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

 
  • Layton

    It doesn’t help that last season was hated. They killed off two of the more interesting characters and we are left we many characters who people hate. They also really destroyed Bill’s character. GOT will continue to go up, the Blu-Ray sales show that, and this last episode will help, especially since everyone is talking about the end.

  • m&m

    Yes my bad obviously i meant high 2 wich is still great as I said GoT indeed will be Hbo`s #1 drama also true blood premiered with 1.5 million who knows it might be the new Wlaking dead until so we have to wait til june 16th when TB outrated GOT
    GoT is in 2 season 5th ep and just now reached TB ratings

  • LJ

    GOT already is HBO’s #1 show. The show is even more popular worldwide than in the US. HBO’s president has even said that it is their most profitable show. I’m pleasantly surprised at the ratings for the Sunday premier episodes this early in the season. I expect the finale to approach 5.3 million with a 3.0 demo.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Nice to see Dame Diana Rigg on the show becoming a serious impediment to Lena Headey’s Cersie. Diana was my favorite actress way back in the late ’60′ and ’70′s. Even in her 80′s, she has great presence. I remember her in the ORIGINAL “Avengers” (sorry, Joss, they preceded Marvel). She was also in one of my favorite movies back then, “The Assassination Bureau”.

    This is her back in the day (remove spaces):
    :http: //25. media. tumblr.com /tumblr_m41mjdMyy21qga0oyo1_1280.jpg

    Lots of action this week on GOT – and as Troian Bellisario tweeted yesterday, Daenerys “GOT her army!” As soon as she handed over the dragon to the master, I knew that guy was going to be flash-fried! :-)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Continuum returned Sunday and was pretty good. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Aside from Orphan Black, it’s about the only decent sci-fi left on any network. Everything else is either fantasy or crap.

  • Miles R.

    This is really excellent news for Game of Thrones. The viewership and rating is well deserved. I believe, without a doubt, that Thrones will be HBOs highest rated and most watched show to date very soon. Looking forward to six more episodes this season! Winter is Coming.

  • Zillajay23

    True blood gets a lot of flack and bashing on the internet but it still gets strong ratings every week consistently.

  • sarah nz

    go GoT :)

  • Nick

    @Richard Steven Hack

    Continuum returned Sunday and was pretty good. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Aside from Orphan Black, it’s about the only decent sci-fi left on any network. Everything else is either fantasy or crap.

    For once, I actually agree with you. Continuum & Orphan Black are two of the best sci-fi shows on TV. I have to say, though, Person of Interest and Touch are right up there with them. Both of them have vastly improved over last season. The four of them are the only good scifi on TV right now. The other two shows in the genre I watch are Once Upon a Time (which is very good but is pure fantasy, not sci-fi in any way, shape, or form) and Revolution (which delves further and further into pure cr*p each week; I only watch it because I thought it had potential at the beginning of the season). There’s nothing else.

  • John A

    Still no Nurse Jackie ratings? Yikes.

  • Capnbob

    @RSH
    Where did Continuum return? Canada? because the TiVo didn’t register.
    They are running late night Monday repeats from the beginning in prep for S2 in the summer. In fact, they’ve been repeating it continuously since it finished S1.
    Anyway, I agree, it is about the best Sci-Fi out there now (which isn’t saying a whole lot). I’d still rather watch old Stargates than most of the crap out there but Continuum is worth its 44 minutes.

  • KG

    I enjoy Veep. It’s not my favorite show in the world, but I think it’s a really reliable comedy. I know what to expect week-to-week and it satisfies me, whereas episodes of shows like Community, which can be EXTREMELY funny, are like a roller coaster, because they can also be unbelievably terrible. I don’t feel anxious when I watch Veep, and for that reason, I hope it stays around.

    GoT… is freakin amazing. But that goes without saying.

  • Dillan

    Lovestruck: The Musical – ABC Family
    1.420 million viewers, #17; 0.681 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #17

    Married to Jonas (10:30) – E!
    0.999 million viewers, #21; 0.601 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #19

    What Would Ryan Lochte Do? (10:00) – E!
    0.807 million viewers, #27; 0.528 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #21

    Nurse Jackie (9:00) – Showtime
    0.759 million viewers, #28; 0.386 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #26

    Oprah: Where Are They Now? (9:00) – OWN
    0.442 million viewers, #33; 0.121 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #32

  • Nick

    Sunday:

    Food Network Top 3 AM:
    1. Guy’s Big Bites, 10:30 AM – 0.957 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49
    2. Sandwich King, 11 AM – 0.735 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49
    3. Best Thing I Ever Made, 11:30 AM – 0.733 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Doctor Who (BBC America)
    -8 PM: 1.033 million viewers, 0.42 A18-49

    Orphan Black (BBC America)
    -9 PM: 0.361 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.914 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49

    Food Network Top 3 AM:
    1. Pioneer Woman, 10 AM – 1.333 million viewers, 0.31 A18-49
    2. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, 10:30 AM – 1.105 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49
    3. Barefoot Contessa, 11 AM – 0.900 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

    CW (4/13)
    1. Justice League Unlimited, 9:30 AM – 1.281 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49
    2. Dragon Ball Z, 10 AM – 1.204 million viewers, 0.45 A18-49
    3. WWE Saturday Morning Slam, 10:30 AM – 1.055 million viewers, 0.36 A18-49
    4. Transformers Prime, 9 AM – 0.871 million viewers, 0.31 A18-49
    5. Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, 11:30 AM – 0.842 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49
    6. Yu-Gi-Oh, 11 AM – 0.802 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49
    7. Sonic X 1, 8:30 AM – 0.707 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49
    8. Sonic X, 8 AM – 0.580 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

    Wednesday:

    WWE Main Event (Ion)
    -8 PM: 1.220 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49

  • svsnt021

    @Nick
    Thanks so very kindly, Nick!!! Always appreciate your valuable info tremendously!!!

  • samurai99

    Also,

    Veep: 1.14 million total viewers.

    Borgias: 0.47 million total viewers, 0.1 in the demo.

    Have to feel sorry for the Borgias. Can’t air against GoT, Can’t air it against Vikings. Showtime should move it summer next year.

  • UKTVFan

    I’ll echo svsnt021 and say a huge thanks to Nick for providing us with these extra Saturday cable ratings.

  • Nick

    Saturday:

    Adult Swim
    1. The Boondocks – 1.348 million viewers
    2. Bleach – 1.319 million viewers
    3. Black Dynamite – 1.214 million viewers
    4. Naruto – 1.138 million viewers
    5. Soul Eater – 0.936 million viewers
    6. Sym-Bionic Titan – 0.826 million viewers
    7. Thundercats – 0.823 million viewers
    8. Eureka 7 – 0.757 million viewers
    9. Techni Muyo! GXP – 0.694 million viewers

    Monsters vs. Aliens (Nickelodeon)
    -11:30 AM: 2.261 million viewers, 0.48 A18-49
    -12 PM: 2.086 million viewers, 0.47 A18-49

    Marvin Marvin (Nickelodeon)
    -9 PM: 2.130 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

    Supah Ninjas (Nickelodeon)
    -9:30 PM: 1.525 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49

  • Ike

    Thanks for the DW and Orphan Black numbers, Nick. Those ratings for Orphan Black seem pretty disappointing. I hope BBCA sees the potential in the show and renews it despite that. In some ways, it’s a bit of a mismatch with DW since it’s more of a TV-14/TV-MA adult thriller, and DW is strictly PG. Not that they have anything that would provide a better lead-in.

  • ClaireDanes

    I think Showtime inflates their numbers just to save face. I bet their numbers are actually lower than what we see. Nurse Jackie usually gets really low numbers. Who would watch the Borgias when GOT and Vikings are on?

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