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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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  • Andrew

    @Nick I hate to ask again but do you have any of the A18-49 ratings for Adult Swim Saturday, that was mostly what I was interested in.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Capnbob: The Continuum episodes I see are Canada since I download them. It starts on SyFy on June 7.

  • Uktvfan

    I’d say Orphan Black’s overnight numbers are solid for BBCA. Its four-episode average is higher than Ripper Street, another co-production that was renewed for S2, and its 18-49 demo average so far (0.20) is nearly identical to Copper’s S1 demo average (and Copper was renewed for a 13-episode S2).

  • Nick

    Sorry for leaving that off:

    Adult Swim
    1. The Boondocks – 1.348 million viewers, 0.55 A18-49
    2. Bleach – 1.319 million viewers, 0.58 A18-49
    3. Black Dynamite – 1.214 million viewers, 0.50 A18-49
    4. Naruto – 1.138 million viewers, 0.52 A18-49
    5. Soul Eater – 0.936 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49
    6. Sym-Bionic Titan – 0.826 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49
    7. Thundercats – 0.823 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49
    8. Eureka 7 – 0.757 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49
    9. Techni Muyo! GXP – 0.694 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

    And on BBC America – thus far at least, they’re definitely satisfied with those ratings. That combined with the acclaim its received gives it a good chance.

  • Andrew

    Thanks a bunch Nick.

  • Ike

    Oops, I forgot to ask for ratings for CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on Sunday night! Is anybody even still reading this thread?! Oh well.

    On another note, @R.S. Hack, wow, I wonder why Syfy could not be bothered to premiere S2 of Continuum sooner, like say tomorrow (Friday 4/26) after wrestling. They foolishly delayed the final five episodes of Merlin until May for absolutely no apparent reason whatsoever, but they could have moved up Continuum to there instead, to head off some of the downloading from Canadian airings. I bet fewer people would download Continuum if they only had to wait five days from the original Canadian airdates to see the new episodes on Syfy, instead of six weeks. Dumb.

  • Ike

    Never mind, I answered my own question with a quick search. From a CNN press release: “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, CNN’s new weekend series airing at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sundays again topped all cable news time period competition among adults 25-54 in its latest outing, and was also the top cable news program on Sunday. The April 21 episode delivered 470,000 adults 25-54, up 67% vs. its premiere week and more than double the deliveries of its cable news competitors Fox News Channel and MSNBC (208,000 and 187,000 respectively). Bourdain also had a strong week among total viewers (974,000), up 30% vs. its premiere week performance (747,000). …The season premiere episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (Myanmar) had a total of eight airings on CNN beginning April 14 through April 21 and delivered a cume of 9.9 million total viewers and 3.9 million Adults 25-54.”

  • Mumbo

    Feel bad for The Borgias since Season 3 has been excellent. It’s a better show than Vikings, easily.

    That said, the show only needs one more season (the plan from the start was four seasons, like The Tudors) and it’s an international coproduction on a pay network, so I’m guessing the ratings are pretty meaningless.

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