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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.

 
  • Juan

    You’re source for all that made up fiction is? The facts are the finale of True Blood last yr drew slighty more viewers for the night than GoT’s recent finale. Both drew at least 6.3m for the night. No one is worthy of an insult. A person who thinks insults have any purpose other than to stroke the fragile ego of the one hurling them is less than human. Pond scum comes to mind.

  • huldu

    Awful start to True Blood. There is just no way it’s going to get any better. I was naive to think the show would finally make a decent season. I was wrong. But yeah, they’re going to milk the crap out of it and totally destroy what little is left of it…

  • Bill

    No aliens in falling skies? Wow. Like the show but that episode was real slow. The whole thing dedicated to a very minor character dieing. Not even the vp killed in the premiere got that attention

  • Juan

    The # of comments the Sunday cable ratings thread generates each week are high enough & consistent enough to where TVbtN should consider a Top 100 25-54 listing for Saturdays as well. That list should contain much of adult swim, the strongest shows on BBCA, & all of the Sat Nick PT shows. Sporting events & movie ratings would be useful as well.

    The GoT fans that post here are by far the most ill-mannered & ill-tempered. It’s not enough for them to boast about their own show. They feel an obsessive need to insult all challengers. Those are some fragile egos given their show ended until Mar 2014 over a week ago now. I certainly hope they don’t intend to dog True Blood’s 6th season all summer long. It’s such boarish (pun intended) behavior.

  • Dan

    True Blood’s ratings will keep dropping as the season goes on. Thankfully HBO has Game of Thrones to keep the overall ratings for the network up.

  • Andrew

    @Ike

    I just found out that Parts Unknown did end its 8 episode season the previous Sunday with an episode on the Congo. Its already been renewed for next season (not sure when it will start, but hopefully before next April) and hopefully it will be more than 8 episodes next season. Morgan Spurlock’s show Inside Man starts next Sunday at 10PM ET/ 7PM PT on CNN and it should be interesting also. I like the new direction CNN is taking with its weekend shows.

  • samurai99

    @Juan

    Game of thrones finale got 5.4 million viewers. You should probably learn to read a ratings chart before you post your bs.

  • D. Aaron

    The question is: do TOONAMI overnight numbers belong as part of Saturday’s ratings or Sunday’s? Technically they’re on Sunday…

  • Juan

    Sam, you should probably learn to read period. Go back & read the post again & this time pay attention to the word “NIGHT.” Maybe you did & just didn’t understand. That was the combined viewers for the showings that night. True Blood barely edged out GoT with more than 6.3m. HBO’s not dumb enough to look at only 9pm for the ratings of the show.

  • Joe

    Don’t be so mad Game of Thrones is more popular than True Blood Juan. You seem really butt hurt about that fact for some reason. True Blood’s ratings are going to go down a lot this season, guess you are going to cry about that eh?

  • Juan

    BS. S3 of GoT avg’d 4.92m for it’s premiere hr. S3/S4 of True Blood avg’d 4.97m. S5 of True Blood avg’d 4.67m which is way above what GoT avg’d for S1 or S2. GoT’s S3 avg for it’s first 2 ep was 4.32m & TB’s S6 avg is about the same. As far as the 2nd hr, I have yet to see one night when GoT beat TB. TB’s S5 finale beat GoT’s S3 finale by 40% & beat GoT by 7k on the night. Thanks in large part to HBO’s decision to sell GO separately in time for GoT S3, GoT’s cummulative avg rose 2m from S2 to S3 to 13.6m. True Blood’s best cummulative for a season had been 13.5m but again that was GO-less.

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