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Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Dexter', 'Falling Skies', 'Devious Maids', 'The Killing' & More

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July 10th, 2013

True blood At Last

True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 2.2. Keeping Up with the Kardashians came in second with a 1.3 up from last week's 1.1.

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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)
True Blood HBOM 9:02 PM 4144 2.3
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2556 1.3
BREAK HBOM 9:56 PM 2348 1.3
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:00 PM 2524 1.2
FALLING SKIES TNT 10:00 PM 3488 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2228 1.0
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2171 1.0
BA:BNW:SHUNNING TRUTH TLC 10:00 PM 2379 0.9
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1749 0.9
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3339 0.9
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1977 0.9
KEVIN HART- LAUGH AT PAIN CMDY 10:00 PM 1768 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2078 0.9
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2533 0.9
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 2165 0.9
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 1715 0.9
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 3514 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2183 0.8
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 7:00 PM 1882 0.8
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 8:00 PM 2047 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1692 0.8
Venture Brothers ADSM 12:00 AM 1526 0.8
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3459 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2625 0.8
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3173 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1936 0.7
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 5:00 PM 1837 0.7
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 1796 0.7
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:00 PM 2179 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3583 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 2062 0.7
SUNDAY BEST 6 BET 8:00 PM 2025 0.7
TENNIS: WIMBLEDON       L ESPN 9:00 AM 2456 0.7
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2856 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1697 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1716 0.7
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2164 0.7
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2937 0.7
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 4:00 PM 1727 0.7
KEVIN HART- LAUGH AT PAIN CMDY 8:00 PM 1207 0.7
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 3091 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2179 0.7
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1667 0.7
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE CMDY 11:00 PM 1212 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2554 0.6
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 2253 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM ON THE TLC 9:00 PM 1798 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1691 0.6
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 2299 0.6
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 2451 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2386 0.6
KEVIN HART: SERIOUS FUNNY CMDY 9:00 PM 1224 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2178 0.6
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1556 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1354 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 4:30 PM 1510 0.6
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:58 PM 1395 0.6
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 2007 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1375 0.6
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1828 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 1:00 AM 1300 0.6
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 1192 0.6
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 2129 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 964 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1417 0.5
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 5:00 PM 1430 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 3:00 PM 1253 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1912 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1647 0.5
UNKNOWN (2011) TNT 7:30 PM 1631 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1621 0.5
BA:BNW:SECRETS REVEALED TLC 7:00 PM 1203 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1164 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 7:00 PM 1690 0.5
FOOD COURT WARS FOOD 10:00 PM 1541 0.5
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 9:30 PM 1457 0.5
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1616 0.5
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1064 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1569 0.5
HGTV STAR HGTV 8:00 PM 1803 0.5
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1273 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1532 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2:00 PM 1114 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1401 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1517 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 9:00 PM 1346 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1146 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1250 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 6:00 PM 1347 0.4
THE A&E MOVIE AEN 2:00 PM 1179 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 973 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 11:31 PM 1187 0.4
Time Machine HIST 3:00 PM 1430 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1256 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1182 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 4:30 PM 1313 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 955 0.4
NCIS USA 10:00 AM 1428 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 5:00 PM 1301 0.4
LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HGTV 9:00 PM 1176 0.4

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  • Elyse

    I was beyond excited about Devious Maids when I first heard about it. Unfortunately it’s too off the wall for me. I had to stop watching :(

  • The End

    @What’s cringe worthy, faker, is that you think this is funny.

    How is it funny keeping this going for 9 days now? What did I do to you to offend you enough to basically stalk/harass me on here? You’re not me, you haven’t been posting here for years. My IP address is tagged to 100s of posts on here. You however only appeared on the Falling Skies renewal topic 9 days ago.

    Do you have autism or something? What is wrong with you? I have a feeling who you are, certainly I can tell you’re a regular poster on here, someone who likes to abuse caps lock and the ‘!’ button, someone like BigBrotheFan, or..

  • Wright

    Falling Skies is great!!!

  • talbet

    Devious Maids is very good. And now that they’ve started featuring Susan Lucci more, it’s way better than it started off. It also got me hooked on Drop Dead Diva, which is flawed but fun. The cases they take on are pretty ridiculous but the personalities of the characters carries the show.

  • samurai99

    @Juan

    Thank you for proving you are too stupid to read your own article. That 13.5 million is for True Bloods highest rated episode, not there season average. HBO doesn’t care if a show gets high numbers if they fall off a cliff later, which True Bloods numbers have.

    It’s amazing that you can be so condescending and so wrong at the same time.

  • Juan

    @Sam, you’re being stupid again. Your mind failed to comprehend the words “on average” in the paragraph. That’s 13.5 million ON AVERAGE for True Blood’s 2010 season & 11 million ON AVERAGE for Boardwalk Empire. Only someone as dumb as yourself would ignore that & conclude it was a season high.

    It’s stupid to suggest the seasonal average is more important than the finale for a premium network. The finale leaves a lasting impression for the show that lingers over the next 9 mo’s. That’s the time in which a subscriber is likely to make a decision to drop/keep/add HBO. True Blood has avg’d well over 6 mil viewers 3 yrs in a row now on finale nights. True Blood’s S5 narrowly beat GoT’s S3 in that regards.

  • Carl

    Stop living in the past Juan. True Blood may have been the most popular show on HBO at one point, but that has changed. You can’t compare True Blood S5 with GoT S3 since True Blood S5 was the 2012 season and GoT S3 is the 2013 season. GoT S3 has to be compared with True Blood S6 (both 2013 seasons) to determine which show is the current most popular show on HBO. Judging by how much True Blood has dropped in S6 it is safe to say Game of Thrones is the new top series on HBO. Also, since GoT has established a pattern of increasing in ratings every season, S4 of GoT may well top whatever heights S5 of True Blood achieved.

  • Juan

    www hollywoodreporter com alan-ball-true-blood-showrunner-hbo-569349:

    www haaretz com life-after-tony-soprano-1.342711 :

    Carl, that’s nothing more than speculation. TB peaked in S3 & there’s no reason to believe GoT won’t prove the same. GoT’s S3 started off with a modest gain & then got a big lift with Red Wedding. It then leveled off & the finale was considered subpar.

    Comparing GoT S3 with TB S6 is like comparing a car with 30k miles on it vs one with 60k miles. It’s not fair by any stretch of the imagination. GoT S3 should be compared with TB S3.

    Seasonal cumulative average is a meaningless stat for a premium network. What matters most is the season high & the finale. The high because it measures maximum reach of the show with subscribers & the finale because it leaves a lasting impression. That effects subscriber choice over the next 9 mo’s more than an avg for the season. It’s the finale that generates the buzz for the next season.

    TB’s season high & finale easily beats GoTs through their first 3 season. GoTs cum avg is helped by increased reach in VOD/DVR usage/GO since TB S3.

    The delayed viewer count doesn’t equate to the premiere night viewer either because they obviously don’t have the same zeal for the show. If the odds of a premiere night viewer retaining HBO are 100%, then those odds drop to 80% or more for delayed viewer. Just as they can wait longer to see an ep they are more likely to live without HBO too.

  • KC

    @Juan: “you’re being stupid again. Your mind failed to comprehend the words ‘on average’ in the paragraph.”

    Actually “on average” is modifying Boardwalk Empire in that sentence, not True Blood. It could be a typo, but if they meant for “on average” to modify both Boardwalk Empire and True Blood then the sentence should have read, “According to Lombardo, top HBO shows enjoy high viewer rates – *on average* ‘True Blood’ has 13.5 million viewers and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ has 11 million, out of 30 million subscribers.” But that’s not the way they wrote it.

    It’s weird that you’ve been making fun of samurai99 for having poor English skills and reading comprehension when you’re the one that abuses abbreviations for no reason and doesn’t seem to understand the sources you quote ad nauseum. (And really, the best source you could find for current US TV ratings is a two and a half year old article from an Israeli newspaper?)

    And is stupid the only pejorative adjective you know? If you really had a good point and good sources to back your argument up you shouldn’t need to resort to slinging insults anyway.

  • Juan

    KC, that was dumb of you.

    According to Lombardo, top HBO shows enjoy high viewer rates – “True Blood” has 13.5 million viewers, and “Boardwalk Empire” has 11 million viewers on average, out of 30 million subscribers.

    The key word is “has.” Your poor English skills fail to understand that. That is a current reference for both shows & since the only other qualifier in it is the phrase “on average” any other interpretation is an act of desperate stupidity on your part.

    There is no need to seek another reference because this is an interview with the most knowledgeable people on the subject. Apparently you are too stupid to understand that.

    I could use other words like dumb, assenine, ignorant, bralnless, dense, dim, dopey, dull, dumb, idiotic, imbecilic, inane, mindless, moronic, nonsensical, puerile, senseless, shortsighted, simpleminded, slow, stolid, stupefied, thick, unintelligent, unthinking, & witless but they don’t fit any better than stupid. I’ll switch it up though if I get bored.

  • Juan

    KC, since you are slow-witted by current I mean relevant to the time of the interview, Feb, 2011. I do not mean relevant to 2013. Though it wouldn’t surprise me if the cumulative for TB’s S5 finale was 13.5 mil seeing that it outdrew GoT’s S3 finale by 7K on it’s premiere night.

    As I pointed out before, the most important marks each season are the high & finale. I explained in detail as to why though I don’t expect people who act stupid out of desperation to either understand it or accept it.

  • KC

    Juan: Thanks for proving how mature you are by throwing names around again for no reason. It’s really doing a great job to help you to prove your point.

    Just because they say that True Blood has 13.5 viewers does not mean that they aren’t citing the series high. What they were citing was not specified. (Just like how someone can say average and mean mean, median, or mode, all of which will most likely give you different numbers, but all of which are still technically the average.) You are choosing to read it as the average, not the high. The sentence left it vague. Possibly intentionally to make it seem like True Blood has more average viewers than it really does. And YOU were the one that said that “on average” was the key phrase in the sentence, not has, so by your own standard you have poor English skills.

    And yes, a second article is needed because the interviewees did not specifically say the numbers that were cited. It is implied that they said it, but the way it was written it’s not clear if Lombardo only said that True Blood and Boardwalk Empire had high viewer rates (that’s not even quoted so that could be a paraphrase or an embellishment) or if he actually gave them those numbers. If they were part of a direct quote then it would be definitive, but the numbers weren’t part of of a direct quote. You have no idea where the reporter got them. Are there any other sources to back up that True Blood had 13.5 million viewers on average in 2011? Or is it just that one article? Because that was my main point, not just that it was old. And I only brought up that it was old because you keep saying that True Blood is currently (at THIS moment) the biggest HBO show with NO DATA to back it up, not because the data wasn’t current at the time of the interview. (Why on earth did you think I was saying THAT?)

    I’m not slow witted, you just almost always have very convoluted arguments and you often change your point as soon as someone points out an illogicality so I missed one of your gear changes. If it were worth my energy I could keep track of them, but what’s the point since you’re just going to change what you’re saying whenever it suits you? You’re a True Blood fanboy and it’s the by far the greatest show on TV and anyone who disagrees with you is a moron who can’t read, I get it.

    Keep that irony coming.

  • Juan

    KC, I’m impressed you are capable of writing a lengthy post. Unfortunately, it doesn’t make you any less stupid.

    According to Lombardo, top HBO shows enjoy high viewer rates – “True Blood” has 13.5 million viewers, and “Boardwalk Empire” has 11 million viewers on average, out of 30 million subscribers.

    There is another key word in the sentence: “rates”. Since you obviously don’t know what the word means look it up. Even someone exhibiting continual moronic behavior like yourself should be capable of that much. Your interpretation of the word is dumb to say the least.

    There is photographic evidence of the interview taking place so there is no need for a 2nd source. Still, the 2nd source supporting the 13.5mil avg for True Blood is the May article that stated GoT’s average at the time & that it was on pace to top True Blood’s best seasonal avg. There is nothing in that article insinuating it had & the figure for GoT at the time was 13.4mil.

  • samurai99

    Juan over the past week, I and other posters have posted four different links, all proving your out of context wrong.
    And let’s be clear even if you were right about 13.5 million for true blood it would still have fewer viewers than season three of game of thrones, which had 13.6 million. This means that game of thrones has already repeatedly beaten the viewership highs of true blood. And that’s not even getting into the fact that game of thrones has far more international viewers, sells more DVD and merchandise, has more critical support and awards, and has been described by Michael Lombardo as the most profitable show on hbo.

    Trying to pretend true blood is hbos flagship is a laughably untrue claim.

  • samurai99

    Oh and I love Juan trying to claim that true blood season five had higher ratings than game of thrones season three when game of thrones had five episodes with over 5 million initial viewers, and true blood had two.

  • Juan

    Sam, you have not only proven yourself to be stupid but also a liar. I have once claimed True Blood, now in it’s 6th season is the current flagship of HBO. That honor goes to GoT & that’s easy to see. GoT’s S3 season high easily beat TB’s S5 high & the finale’s were basically a tie. The finale is more important because that leaves a lasting impression when the show is not airing. It also generates the buzz for the next season amongst those who haven’t been reading the books. There is no doubt that GoT right now is the flagship of HBO.

    The links by stupid people have all been rufuted as to what True Blood did in the past. Most of thost provided were either from a reference that was less than 24 hrs after the finale aired or didn’t even cover the last few weeks of a TB season. All of the links I provided have been at least 1 wk after the finale aired. Once again the seasonal cum avg for S2 was reported by HBO in Nov of that yr as 12.7mil. I provided the irrefutable link for that. S3′s high, finale, & avg all exceeded that by over 15% so the believe that it’s seasonal cum avg was no greater than 300k was just plain stupid. The interview with Lombardo himself proved as much.

    Only a stupid person would characterize this as being vague:

    According to Lombardo, top HBO shows enjoy high viewer rates – “True Blood” has 13.5 million viewers, and “Boardwalk Empire” has 11 million viewers on average, out of 30 million subscribers.

    The source for the #’s is clearly identified as HBO’s president of programming. The word “rates” clearly indicates it’s a cumulative avg after the last seaason of True Blood & Boardwalk Empire. The author of the article is reporting on what he learned just after interviewing the man himself.

  • Juan

    (typo) I have NEVER once claimed True Blood, now in it’s 6th season is the current flagship of HBO. That honor goes to GoT & that’s easy to see.

    Still, most references that reported on GoT’s 13.6 mil figure have done so with qualifiers. That pointed out the growth of dvr/vod/internet since 2010 & the fact much of that was not around when Sopranos peaked. They’ve also pointed out it’s not a unique viewer count as it does not come from Nielsen homes alone. It’s more of a views count than a viewer count & some wrote on the likelihood of HBO & Netflix subscribers sharing their passwords amongst their friends.

    The Vulture report got both TB & BE wrong & I suspect if I dug further it probably got other shows wrong too. It’s obvious where the mistake is: the time reference for the #. KC demonstrated the stupidity there. He posted a link referring to less than 24 hrs after TB’s S2 finale in the low 11mil range. I posted links past that showing TB’s S2 finale in the high 12mil range & I’ve since discovered a reference on the trueblood site itself indicating HBO claimed 12.7mil in Nov of that yr. So again you have to be stupid to think S3 would grow that cum just 300k the next yr. It experienced 16% growth in it’s avg, more than that in it’s season high & finale, & then you take into consideration the growth in dvr/vod/internet viewing as measured by Nielsen for all of tv.

  • samurai99

    Vulture didn’t get anything wrong Juan you did.

    And I suppose you want to pretend all those other threads of you claiming true blood is a bigger show than game of thrones never happened.

  • Juan

    www haaretz com life-after-tony-soprano-1.342711 :

    Irrefutable evidence that Vulture got it wrong. You & KC are simply too stupid to understand that. I will continue to remind you of that every time you challenge it. KC was proven stupid on S2 & both of you were proven stupid on S3.

    I have never made a claim that GoT’s S3 was less impressive than TB’s S5. You’re simply too stupid to understand that a 7k win on premiere night is essentially a tie. It’s good for ribbing & nothing more.

  • Juan

    The Vulture chart does not come direct from HBO but rather media sources that quoted HBO. It suffers from the same stupidity as KC over True Blood’s 2nd season: date reference. KC posted an HR ref est TB S2 in the low 11 mil range. I posted a ref 6 mo’s later from HR directly citing 12.6mil. I later posted a ref just 7 days later citing that same fig. I’ve recently posted a ref from Nov of that yr, citing 12.7 mil. Obviously the date reference matters. The fig’s for Entourage, Curb, & Hung have similar date reference problems. In the case of Curb a media report matches that fig less than 48 hrs after that finale & in the case of Entourage it’s reported before the finale airs. The finale grew over the ep that pertains to the first media report quoting that fig. By far the most egregious fig is Hung. The fig matches that of a Warner financial report from Q2, 2009 that was published well before that season of Hung ended. It includes the Hung premiere of that season & nothing more.

    The Vulture chart is nothing but a ball park fig chart refering to an HBO related reference of some nature around that year. Only a stupid person would believe it’s more accurate than media reports citing the cum 7 days or more after a finale airs.

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