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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.

 
  • Ram510

    At least Melissa & Joey are steady at a .5. Good to see Baby Daddy up as well, it was a solid episode

  • Ram510

    @ justice 47

    I agree Tucker is hilarious this season each episode. I also like Melissa Peterman as the mom, she’s really funny too

  • Mike

    I never watched Honey Poo Poo so don’t understand its big ratings.

    I though The Exes was hilarious

  • Andrew

    The Bridge’s 2nd episode was better than the pilot IMO. I saw it the day after it aired on my DVR. Hopefully The Bridge bounces back next week to something like a 0.7.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Why isn’t HONEY listed above the ESPY awards? Same rating in the demo but more overall viewers, therefore, BOTH episodes should be above the ESPY.

  • Pip

    I like everyone in The Bridge but Diane Kruger’s character. I understand she is in character, but she would have a partner to buffer her even if it was just to keep the lawsuits she would seem to bring down. She was worse the 2d week. Like I said, too bad since I like all the other characters.

  • Dan

    More people watched Honey Boo Boo than the ESPY awards. Nice. I couldn’t believe Sugar Bear is 41. He looks so much older than that. This show is crazy but much better than the trash on MTV and VH1.

  • Mike

    MJH is not talking much about her show on Twitter, which leads me to believe the total viewers is way down from season’s past. I don’t watch the previews for the following week’s episode, so who guest starred this week was a surprise but a predictable storyline.

    Franklin and Bash is a trip.

  • Dan S

    I don’t want to live in a world where Honey Boo Boo outrates an excellent series like The Bridge. If those low numbers don’t rebound it’ll be a 1 season wonder like Terriers was.

  • david

    good to see Mellissa and Joey and baby daddy up a bit this week.

  • Jon

    Looks like one redneck show got replaced in the ratings by another. Honey Boo Boo beats out Duck Dynasty. I don’t say this often about a tv show….but seriously I want to know what is wrong with these people that are watching Honey Boo Boo.

  • Jon

    @ Dan S…..I am really shocked by the low ratings of the Bridge. It really pains me to see great quality tv getting passed over for shows such as boo boo which in my mind are lowest common denominator type tv shows. It is trash tv at it’s core.

  • BDS

    Sucks for the Bridge. I know the Americans started well and FX jumped the gun a bit(stations have this need to copy HBO and their CORNY way of PR where they renew every new show the next day after a premiere) in renewing it as the ratings fell pretty hard but over the course of the season.

    Bridge is already at Americans level and it’s episode 2. I can’t imagine they renew this. Which leaves me in that uncomfortable spot when I find a brand new show I really enjoy, but ratings have it in danger to be canceled quickly……do I continue to watch, and hope it eeks out a season 2 so the tale can be told(albeit in an abridged fashion)? Or do I tap out now and not get hooked on something there’s a good chance I will never see finished?

  • Jacob

    tap out now on the bridge

  • Kelly

    I enjoyed The Bridge alot more this week than last week alot of people simply expected more from the pilot and they didn’t tune in to the second episode which in my opinion was alot better I believe we’re starting to see Diane’s character develop as a person with aspengers. In that scene with the man at the bar… I think it’s great tv shame people don’t abide by the rule of watching a show for atleast 2 to 3 episodes and then deciding wether to continue watching or not hope there’s a rebound for this show it really is great TV with depth which America hates judging by trashy reality show numbers!

  • Hillbilly

    I watched the second episode of The Bridge last night. Best show on TV. I’m moving to that town & hanging out in the bar waiting for Diane to stop by. If that don’t work I’ll start a crime spree. ;)

  • Rave Mystery

    10 more episodes for the exes
    I hope they move the soul man to another slot or day
    And I hope Melissa and Joey gets back it ratings.

  • Vqsguy

    Did anyone stay with TLC after Honey Boo Boo? Wedding Island the new show that followed seemed to lose the lead-in. It was pretty awful, so no surprise. Anyone know their numbers?

  • old guy

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE CAN’T GET MORE EXCITED ABOUT FRANKLIN & BASH? THE WIT AND THE ACTING IS TOP NOTCH. AMERICA EMBRACES honey boo boo, I think that is a sad commentary……..

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