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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Night + NBA Playoffs, 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', 'Vikings' & More

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April 23rd, 2013

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Game of Thrones was Sunday's top cable original with a  2.6 up from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating The NBA Playoffs came in second with a 2.3  adults 18-49 rating.

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 9:03 PM 4.87 2.6
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 7:10 PM 4.90 2.3
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 9:44 PM 4.28 2.0
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:00 PM 3.75 1.8
BREAK HBOM 9:55 PM 2.69 1.4
VIKINGS HIST 10:00 PM 3.85 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.36 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.29 1.2
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 7:00 PM 2.57 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 2.67 1.1
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 9:01 PM 2.28 1.1
SAVE THE EARTH DAY MARATH FX 4:30 PM 2.86 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 2.37 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2.50 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2.58 0.9
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 1:09 PM 2.21 0.9
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 10:01 PM 1.84 0.9
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:20 AM 1.77 0.9
BREAK HBOM 8:52 PM 1.71 0.9
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2.40 0.9
Ax Men HIST 9:00 PM 2.89 0.9
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 9:00 PM 2.38 0.9
Army Wives LIF 9:00 PM 2.58 0.9
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 1.97 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 2.02 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2.36 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2.33 0.8
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 2.11 0.8
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:30 PM 1.75 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.12 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1.76 0.8
E! NEWS SPECIAL ENT 9:00 PM 1.49 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1.63 0.7
SpongeBob RUNAWAYROADTRIP NICK 6:30 PM 2.77 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.29 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 5:56 PM 1.96 0.7
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.94 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.78 0.7
SAVE THE EARTH DAY MARATH FX 1:00 PM 1.78 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.36 0.6
VEEP HBOM 10:01 PM 1.11 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.90 0.6
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 1:00 PM 1.69 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.61 0.6
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (2010) TBSC 8:00 PM 1.26 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.97 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.36 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:30 AM 2.79 0.6
PETER PAN (1953) DSNY 8:00 PM 2.72 0.6
RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:00 PM 1.50 0.6
SAVE THE EARTH DAY MARATH FX 10:00 AM 1.36 0.6
BREAK HBOM 10:27 PM 0.95 0.6
MOB WIVES 3 VH1 9:00 PM 1.07 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:30 PM 1.96 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1.11 0.6
Criminal Minds AEN 11:00 AM 1.40 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.60 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2.32 0.5
FASHION QUEENS BRVO 11:31 PM 1.28 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 10:00 AM 1.33 0.5
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.62 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 3:30 PM 1.81 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 5:00 PM 1.86 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:00 PM 1.78 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 5:30 PM 1.96 0.5
WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR TLC 10:00 PM 0.98 0.5
VIKINGS HIST 11:01 PM 1.21 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 12:01 AM 1.06 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 9:00 AM 1.11 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1.04 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:00 PM 1.33 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.60 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 3:00 PM 1.68 0.5
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 11:03 PM 1.03 0.5
AMC PREMIERE EVENT AMC 7:00 PM 1.66 0.5
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 4:30 PM 1.28 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:30 PM 1.30 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1.55 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 9:00 AM 0.80 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.43 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 5:00 PM 1.16 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 4:00 PM 1.16 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.23 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 11:02 PM 1.01 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.38 0.4
WICKED TUNA NGC 9:00 PM 1.26 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.37 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.38 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.55 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1.61 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1.50 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.44 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.44 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 5:30 PM 1.17 0.4
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 7:00 PM 1.10 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1.50 0.4
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.19 0.4
YOU LIVE IN WHAT HGTV 8:00 PM 1.36 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.33 0.4
EXTREME HOMES (2012) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.23 0.3

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  • zerg

    GOT rise AGAIN!!! Amazing!

  • TimsDale4ever

    VEEP is excellent! So is NURSE JACKIE which never makes the list. :(

  • kbmv

    Great numbers for the NBA considering both games were blowouts. I’m surprised the Heat/Bucks game got a 2.3 since the Bucks are the worst playoff team.

  • Oliver

    Wow, Veep is a bomb, losing over 3/4s of its lead-in. HBO’s comedies do terribly.

    Then again, they renewed Girls despite awful ratings and it’s probably not especially expensive, so I doubt it’s in any danger.

  • Cody

    @kbvm That is the power of the Heat. They are a ratings machine.

  • xwiseguyx

    With HBO, the demographic / income level is more important and Veep tends to have a higher income level of viewers.

  • chrono trigger

    Well done GOT it’s the best show on tv.

  • ouzad

    GO Fashion Queens!!!…..” how you doing”

  • George

    Hmm…I don’t see CMT’s Dog and Beth on the Hunt premiere on the list. I wonder why that is?

  • Christian

    Is “BREAK” the gap between two HBO shows? LOL didn’t realize that was measured too…

  • Seth

    @Nick

    What’s the latest ratings on Yu-Gi-OH and Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal?

  • Anthony

    Why would the demographic or income level be more important?
    HBO is a paye channel not commercial base, they charge everyone the same amount and that’s it.

  • Brandon

    With a huge shake up from the original cast leaving. Army Wives is still getting great ratings for Lifetime. That show has so loyal viewers. Congrats. Here comes a season 8!

  • Oliver

    @xwiseguyx

    With HBO, the demographic / income level is more important and Veep tends to have a higher income level of viewers.

    Bullcrap. HBO makes the same amount of money regardless of demos, they aren’t selling ads. They care about subscriber numbers (and, within that, appealing to different demos to maximise their subscribers).

  • Diego

    New high for GoT!!

  • Jake

    Any numbers for Dog and Beth?

  • Jaime Lannister’s hand

    GOT hitting close to 5 million.

  • rob60990

    Wish the Client List was higher but still renewable.

  • Weez

    @ Oliver

    Veep is hardly a bomb. HBO’s half hour series never tend to do that well compared to their original drama series. That doesn’t change the fact that the show is getting very decent numbers, critical acclaim, and awards recognition. By all accounts, these first two episodes have been fantastic, and that’s what HBO is known for more than anything else – quality programming. And – as you mentioned – it is doing better than Girls on its initial airing (though I’m not sure if it’s beating Girls overall viewership, which was closer to 4 million per episode across all platforms weekly). Either way, a renewal is pretty much certain. Lead-in means nothing on HBO, as a wide variety of shows with different audiences is what works best for their model. With Vice also turning into a success for them on Friday nights, I imagine the executives are very happy with their original programming right now.

  • Rocket

    @samurai99 I recall people saying in the winter that Showtime was overtaking HBO. These people need to reevaluate their opinions.

    Showtimes worst time of year is the spring. HBO does a much better job of scheduling, Showtime put there two highest rated shows on in the fall. Showtime is doing better by puting dexter on in the summer. If HBO put game of thrones on and then boardwalk empire in the fall it would be a huge mistake. I like Showtime more than HBO but Showtime needs to do a better job scheduling there shows.

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