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Wednesday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Win Night, 'Psych', 'Mythbusters', 'The Real World', 'The Americans' & More

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May 2nd, 2013

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The NBA Playoffs was the top cable program Wednesday night, with the 9:45PM game earning a 2.1  adults 18-49 rating, up from a 2.0 last week. Psych and The Daily Show were the night's top non-sports originals, with each earning a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Psych was  even with last wee, while The Daily Show was up from a 0.7.

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 Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 9:45 PM 4498 2.1
NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT 7:10 PM 3462 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3018 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3062 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2413 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2390 1.2
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:32 AM 2157 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2433 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1991 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1767 0.9
Psych USA 10:00 PM 2352 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1978 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1976 0.8
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1674 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1560 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1871 0.7
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1522 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1717 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1554 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1551 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1853 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2896 0.7
REAL WORLD XXVIII MTV 10:00 PM 1024 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 3067 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1283 0.7
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1323 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1400 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1210 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1339 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1231 0.6
AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 1743 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1773 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1183 0.6
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 7:00 PM 1302 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1167 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1332 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1109 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2506 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1188 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2588 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1558 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1212 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 1337 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2734 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1144 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 9:46 PM 1161 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS WHERE NOW HGTV 10:00 PM 1547 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2373 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:00 AM 1046 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1433 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1885 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1257 0.5
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1481 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE SCHOOL DSNY 9:55 AM 1508 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 967 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 3:00 PM 1834 0.5
HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE TLC 9:00 PM 1082 0.5
South Park CMDY 10:30 PM 855 0.5
SMALL POTATOES DSNY 10:25 AM 1388 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 1038 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1064 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:30 AM 1497 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1014 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1947 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 2:30 PM 1652 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1581 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 9:25 AM 1478 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:30 AM 1617 0.4
SAO: THREE HEALTHY STEPS DSNY 11:25 AM 1278 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 994 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1195 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:00 AM 1238 0.4
COLD CASE TNT 1:29 AM 976 0.4
NCIS USA 11:01 PM 1591 0.4
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1278 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1470 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1558 0.4
Castle TNT 6:01 PM 1201 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:00 AM 1560 0.4
MY CRAZY OBSESSION TLC 10:00 PM 818 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 10:30 PM 1238 0.4
BIG BRAIN THEORY DISC 10:00 PM 749 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1143 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1228 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 887 0.4
NCIS USA 12:01 AM 1664 0.4
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1099 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1067 0.4
Only In America HIST 9:00 PM 1222 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:00 PM 958 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 792 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 999 0.3
Psych USA 1:01 AM 1053 0.3
Only In America HIST 10:00 PM 1236 0.3
DEEP SOUTH PARANORMAL SYFY 10:00 PM 717 0.3
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 767 0.3
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1590 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1362 0.3
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1438 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 12:00 AM 1041 0.3

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

 
  • Mr Mikey

    This season of the real world has been the best in years.

  • rob60990

    I’m sure the fans of The Americans will celebrate their one tenth gain. lmao.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go PSYCH!

  • samurai99

    glad to see Psych staying strong.

    The Americans fans should be thankful they got that early renewal, it’s been right on the edge for awhile now.

  • Das Ravenator

    OKC v. HOU beats BOS v. NYK? not just beat, but beat by 1 mil.

    Hey NBA, maybe you should keep teams in Small Markets? But then again, I think the 7pm est start time is not as good at the 9:30pm, because people in Western States haven’t even left work.

  • Enri

    @rob60990 we get you dislike the Americans. Pause and take a breath from time to time.

  • Vanquished

    @Das Ravenator

    There was a Bruins game at the same time as the Celtics game, almost everyone in the Boston market was watching that.

  • kbmv

    Wow Thunder/Rockets got a 2.1 and beat the 1.5 by Celtics/Knicks. That is a impressive that people are watching the better basketball game rather than big markets.

  • Das Ravenator

    @Vanquished is don’t believe 50k or so people would make up for the difference.

  • The End

    @rob60990

    Nah. Fans will be celebrating the fact they have a second season, and that Season 1 has produced mostly stable numbers.

    We’l see Season 3 with those numbers too. With every passing season renewal, people will continue to laugh at you.

  • guy

    Too bad RW hasn’t found bigger audience this season—it’s actually better than the past few.

  • Vanquished

    Well I don’t know where 50k comes from but I’d say all of New England (except for CT) for some reason Hockey take priority.

  • kbmv

    @vanquished

    If everyone in Boston watched the Bruins than why doesn’t it at least make the list. Not even a 0.3?

  • Cody

    @Vanquished

    The Bruins playing in the playoffs had nothing to do with the ratings for the Celtics game. The game probably got a .1 in the demo nationally. It could have impacted the rounding though, but probably not.

  • Das Ravenator

    @kbmv I agree. East basketball is just about reputation based… look we used to be good..

    but the west basketball innovates. If you look at these teams, they all play their own brand of basketball…

    DEN,GS,SAS,OKC,HOU,LAC,MEM

    I wouldn’t put the Lakers in there. They fell into the NYK trap. Let’s get X player and win Y championships. Sometimes it works… see MIA, but most of the times it doesn’t work.

  • Freddy Arrow

    Family guy must have the best ratio of syndication ratings vs. regular ratings. Cartoon Network likely got a very good deal on that arrangement.

  • Elijah

    Of course the NHL isn’t going to do as well as NBA. But that doesn’t mean its a flop. Ice hockey in the US is pretty regional and niche. That’s like saying Archer on FX is a flop because its ratings aren’t as good as Modern Family’s ratings.
    This is coming from someone that LOVES >>>>>>>>>>>BOTH<<<<<<<<<<<< hockey and basketball

  • Kyle R

    @rob60990

    I will celebrate that gain! FX has renewed shows with a .6 many times and The Americans is a fantastic show that I eagerly anticipate season 2 and hopefully more of!

  • sarah nz

    Good to see that small rise in The Americans.
    Can’t wait for season 2 (for which I am very grateful) :)

    @ The End – thanks for the response to rob60990, I usually just ignore him :)

  • Pete

    Any NHL ratings for NBC sports last night? I wonder why only the CNBC game game between LA and STL was made available

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