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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Royal Pains' Wins Night, 'Necessary Roughness', 'Real World', 'Only In America', 'Mythbusters' & More

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June 13th, 2013

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The season five premiere of Royal Pains was the top cable original Wednesday night, with  a  0.7 adults 18-49 rating down from a 1.0 for the season four premiere.   The season premiere of Necessary Roughness and The Real World tied for second with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3097 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3103 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2664 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2538 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2411 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2165 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1911 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 2066 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 2248 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1854 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1887 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1883 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1538 0.7
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3682 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1686 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1530 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1487 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1614 0.7
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2610 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1341 0.6
REAL WORLD XXVIII MTV 10:00 PM 1052 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1471 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1431 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1301 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1268 0.6
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 2221 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1760 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1322 0.5
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:01 PM 1243 0.5
Only In America HIST 9:00 PM 1788 0.5
Top Shot ALL STARS HIST 10:00 PM 1384 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1142 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1113 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2569 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1923 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1660 0.5
Million Dollar Listing NY BRVO 9:00 PM 967 0.5
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1206 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1095 0.5
SAM & CAT NICK 7:00 PM 2686 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1116 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 1309 0.5
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 1017 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1821 0.5
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1147 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:30 AM 1916 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 9:30 PM 1317 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:00 AM 2046 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:30 AM 1853 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2666 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1029 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1031 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2589 0.4
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1353 0.4
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1313 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 11:02 PM 1646 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1879 0.4
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2528 0.4
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 1181 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1798 0.4
MAX AND RUBY NICK 8:30 AM 1857 0.4
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 954 0.4
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1926 0.4
POEM IS...,A DSNY 9:25 AM 1994 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:00 AM 1926 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 8:48 PM 827 0.4
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:30 AM 1999 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 950 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1995 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1869 0.4
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 901 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 1673 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 1105 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1702 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1596 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1719 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 6:31 PM 904 0.4
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 1551 0.4
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 1410 0.4
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1094 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 953 0.4
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 9:30 PM 1191 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1059 0.4
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1111 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1096 0.3
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 827 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1663 0.3
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 4:01 PM 787 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1230 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 793 0.3
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 773 0.3
Ghost Hunters SYFY 11:01 PM 672 0.3
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 672 0.3
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1292 0.3
CHEF ROBLE & CO BRVO 10:00 PM 740 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:00 PM 869 0.3
South Beach Tow TRU 9:00 PM 954 0.3
ELBOW ROOM HGTV 8:00 PM 1008 0.3
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 9:00 PM 1056 0.3
Ice Road Truckers HIST 11:02 PM 727 0.2

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

 
  • Tom

    Most of USA’s programs qualify as purely lite entertainment. There’s nothing edgy about them. So, I expect that audiences are starting to get bored with older USA programs like Royal Pains because they all seem to feature endless storylines that aren’t particularly meaningful.

  • chrisjozo

    I’m glad Melissa and Joey’s ratings have gone up. Hopefully it can get back into the 0.6/0.7 range. Now if Baby Daddy and Awkward can do the same I’ll be happy.

    Hopefully people were able to catch the double episodes. My DVR listed the second Melissa and Joey as a rerun. I only taped it because a promo said it should be new. The second episode of Baby Daddy wasn’t even listed on my guide.

  • chrisjozo

    Also hopefully USA will see that after 7 seasons and moving timeslots Psych is still a good performer. It was getting better ratings than Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness and it’s in it’s 7th season. Plus it didn’t have the advantage of airing in the summer.

    It should get a full season next year. Plus give us back the Christmas Specials or at least replace with with a different Holiday special.

  • tom

    sam & cat did really well for a repeat airing!!!!!!!!!!!! That is more than half of the premiere’s numbers in viewers!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Molly

    According to Futon Critic:

    0.758 million total viewers, 0.3 demo for Melissa & Joey
    .904 million total viewers, 0.4 demo for Baby Daddy

    Both shows are quickly sinking since they returned two weeks ago. Terrible ratings! ABC Family has got to be incredibly disappointed and really regretting those early renewals.

  • pll fan

    which numbers for m&j are correct? futon critic is showing lower rating than here. m&j and baby daddy are doing really poor. wonder why? really not much competition for them. network probably starting to regret renewing them.

  • Brandy

    Aren’t baby daddy and Melissa and Joey up against The Voice? Could that be a reason for the decline?

  • Recollected

    Baby Daddy (8:30) – ABC Family
    0.904 million viewers, #18; 0.516 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #13

    Melissa & Joey (9:30) – ABC Family
    0.758 million viewers, #19; 0.428 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

    Baby Daddy (9:00) – ABC Family
    0.728 million viewers, #21; 0.423 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

  • Recollected

    Melissa & Joey (8:00) – ABC Family
    1.017 million viewers, #14; 0.607 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #7

  • Ram510

    @ Molly

    Oops wrong time slots

  • Samunto

    USA generally skews extremely old. I wonder how Modern Family will do in the fall. And if we’ll see a ratings bump for new episodes on ABC as happened with TBBT.

  • Molly

    @Rams510

    Still terrible for both shows considering they just returned and are up against very little competition. There’s no way ABC Family is pleased with these numbers.

  • Molly

    @Brandy

    No. The Voice does not air on Wednesdays. There is virtually no competition for Melissa & Joey or Baby Daddy in their time slots. The fact that they are performing so badly with virtually no competition is embarrassing.

  • The End

    @Samunto
    @USA generally skews extremely old.

    If the USA Network skews as old as you claim. CBS with their 10 million, 1.1 18-49 with Blue Bloods must be watched by people old enough to remember the first people to colonize America. ;)

  • Valentina_

    Real World doing really good in demo! This season was one of the most rare good season, that you will see!.

  • 728huey

    @Tom

    Most of USA’s programs qualify as purely lite entertainment. There’s nothing edgy about them. So, I expect that audiences are starting to get bored with older USA programs like Royal Pains because they all seem to feature endless storylines that aren’t particularly meaningful.

    I think that was definitely true two to three years ago, But I think USA is trying to put more meat into their shows. The network motto was “Characters Welcome”, and their shows reflected that type of quirkiness. Psych is a dramedy about a fake psychic and his buddy who solves crimes, Burn Notice is a stylish action show about a burned spy who takes on bad guys while trying to get back into the CIA, Royal Pains is about a street smart big city doctor who ends up in the Hamptons, and Necessary Roughness is about a psychiatrist who is hired by a pro football team to deal with one of their diva players. All of them were set up to be sort of lite and breezy, but since they began airing Suits and now Graceland, they’re going on a more gritty trajectory. Even some of their lighter shows are getting more serious, like Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, and White Collar.

  • Tony JJ

    geez. At least melissa and joey rebounded a little at 8, and baby daddy didn’t do too bad, but overall still disappointing numbers. Baby Daddy was growing out of M&J last year and even hit some .7s. What happened? Both are great hilarious shows.

  • Tom

    @ 728 Huey

    I’ve seen the Graceland pilot and, without giving anything away, you may notice that the storyline is pretty contrived. The writer are really stretching the viewers’ sense of disbelief. That’s particularly the case with respect to coming up with contrived resolutions to dangerous situations. I’m increasingly of the opinion that USA is is pinning its hopes for success more on having actors with audience appeal than on producing well written programs.

  • TVMAN

    USA needs to bring back Monk!!! The best show on USA!

  • Cyrax86

    Not good for Necessary Roughness. I believe last Summer it almost always got a 0.8, would not be surprised if it kept falling even more. While USA cannot cancel everything, I don’t think they will renew this one, but maybe next Summer will be too late to use Royal Pains as a lead-in for a new show?

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