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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates + NBA Basketball, 'American Hoggers', 'Psych', 'The Daily Show' & More

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April 25th, 2013

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Duck Dynasty was the top cable original Wednesday night, with the 10:00PM episode earning a  monster 4.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 3.9. American Hoggers was the night's number two non-sports original, with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 1.0.

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 Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 9.63 4.3
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 9:52 PM 4.32 2.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 4.55 2.0
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 11:01 PM 3.28 1.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 3.62 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3.23 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3.06 1.3
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 7:09 PM 3.06 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.53 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.45 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.68 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2.72 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.26 1.0
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:16 AM 1.85 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.88 0.9
AMERICAN HOGGERS AEN 11:31 PM 2.15 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2.11 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.01 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.68 0.8
Psych USA 10:00 PM 2.46 0.8
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.31 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.64 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.47 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.78 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.41 0.7
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.32 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.29 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1.18 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.43 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1.38 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.84 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.75 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.33 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.15 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.54 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.68 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.14 0.6
REAL WORLD XXVIII MTV 10:00 PM 0.89 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1.18 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.20 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.69 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 2.98 0.5
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1.43 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.73 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.80 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 1.95 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.03 0.5
AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 1.49 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 1.95 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1.09 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.02 0.5
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.89 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:46 PM 0.99 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:30 PM 2.90 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.11 0.5
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.39 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:00 AM 0.96 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 1.60 0.4
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 7:00 PM 1.14 0.4
NCIS USA 12:01 AM 1.58 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.99 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:30 AM 1.03 0.4
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 9:00 PM 0.90 0.4
NCIS USA 11:01 PM 1.66 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1.57 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.39 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1.43 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.99 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.16 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 8:30 PM 1.63 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 1.50 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 0.90 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.65 0.4
Psych USA 1:01 AM 1.12 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:00 PM 0.96 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.14 0.4
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 1.12 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 11:30 PM 0.96 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.08 0.4
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1.01 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.79 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.74 0.4
COLD CASE TNT 1:18 AM 0.95 0.4
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1.23 0.4
BONES TNT 12:00 PM 0.88 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.21 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1.11 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 0.94 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:30 PM 0.83 0.3
HOUSE USA 2:01 AM 0.89 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.50 0.3
DEEP SOUTH PARANORMAL SYFY 10:00 PM 0.84 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.38 0.3
Castle TNT 4:00 PM 1.17 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 0.75 0.3
Operation Repo TRU 9:30 PM 0.87 0.3
Smallville TNT 6:00 AM 0.69 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.62 0.3
CHARMED TNT 7:00 AM 0.71 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.04 0.2

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

 
  • JC

    @Tyler

    he cares because he’s a troll and that’s the only way he can find happiness

  • Carmen

    I hope that Psych doesn’t continue with the Shawn – Jules breaking up story line. I think that will prove to be a losing (storyline)

  • Lance B.

    what airs at 10:30pm on AEN

  • Lance B.

    ^ sorry just saw that this duck dynasty was a special 1 hr one

  • Carmen

    @ Lance

    “5.5 hrs of it, jeez people.. and total 13.4 ratings added up”

    Sure, but its not the same people who are watching every episode. Most watch one or 2 and then stop (for that night).

    With the marathons run on Wed (and Sunday), you can catch up at any time or if you’re new to the show you can see a couple and then move on to something else.
    It gets tiring if you try to watch more than 2 at one sitting.

  • DW

    i’m surprised that A&E isnt doing a show called talking duck where they talk about the wacky adventures (all scripted) of the duck dynasty gang.

    “oh we have have a caller on the phone who is this”?.

    “quack quack”

    “Oh my god , its duck 3 from season 2. tell me what was it like working with the crazy uncle”?.

    “quack.quack. quack , quack , quack”.

    :)

  • DearFox

    Insane… reruns of Family Guy and American Dad beat new eps of “The Americans” in total + demo.. yet “The Americans” has a huge social buzz. It reminds me of Mad Men with a similar situation.

  • BigFlop

    @Bee right.

    @Holly wrong. Castle got 0.5

    @outlawz wrong. USA doesn’t mean WORLD. TBBT is by far the most popular show around the WORLD.

  • TV Addict

    I love how a show called Duck Dynasty can totally demolish American Idol. Take that, Seacrest.

  • Janey

    Always amusing to read urban hipsters gnash their teeth over shows like Duck Dynasty and Deadliest Catch. The contempt for a culture and a way of life you don’t understand is palpable, and yet you don’t see the irony of your own intolerance. You’re all-powerful in front of your laptops…but you wouldn’t last two minutes in their world.

  • John

    “Also, what is this duck dinasty show about? it is crazy the numbers it is getting!”

    It’s a family-friendly show without sex, vulgarity or cussing…I know, shocking!

  • John

    @charmed

    “What is the appeal of Duck Dynasty? Sounds crap.”

    You don’t understand what the appeal is in a family-friendly show that doesn’t have vulgarity and cussing? Really? Are you that out of touch? It’s one of the few shows on television that ISN’T crap.

  • John

    “Always amusing to read urban hipsters gnash their teeth over shows like Duck Dynasty and Deadliest Catch”

    You can say that a million times over. Urban leftists live in a bubble.

  • Ravi

    The universe is aligned when duck dynasty beats AI consistently. Also might as well call the americans the russians. Pretty convoluted right now. I think it goes away after next season.

  • Tmac

    The Dynasty is by far the funniest show on TV. It’s amazing how many red necks there are in this country from every state–

  • DW

    @ janey. yes more urban people need to walk in the shoes of people that make duck callers. oh the plight of duck calling.

    when they advertise that 2 family members are cuffed together and they cant find the key it means these people shouldn’t be on television. they are not compelling if they have to go through 80′s sitcom plots for an episode. it should be about them.

  • Ike

    I laugh when someone calls random commenters “urban hipsters” or “urban leftists” without knowing anything about those commenters. My parents live in a rural area and eat freshly-shot venison sometimes, but they hate reality TV. Sure, Republicans, as a whole, may watch more reality TV, but some Democrats and leftists are rednecks, and some Republicans criticize reality TV. Not everything fits in neat little boxes.

    And there are plenty of brilliant family-friendly shows on cable TV that don’t involve rednecks or reality TV. You just have to know where to look. Try Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, or Doctor Who on BBC America. These shows appeal to people of all political stripes. Duck Dynasty must have something more than just “family friendly” to be getting those ratings. And it probably involves uncredited scriptwriters and I bet some of them are Democrats. Also I have not seen it, but I hear that one episode features the grandfather trying to get it on with his wife and she makes him take a shower first, so, um, yeah it’s not TOTALLY G-rated, is it?

  • snoot

    Duck Dynasty FTW!!!!!!!

  • Randy

    Why does crap like Duck Dynasty do good while, engaging, good thought-out entertaining shows like The Americans do not? I just don’t understand the thought process of people watching TV nowdays. When shows like Honey Boo boo, Myrtle Manor and Duke Dynasty rule TV, society is lost.

  • Rich

    Because Duck Dynasty is about the only family friendly comedy on TV that’s actually funny, it’s really as simple as that. It’s a largely scripted “reality” show that focuses on the importance of family, a sitcom version would have aired on TGIF in the 90s.

    The Americans is a heavily DVR’d show, and people can’t just jump into serialized dramas, with the limitations FX puts on on demand and hulu (5 episodes, 8 days after they air) it’s possible to catch up but impossible to start. The show will have a bigger Season 2 IF FX adds it to Netflix.

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