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

 
  • Tony JJ

    Devious Maids is officially a HIT! I wonder if ABC is regretting their decision. It’s right in their brand and has a known creator, should’ve been picked up by ABC.

    Newsroom will be renewed. It’s doing decently and I think it attracts a completely different demographic than True Blood. If this was a broadcast or basic cable channel it was be dead with those ratings and retetion levels, but HBO will keep it because it is good with the older crowd and they pay for their subscriptions!

    Surprised how good True blood has held up this year. I thought it was be dropping this season. Dexter is also holding up well. Falling skies is also a shock. I’ve heard nothing but bad things about this season. I thought it would be in the .8 range about now.

  • CS’ Revenge

    Devious Maids is becoming a real hit for Lifetime.

    Showtime should just go on ahead and renew Ray Donovan now that show is a keeper.

  • BoSox Juan

    Amongst basic cable, Naked & Afraid ranked highest in the wealthy 25-54 demog. Disc clearly knows how to build awareness for it’s shows. Sundance offers the uncensored version of the show so I expect cross promotion there. This competes more with Lifetime’s Devious Maids than it does TNT’s Falling Skies.

  • BoSox Juan

    Nick, WWE AM Raw used to be a staple part of these ratings reports. I’d greatly appreciate it if you could continue posting those #’s. Gracias!

  • Tony JJ

    @CS’ Revenge

    Showtime already renewed Ray Donovan

    @BoSox Juan

    I disagree with you on saying Newsroom should be paired with Boardwalk Empire. HBO makes money with their subscriptions so they want to split up shows that may attract the same audience. Like if HBO Paired up GOT and TB. Sure they would rule Sunday nights with those 2 hours but they would lose subscriptions for those who watch both shows because now they air within six months, so people have to pay for six months rather than 3 if they were to pair them up. That’s why I think they pair newsroom with the unusual companion True Blood.

  • CC

    Falling Skies gets better every week. Great episode with great performances all around. We know Anne and Lexi most likely aren’t dead, but how will they be saved?

  • BoSox Juan

    TJ, it doesn’t make sense to pair two shows with next to nothing in common regardless of the time of yr because they don’t help each other.

    Summer is especially challenging because it’s by far the biggest season for vacationing & that definitely impacts HBO homes. True Blood is popular enough to where many fans will catch it when they return from a vacation but the same can not be said for Newsroom. It’s just lost in the frenzy of the summer.

    Both Blood & Thrones are no doubt weighted towards 12-34 whereas Boardwalk Empire is weighted towards 35-54. I wouldn’t be surprised if BE draws more 35-54 viewers than both those shows. Those viewers are a lot more likely to stay for Newsroom.

  • BoSox Juan

    HBO should space Blood & Thrones out more. By starting Blood in Aug, it’s finale gets counted in the Nov sweeps. Viewers for Nov & May sweeps are much higher than Feb & Jul. Blood then becomes the focal point of the Fall subscription drive which is fueled by the 3 mo free offer. Boardwalk Empire becomes the bridge between Blood & Thrones. That spreads HBO’s 3 biggest draws over late Aug to early Jun. That allows HBO to be more creative with the time in between when less HBO subscribers are routinely home. They can stack the movie premiere’s more to help cover that time.

    Next summer would be a great time to make this change. True Blood S7 would benefit more because Comic Con would occur before the premiere happens.

  • jaybpov

    Wow, Sister Wives is still a hit with very little promotion.

    The Killing is great this season and I wish it would tick up.

  • littlefrancy

    I love Devious Maidsssss *w* i’m so so so happyyyyy!!

  • Cammie

    Sister Wives had a ton of promotion. I was sick of seeing them cry outside their new TLC paid for homes. Normally I can tolerate the show & enjoy seeing the kids as real kids (compared the robot Duggars), and watching since I’m from the area but this week had so many lies in the show I had to turn away. How can TLC put out so much mis-information on polygamy and Utah. I’m not Mormon just live in the area for years and it makes me upset. You should see how upset some neighbors are. Hoping the ratings go down or maybe they could do a spinoff for the kids in college and forget about Kody and the wives. This episode was taped 15 months ago. They now have 4 kids at college(3 out of state) and in the next 2 years they will have 7 kids in college, something will have to change.

  • mike276

    wow ouch Dwab 2.3 million

  • Riley

    Drop Dead Diva is still outperforming many shows and considering its on it’s 5th season its a great steady performer for the network It has total viewers much like The Client List which is on its second season and the demo is only slightly behind that show too. I believe Drop Dead Diva list lost some viewers because of the Cancellation/Un-cancellation and then coming back only being lightly promoted a few short weeks before its premiere. But Drop Dead Diva and Devious Maids are a one two punch for Lifetime on Sundays and I personally love the combination they give as a lineup ! Glad both DDD and Devious Maids rose !

  • James

    @BoSox Juan Are you sure about Sundance airing uncensored versions? I checked the TV guide and there are no listing for it on that channel. Discovery airs some episodes titled Naked & Afraid-Uncensored but they are not uncensored, they just include extra footage, I think maybe thats what your talking about.

  • zodd

    Bob’s Burgers continues to have great ratings, Cleveland never did as well.

  • Raul

    DEVIOUS MAIDS AND FALLING SKIES!

  • Tony JJ

    Any ratings for SAM AND CAT and THE HAUNTED HATHAWAYS on NICK?

    Curious to see how HATHWAYS held up in week 2.

    Bob’s Burgers is doing excellent in syndication. Do you think this will help it out in the fall?

  • Michael

    Sam and cat 3.28 million
    The haunted Hathaways
    2.79 million @Tony JJ

  • james

    True blood beat dexter? i dont want to live on this planet anymore.

    i own 112 different series and am well known to be a person who is open to any tv show in the world but true blood is the on tv show that i honestly couldnt sit through, and believe me i gave it a good try.

  • #bravod

    The Jersey Housewives need to bow down to Queen Teresa! She is the star of the show, and the only reason this show doesn’t have RHOM (Miami HWs) ratings!

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