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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Naked and Afraid', 'Falling Skies', 'Dexter', 'Devious Maids', 'The Newsroom' & More

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July 23rd, 2013

True Blood July 22

True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 2.5. Naked and Afraid and Keeping Up With the Kardashians came tied for second with both shows earning a w.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Naked and Afraid was up from last week's 1.1 while Keeping Up With Kardashians was up  from last week's 1.3.

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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 9:03 PM 4472 2.4
BREAK HBOM 9:58 PM 2952 1.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 3273 1.4
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2671 1.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2830 1.3
FALLING SKIES TNT 10:00 PM 3740 1.3
GOLF: OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP L ESPN 7:56 AM 4372 1.2
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:02 PM 2471 1.2
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2575 1.0
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2778 1.0
BREAK HBOM 8:54 PM 1922 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 1987 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2080 1.0
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1916 0.9
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 3151 0.9
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1550 0.9
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1882 0.8
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 11:00 PM 1835 0.8
DUE DATE TBSC 8:00 PM 1493 0.8
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 2880 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2375 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2134 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1799 0.7
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 2566 0.7
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1657 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1935 0.7
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2919 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1832 0.7
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 1940 0.7
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2202 0.7
DUE DATE TBSC 10:00 PM 1273 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1764 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1861 0.7
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 1752 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1251 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1312 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3165 0.6
ON E! ENT 10:00 PM 1429 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2848 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2992 0.6
TEEN BEACH MOVIE DSNY 8:00 PM 4409 0.6
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 1356 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1415 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2384 0.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 10:30 PM 1168 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2499 0.6
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 12:00 AM 1395 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2990 0.6
JEFF DUNHAM: SPARK OF INS CMDY 9:30 PM 1675 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2625 0.6
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS   L ESPN 3:00 PM 2341 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 3054 0.6
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1330 0.6
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1516 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1414 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 2:30 PM 1488 0.6
SUNDAY BEST 6 BET 8:00 PM 1714 0.6
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1549 0.6
JEFF DUNHAM: ARGUING CMDY 8:29 PM 1696 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1322 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1550 0.5
BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 10:00 PM 2168 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 985 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 1:35 PM 1806 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 11:02 PM 1183 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:03 PM 1013 0.5
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:52 PM 1195 0.5
NATIONWIDE SRS CNTDWN   L ESPN 2:30 PM 1459 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 5:00 PM 1669 0.5
JEFF DUNHAM: SPARK OF INS CMDY 6:58 PM 1349 0.5
HGTV STAR HGTV 8:00 PM 2085 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 3:00 PM 1311 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1541 0.5
BOURNE LEGACY, THE HBOM 6:40 PM 1130 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:55 PM 1111 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1571 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1884 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 11:01 PM 1214 0.5
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 1800 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 4:00 PM 1610 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1401 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1402 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 2:00 PM 1339 0.4
Sister Wives TLC 7:30 PM 986 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 3:00 PM 1436 0.4
Sister Wives TLC 7:00 PM 1033 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1648 0.4
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1350 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1521 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 9:00 PM 1360 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 1116 0.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1304 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 9:30 PM 1279 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1406 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1630 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1590 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:47 PM 1150 0.4
PRINCESSES: LONG ISLAND BRVO 9:00 PM 886 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1253 0.4
Ice Road Truckers HIST 6:00 PM 1124 0.3

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • r0ckmypants

    @TomZ – Break is the 2 minutes between the end of True Blood and the beginning of The Newsroom, but it’s not exactly true that The Newsroom’s lead-in is a 1.5. Its lead-in is still a 2.4, but the Break just tracks the tune-out that’s occurring before The Newsroom begins. It’s not like there’s something people are consciously watching/tuning in for at 9:58. That would be like saying American Dad’s lead-in is the 2 minutes of commercials between it and Family Guy.

  • platypus Perry

    Drop Dead Diva has a very consistent audience this season. I wish Diva could at least get 0.8 a few times.

    I hope Lifetime picks Diva up for Season 6 :)

    Maids hitting a season high, seems it has found a following.

    True Blood still got the numbers and Dexter good too.

    Someone asked what Break was, and my answer would be a couple minute break between True Blood and the upcoming show as HBO doesn’t air commercials and is a subscription income network.

  • James

    Nice return for Sister Wives.

  • James

    Why does’t Showtime have a “Break” that shows up in the ratings like HBO does?

  • Oliver

    @James

    They do?
    INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:52 PM 1195 0.5

  • Skylar James

    Guess ABC should’ve kept Devious Maids

  • James

    @Oliver

    Whoops lol

  • enes

    love Devious Maids

  • Meanie

    Yes Devious Maid. It will get renewed I’m positive. Hopefully.

    True Blood I love this show so I’m happy when it does good.
    I see Disney Movie repeat well.

  • Wright

    Falling Skies is great!!! Enough said.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Dexter!

    Go Phil Mickelsom!

  • Travis

    This is extremely exciting for Devious Maids. I was nervous at the start, but good word of mouth must’ve helped. The late promo must’ve also had some push to it.

  • Travis

    …and by late promo I mean TV appearances.

  • Ray

    Great for Devious Maids!! Love it!!! Sunday’s episode was the best so far!!!

  • Melissa

    Excellent number for Devious Maids.

  • steve

    Easily the best season of “The Killing” so far, but I wouldn’t call it great yet. The pacing is MUCH better this season. But the show is just SO dark. Sometimes watching an episode makes it feel like the life has been sucked out of you.

    As for Falling Skies… As a life-long scifi fan, I’m embarrassed that this series gets 4X the ratings that most great scifi programs have received in the last decade. Just one more death blow to quality scifi.

  • BoSox Juan

    BREAK HBOM 8:54 PM 1922 1.0
    True Blood HBOM 9:03 PM 4472 2.4
    BREAK HBOM 9:58 PM 2952 1.5
    NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1882 0.8
    BREAK HBOM 10:55 PM 1111 0.5
    True Blood HBOM 11:03 PM 1013 0.5

    During that first break, HBO usually airs the True Blood preview that aired after the previous wk’s ep. During the 2nd break, they air the new preview for upcoming eps. Similarly, the break following Newsroom airs the preview of what’s to come for Newsroom & a repeat of the HBO preview from 8:54.

  • #bravod

    Dog with a blog did have the 7:30 timeslot….

  • Pooty

    I hope The Killing gets renewed. This has been an awesome season and how exciting knowing the big reveal will happen during the season finale. AMC, ya listening?

  • BoSox Juan

    In terms of age & wealth, 35-49 > 50-64 > 18-34. In terms of premium networks wealth is clearly more important than age so 18-34 is the least important amongst those 3. For this list, the 25-54 ranking is the best indicator of favorable wealth & age.

    The gap in tv’s between True Blood & Newsroon is large, but Newsroom might actually draw a higher % of wealthy viewers than TB because again the median age for people who watch cable news is low 60’s now.

    The recent Univision report revealed Spanglish homes are dominating 18-34 now & will dominate 18-49 in the near future. But what’s lost in that report is the decline in median income for those demogs as that shift occurs. In terms of disposable income 25-54 is now more important than 18-49.

    That being said, I still think Newsroom is a better fit with Boardwalk Empire than True Blood. They really should follow True Blood up with another Alan Ball production of a strange & unusual taste.

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