Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night + 'Naked and Afraid', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', NASCAR, 'Dexter' & More

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July 30th, 2013


True Blood was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week. Naked and Afraid came in second, earning a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up  from last week's 1.4.

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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 4.357 2.4
BREAK- HBOM 9:57 PM 3.466 1.9
NAKED AND AFRAID- DISC 10:00 PM 3.616 1.6
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L- ESPN 1:00 PM 5.460 1.3
DEXTER S8- SHO1 9:02 PM 2.550 1.2
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ- BRVO 8:00 PM 2.481 1.2
DEVIOUS MAIDS- LIF 10:01 PM 2.884 1.1
FALLING SKIES- TNT 10:00 PM 3.055 1.0
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L- ESPN 4:22 PM 3.811 1.0
MOUNTAIN MEN- HIST 9:00 PM 3.742 1.0
FAMILY GUY- ADSM 10:30 PM 2.106 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 9:30 PM 2.321 0.9
FAMILY GUY- ADSM 11:30 PM 2.239 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 9:00 PM 2.157 0.9
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9- FOOD 9:00 PM 2.838 0.9
NEWSROOM, THE- HBOM 10:02 PM 1.804 0.8
BOBS BURGERS- ADSM 11:00 PM 1.785 0.8
SISTER WIVES- TLC 9:00 PM 1.974 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 8:30 PM 2.030 0.8
BAR RESCUE- SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.482 0.8
BREAK- HBOM 8:54 PM 1.491 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 8:00 PM 1.902 0.8
SHREK- TOON 6:00 PM 2.416 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE- FAM 7:30 PM 1.666 0.7
BREAKING AMISH: LA- TLC 10:00 PM 1.776 0.7
ICE ROAD TRUCKERS- HIST 10:00 PM 2.427 0.7
STORAGE WARS- AEN 10:00 PM 1.992 0.7
DROP DEAD DIVA- LIF 9:00 PM 2.153 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 10:00 PM 2.028 0.7
TOTAL DIVAS- ENT 10:00 PM 1.343 0.7
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE- ADSM 10:00 PM 1.545 0.7
NAKED AND AFRAID- DISC 11:00 PM 1.364 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 9:00 PM 2.152 0.6
SPONGEBOB- NICK 10:00 AM 2.487 0.6
SPONGEBOB- NICK 10:30 AM 2.646 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 4:30 PM 1.931 0.6
SPONGEBOB- NICK 11:00 AM 2.663 0.6
STORAGE WARS- AEN 10:30 PM 1.778 0.6
NAKED AND AFRAID- DISC 9:00 PM 1.759 0.6
ISLAND HUNTERS- HGTV 1:30 PM 1.728 0.6
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L- ESPN 8:00 PM 2.377 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 8:00 PM 2.395 0.6
BREAK- HBOM 10:59 PM 1.283 0.6
NAKED AND AFRAID- DISC 12:00 AM 1.199 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY- AEN 7:30 PM 1.558 0.6
ISLAND HUNTERS- HGTV 1:00 PM 1.567 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE- FAM 4:00 PM 1.441 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU- USA 7:00 PM 1.905 0.6
TRUE BLOOD- HBOM 11:02 PM 0.999 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 3:00 PM 1.705 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 2:00 PM 1.525 0.5
LOVE IT OR LIST IT- HGTV 12:00 PM 1.478 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 6:00 PM 1.633 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN- HIST 8:00 PM 2.263 0.5
RAY DONOVAN S1- SHO1 10:00 PM 1.461 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 4:00 PM 1.666 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES- TNT 5:30 PM 1.518 0.5
SHAKE IT UP- DSNY 9:00 PM 3.597 0.5
LA LAS FULL COURT LIFE 4- VH1 10:00 PM 1.069 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 7:00 PM 1.811 0.5
STORAGE WARS- AEN 11:01 PM 1.578 0.5
BREAK- HBOM 11:57 PM 0.839 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 5:30 PM 1.648 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 2:30 PM 1.491 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 5:00 PM 1.679 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 3:30 PM 1.644 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE- FAM 1:00 PM 1.262 0.5
SUNDAY BEST 6- BET 8:00 PM 1.471 0.5
SISTER WIVES- TLC 11:01 PM 1.158 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L- ESPN 11:08 PM 1.015 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 11:00 PM 1.420 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID- DISC 8:00 PM 1.309 0.5
FOOD COURT WARS- FOOD 8:00 PM 1.430 0.5
LOVE IT LIST IT TOO- HGTV 9:00 PM 1.429 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES- TNT 3:00 PM 1.274 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN- HIST 5:00 PM 1.777 0.4
STORAGE WARS- AEN 11:31 PM 1.567 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID- DISC 7:00 PM 1.060 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ- BRVO 10:00 PM 0.998 0.4
KILLING- AMC 9:00 PM 1.471 0.4
LAW & ORDER- TNT 7:00 AM 1.437 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L- ESPN 4:45 PM 1.472 0.4
LAW & ORDER- TNT 8:00 AM 1.417 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN- HIST 7:00 PM 1.722 0.4
MOVIE, USA- USA 3:30 PM 1.112 0.4
LAW & ORDER- TNT 6:00 AM 1.340 0.4
IRON CHEF AMERICA- FOOD 11:00 PM 1.277 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN- HIST 6:00 PM 1.516 0.4


To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

  • BoSox Juan

    The Bridge likely drew well over a 1.0 18-49 on the night (including live encores). It also gained over it’s movie lead in & that’s usually an automatic renewal for FX. There’s nothing delusional about that.

    As for it not being fresh, please enlighten me to what other shows or movies for that matter have had a similar story line or characters. Saying it’s not fresh because it’s a foreign import is dumb.

  • Laurent

    @samurai99 : Critics loved The Killing during the first season ! It’s when the the first season ended that critics hated it because the Rosie Larsen case was not close. ;-)

  • Kaylie

    @Mike.. Shake it Up got cancelled because the leads are taking part in different projects now.

  • Ryann

    Dexter is amazing, how consistent is it! I can’t believe that this I it, gutted its the final season, I see a 3 mil+ finale

  • samurai99


    They liked the first few episodes, but they grew to hate the ridiculous red herrings long before the finale.


    Ah, so now your down to just making up what numbers for the bridge. No surprise there.

    As far as what shows are similar, the answer is ‘every cop show on tv’.

  • BoSox Juan

    Sam, you’re being stupid again.

    Any one capable of doing 6th grade math can estimate the 18-49 for the encore ratings based on what’s appeared in the releases. Only a stupid person would respond “every cop show on TV” as being similar to The Bridge.

    Maybe the fact that 1/2 the story takes place in Juarez, Mexico has eluded you over these past few weeks. You’re an offense to stupid people even.

  • samurai99


    First off, if repeats matter, than the repeats of every other show on fx matter as well, and the bridge is still underperforming.

    Second you have no idea what it’s repeats are getting so don’t pretend you do.

    And third, the fact that the concept is stolen from a European show is in fact all the more reason one needs to say the show isn’t fresh.

  • BoSox Juan

    Sam, you are being stupid again.

    Networks sell time on total day sales for more than what the individual time slots are worth. That’s why there are so many same day encores on cable. So the encore ratings matter a lot. The Bridge encore ratings have appeared before. You were just too stupid to find them.

    You failed to name even one American show to back up your stupid claim that every cop show patterns The Bridge so now you have lying about a claim the story was stolen from a European show. If you’re not lying then you should be able to name the show.

    It seems rather dumb that a European network would produce a show about serial crimes & illegals crossing over from Mexico to Texas so I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  • samurai99


    The fact that encore ratings matter doesn’t change the fact that the bridges numbers are not good.

    The wire and the killing both pattern the bridge
    The bridge is absolutely rip off of the European version. How big of an idiot do you have to be to deny that?

  • Michael

    @Nathan Sam and cat got 2.6 million
    Haunted Hathaways 2.1 million
    Dog with a blog got 3.0 million

  • BoSox Juan

    Sam, you’re at least being less stupid now.
    The Bridge premiered with Live+SD total day 18-49 of 1.4-1.5. That’s ahout 2mil viewers in that demog or about 2.3mil in 25-54. It’s last ep did about 1.1 or about 1.5mil viewers. For an MA show of this nature those #’s are fine.

    It is stupid to suggest The Wire & The Killing pattern The Bridge. Where is the emotionally dysfunctional blonde American cop in those shows? Where is the police capt warlord ruling over a city the size of Juarez, Mexico in those shows? Where is the widow with a secret tunnel to her ranch for smuggling illegals into the US in those shows?

    There is no European show of any reasonable stature titled The Bridge. It’s just stupid of you to make that crap up.

  • BoSox Juan

    I finally caught some Naked & Afraid on VOD & I find the show stupid. There is some controversy over whether Discovery is exploiting the contestants nakedness for higher ratings, but I don’t think there is any doubt. Be honest. If you were stranded on an island or in the jungle with nothing but your bare body what would you do first? You would fashion clothing for yourself not because you’re shy but because you have a natural instinct to protect yourself against nature of all kind. That would take precedence over food even. Quenching your thirst would come first.

    A show of this nature is bound to have naked scenes. The initial day & days when the clothes are damaged are unavoidable. That would constitute a smart show. But to neglect clothing as long as these survivalists do is just stupid.

    The show gets a TV14 rating because the private areas are heavy censored visually. Those areas are censored regardless of whether it’s a front or back shot. Showing bare backs & asses is not sort porn. The show is stupid for neglecting the importance of clothing for survival but it’s not really offensive beyond that.

  • Rick

    Next year…no Spartacus and no Dexter….TV won’t be the same.
    Sure hope “The White Queen” and “Masters of Sex” prove interesting…

  • Marko


    Have You escaped from some institution? The Bridge is remake of a swedish/danish coproduction called Broen/Bron.

  • Zack

    The Bridge is still on?

  • BoSox Juan

    Marko, gracias for finding Bron. Now try using your brain.
    The border between Denmark & Sweden in that show is like that of Niagra Falls. It bears no resemblance to Juarez, Mexico & El Paso, TX.

    Had you bothered to read beyond the short plot description you would have learned that. Here are comments from the message board of people who actually watched The Bron.

    budworthtdog: The biggest thing that annoys me is it’s going to take place on the US|Mexican boarder. While I understand you don’t COMPLETELY copy a series while doing a remake the US-Mexican boarder is so much different than the Danish Swedish boarder. While drug trafic happens all over the globe I’m thinking it’s safe to say the US-Mexican boarder is at least in the top 3 most drug trafficed boarders in the world. Plus it’s been getting more and more violent the past few years.

    Part of what made this series so great is that no one would ever suspect to find a body on the boarder like that. I just think that once you bring the Mexican boarder into it the only similarity is going to be that they found a body in the boarder.

    The_Blu_Ray_Penguin: Im glad this is being picked up. The mexican/american border plotline is very realistic as there have been hunderds if not thousands of people murdered on the border due to cartels and serial killers. I would bet far more than in sweden.

    Once again, The Bridge is fresh TV for the American market. Only stupid people would think otherwise.

  • serendipity’s last stand

    @jaun you are wrong hun you can google it the show the bridge on fx is based on a swedishshow called bron check out the bridges wikipedia page it is at the top of the page it clearly states the bridge is based on the show bron. Also the killing was based on another foreign show as well wich you can also google.

  • samurai99

    If you want another example of a show like the bridge (which despite your protests is still a rip off) the answer is Graceland.

  • BoSox Juan

    Sam, you are being stupid again. Graceland is about 3 undercover agents living in a beach house in CA. It is nothing like The Bridge.

    While there are some similarities to the swedish show Bron, there are far more differences. That’s evident by just reading the comments posted about Bron.

  • Ray

    Good for Devious Maids! Last night’s episode was hilarious! I love Rosie she is great! Valentina using Remi’s cocaine for laundry detergent was hilarious!..lol and Mrs.Powell saying isn’t it ironic.”My Life Sucks but my vacuum doesn’t”!..haha so good..

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