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Thursday Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Tops Night + 'Swamp People', NBA Basketball', 'Project Runway', 'Men at Work' & More

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April 26th, 2013

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The NFL Draft on ESPN topped cable originals Thursday night with a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Swamp People  came in second with a 1.2, down from last week's 1.5 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 wasn't 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 - that's probably the easiest way to find Thursday night's episode of a specific show

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
NFL DRAFT               L ESPN 8:00 PM 6.20 2.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.40 1.2
Swamp People HIST 9:00 PM 3.95 1.2
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 9:46 PM 2.57 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.34 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.58 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.22 1.0
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:47 PM 1.72 0.9
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 7:30 PM 2.10 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.95 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.05 0.9
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 7:09 PM 2.13 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 1.77 0.8
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.67 0.7
NFL DRAFT NFLN 8:00 PM 1.52 0.7
CHASING TAIL HIST 10:00 PM 2.19 0.7
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2.28 0.7
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3.00 0.7
Men At Work TBSC 10:00 PM 1.50 0.7
CHASING TAIL HIST 10:31 PM 1.80 0.7
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:37 AM 1.43 0.7
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.41 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.42 0.6
Ridiculousness BEST OF MTV 10:00 PM 0.97 0.6
EAGLEHEART ADSM 12:15 AM 1.35 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.24 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.55 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:30 AM 0.92 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.27 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 1.22 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.77 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.08 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.14 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.06 0.5
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.54 0.5
COUNTING CARS HIST 11:32 PM 1.20 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.65 0.5
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.30 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.75 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1.71 0.5
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 7:00 PM 1.19 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 1.00 0.5
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 9:55 AM 1.67 0.5
COUNTING CARS HIST 11:02 PM 1.17 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.10 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1.63 0.5
Swamp People HIST 8:00 PM 1.49 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:45 AM 0.99 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.16 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 9:48 PM 1.01 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.87 0.4
Swamp People HIST 12:01 AM 0.94 0.4
KILLER SPEAKS, THE AEN 10:00 PM 1.18 0.4
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 5:00 PM 0.90 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 0.94 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 1:01 AM 0.92 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.48 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.23 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 9:00 PM 0.89 0.4
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 10:25 AM 1.51 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 0.90 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.03 0.4
Tabatha TAKES OVER BRVO 10:00 PM 0.84 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1.66 0.4
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 0.95 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 1.00 0.4
MICKEYS MOUSEKERCIZE SHOR DSNY 8:55 AM 1.38 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.18 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 1.47 0.4
CSI USA 12:02 AM 1.04 0.4
BONES TNT 12:00 PM 0.82 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.56 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:00 AM 1.26 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.40 0.4
HILLBILLY BLOOD DISC 10:30 PM 1.00 0.3
FLIP IT TO WIN IT HGTV 11:00 PM 1.06 0.3
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1.34 0.3
CHASING TAIL HIST 2:01 AM 0.71 0.3
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.77 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 0.85 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.46 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.70 0.3
KILLER SPEAKS, THE AEN 11:01 PM 0.87 0.3
Castle TNT 4:00 PM 1.15 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 0.99 0.3
REHAB ADDICT HGTV 12:00 AM 0.80 0.3
COLD CASE TNT 1:32 AM 0.85 0.3
GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS FOOD 10:00 PM 0.83 0.3
Psych USA 11:01 PM 0.87 0.3
HILLBILLY BLOOD DISC 11:30 PM 0.75 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.62 0.3
HILLBILLY BLOOD DISC 11:00 PM 0.74 0.3
MY NAME IS EARL TBSC 7:30 AM 0.73 0.3
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 0.68 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.07 0.3
HILLBILLY BLOOD DISC 10:00 PM 0.94 0.3
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 1.12 0.3
Chopped ALL-STARS FOOD 11:00 PM 0.81 0.2
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 1.00 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:00 PM 1.55 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • rob60990

    NFL Draft is down from last year so maybe fans of POI wanna come up with another excuse. :D

  • TJ

    What did the draft get last year?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @What did the draft get last year?

    Almost the same. But now they are on two netwrorks – ESPN and NFLN.

    ESPN is 2.9
    NFLN is 0.7

    = 3.6!!!

    Last year was 3.9 i think.

  • Mr Mikey

    I think the draft last year on ESPN did 6.6 million viewers, but last years draft featured top quarterbacks and this years didn’t.

  • rob60990

    3.3/6.661 million

  • Petar Ivanov

    @I think the draft last year on ESPN did 6.6 million viewers, but last years draft featured top quarterbacks and this years didn’t.

    This 400 000 less are on NFLN. STill big. Hit all cable shows even TBBT reruns ans sp.

  • kbmv

    Can’t blame the draft for low ratings for cbs shows. The Draft is not big enough to hurt them that badly.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    I know I watched a new Anger Management last night.

    But, it had to have dropped like a rock from last week as the bottom has 2s and it isn’t listed at all, WTF?

  • Samunto

    A 2.9 really can’t be used as an excuse for those terrible series lows on the networks. Thought it would be sth like a 5 or so.

  • kbmv

    The NBA is a mess with all these star players injured. The ratings will continue to drop from last year.

  • MichaelChickless

    “maybe fans of POI wanna come up with another excuse”

    Your soap operas won last night. Yay for you.

  • AppleStinx

    Weird, the 11pm O’Reilly Factor on the list.

  • zth

    Where is the rating for Anger Management?
    There is no way it could not be in the top 100, as it was doing 0.5-0.6 the last few weeks and here there are a few shows with 0.2s included.

  • rob60990

    Anger Management was new and didn’t make the list? lmao. Well deserved.

  • Ash

    @rob60990

    You make it very clear you don’t like POI and yet you go out of your way to bash it? Gett a life.

  • Ram510

    Aww man Men at Work is down. Cougar Town was never that low in its regular time period, still not bad

  • Anger Management

    There must be an error. Where are the results for the new episode of Anger Management?

  • Recollected

    Anger Management (9:30) – FX
    0.676 million viewers, #20; 0.364 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

  • Elizabeth

    Wow, I didn’t know Eagleheart was back on the air. Look at that rating, fantastic, love Chris Elliot.

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