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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Again, 'American Hoggers', 'Psych', 'Southland', 'The Americans', 'Real World' & More

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April 18th, 2013

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Duck Dynasty was the top cable original Wednesday night, with the 10:00PM episode earning a  3.9 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 3.6. American Hoggers was the night's number two non-sports original, 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. 

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 10:00 PM 8595 3.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 5067 2.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 3744 1.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 3776 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3381 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3471 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2738 1.5
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2713 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3192 1.4
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:34 PM 2482 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 3084 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2620 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2202 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2348 1.0
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 11:01 PM 2450 1.0
Psych USA 10:00 PM 2772 0.9
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1708 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1658 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1709 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1650 0.7
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 11:31 PM 1932 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1372 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1442 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3436 0.7
REAL WORLD XXVIII MTV 10:00 PM 1150 0.7
Southland TNT 10:00 PM 1830 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:27 AM 1214 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1456 0.7
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3259 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 8:05 PM 1615 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1512 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1691 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1189 0.6
AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 1814 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1157 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1121 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1152 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1272 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1340 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1814 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1141 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1408 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1797 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2580 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2257 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1033 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 1253 0.5
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1390 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1187 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1278 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1821 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1124 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 2048 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 1658 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 977 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1697 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:30 PM 880 0.4
TNT WEEKDAY MOVIES TNT 4:00 PM 1006 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE SCHOOL DSNY 9:55 AM 1672 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:45 AM 904 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1008 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 883 0.4
BOSTONS FINEST TNT 9:00 PM 913 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1735 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1615 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1889 0.4
NCIS USA 11:01 PM 1636 0.4
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 1135 0.4
Situation Room CNN 5:00 PM 1783 0.4
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 11:00 PM 1314 0.4
NCIS USA 12:01 AM 1701 0.4
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1111 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1035 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 8:46 PM 798 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1044 0.4
Ancient Aliens HIST 9:00 PM 1060 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1442 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1066 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 1354 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1069 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1048 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 861 0.3
LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HGTV 8:00 PM 910 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1032 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 728 0.3
PIERS MORGAN LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 1017 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1664 0.3
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 1443 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 778 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 729 0.3
DEEP SOUTH PARANORMAL SYFY 10:00 PM 824 0.3
Situation Room CNN 6:00 PM 1310 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 12:00 AM 1203 0.3
MY CRAZY OBSESSION TLC 10:30 PM 687 0.3
BONES TNT 12:00 PM 836 0.3
Anderson Cooper 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1206 0.3
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 10:00 PM 1989 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2226 0.3
STUDIO B W/S.SMITH FOXNC 3:00 PM 1873 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2988 0.2

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

 
  • Jo

    Love Southland, hope it’s renewed. Surely it wouldn’t end with that as a finale.

  • Azzman

    Unless those were two different episodes, why/how in the world did the repeats of Tues night’s American Hoggers do better the NEXT night than they did on the night they actually were NEW episodes?! I don’t give a rip about the show, just found it odd, esp since I watched Storage Wars, which was on right before it, so I knew AH debuted the night b4..Inquiring minds want to know–or at least mine does! :)

  • JayTN

    “Southland” could get a sixth season…doesn’t TNT put more value on the 25-54 demo than it does the 18-49? While “Southland” was moved from Tuesdays, “Justified” and “White Collar” didn’t get quiet the same ratings as “Duck Dynasty” does. Although “Southland” started out slow, it slowly inched up as the season progressed and ended on a season high in both viewers and the 18-49 demo (since that is the only demo that is currently available).

    If the lack of a press release spells death for a TNT series, then “Dallas” should also be on the chopping block, as that series also had a season high in viewers and demo and TNT opted not to brag about it in a press release.

  • Mike

    Yea for psych and yea for southland it deserves a final season

  • Lyntex

    The last 2 epis of Southland was writing at its finest!! Also love Psych!

    Still don’t get why programs like this don’t appeal more. (reality shows???) Oh well…..

  • Rodrigo Gutierrez

    Great ratings for Southland …. it kept increasing throughout the entire season.
    Hope there’s one more season.

  • LZF

    Why did FX renew The Americans again? It does terribly for what is probably a fairly expensive show.

  • Ricardo

    Southland’s season 4 finale had a 0.5 and Southland was renewed. This 0.7 gives me hope.

  • Jackson

    @azzman Hoggers did better because it aired after the huge Duck Dynasty episodes… Lead-ins still matter.

  • Average Joe

    WTH Duck Dynasty is terrible, I can’t believe people even watch that crap.

  • DW

    with a show like the Americans , F/X probably looks at the 25-54 year olds.

  • kevin

    Real world keeps rising

  • Ryan

    Wow great job Southland! Not sure why everyone is so sure its getting cancelled. Seems to be a show that is on the bubble again yes but easily could get renewed especially with that great .7 last night. I think that may have sealed a renewal actually. It hit .5 last year and got renewed! Signs of growth/stability,its critically acclaimed, and this is a cable channel which has more flexibility. TNT and WB are parent companies. I just don’t know why more people dont search out quality series like southland. It should not be on the bubble at all.

  • Hillbilly

    Something funky going on. American Hoggers new season started at 10pm. The Premiere date was Tuesday. I guess the Duck Dynasty lead in helped the repeats beat the Premiere. :roll:

  • Hillbilly

    From Tuesday’s cable ratings –

    American Hoggers AEN 10pm – 1441 0.5

    American Hoggers AEN 10:30pm – 1443 0.5

    If they aired new shows on Wednesday I’m gonna be really mad. :mad:

    New Seasons of ‘Storage Wars’ and ‘American Hoggers’ Premiere Tuesday, April 16

  • Capnbob

    @Average Joe

    DD is aimed at Average Joes… I’m surprised you don’t like it ;-)

    I know a lot of upper middle class, wealthy, city folks who love that show (me included). It is stupid and so obviously, carefully scripted but I think the characters are just so damn likeable. Si is an American treasure, Phil is becoming a legend and the brothers are the 3 Stooges (with stoogier accomplices). The wives and kids are the “straight men”. It is first and foremost 22 minutes of fun.
    It is very well executed, from the often witty scene cards, great camera work and snappy editing to move the stories along very swiftly.
    From an audience perspective, it obviously it has the god-fearing middle audience but it can’t just be that that makes it such a juggernaut.
    Maybe it is the fact that they are mostly college-educated guys choosing to live as wealthy rednecks makes them more accessible to a broader audience than the shows where we really are looking in on proper rednecks or whatever (which maybe feels more exploitative).
    I don’t watch much reality (only Storage Wars, DD, Deadliest Catch) but most that I have happened upon feel like we are watching slow motion train wrecks or artificial drama and it just makes me feel queasy or insulted.
    DC is just damn good TV, dramatizing a seriously dramatic thing while SW and DD are verging on single cam sitcoms.

  • Capnbob

    How am I only just noticing how insanely well Family Guy is doing in syndication? I conceptually know that is what brought it back from the grave but I had no idea quite how well it did.
    Thing learned today…

  • pickles

    Duck Dynasty has become too scripted. Besides Uncle Si they all look like they are being edited and reading lines.

  • Marius

    #Duck Dynasty
    I counted a 18-49 rating of about 12.5 and ~35 mil total viewers for all 13 episodes that ran Wednesday. Just wow.

  • Ike

    @LZF and others, I guess I have to remind everyone AGAIN that The Americans is doing the same kind of numbers that It’s Always Sunny, Archer, and Justified all did in their first seasons. Not to mention Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Jeez, people. You have short memories.

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