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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'BET Awards' Wins Night + 'True Blood', 'Dexter', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Falling Skies' & More

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July 2nd, 2013

2013 BET Awards - Show

The BET Awards was the number one show on cable Sunday, earning a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating.  True Blood was second with a 2.2  adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

Dexter
earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating for its season 8 premiere. Your Predictions were too optimistic.

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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)
BET AWARDS SHOW BET 8:00 PM 7.771 3.4
True Blood HBOM 9:02 PM 3.936 2.2
BET AWARDS 13 AFTERPARTY BET 11:39 PM 3.730 1.7
BREAK HBOM 9:59 PM 2.560 1.3
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:06 PM 2.484 1.2
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2.343 1.1
BET AWARDS 13 PRESHOW BET 6:00 PM 2.572 1.1
FALLING SKIES TNT 10:00 PM 3.217 1.1
SPRINT CUP RACING/KNTUCKY TNT 12:00 PM 3.984 1.0
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2.195 1.0
NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT 3:31 PM 3.730 1.0
CONFED. CUP SOCCER     L ESPN 5:30 PM 1.952 1.0
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 2.260 0.9
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:01 PM 2.136 0.9
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3.263 0.9
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 1.706 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 7:30 PM 2.197 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 1.786 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 2.440 0.8
BREAKING AMISH: BRAVE NEW TLC 10:00 PM 2.069 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.800 0.8
SUNDAY BEST 6 SNEAK BET 12:39 AM 1.733 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2.422 0.8
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.495 0.8
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1.558 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 1.826 0.7
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 1.707 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.611 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2.456 0.7
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 8:56 PM 1.559 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 1.709 0.7
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.569 0.7
Venture Brothers ADSM 12:00 AM 1.311 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.385 0.7
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2.702 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 7:30 PM 1.963 0.6
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:00 PM 2.086 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.670 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.390 0.6
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2.141 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.642 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.713 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 1.992 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1.449 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1.391 0.6
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2.502 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.269 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.487 0.6
GABRIEL IGLESIAS: ALOHA CMDY 8:32 PM 1.259 0.6
REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOO BET 2:00 AM 1.253 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:59 PM 1.653 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.508 0.6
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 2.061 0.6
REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOO BET 2:30 AM 1.159 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:23 PM 1.145 0.6
REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOO BET 1:32 AM 1.255 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.836 0.5
Iron Chef America FOOD 10:00 PM 1.434 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 1.083 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 3:44 PM 1.666 0.5
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 2.235 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.644 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 1.596 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1.777 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.329 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 0.926 0.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 6:30 PM 1.130 0.5
RAY DONNOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.350 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.569 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.564 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.186 0.5
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1.869 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1.398 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.439 0.4
Swamp People HIST 11:02 PM 1.292 0.4
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:01 PM 1.105 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1.558 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 2.035 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 11:00 PM 1.105 0.4
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1.366 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1.400 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1.551 0.4
UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R TLC 5:00 PM 1.173 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 4:00 PM 1.134 0.4
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 6:30 PM 1.147 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE IV LIF 8:00 PM 1.354 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.439 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1.177 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1.537 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.283 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 4:30 PM 1.040 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:44 AM 1.325 0.4
HGTV STAR HGTV 8:00 PM 1.764 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 0.957 0.4
FAST N LOUD DISC 5:00 PM 0.937 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 2:00 PM 1.114 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1.291 0.3
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 9:00 PM 1.193 0.3
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 5:00 PM 1.174 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.

 
  • Dante

    Devious Maids is dead.

  • romo

    Break was excellent.

  • Dennis

    The Killing really seemed to have a bit of life last week….huge drop this week.
    Will be cancelled, again.

    FLOP MAIDS IS DEAD :)

    Falling Skies, needs to get an uptick next week….

  • John A

    I nailed Dexter prediction. 1.2 good anyway. Not surprised Lifetime shows dropped. They cant afford to drop anymore though.

  • James C.

    Why is Devious Maids dead? It gets the same ratings as Drop Dead Diva, a big show for the network. (They bluffed that they were going to cancel it in order to get the producers to cut costs, but it’s still a big show for them.)

  • SJ

    Devious Maids is not dead. Those are still acceptable numbers, but it shouldn’t drop anymore.

    Ray Donovan opened low.

  • Mary

    I thought Dexter would have a higher demo than last year. It did have more viewers.

  • marc

    Ray Donovan low? Isn’t this like the best series premiere Showtime ever had? Certainly higher than Homeland or Shameless.

  • rob60990

    “Why is Devious Maids dead?”

    It’s not. However, if it drops anymore it is in trouble. Weird how it actually rose in viewers yet dropped in the demo.

  • James C.

    Also, Devious Maids is only a tenth of a point below Lifetime’s highest-rated drama, The Client List.

  • John A

    Isnt Army Wives still the highest rated show on Lifetime? It was beating The Client list in last few weeks.

  • Charmed

    I hope DDD doesn’t fall anymore, it already seems to be on thin ice after just barely getting renewed. Devious Maids held up well, I hope it and DDD will still be here for summers to come!

    A question for anyone willing to answer: What does Lifetime expect from DDD? Do you think what it’s getting currently is enough to save it?

  • Bella Bellini

    Dexter definitely hurt the Killing’s ratings. I’m sure there will be an increase when DVR numbers are included. Season 3 is excellent and Netflix probably looks at overall ratings.

  • Juan

    Nick, if it’s still reasonable for you to do, please provide the 18-49 & total viewers for Vortexx & adultswim Sat. Gracias!

    Another event program drawing over 3.4 18-49 kept True Blood (2.2) from the top spot. Given that the season premiere of S2 drew 3.7m at 9pm & 12.1m cum viewers for the week (source nytimes), S6 is avg well over 12m cum so far. That’s excellent for a summer season which any smart person knows is a LOT harder to draw viewers consistently than the spring. The reasons are obvious: most people vacation in the summer, & more favorable weather means less tv watching time.

    The BET after party damaged adultswim as FG+BB+FG avg’d less than 0.8. VB held great considering that.

  • Meanie

    I must admit I was biased to Falling Skies n/c of The Walking Dead, but I must say the show grew on me. I like Falling Skies.

    I see BET dominated the night. I think BET should strike a deal with FOX to bring The Cleveland Show out cancellation it probably could be more successful since I feel it would do better with it demographic. The Soul Man did better when it reran on BET than when it played on TVLand.

    Rhonj was okay Sunday. Idk just not into Rhonj like that this season so far maybe it’s the repetitive storyline of Teresa vs The Show.

  • jj

    Ha Soccer got a 1.0 and baseball only 0.6. Looks like america does like soccer even though it had nothing to do with the U.S.(Spain vs Brazil).

  • svsnt021

    @Nick
    If you come around and, if possible to you to do, could you please post #s for the 6/9, 6/16/, 6/23 and 6/30 episodes of Sandwich King (FOOD, Sun@11AM)? Thanks ever so much!

  • 123

    @Nick
    WWE Main Event (6/5, 6/12, 6/19 & 6/26 ) and AM Raw (6/8, 6/15, 6/22 & 6/29) please- Thanks in advance!

  • scifi

    It’s a shame to see Falling Skies dying. Slowly, but still dying.

  • Kyle B

    Break-the space after True Blood? Wow. They actually separate the space between shows and give it a separate rating? Perhaps NBC should do the same, and pump up their ratings. :devil:

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