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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.

 
  • Dillan

    Devious Maids is not dead, but it can’t afford to fall anymore.

  • SJ

    A few years back, it looked like cable was slowly but surely going to catch up to broadcast. But now it seems it’s just as susceptible to viewer fragmentation as broadcast.

    Furthermore, a lot of cable channels have the same problem: their biggest, long-running hits are ending (Dexter, Burn Notice, Army Wives) and none of the new shows are strong enough to pick up the slack. Disregarding the huge-for-cable shows (Game of Thrones, True Blood, Walking Dead), I can almost count the number of scripted cable shows that constantly get a 1+ rating on one hand.

  • silvit

    @SJ

    that’s because cable became lazy. Their new shows are terrible or nothing new. Middling shows, middling ratings.

  • The End

    @scifi

    TNT for whatever reason won’t move the show back to 9pm where it premiered well enough. Kinda irritating to the best, but I think we’l get 5 seasons from it anyway.

  • The End

    *to the honest

    Fixed. Funky word correction software error there lol

  • TV Viewer

    A lot of cable is inexpensive, very low budget programs repeated over and over again. When they make the effort; such as Turner Classic Movies, the History Channel, Science Channel, National Geographic, or Discovery Channel often do, cable networks bring in the ratings and critical praise.

  • Dan

    Remember, Devious could have risen or fallen in the demos that Lifetime actually cares about. We only see a very small snapchat of that here.

  • Juan

    Look at Falling Skies gain over it’s lead. It’s sure to get renewed. jj, that’s an apples to oranges comparison as a Conf Cup match between those two heavyweights holds a much greater status than a routine MLB game on a Sun night. Notice as well MLB went up against PT competition.

    More True Blood facts: the series peaked at 9pm in Aug, 2011 with 5.53m viewers and a cum of 13.5m. But there were less delayed viewers tuning in to any HBO then vs now. That 2011 season, True Blood eclipsed a 3.0 18-49 at least 3 times. (source Variety). Game of Thrones has yet to reach those peaks. True Blood’s season finale is Aug 18th this yr.

  • Tiki

    Are those high ratings for a BET Awards show?

  • pinkie

    devious maids is very addictive.love the murder mystery in it.love marisol from ugly betty.love jason from PLL.Love susan lucci.

  • TOM

    No Copper numbers since last week #sad

  • Meanie

    @tiki na the highest the did was 10millon for the yr Michael Jackson past.

  • marcos

    I’m totally hooked on Devious maids. one of the best shows of 12-13 season. It could be perfect on sunday 10pm

  • MichaelChickless

    My 1.3 guess for Dexter was pretty close. Is Showtime really as happy with Ray Donovan as they seemed yesterday in their press release?

  • Mermaid

    Drop Dead Diva and Devious Maids will be up next week. It was because of the BET Awards.

  • tom

    I think Showtime is happy with Ray Donovan’s premiere numbers. They are good for Showtime.

    I really want to know what the hell BREAK on HBO is. Is that just blank screen for a few minutes? Long-extended trailers for other HBO shows? Long and extended credits? What? WHAT?????

  • serendipity’s last stand

    Nice to see true blood is steady but am I the only one thinking ben just might be warlow. Maybe…..

  • B

    I think the only reason that RHONJ is down is because it aired against the BET awards. I’m sure it will bounce up next week, especially since it looks like a good one. Breaking Amish is doing well this season, haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. Also, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is up, it also lost some viewers from the BET awards I’m sure!

  • MG

    Go BET The pre show and the after party did very well also. I still think that they should have ran all the episodes of the game so that they could have started premiering reed between the lines today. But I’m not sure about this new season without traci ellis Ross but mabey she will reacur this season and come back next season.

  • TV Addict

    Falling Skies is solid as Barack, though I do think they should move it back to 9 next season, which it will obviously be renewed for.

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