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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night + Sprint Cup Racing, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Falling Skies', 'Real Housewives of NJ' & More

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June 18th, 2013

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The True Blood sixth season premiere was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year's 2.9 premiere rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. Sprint Cup  racing coverage came in second with a 1.2  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)
True Blood HBOM 9:05 PM 4.52 2.4
BREAK HBOM 9:01 PM 4.09 2.1
BREAK HBOM 9:56 PM 3.14 1.6
SPRINT CUP RACNG/MICHIGAN TNT 1:00 PM 4.53 1.2
True Blood: LIVE FROM THE HBOM 8:45 PM 2.25 1.2
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2.13 1.1
FALLING SKIES TNT 10:00 PM 2.79 1.0
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2.11 0.9
DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE HBOM 6:00 PM 1.75 0.8
MONSTERS, INC. DSNY 9:00 AM 3.54 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2.47 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 1.96 0.8
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 2.85 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 1.95 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.46 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2.05 0.8
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 2.09 0.7
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2.06 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2.07 0.7
BREAK HBOM 8:44 PM 1.38 0.7
BREAKING AMISH: BRAVE NEW TLC 10:00 PM 1.70 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2.36 0.7
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 9:00 PM 1.90 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.28 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.15 0.6
True Blood HBOM 11:04 PM 1.09 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 2.02 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.65 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.15 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:30 PM 1.39 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.46 0.6
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.66 0.6
NORTH AMERICA DISC 9:00 PM 1.84 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.53 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.63 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2.22 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:40 AM 2.68 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:01 PM 1.25 0.5
GAME PLAN DSNY 8:00 PM 2.99 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 1.82 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1.70 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.36 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:09 PM 1.12 0.5
TNT NETWORK PREVIEW TNT 4:30 PM 1.70 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.63 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:01 PM 1.04 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2.29 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:30 PM 1.80 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 2.01 0.5
VEEP HBOM 10:01 PM 1.03 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FATHERS MARA FX 12:30 PM 1.22 0.5
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2.03 0.5
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 8:55 AM 2.25 0.5
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 1.09 0.5
NORTH AMERICA DISC 10:01 PM 1.64 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.38 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.66 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1.77 0.5
BREAK HBOM 11:55 PM 0.81 0.5
FRIENDS TVL 11:03 PM 0.94 0.5
19 Kids and Counting TLC 8:00 PM 1.37 0.5
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 8:00 PM 1.61 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FATHERS MARA FX 1:00 PM 1.17 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1.60 0.4
BREAK HBOM 10:58 PM 0.83 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1.24 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1.30 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 12:01 AM 1.05 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:00 PM 1.25 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FATHERS MARA FX 12:00 PM 1.11 0.4
NASCAR PRE-RACE SHOW TNT 12:00 PM 1.41 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FATHERS MARA FX 1:30 PM 1.05 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.31 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 1.49 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 10:04 AM 0.90 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1.58 0.4
BREAK HBOM 10:28 PM 0.83 0.4
TWO/HALF MEN FATHERS MARA FX 10:30 AM 1.00 0.4
Burn Notice USA 11:00 PM 1.31 0.4
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1.36 0.4
LIMITLESS TNT 7:45 PM 1.17 0.4
DVD ON TV FX 2:00 PM 1.03 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:00 PM 1.47 0.4
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 1.46 0.4
UNUSUAL SUSPECTS ID 1:00 AM 1.02 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1.46 0.4
HGTV STAR HGTV 8:00 PM 1.46 0.4
PRINCESSES: LONG ISLAND BRVO 9:00 PM 0.78 0.4
LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HGTV 12:00 AM 1.03 0.4
American Restoration HIST 1:00 PM 1.13 0.4
American Restoration HIST 5:30 PM 1.32 0.4
DEADLY AFFAIRS ID 2:00 AM 0.88 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1.22 0.3
American Restoration HIST 12:30 PM 1.10 0.3
American Restoration HIST 4:30 PM 1.27 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1.39 0.3
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:30 PM 0.98 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.11 0.3
American Restoration HIST 12:00 PM 1.03 0.3
AMERICAN RESTORATION HIST 6:00 PM 1.35 0.3

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

 
  • Matt

    1) RHONJ should move to 9pm and a repeat at 10pm

    2) It is repetitive with the Gorga-Guidice drama, but it is still entertaining

    That being said, for season 6 they need 2 new housewives. Jennifer Dalton and someone else (NOT KIM D). And not just ‘friends of housewives’ but actually new members. Kathy can also be dropped. I do like her, and Rosie and the kids, but this storyline of Rich vs. Kathy this season is annoying

  • Lucky13

    does anyone have numbers for Storage Hunters on tru? this site didnt post them last week or this week!!

  • agoodboy

    RHONJ is still going strong and i don’t understand why people on here are discounting the numbers? Makes everything else they say non ligit . . .

  • 90s

    NickDisney should be flagged for posting fake numbers. I believe this is the second time I’ve noticed he/she do that. not cool.

  • Juan

    After Boromir (pun intended) was killed off, I lost whatever weekly interest I had in GoT. I have since followed it via VOD when I can find a day to watch a season in it’s entirety. There’s no rush for me to watch something with such meaningless chars as GoT. They are not chars I care much about & beyond the large LotR fan base which pads it’s PT premiere #’s, I think most of America agrees with me. TB is destined for A&E, but I can’t think of one channel that will invest in GoT.

    Because I actually care about the True Blood char’s I naturally take an interest in the actors. The #’s for the Q&A are a testament to their popularity. Overall GoT’s sea finale drew 5.9m on the night, & TB did 5.6m. Throw in the Q&A & the fact TB lifted everything else more than GoT did, & TB was the more successful show when comparing the last 2 wks.

    As for the $ derived from the two shows, you’re bordering on lunacy. True Blood is in it’s 6th season. The sheer volume of the series has generated more $’s than GoT for HBO. GoT will be lucky to even see a 6th season whereas TB will likely see no less than 8. That’s why it’s destined for A&E.

  • #bravod

    Sam and Cat scored 2.580 million viewers via The Futon Critic, not 2.8 mv cc

  • Fox

    @ Renz – Here’s an update on HLN’s broadcast of the Daytime Emmys via “Broadcasting & Cable” magazine. It’s basically what I thought in previous post:

    “The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on HLN declined in the key demo but were on par with total viewership from last year, according to Nielsen ratings for Sunday, June 16.

    “The telecast, hosted by Sam Champion, Robin Meade and AJ Hammer, averaged 213,000 adults 25-54 from 8-10:30 p.m., down 25% from 2012 and 913,000 total viewers, steady with last year’s 912,000.

    “That viewership was good enough to rank HLN first among the cable news networks on Sunday night, however.”

  • The End

    @I’m sure Falling Skies will bounce back some

    Here’s hoping. As it ends with a 4th season in mind, like seasons prior.

  • The End

    @Mal

    To be honest, there would be no point at this point in giving The Killing another season. It just wouldn’t seem worth it.

  • Recollected

    Nurse Jackie (9:00) – Showtime
    0.751 million viewers, #28; 0.346 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #27

    The Wanted Life (10:00) – E!
    0.628 million viewers, #29; 0.433 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #24

    Family Tree (10:30) – HBO
    0.540 million viewers, #30; 0.293 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #30

    The Borgias (10:00) – Showtime
    0.528 million viewers, #31; 0.160 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #35

    Top Hooker (10:00) – Animal Planet
    0.471 million viewers, #32; 0.247 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #31

  • Mark3

    Falling skies still getting great numbers! Will get renewed easily

  • Andrew

    True Blood did great kicking ass of everything else on TV that wasn’t hoops. I wonder how Dexter will do against True Blood in a couple of weeks. I predict both will get good numbers, True Blood in the low 2s and Dexter in the mid to high 1s. Encore showings of both shows will probably be in the 0.6 to 0.8 range. Ray Donavon will probably premiere in the low to mid 1 range.

    My DVR didn’t record Parts Unknown on Sunday night. Was it a repeat, or was there no episode last night. Don’t tell me its done already for the season.

    @Nick
    If you are still out there, can you please post numbers for Xtreme Waterparks (8PM) and Insane Coaster Wars (8:30) on Travel and Parts Unknown (9PM) on CNN if there was an episode. Thanks!

  • The End

    @Recollected

    Was that a new Borgias episode? I think it was. Sad numbers for a finale, I wonder if the fans will get a movie from this.

  • Coffee Steve

    Hope Falling Skies picks up, they seem to have better writing this year and more action and situations.

  • Frank

    Quite a drop for Falling Skies, but even those numbers are still good for a TNT show. As long as it doesn’t continue to drop further it should get renewed for a fourth season.

  • Ike

    Just out of curiosity, anybody got numbers for Sinbad (on Syfy) on Saturday night? It’s a moot point since the show was already canceled in the UK and it’s a late import, but I’m morbidly curious to see how poorly it did.

    @Andrew, for some reason Parts Unknown was pre-empted on Sunday. Not sure why.

  • Stefan

    @Ike

    Sinbad (9:00) – Syfy
    1.002 million viewers, 0.338 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating)

  • Kike Kikerson

    Juan is eating retard sandwiches. Unreal how manic people can be defending “their” shows.

  • Juan

    Confronted with facts & intelligence the opposition resorts to insults. What kind of person thinks that serves any purpose?

  • Liam

    @Juan I hate to say but game of thrones will 100% see a sixth season, and beyond it’s a well established fact that GoT is HBO’s second most watched show of all time, behind The sopranos. Game of Thrones is WAY huger internationally, has WAY more acclaimed, and since it is the most pirated show in the world it has a bigger following than true blood. True blood has q&a while Game of Thrones has Conventions!
    TL;DR You are indeed worthy of insult my friend

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