Even Lindsay Lohan couldn’t boost Anger Management.

  • DougF

    Nice to see Archer tie its series high in 18-49 in its 4th season finale

  • Chipiro

    Men at Work is holding onto the BBT lead-in better than Cougar Town and BBT is usually lower on Thursdays.

    FX should’ve promoted Lohan’s appearance on Anger Management a lot more aggressive but at least Anger Management has remained consistent the last couple of months.

    Good rating for TNT’s Knicks/Bulls game as they head into the playoffs.

    Very disappointed over TNA’s rating a very good show compared to what the WWE was supposed to give their viewers for their biggest episodes of the year. I don’t know what TNA has to do to get this rating up outside of moving back to Monday nights.

  • Chris

    The fact that Cougar Town is doing the same as Men at Work, and then you think about how expensive Cougar Town is, don’t see how TBS is benefiting from it. But good for its fans though.

  • Mon

    So I guess The Moment on USA bombed?

  • The End

    @Mon

    If it’s not on the list, yes.

    @Dante

    Not entirely sure FX knows entirely what to do with Anger Management, it hasn’t been setting records or anything. The 90 episode renewal decision may come back to bite the network in the arse.

    Either way, It wouldn’t surprise me if they put Season 3 on a new day.

  • Max

    Actually TBBT did 1.2 last tuesday and CT and MAW did the same ratings!
    To compare, let TBS put two episodes of MAW and see what will be the 2nd episode’s ratings.

    And TBS doesn’t only need to have one show. it can be two or three. Cougar Town, MAW and another show at Monday or Friday would be great for the network.

  • Recollected

    I’m glad to see that The First 48 spin-off, The Killer Speaks, had a good premiere!

  • Ike

    @John A., Archer started out with much lower numbers, closer to what The Americans is now getting, and grew over the years as more people discovered the show. This seems to happen with several cable shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men. BB and MM in particular started out with surprisingly low numbers given in their first seasons despite all the hype. FX probably figures The Americans will grow if given time. And an 0.6 in the demo is still respectable on most cable channels including FX.

    @Patrick, I think the same spike occurred last week. I presume it is because of the big Tosh.0 lead-in on Tuesdays, but I’m not sure. I don’t understand how these two shows would have much cross-over audience since Tosh is a complete and total douchebag. Jon Stewart is about 0.000000003% as dickish as Tosh. IDK, maybe douchebags like political humor too.

  • SarahL

    Great season finale ratings for Archer! It was great episode with the huge revelation about Lana’s pregnancy. Can’t wait for next season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    The Moment on USA = 0.3 A18-49 and 1.1 million viewers.

  • dsds

    The Nielsen families are stupid.. the funniest show on cable Nathan For You isn’t even being watched.

  • JJ

    Chipiro, tna need to produce compelling programming, its simple, last nights show was horrendous in every way, chavo guerrero tag champion, tiffany getting a push, rob terry getting a push, gutcheck nonsense and a botchfest main event, raw on monday was epic and the fans were on fire, you had barretts title win, zigglers title win, rybacks heel turn, last time tna moved to mondays (with a ton of momentum i might add given the signings of hogan, flair, rvd, hardy, anderson et al) they ended up doing 700,000 viewers head to head with raw after a few weeks

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