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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Skywire Live' Wins Night, 'True Blood', 'Falling Skies', 'Mad Men', 'Drop Dead Diva' & More

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June 25th, 2013

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Skywire Live was Sunday's top cable program with a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating up from a 2.5 for Wallenda's Niagara Falls walk which aired on ABC last June.  True Blood was second with a 2.2 down from a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating for last week's premiere.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WAL DISC 9:10 PM 10680 3.6
True Blood HBOM 9:04 PM 4082 2.2
SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WAL DISC 8:00 PM 6247 1.9
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:20 PM 4155 1.6
SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA TNT 3:00 PM 4660 1.3
BREAK HBOM 9:54 PM 2248 1.2
NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT 6:25 PM 3853 1.1
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2419 1.1
FALLING SKIES TNT 10:00 PM 3548 1.1
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2287 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2222 1.0
BREAK HBOM 8:51 PM 1978 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2091 0.9
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 2006 0.9
BREAKING AMISH: BRAVE NEW TLC 10:00 PM 2149 0.9
Mad Men AMC 10:00 PM 2689 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 7:30 PM 1922 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 8:30 PM 1556 0.8
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3026 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1659 0.8
RED TNT 7:45 PM 2703 0.8
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1607 0.7
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2475 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:31 PM 1377 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3071 0.7
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 1524 0.7
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:00 PM 1987 0.7
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2152 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2778 0.7
MOVIE, USA USA 6:00 PM 1257 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 1483 0.6
PITCH PERFECT HBOM 7:00 PM 1293 0.6
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1671 0.6
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1946 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE III LIF 8:00 PM 1737 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1468 0.6
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2023 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1357 0.6
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 1422 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2575 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1327 0.6
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 3378 0.6
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 3:00 PM 1753 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1822 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1550 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 1890 0.5
TBS LATE MOVIE TBSC 12:00 AM 1160 0.5
VEEP HBOM 10:01 PM 985 0.5
SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WAL DISC 11:20 PM 1464 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 7:00 PM 1457 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:30 PM 1932 0.5
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 1099 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1427 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2379 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1482 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 10:00 PM 1241 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1630 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 1265 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 12:30 PM 1171 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1071 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:01 PM 967 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1455 0.5
NASCAR PRE-RACE SHOW TNT 2:00 PM 1618 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1561 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 5:00 PM 1570 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1836 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 1:00 PM 1432 0.5
HGTV STAR HGTV 8:00 PM 1805 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:30 AM 1765 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:03 PM 844 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1416 0.4
DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE HBOM 2:45 PM 917 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1346 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 2:00 PM 1428 0.4
SANJAY & CRAIG NICK 10:30 AM 2032 0.4
PRINCESSES: LONG ISLAND BRVO 9:01 PM 925 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1494 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 4:00 PM 1487 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:31 PM 872 0.4
LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HGTV 9:00 PM 1259 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1146 0.4
BREAK HBOM 10:28 PM 771 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:30 AM 1330 0.4
Iron Chef America FOOD 11:00 PM 1134 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1122 0.4
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1187 0.4
OWN DOCUMENTARY OWN 10:00 PM 1009 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 1:00 PM 911 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1364 0.4
UNUSUAL SUSPECTS ID 12:00 AM 1070 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1290 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 3:30 PM 925 0.4
OPRAHS NEXT CHAPTER OWN 9:00 PM 1006 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 5:30 PM 986 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 6:45 PM 1182 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 4:30 PM 1291 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1216 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1299 0.3
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 9:30 PM 1063 0.3
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 7:00 PM 1198 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.

 
  • Bella Bellini

    Great news for The Killing! This season is excellent :)

  • D. Aaron

    So let me get this straight: no mention of a NEW episode of The Venture Bros. but we get 12 AM ratings for the TBS Late Movie and a rerun of Duck Dynasty!?

  • Juan

    Nick, if you can spare the time please provide the 18-49 for adultswim Sat’s. I am still hoping that TbtN feels the need to list Sat Top 100 25-54 in the near future with FOX adhd starting up on July 27th. Between marquee sporting events, & both broadcast & cable premieres now Sat is taking on more importance. Make no mistake they are Sat ratings. Nielsen’s Late Late Night reporting period is 2-5am ET. Everything after 5am counts towards Sun morning.

    Nick, thanks in advance!

  • Andrew

    Skywire Live came out of the blue, I had never heard of it before or seen a promo for it, of course I don’t watch Discovery much.

    Nick, I hope you are having a good summer vacation. If you do read this, can you please post numbers for Xtreme Water Parks and Insane Coaster Wars on Travel (8-9PM) and Morgan Spurlock Inside Man on CNN (10PM). Thanks!

  • Ram510

    Great for Mad Men, I miss it already and hope it gets more than 7 seasons!

    Does anybody know what numbers Venture Bros. got?

  • Jon23812

    Ratings for

    Saturday – Nickelodeon
    The Fairly OddParents – 9:30 AM
    Sam & Cat – 8:00 PM

    Sunday – Disney Channel
    Austin & Ally – 8:30 PM
    Shake it Up – 9:00 PM

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Cleveland Show repeated better on Adult Swim than FOX.
    I disliked having to change the channel on both FOX and Adult Swim every time Bob’s Burgers comes on.

  • FLOP Detector

    @TV Addict

    I was talking about True Blood, not The Killing.

  • reallypeople

    Not to throw cold water on the love fest… but people do realize that The Killing received a bump from the MM finale? Hope it lasts, but probably will be back down again to normal levels.

    And @FLOP Detector… ~4mil and 2.2 for TB demo a flop? For HBO? LOL! Yeah, sure. But then again, you needed to use flop somewhere, I guess. Some people.

  • BB

    Good for RHONJ, it beat the Kardashians this week and it’s 2 repeats rated in the top 100. The 10 pm repeat rated better than bravos 9 o’clock show! Also great for WWHL considering a new show and a repeat air before it does and it still pulled in over 1 mil.

    I think the Kardashians are up a bit from last week too!

  • Marsinvestigations1@gmail.com

    The KILLING did well. If it gets .5-.6 a few more times I think they will keep it around.

  • Jon23812

    @90s, Only Fairly OddParents, Sanjay & Craig, Monsters vs. Aliens and Sam & Cat were new. Those other shows were repeats.

  • reallypeople

    Also, HBO doesn’t care what Dexter or BB does. They are both in their final seasons and not long term competition considerations. That would be like a business altering its plans for a soon to be out of business former rival. It makes no sense at all.

    What HBO cares about is keeping its subscriber base happy, returning profits, and keeping shows on roster that keep subscribers active. Bottom line, is they have two shows that bring in subscribers: GoT and TB. Neither are going to end anytime soon as there is nothing on roster even close that could absorb the loss. Not to mention that the shows that hope to continue past its current season (for example Falling Skies) TB is kicking the crap out of.

  • m&m

    @FLOP Detector
    True FLOP, It will drop bellow 2.0 next week against Dexter premiere and even more in august against Breaking Bad

    You wanna be troll fine but at least do it the right way BREAKING BAD airs AT 10pm EAST

  • Mike

    Where the hell is Coppers?

  • Sketch

    Nick if you stop by I’d greatly appreciate the 18-49 ratings for Adult Swim on Saturday. As much as I’d like the other weeks I realize that’s an even taller order and they’re done and gone so just this week would be more than enough. I imagine we’re all putting you out quite a bit here.

  • Juan

    Wiki has the facts. GoT S3 avg’d 4.92m, & TB’s S3 & S4 avg’d 4.97m. TB S5 avg’d 4.67m which greatly beats GoT S2. Series avg, GoT has a long way to beating TB. With respect to the encore hr, GoT does not compare as TB’s S5 finale beat GoT’s by 40%.

    HR has more facts. GoT’s seasonal cummulative avg across all channels including GO was 11.6m for 2012, & 13.6m for 2013. TB’s for S3 & S4 was 13.5m & 12.7m for S5. So GoT narrowly beat the best season of TB this yr. But that season of TB did not have the benefit of GO being sold separately. That greatly aided GoT’s rise across all channels. There’s no reason to beleive TB S6 was benefit from that as well.

    Through it’s first 2 ep, TB S6 is on par with GoT S3 with both avg’g 4.3m for the first hr. Not surprising, TB S6 is ahead of GoT S3 in the encore hr. TB S6 has faced greater competition. The NBA game vs it’s premiere drew 2m more viewers than what GoT’s S3 finale faced, & now Skywire drew over 10m.

    While it’s possible TB S6 could fall below S5′s 12.7m cumulative avg incl GO, it’s more likely to gain on it. Likewise, there is no guarantee that GoT S4 will not lose some of the S3 viewers. GoT S4 won’t have the benefit of a new distribution channel opening up like S3 did.

  • UKTVFan

    Mike, Copper (no “s”) averaged a 0.21 in the 18-49 demo last season, so it isn’t shocking that the S2 premiere is not on the above Top 100 in the 18-49 demo list (which this week goes as low as the upper 0.3 region).

    As you see from the requests in prior posts, a very helpful reader, Nick, usually has access to additional cable ratings, and sometimes posts them here, so we might get the Copper ratings from him.

  • Sadie

    Kardashians confine to sink from week to week in the ratings.

  • cas

    Okay so Mad Men doesn’t really do as well as I thought it did. I don’t watch the show, but by all the talk I hear about it, and all the crap I read, I assumed that it had amazing ratings. It is no Walking Dead that is for sure. What about Breaking Bad, does any one know if Breaking Bad gets better numbers than Mad Men? If so, how come Mad Men is going on for 7 seasons and BB is only going get 5? I think .9 is good for cable don’t get me wrong but all the hype about the show led me to believe it was pulling over a 1.0 for cable which in my mind is amazing.

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