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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.

 
  • BrieK

    Good for Dexter. Although I am annoyed they split Dexter and Homeland up (I only had Showtime 3 months a year), Ray Donovan was entertaining. Not as immediately captivating as Homeland, but I will watch again. And, I got a 6-month deal on Showtime, so not all is lost.

  • Mathew

    I love drop dead diva so much!!!

  • chris23

    I was hoping Drop Dead Diva would stay around a .7 rating. In seasons past though Drop Dead Diva always has a tendency to premiere stable drop a little and rebound and stabilize the remainder of the season so hopefully it will regain demo points in the upcoming weeks. With Client List and Army Wives getting lower ratings I wonder if that gives Diva a better renewal prospect.

    In regards to Devious Maids i don’t think it is in cancel territory yet but if it drops any lower it will be.

  • coolioni

    I am failrly certain that Warlow is either the Grandfather or Ben.
    There is something strange about the tow.
    Maybe they are the same person, and since they can time travel maybe they are all the same person.
    There was one part of thr show ehere the grandfather used his “hand laser” to shoot at something and it looked as if it was a young boy that ran away.

  • pooty

    @MG, what are you talking about? TER was on Girlfriends not the Game.

  • Juan

    Variety: Netflix 29.17m, HBO 28.77m, Sho 22.6m, Starz 21.6m. Sho & Starz added su’s for Q1 2013 at a rate of 6:1 over HBO. Overseas: HBO 114m, Netflix 7.1m.

    TNT’s is getting a better PT avg by airing a Big Movie prior to the premiere of Falling Skies. Provided their movie slate remains strong, I don’t see them moving FS back to 9pm. Avoiding the True Blood premiere doesn’t hurt either.

  • Juan

    Devious maids was against the BET awards this Sunday so not surprised it went down in demo but it actually went up a little in viewers so that’s good, I think next week it will go up more. Also wow at BET awards and good for true blood and falling skies

  • Carlos

    Falling Skies didn’t go up from last week, but it didn’t go down either which is good. If it can remain steady at 1.0/1.1 it should definitely get renewed for a fourth season.

  • samurai99

    Ray Donovan did well for a premiere, but it’s going to drop in the next few weeks.

  • The End

    @Carlos

    We were seeing roughly the same amount of viewers last season, but with a 1.2 at this point. When the show was airing at 9pm.

    Don’t see why TNT are afraid to put the show against competition, it did well enough, and now at 10pm we’re down 0.1 lol

    That said it got the show renewed last season anyway ;) We should be hearing within the next 2-3 weeks if the show is coming back.

  • Juan

    Again, you have to look at the effect the Falling Skies premiere has had on the Big PT Movie for TNT. Those typically cost 10-13% the Dom BO $’s so they are not cheap. If FS has raised those #’s, then the 10p start time has worked wonders for TNT. Barack’s 1st term saddled the nation with unproductive debt, & his 2nd term is riddled with controversy. Solid? No.

  • yoyo

    Yo

  • The End

    How eerie, news breaks of the renewal as I typed that.

  • Melanie P.

    Can’t believe people still want to watch the Kardashians considering they are all over the news practically 24/7. You would think with so much overexposure, that show would be off the air by now due to lack of interest and people already knowing so much about them, so what would be left to watch really? Apparently alot, surprisingly.

  • Miles R.

    This is not good news for True Blood. The show hasn’t had an episode fall below 4 million in years. A shame, this season is excellent so far. Curious what the numbers are with all platforms included.

  • samurai99

    @Juan

    My linked comment is in moderation, so I’ll repeat: game of thrones season average this year was 13.6 million so it already beat true blood’s peak several times.

  • LJ

    Actual statistical evidence doesn’t seem to matter for Juan. He makes up numbers without actually backing them up. He said TB’s peak was 13.5 million last week, when in actuality it was 13 million. And now he believes TB is in the process of gaining over 700,000 cumulative viewers per episode from last season, even though the 9 PM airing is down over 500,000 from season 5’s average.

  • Juan

    More lies. I posted two sources to True Blood’s best cum avg. The first was in May, 2013 Variety stating GoT was in position to exceed True Blood in that metric. GoT was at 13.4m at the time so any simpleton can figure out True Blood was at 13.5m. GoT ended up with 13.6m.

    I can’t even find a reference to a post of mine to your 700k figure, so while your first lie can be blamed on your ignorance, your 2nd lie is malice.

  • Juan

    Sam, as usual you don’t know what you are talking about. Variety wrote that GoT has yet to exceed a 3.0 18-49 rating & that True Blood did well past that several times. That has nothing to do with cum avg or even nightly avg.

  • LJ

    I must have missed where HBO airs commercials, which would make the 18-49 demo pretty much meaningless. They care about total viewers and ‘buzz’ the show creates.

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