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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night + 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Sprint Cup', 'Real Housewives of NJ', 'Falling Skies' & More

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July 16th, 2013

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True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 2.3. Keeping Up with the Kardashians came in second with a 1.3, flat with last week.

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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)
True Blood HBOM 9:02 PM 4.536 2.5
BREAK HBOM 9:57 PM 3.694 1.9
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2.544 1.3
SPRINT CUP RACING/LOUDON TNT 1:00 PM 4.907 1.3
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2.700 1.2
FALLING SKIES TNT 10:00 PM 3.329 1.1
CELEBRATE SANDLER MARA FX 8:00 PM 2.628 1.1
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:02 PM 2.431 1.1
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 2.598 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.150 1.0
CELEBRATE SANDLER MARA FX 10:00 PM 2.107 1.0
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1.917 0.9
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3.425 0.9
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 2.221 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.982 0.9
BA:BNW:SHUNNING TRUTH TLC 10:00 PM 2.068 0.8
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.517 0.8
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2.227 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2.746 0.8
CELEBRATE SANDLER MARA FX 5:30 PM 1.584 0.7
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2.525 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2.699 0.7
BREAK HBOM 8:52 PM 1.409 0.7
Venture Brothers ADSM 12:00 AM 1.343 0.7
CELEBRATE SANDLER MARA FX 3:30 PM 1.391 0.7
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 2.176 0.7
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2.102 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.503 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.399 0.7
MOVIE, USA USA 3:00 PM 1.805 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.806 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.643 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1.516 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.637 0.6
CELEBRATE SANDLER MARA FX 1:00 PM 1.256 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.603 0.6
SAM & CAT NICK 11:30 AM 2.565 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:45 PM 1.464 0.6
TED HBOM 7:06 PM 1.299 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.804 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.150 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.198 0.6
SUNDAY BEST 6 BET 8:04 PM 1.643 0.6
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 10:02 AM 1.178 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 1:00 PM 1.510 0.6
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 11:00 PM 1.363 0.6
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 5:30 PM 1.713 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:00 PM 1.053 0.6
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 5:00 PM 1.595 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM BEHIND TLC 9:00 PM 1.656 0.5
CELEBRATE SANDLER MARA FX 11:00 AM 1.007 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.829 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:45 PM 1.535 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1.268 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 1.139 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.518 0.5
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.450 0.5
SAM & CAT NICK 6:00 PM 2.378 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.359 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.680 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 1.356 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.663 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.419 0.5
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1.213 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1.253 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1.710 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1.504 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.980 0.5
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 1:00 PM 1.366 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:03 PM 0.977 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1.874 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 1.192 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.126 0.5
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.209 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.698 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 10:30 AM 1.352 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:53 PM 1.082 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1.662 0.5
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:51 PM 1.220 0.5
FRIENDS TBSC 9:00 AM 0.851 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:30 PM 1.207 0.5
KARATE KID NAN 9:00 PM 1.408 0.5
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 11:00 PM 1.156 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 4:30 PM 1.508 0.4
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1.519 0.4
Swamp People HIST 6:00 PM 1.550 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 1.094 0.4
Swamp People HIST 4:00 PM 1.309 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1.624 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.724 0.4
Swamp People HIST 5:00 PM 1.448 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.330 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1.296 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:00 PM 1.350 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.359 0.4
HGTV STAR HGTV 8:00 PM 1.908 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1.113 0.4
NASCAR PRE-RACE SHOW TNT 12:00 PM 1.464 0.3
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:00 PM 0.974 0.3

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

 
  • Kaley

    Happy to hear about True Blood. Still some good ratings for a show in its 6th season

  • Andrew

    The Newsroom did well last nite. I totally forgot it was on, I’ll have to watch it on Demand sometime this week. I didn’t like Veep in the first season and only saw one episode in the second season (the marathon episode which was actually funny) but I liked Newsroom for the most part in its first season so I am going to give it a shot in season two. I have a feeling others feel the way I do and that’s why The Newsroom has better ratings than Veep.

  • MrTrent

    Looks like the Newsroom is choking on its own sputum.

  • Dennis

    @MrTrent

    Hardly, it was a series high and is doing better then Veep which had a higher lead in

  • Juan

    Total TB combined for nearly 5.6m on the night. A 3.0-3.1 18-49 rating means well over 4m of them were 25 & older. That’s the real subscriber range for the show right now & what HBO risks in canceling it. HBO subs peaked at 30mil along with TB’s peak, & they have fallen to under 29mil with TB’s slide since. TB is not just a TV show. It’s a cultural phenomenon & HBO understands just how difficult it will be to replace it. That’s why you can bet on a GO only discounted HBO sub arriving before the series finale of TB does. That’s how they plan to help fill the void then.

  • Wright

    @Dennis How about I come over to your house and we settle this? Falling Skies is the greatest show in the history of television. Better then most films too, even Goodfellas.

  • Dennis

    @Wright ok so you’re trolling, good for u

  • Juan

    Donovan lost over 1/2 the 25 & older crowd from Dexter. I wouldn’t call that a good hold. You really have to compare it against other shows that have followed Dexter in the past. I’m not tuned in enough to SHO to know that.

    Falling Skies is doing great. Trolls fail to understand that 10pm is much more challenging a time slot on basic cable than 9pm. It easily won the 10pm time slot & as long as it does that TNT will continue to renew it until the budget grows too large for it to remain profitable for them. I don’t see that happening any time soon as it’s far more drama than S/FX.

  • Hector

    If Lifetime can’t beat a reality show at 10pm they should just give up. What a disaster that network has turned into.
    Devious Maids is so offensive. Latinos don’t like that.

  • Juan

    The biggest surprise on the day was FX’s Sandler movie thon. Those #’s are comparable to what TWD & The Bible have done this past yr in their thons. This validates their crazy mad strategy of gobbliing up movies over the yrs. No one gets as much value out of them as FX. For the cost of between 9-13% of a film’s domestic BO gross, the FX networks will get over 300 hrs of use of these films. With ratings like these, those are crazy mad profits stemming from these films.

    Any one who thinks Sandler has lost his mojo should look at these ratings.

  • Tom

    Great night for The Newsroom. Only bested by last season’s finale in terms of viewership and ratings (and that just barely by a tenth of a point.) It’s doing much better than other shows on HBO that have been renewed for third seasons in the last couple of years, so I’m expecting it to be renewed in near future – despite its mediocre reception among critics.

    Personally I loved the episode and can’t wait for more!

  • Juan

    I disagree. It’s not that Newsroom is a bad show, but’s it’s clearly a bad fit with True Blood. Other followers have done much better in their 2nd & 3rd series following TB. There’s nothing about NR that makes you think it will get a big lift any time soon. There isn’t enough interest in the summer for a show of this nature. This would do better following a crime show like Boardwalk Empire.

    Lombardo should consider some synergy on the night. Not all HBO subs have MAX & vice versa. Follow up TB with an encore of Strike Back or Banshee. Follow up a new season of SB or Banshee with an encore of TB. Their sister networks after all & they can do more working together than keeping apart.

  • Philip

    @Juan I agree that True Blood and The Newsroom don’t match. If The Newsroom and Boardwalk Empire were on at the same time it might get a higher rating for both but people might only subscribe for three months instead of six.

  • steve

    It’s just unbelievable that over 3M people are watching “Falling Skies”. It just gets worse with every episode. It’s so poorly written, and just SO stupid. They just don’t have any story to tell. Look at this past episode. Mason family gets robbed of their guns. They find robbers and take guns back. Robbers then take guns back from Masons. Masons then take guns back from robbers. Robbers then take guns back from Masons. Masons finally take back guns from robbers. The end.

    Just how are people not seeing how stupid this is?

  • Anthony

    Devious Maids season 2 here we come! :)

  • Michael

    Devious Maids still SOLID! Season 2 pretty much guaranteed with these numbers!

  • Dillan

    I agree with everyone saying Falling Skies has been awful this season. It’s become so boring, that I have no idea what’s even going on now. It’s a shame because the first 2 seasons were great.

  • Robb7

    Who the hell watches those lame-ass Kardashians??!! Brain dead!

  • Cyrax86

    No poll for the Covert Affairs/Suits duo premiere?

  • Mary G.

    Falling Skies is going the way of Revolution. Too bad, it was a winning premise – earth invasions are always fun – but the writing seems lazy.

    Ray Donovan is weirdly un-buzzy even though its ratings are good.

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