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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'The ESPY Awards' & 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Premiere Win Night + 'Royal Pains', 'Deal With It', 'The Challenge: Rivals II' & More

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July 18th, 2013

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The ESPY Awards and the premiere of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo tied as the top cable original Wednesday night, with both shows earning a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Your Honey Boo Boo predictions were far too optimistic.   Royal Pains came in second with a 0.9, up from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

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 Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 3.081 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 3.196 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3.160 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 3.070 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3.087 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.748 1.2
ESPY AWARDS             L ESPN 9:00 PM 2.269 1.0
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO TLC 9:00 PM 2.837 1.0
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO TLC 9:30 PM 2.918 1.0
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2.288 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.129 0.9
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3.815 0.9
DEAL WITH IT TBSC 10:30 PM 2.009 0.8
CHALLENGE: RIVALS II MTV 10:00 PM 1.397 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.917 0.8
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1.135 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2.875 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.566 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.584 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.959 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 11:30 PM 1.695 0.6
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2.561 0.6
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1.757 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.809 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1.377 0.6
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 9:00 PM 1.961 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.724 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 2.993 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1.873 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.335 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.966 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 1.908 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:44 PM 1.070 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 11:00 PM 1.817 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 2.707 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:30 AM 2.567 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1.296 0.5
AMC MOVIE W STORY NOTES AMC 10:01 PM 1.126 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.635 0.5
BRIDGE, THE FX 10:00 PM 1.740 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.318 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1.564 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1.162 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.961 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 9:30 AM 2.062 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.849 0.5
Top Shot ALL STARS HIST 10:00 PM 1.390 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1.208 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 9:00 AM 1.812 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.222 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1.418 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.127 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1.046 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1.509 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.249 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1.296 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.758 0.4
South Beach Tow TRU 10:31 PM 1.308 0.4
COPS SPIKE 8:29 PM 1.110 0.4
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1.437 0.4
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 8:55 AM 2.000 0.4
Million Dollar Listing NY BRVO 9:00 PM 1.162 0.4
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 2.020 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.127 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1.033 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.954 0.4
COPS SPIKE 9:29 PM 1.051 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.951 0.4
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 1.219 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 12:17 AM 0.870 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.451 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:30 PM 1.474 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.227 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.356 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1.309 0.4
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.418 0.4
Only In America HIST 9:00 PM 1.362 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 1.075 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.368 0.4
BAIT CAR TRU 11:01 PM 1.024 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.881 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.238 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.707 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1.229 0.4
Royal Pains USA 12:03 AM 1.079 0.4
Chelsea Lately ENT 11:00 PM 0.720 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.813 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.687 0.4
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 1.286 0.3
CHEF ROBLE & CO BRVO 10:00 PM 0.805 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.749 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.842 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.759 0.3
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1.276 0.3
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 9:30 PM 1.040 0.3
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 11:00 PM 1.118 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2.990 0.3
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.232 0.3
EXES, THE TVL 10:30 PM 1.076 0.3

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

 
  • Dillan

    Good rating for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

  • Pat

    Royal Pains held up well, considering the competition…but yikes for Franklin & Bash. The demo has held at 0.6 for every episode this season, but the total viewer average is less than 2.1 million. Not good. It is TNT’s worst performing show in terms of total viewers this summer and second worst demo numbers (after King & Maxwell) this summer. Seems likely to not get a season 4 pickup to me.

  • Mike

    WOW THE BRIDGE DROPPED HUGE

  • Andy

    The Bridge really fell.

  • rob60990

    Sadly, Honey Boo Boo still did well.

    The Bridge collapsed!

  • OWN Fan

    That’s good ratings for ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ in general, however, it’s kind of like ‘that’s it’. If you watch a lot of tv like I do, no matter WHAT station you watch USA, TNT, MTV, you saw at least one Boo Boo commercial, so annoying. And boy did they do the rounds on the press (GMA, Katie, Wendy) and every other major one. TLC had to spend millions on this campaign. I know they were expecting a series high for all that publicity.

  • JoshuaCanada

    Ouch for the bridge. I’m really loving it. Hopefully it doesn’t drop any lower. Is 0.5 good for an FX series?

  • Sam

    I thought the ESPY’s would get better ratings.

  • jj

    Haha the espy’s are a joke.

  • Merp

    Well, I’m sure TLC will give Honey Boo Boo a third season! As for the Bravo front, Million Dollar Listing NY is doing damn good – I for sure see a third season. Chef Roble has always been a straggler, no matter how many Bravo celebs are forced to promote his show. I think he only got a second season cause Bravo needed a filler.

  • Msupdate

    The Challenge held up really well :).

  • Andy

    ESPYs seem like a waste of money for ESPN. But they did do a wonderful tribute to Robin Roberts last night.

  • MARCO

    THE TIME SLOTS ON YOUR NICK AT NIGHT SHOWS DO NO CORRESPOND WITH THE SHOWS THAT ARE ON AT THAT TIME. ???THANKS

  • Jenny

    Honey Boo Boo gets close to three million viewers and only gets a 1.0?

  • John A

    The Bridge worse Failure than The Americans. It took half the season for Americans too drop to that level not 2 episodes. The Pilot must have been awful.

  • NBC Fan

    Those ratings for Honey Boo Boo are a little disappointing. I don’t watch the show but I saw tons of promos for the season premiere, so TLC was likely expecting more.

  • John A

    I thought Honey Boo Boo did much better than that. People were crying that it was a big hit but a 1.0 isnt that amazing.

  • John A

    I thought Honey Boo Boo did much better than that. People were crying that it was a big hit last year but a 1.0 isnt that amazing.

  • Laurence Glavin

    We can’t comment on Cable TV News any more, but I see that the “O’Reilly Sphincter” pulled in 3 million total viewers, good for only a point-3 rating 18-49. That suggests that there’s a huge cohort older, and MUCH OLDER than that watching him.

  • AppleStinx

    ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ back on the top 100 list; CNN out. Is it a sign that CNN is already losing momentum from coverage of their latest trial of the century?

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