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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Night + 'Breaking Amish', 'Mad Men', 'Long Island Medium', 'River Monsters' & More

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May 14th, 2013

The-Climb Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones was Sunday's top cable original with a 2.4 down from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating Breaking Amish came in second  with a 0.9 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 9:02 PM 4.84 2.4
BREAK HBOM 9:58 PM 3.66 1.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.08 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.03 1.0
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:30 PM 2.20 0.9
BREAKING AMISH: BRAVE NEW TLC 10:00 PM 2.14 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2.40 0.9
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2.36 0.8
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:30 PM 1.68 0.8
BREAK HBOM 8:54 PM 1.57 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.97 0.8
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:30 PM 2.51 0.8
Ax Men HIST 9:00 PM 2.36 0.7
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 2.34 0.7
RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:00 PM 1.60 0.7
LOITER SQUAD ADSM 12:00 AM 1.48 0.7
Army Wives LIF 9:00 PM 2.31 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.45 0.7
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 1.79 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.51 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.94 0.7
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 10:00 PM 1.44 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.60 0.6
VEEP HBOM 10:01 PM 1.21 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2.04 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1.39 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1.80 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:32 PM 1.26 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.80 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM ON THE TLC 8:00 PM 2.00 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.67 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.05 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2.12 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 4:00 PM 1.39 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.80 0.6
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.10 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.70 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.23 0.6
Swamp People HIST 2:00 PM 1.60 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.13 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:01 PM 1.27 0.6
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 11:02 PM 1.12 0.6
BREAK HBOM 10:28 PM 1.05 0.6
ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN DSNY 11:00 AM 2.63 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.01 0.5
Swamp People HIST 1:00 PM 1.46 0.5
Swamp People HIST 3:00 PM 1.58 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:30 PM 1.21 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.84 0.5
WICKED TUNA NGC 9:00 PM 1.30 0.5
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 9:00 PM 1.18 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:30 PM 1.34 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.60 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 1:00 PM 1.25 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1.75 0.5
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 11:30 AM 1.14 0.5
BREAK HBOM 11:58 PM 0.98 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 2.78 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.42 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.28 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:31 PM 1.16 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.43 0.5
Swamp People HIST 4:00 PM 1.21 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:25 AM 1.82 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:00 PM 1.17 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:44 PM 1.03 0.4
Swamp People HIST 12:00 PM 1.20 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1.45 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.45 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 10:00 AM 1.12 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 7:00 PM 1.23 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1.35 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.03 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:00 PM 1.23 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1.02 0.4
Ax Men HIST 8:00 PM 1.44 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 2:00 PM 1.15 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.43 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.39 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 11:00 AM 1.13 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:00 PM 1.39 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:00 PM 1.38 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 3:00 PM 1.15 0.4
FASHION QUEENS BRVO 11:30 PM 0.86 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.50 0.4
EXTREME HOMES (2012) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.28 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1.02 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 6:00 PM 1.07 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.43 0.4
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 0.91 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.48 0.4
YOU LIVE IN WHAT HGTV 8:00 PM 1.43 0.4
COUNTING CARS HIST 10:31 PM 1.30 0.3
SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 10:00 AM 1.07 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.00 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 5:00 PM 1.11 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.28 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 2:00 PM 0.98 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.33 0.3
Criminal Minds AEN 11:00 AM 0.99 0.3

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Rob3008

    Anyone know where we can see Orphan Black’s ratings from Saturday?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Anyone know where we can see Orphan Black’s ratings from Saturday?

    didn’t see full ratings but it averaged 280,000 viewers from 9-10p ET. Doctor Who averaged 909,000 from 8-9pET

  • Moonartzi

    I think game of thrones has been bad the last few weeks. I think it will get better though.

  • DANIEL

    @Steve

    Not really. 10 hours of TV is more than enough to go through an entire book. A Storm of Swords (book 3) is actually action filled, but the majority of its action happens in the latter half of the book. Honestly, the decision to split this season into two has made it quite boring, would have been much better as a 12 episode season.

  • Cody

    Game of Thrones has been slow the past couple of weeks, but after episode 9, everyone will be all in again. Season Finale prediction for me is a 3.4 in the demo.

  • Someone

    @Steve: Keep in mind that unlike movies, the TV series has about 8 hours for the book. However they still cut out a lot for the series. Particulary the things that make the books immersive, while only leaving the “eye candy” things, or the mandatory nudity that is apparently required from every episdoe. For example, by this point in the book you would be speculating who Jon Snow’s parents really are.

    For this season, however, while things are leading up to the same big event happening in episode 9, the writers have been changing so much of the road leading to it that I feel they have taken out anything interesting out of it. Which is why I feel the season so far feels slow. I found episodes 4 and 5 were the best episodes this season. And it’s probably no surprise that those 2 episodes were the most faithful to the book.

    (Before anyone comments. I know that it is not easy to adapt a book to screen. I know there are things that wont work on TV like they do on books. I know there are things that are changed so the book readers have something knew. However I think pointless changes or the destruction of characters is unecessary.)

  • Weez

    Television fans are reminding me more and more of fair weather sports fans. Just three short weeks ago, this was the best season of Game of Thrones yet… Now that there have been two episodes that slowed things down considerably (for good reason), nothing is happening and the season is boring. Every show has a period where there is a lull in the action, and in this case, there actually is a purpose behind it (they’re not stalling, in other words). Besides, what does “nothing happened” even mean? I’d wager there was more character development and plot movement in these past two episodes of Game of Thrones than there was in nearly the entire second half of The Walking Dead this year. Regardless, after these final three episodes, it’ll be back to “Best season yet!”, and that’ll be that.

    Also, still fantastic numbers for Game of Thrones. And for Veep, as well. Bit disappointed that Family Tree didn’t make this list, as it was fantastic, but perhaps it will just be a slow starter. Doesn’t seem too expensive to produce, at any rate, so I’m expecting a renewal nonetheless.

  • BD

    Having Read the book I think this Season is still up to par with previous seasons but I do think the reason some think its slow is because the producers are trying to capture the entire book into the show. Yes they are focusing on events leading up to what most likely will be episode 9 but they are trying to also build material for what happens next season (which will be nonstop action). I think they are doing the right thing and by examining the relationships in this season they are setting it up nicely for season 4 when once again, everything changes. There is just so much happening in so many places right now that its tough to focus on one plot line.

  • jaybpov

    I still like GOT but the story and character development is awful this season. They need watch seasons 1 and 2 and remember how it’s done.

  • Steve

    @Nick

    Wanted to know how XOX Betsey Johnson did on Style? It aired Sunday at 8p

  • Special K

    Nurse Jackie Ratings?

  • Glue

    SM4GE,

    It would be nice for you to say ‘Spoiler’ before talking about the client list. I haven’t watched the episode yet.

  • SMG4E

    @Glue,
    I didn’t have any spoilers. In the episode promo, it was shown that Lacey was attacked and that Riley contemplates getting a gun. I didn’t tell you what happens to Lacey because of the attack or whether or not Riley took the gun.

  • OWN Fan

    Can anyone tell me the ratings to OWN’s ‘Super Soul Sunday’?

  • Juan

    Nick, can you provide the total viewers & 18-49 for Vortexx, Supernatural Saturday, & adultswim including Toonami? I’m expecting the prime time stuff to rise some since Gatsby was mainly a chick flick. Thanks a lot in advance!

    I think any TV has a much harder time holding male viewers over commercial space because there are too many sporting events for them to channel surf to now. If some got bored with GOT, they could just switch over to the NBA playoffs.

  • Jimi

    For me, thankfully, slow doesn’t equal bad! I think this season of Game of Thrones has been extraordinary (I haven’t seen the most recent episode though) and I am more than happy they decided to split the book into 2 seasons!

  • CyndiBindi76

    Slow doesn’t equal bad as @Jimi said above, but Game of Thrones is just bad. It’s always been bad. It can be entertaining, but it’s still the TV version of The National Enquirer any way you cut it. It’s hilarious when people say it’s the best show ever or the best written show on TV. It’s not even the best written show on that night, in that slot! There’s some unscripted stuff with better dialogue! And the acting isn’t that swell either. Lady Stark and Grey Joy are painful to watch, and PD as Tyrion is just shockingly bad. What accent is that meant to be? Sounds like he’s asking a question at the end of every sentence.

    GRRM’s books are exactly the same way though, and by the time you make it to the first pages of book three, it’s time to throw them down. He lost control of what limited plot he established early on, and then wrote himself into a corner – badly. The show is doing the same thing with meandering non-plots and silly soap-opera nonsense. You start off with a bunch of murderers and psychopaths trying to win the throne, and before you realize, you’ve got the same thing only with different characters representing the murderers and psychos (the originals have been pointlessly killed off) and you can hear the Days of our Lives theme tune playing in the background.

  • Nick

    Sunday:

    Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
    -11 AM: 0.242 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49
    -12 PM: 0.247 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    Oprah’s Lifeclass (OWN)
    -9 PM: 0.351 million viewers, 0.11 A18-49

    Parts Unknown (CNN)
    -9 PM: 0.701 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

    Kandi Factory (Bravo)
    -10 PM: 0.596 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

    Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
    -9 PM: 0.840 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

    The Borgias (Showtime)
    -10 PM: 0.749 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

    Family Tree (HBO)
    -10:31 PM: 0.794 million viewers, 0.40 A18-49

    Married To Jonas (E!)
    -10 PM: 0.749 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

    What Would Ryan Lochte Do (E!)
    -10:30 PM: 0.474 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49

    XOXO Betsey Johnson (Style)
    -8 PM: 0.156 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

    Food Network Top 3 AM:
    1. Sandwich King, 11 AM – 0.793 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49
    2. Best Thing I Ever Made, 11:30 AM – 0.778 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49
    3. Guy’s Big Bites, 10:30 AM – 0.718 million viewers, 0.17 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Doctor Who (BBC America)
    -8 PM: 0.909 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49

    Orphan Black (BBC America)
    -9 PM: 0.280 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

    Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN)
    -9 PM: 0.529 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49

    Raising Whitley (OWN)
    -10 PM: 0.422 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

    Life With LaToya (OWN)
    -10:30 PM: 0.327 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.347 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

    Fairly Oddparents (Nickelodeon)
    -9:30 AM: 3.045 million viewers, 0.59 A18-49

    TMNT (Nickelodeon)
    -11 AM: 2.782 million viewers, 0.68 A18-49

    Monsters vs. Aliens (Nickelodeon)
    -11:30 AM: 2.062 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49

    Big Time Rush (Nickelodeon)
    -9 PM: 1.577 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49

    Wendell and Vinnie (Nickelodeon)
    -9:30 PM: 1.386 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

    Food Network Top 3 AM:
    1. Pioneer Woman, 10 AM – 1.154 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49
    2. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, 10:30 AM – 1.051 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49
    3. Barefoot Contessa, 11 AM – 0.889 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

    Adult Swim A18-49 Rank:
    1. Family Guy, 10 PM – 0.81
    2. Cleveland Show, 10:30 PM – 0.80
    3. Boondocks, 11:30 PM – 0.57
    4. Black Dynamite, 11 PM – 0.57
    5. Family Guy, 9:30 PM – 0.53
    6. Bleach, 12 AM – 0.47
    7. Naruto, 12:30 AM – 0.44
    8. Soul Eater, 1 AM – 0.41
    9. Thundercats, 1:30 AM – 0.39
    10. IGPX, 2 AM – 0.31
    11. Tenchi Muyo! GXP, 3 AM – 0.30
    12. Eureka 7, 2:30 AM – 0.27
    13. Sym-Bionic Titan, 3:30 AM – 0.26
    14. Full Metal Alchemist, 4 AM – 0.26
    15. Cowboy Bebop, 4:30 AM – 0.23
    16. InuYasha, 5 AM – 0.22
    17. InuYasha, 5:30 AM – 0.22

    CW (5/4)
    1. Justice League Unlimited, 9:30 AM – 1.451 million viewers, 0.51 A18-49, 1.02 K6-11
    2. Dragon Ball Z, 10 AM – 1.343 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49, 1.02 K6-11
    3. WWE Saturday Morning Slam, 10:30 AM – 1.210 million viewers, 0.40 A18-49, 0.93 K6-11
    4. Transformers Prime, 9 AM – 1.195 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49, 0.99 K6-11
    5. Yu-Gi-Oh, 11 AM – 0.896 million viewers, 0.31 A18-49, 0.62 K6-11
    6. Sonic X 1, 8:30 AM – 0.862 million viewers, 0.25 A18-49, 0.92 K6-11
    7. Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, 11:30 AM – 0.748 million viewers, 0.25 A18-49, 0.54 K6-11
    8. Sonic X, 8 AM – 0.717 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49, 0.89 K6-11

    Wednesday:

    WWE Main Event (Ion)
    -8 PM: 1.357 million viewers, 0.45 A18-49

  • Nathan

    Thank you so much, as always Nick! :)

  • John A

    Orphan Black does terribly out of Dr Who. I wonder if thats good enough for Nurse Jackie renewel.

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