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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'The Bridge' & 'The Challenge' Win Night, 'Royal Pains', 'Futurama', 'Franklin & Bash', 'Necessary Roughness' & More

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July 12th, 2013

The Bridge premiere

The premiere of The Challenge: Rivals II and the premiere of The Bridge tied as the top cable original Wednesday night, with both shows earning a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.   Royal Pains came in second with a 0.8 .even with its most recent original episode.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source, if you don't see your show it was not in that top 100 list. 

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search for specific show.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2873 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2838 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2506 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 2723 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2299 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 2785 0.9
CHALLENGE: RIVALS II MTV 10:00 PM 1574 0.9
BRIDGE FX 10:00 PM 3043 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1854 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2443 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 2370 0.8
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3543 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 2071 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1791 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 3504 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1873 0.7
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1427 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1693 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2034 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 3041 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2851 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1671 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1822 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2626 0.7
FULL HOUSE NAN 11:30 PM 2109 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1208 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1290 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1168 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1280 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1476 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1351 0.6
FAMILY GUY TBSC 9:00 PM 1145 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:30 PM 2456 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:30 AM 2742 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1417 0.6
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK 12:00 PM 2621 0.6
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2107 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 11:00 PM 1975 0.6
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 9:00 PM 2177 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 1926 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1247 0.6
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1704 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1162 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 2028 0.5
Futurama CMDY 10:30 PM 978 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1553 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1024 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1529 0.5
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1454 0.5
COPS SPIKE 8:28 PM 1063 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2525 0.5
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 1:00 PM 2248 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 978 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1152 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:00 PM 2446 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:00 AM 2178 0.5
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK 12:30 PM 2158 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2269 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1447 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1017 0.5
Top Shot ALL STARS HIST 10:00 PM 1252 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1595 0.5
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:00 PM 1152 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1386 0.5
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:30 PM 1456 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 1168 0.5
Only In America HIST 9:00 PM 1705 0.5
COPS SPIKE 7:58 PM 970 0.5
Million Dollar Listing NY BRVO 9:00 PM 998 0.4
Victorious NICK 7:00 PM 1930 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 1856 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1625 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1879 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 9:00 AM 2268 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 887 0.4
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 732 0.4
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 1044 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 1024 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 899 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 2:00 PM 1183 0.4
NCIS USA 11:02 PM 1454 0.4
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 9:30 PM 1050 0.4
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 2215 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1054 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1736 0.4
BRIDGE FX 11:31 PM 1081 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1687 0.4
AMC CELEBRATES AMC 8:00 PM 1112 0.4
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1117 0.4
BAIT CAR TRU 11:01 PM 939 0.3
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1862 0.3
South Beach Tow TRU 10:31 PM 1057 0.3
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1405 0.3
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 951 0.3
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 9:00 PM 1016 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1150 0.3
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1651 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1171 0.3
TWO/HALF MEN FX 6:30 PM 916 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 961 0.3

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Dennis

    @The End

    I agree with you!!! :D

    Frankley I can’t help but laugh when I see rob60990 making comments about any show… I just remember the fact that all he watches is family drama’s mostly aimed at tween girls.. ROFL. Enjoy Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth Rob, Leave the good shows to the adults ;)

  • Dennis

    @Dan S The Americans either got a 0.9 aswell or a 1.0. Can’t really remember but its one of the two. Its off to a great start anyway.. and less people watch tv in the summer aswell, so keep that in mind :D

    The critical acclaim its getting means at least viewers are likely to come back for more

  • Craigy

    Not a great start for The Bridge. To be honest, I was expecting a lot worse. Considering it’s summer season, it should be much more easily stabilized than The Americans. If it averages 0.7 or better, it should be renewed.

    Although there is a lot of FX dramas right now and they ordered a few more so FX should be more picky about pick-ups.

  • Sandy Calantone

    Why won’t ABC/Fam just admit Melissa & Joey and Baby Flop need to be gone from the line-up? They didn’t even make the list this week. When a show called China IL kicks your a**, it’s probably time to leave the party.

  • Pat

    Not very good numbers for Franklin and Bash, no episode has gotten above 2.2 million viewers this season and the demo has been stuck at 0.6. Compared to last year, the show is down over 750,000 viewers and 0.2 in the demo.

    With the season halfway over, the clock is ticking. They need to get their average total up and get some 0.7, 0.8′s in the demo. I highly doubt TNT will renew the show if the demo stays at 0.6. Leverage was cancelled in December and their demo average was 0.65….so things aren’t looking too hot.

  • James

    Do red necks ever get sick of watching Duck Dynasty reruns? It seems everyday the list is filled with Duck Dynasty reruns.

  • Ram510

    Wednesday nights are waaaay too busy now!

    The Challenge and the Bridge did great especially considering both ran until 11:30. Very solid start for both. I don’t think the last season of The Real World even got a .9.

    Happy Futurama bounced back. And OWN had a decent night.

    F&B still steady even with increased competition, unlike Necessary Roughness.

    I don’t understand all this talk about Melissa & Joey are flopping this season, the show has been at a .5 for almost every episode which about what it was doing last season and got renewed to reach 100 episodes. Sounds solid to me. Just because its not always on this little list doesn’t mean it tanked. This list doesn’t represent everything out there in the world . Maybe some of the people here should explore other site or, I don’t know, try knowing what your talking about before you hat rattle off a bunch of nonsense

  • James

    @Dennis The Americans got a 1.2 demo for its premiere.

  • Shayla

    Pat I agree with the Franklin and Bash comments. TNT has Rizzoli and Isles as well as Major Crimes doing better I believe Perception is also doing better.

  • Pat

    @Shayla, yep you are right. Rizzoli and Isles is doing better. So is Major Crimes, Perception, and Falling Skies (which was already renewed). King & Maxwell is doing better in overall viewers, but worse in the demo…with an average of 0.48…so I think that show is in serious trouble too.

    Franklin and Bash is beating TNT’s two reality shows, The Hero and 72 Hours, but that is not saying too much. TNT is an older skewing network, for sure, but not THAT old. Falling Skies, Rizzoli and Isles, Perception, Major Crimes, and Dallas (which aired in the dead of winter) all did well in the demo, averaging 0.75 or higher.

    I think the two shows most likely to be cancelled by TNT are F&B and K&M just based on how they are underperforming in the middle of summer (especially in the demo numbers). They each have 5 episodes to boost things a bit, but that is not a lot of time.

  • MARCO

    IT KEEPS SAYIN NAN AT TEN TEN THIRTY IS FULL HOUSE. BUT IT IS THE NANNY NO?

  • toons

    nice to see futurama back up… and the 1030 rerun from last week did well too… it did better than when it first aired. and this is with no new daily show or colbert

  • rob60990

    “I just remember the fact that all he watches is family drama’s mostly aimed at tween girls..”

    1.3 million out of the 2.3 million that watched this week’s PLL was in the 18-49 demographic moron. Kinda sad all you do is sit home all day and insult what I watch.

  • rob60990

    “rob60990 I bet you want to just jump off a building. You hate Happy Endings and like FULL HOUSE? HA! Loser. Everybody loves Happy Endings and you’re watching ABC Family. Sad, sad, sad. Troll.”

    I’m a troll? lmao, I’m not the one who keeps using someone else’s name and been banned a bunch of times.

  • Brandy

    @Dennis, accoding to a magazine article a couple years ago (in People or EW or US Weely) about PLL season two, 55% of its viewers are over 18.Further, why insult someone over what they watch?People watch they like& theres nothing wrong with that.You dont like or watch it, fine, but dont insult people
    @Ram, I think people say M&J/BD are flopping this season cause if I remember right they were both getting 0 6_0 7 last season and this season BD has several 0 4 while M&J is at 0.5s.
    @Sandy, because they were doing good last season in ratings,theyve both been renewed plus acfam didnt any new new comedeys to replace them and mainly cause in M&J s case, they want to get it to syndication.

  • Christian

    If the #s in Rob’s screen name represents his bday, that’s just sad. Do you sit in your parents’ basement all day posting Ezria gifs on tumblr and brushing the hair of your Mary-Kate and Ashley dolls? You’re a 23-year-old man.. grow a pair and act like it!

  • QW

    Melissa & Joey is unquestionably down from last season.

    Last summer, Melissa & Joey had:
    5 episodes at 0.7
    3 at 0.6
    7 at 0.5

    This summer, Melissa & Joey has had:
    4 at 0.5
    2 at 0.3

  • The End

    @rob60990

    As I said on the Sunday Cable Thread, this cretin will keep using my name pretending to be me and won’t stop. I’ll be using a new name in the near future, with a Gravitar picture.

    I actually liked posting here, certainly I have done for years. But I’ll be taking a break for a few months due to being busy anyway. Thanks for the support but it’s not worth bothering about anymore.

    I hope he has fun on my name, certainly he’ll never be me anyway.

  • KMS53

    I am hoping Necessary Roughness rebounds next week as it is so much better this year, which I think was reflected by its increase in ratings up until now. It looks like all of the 10 pm shows lost viewers to the premieres of The Bridge and The Challenge. That is a tough time slot every day of the week, especially when there are TTBT on TBS and reality shows almost everywhere else. USA has gotten loads more competition in the 10 pm time slot over the last couple of years, and I’ll be interested to see how their other returning shows do in the coming weeks.

  • Wright

    Really loving Necessary Roughness this season, but I want more Nico.

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