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Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' & 'Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives' Win Night, 'Dexter', 'Devious Maids', 'The Killing', 'The Newsroom' & More

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August 6th, 2013

True Blood Dead Meat 2

True Blood and Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives tied as Sunday's top cable program with both shows earning  a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. True Blood was down from last week's 2.4.

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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 9:02 PM 4166 2.2
MEGALODON MONSTER SHARK DISC 9:00 PM 4822 2.2
BREAK HBOM 9:58 PM 3497 1.8
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2788 1.4
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 5063 1.3
FALLING SKIES TNT 10:00 PM 3738 1.2
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2574 1.2
SHARK AFTER DARK LIVE DISC 11:00 PM 2109 1.1
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:00 PM 2208 1.1
AIR JAWS COUNTDOWN SW2013 DISC 8:00 PM 2487 1.0
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2740 1.0
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN 4:40 PM 3513 1.0
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 1775 0.9
GREAT WHITE HIGHWAY DISC 7:00 PM 1947 0.8
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1833 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1884 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 1866 0.8
MEGALODON MONSTER SHARK DISC 12:00 AM 1614 0.8
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 2817 0.7
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:30 PM 2213 0.7
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1523 0.7
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 11:00 PM 1417 0.7
SHARK WEEKS IMPOSSIBLE SH DISC 6:00 PM 1634 0.7
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1618 0.7
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 1811 0.7
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 1938 0.7
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 10:00 PM 1526 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:45 AM 2559 0.7
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2153 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1690 0.7
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2580 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2055 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2459 0.6
SpongeBob THE MOVIE NICK 9:00 AM 2342 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1475 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2216 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2051 0.6
SHARK WEEKS 25 BEST BITES DISC 1:00 PM 1262 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:15 PM 1404 0.6
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1453 0.6
Mythbusters DISC 2:00 PM 1252 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1963 0.6
BREAK HBOM 10:59 PM 1146 0.6
RABBIDS INVASIONS NICK 11:30 AM 2112 0.6
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 2:00 PM 1329 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1249 0.6
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2035 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1410 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1458 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 958 0.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1716 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2202 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1356 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1566 0.5
WORLDS SCARIEST ANIMAL AT DISC 5:00 PM 1245 0.5
X GAMES                 L ESPN 5:00 PM 1208 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 1069 0.5
FALLING SKIES TNT 11:00 PM 1292 0.5
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 8:30 PM 2881 0.5
HOW JAWS CHANGED THE WORL DISC 4:00 PM 1135 0.5
SAM & CAT NICK 12:00 PM 2003 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 2707 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 3:00 PM 1019 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1365 0.5
KILLING AMC 9:00 PM 1483 0.5
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:56 PM 1109 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1266 0.5
BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 10:00 PM 1879 0.5
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1105 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 11:01 PM 1078 0.5
SAM & CAT NICK 12:30 PM 2007 0.5
SHARK FIGHT DISC 3:00 PM 1088 0.5
SUMMER OF THE SHARK DISC 12:00 PM 990 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1419 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 12:00 PM 1033 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1457 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1338 0.4
TNT OVERNIGHT MOVIES TNT 12:00 AM 1054 0.4
PRINCESSES: LONG ISLAND BRVO 9:00 PM 899 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:23 PM 976 0.4
DVD ON TV FX 11:30 AM 952 0.4
SUNDAY BEST 6 BET 8:00 PM 1335 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 842 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1361 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 901 0.4
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 750 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1555 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1353 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 6:00 PM 1001 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1211 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND MORNING FX 9:00 AM 850 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1471 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1411 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1165 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1299 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1205 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1192 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 5:00 PM 952 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 5:30 PM 1014 0.3
SHED, THE FOOD 10:00 PM 1162 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.

 
  • Richard

    @Skinemax I like Ray Donovan, but I think Homeland is better. Either way Showtime is great!

  • Mathew

    Why is drop dead diva being split up this year???

  • Kike Kikerson

    Lol at the guy comparing THE WIRE to 5 episodes of ray Donovan.

  • Benjamin Elliott

    So, does anyone have the ratings for the live Doctor Who Next Doctor special on BBC America? It was scheduled from 2 to 2:30PM ET, and ran from about 2:02PM to 2:34PM. It got over 6 million viewers in the UK and over 300,000 viewers on SPACE in Canada, so I’d love it if it made a blip in the ratings over here.

    BTW, I think Peter Capaldi will be a great Doctor. I hope Matt Smith gets a really good send off, whether in the Christmas special, or if they’re lying and he leaves in the 50th anniversary episode.

  • serendipity’s last stand

    Somewhere the exec at abc that made the choice to pass on devious maids is prolly not too happy with the fact it is turning into a hit on lifetime.

  • GreatWhite

    A 1.2 for the Falling Skies season finale is not that great, but it’s not bad either, for TNT those are actually good numbers. I don’t see season 4 being the last season unless there is a huge drop in ratings (like below a 1.0). Being that it is a TNT show the bar is lower so as long as it stays above a 1.0 it will probably end up getting renewed for a fifth season.

  • charlie

    when should we expect a renewal for devious maids? when do lifetime usually renew shows?

    the waiting is killing me!!!!

  • BoSox Juan

    That defense of Veep & Newsroom after Thrones & Blood was nonsense. If Veep & Newsroom would do a LOT worse not following HBO cash cows then they don’t deserve to be on the network. It’s not complicated. Other shows like Hung have proven to be good fits after Blood. The goal should be to offer more shows to make fans of the cash cows more beholden to HBO. Shows that lose 70% of the adult viewers have the opposite effect. When a HH has to tighten it’s belt it’s inevitably going to ask to we really need HBO? Is there anything else we watch there besides Blood & Thrones?

  • tj

    Usually I’m not affected by cable disputes. I’m in N.C. not a major city, but my DVR did not record Dexter. I’m going to see if Showtime is even still on my cable box. If not guess I’ll download it. My cable bill for all premium channels, 2 home dvr’s, phone, and internet is $260. If they are wanting more money from CBS then I’m about to go to sudden link. I just hate that that’s direct t.v. but the deals are a lot better.

  • Ike

    @TJ, do you have Slime Warner Cable? They are in total control in many parts of North Pope-alina and if I am not mistaken, they have even written legislation to prevent competition in some areas. Of course they paid off the NC state legislators to pass these custom-made laws for them. Of course, CBS is probably being unreasonable in this dispute too, trying to jack up your bill more with demands for more money from TWC, but either way, they’re all greedy billionaire scum. If you actually have access to competition then try it. Go to DSL Reports, I bet they have lots of reviews of Suddenlink or whatever.

  • Weez

    You really don’t seem to understand how HBO operates. You seem to continue not understanding this each and every week, so my instincts tell me you’re a troll, but at the same time, you don’t exhibit many troll-like qualities. So it’s either willful ignorance, or drop the “willful”.

    And yes, there are a lot of shows I watch on HBO that aren’t Game of Thrones and True Blood. Namely, just about all of them, because I enjoy high-quality programming.

  • tj

    Yea, I have Time warner. The only reason I haven’t switched to direct tv is because I think it’s bogus that when the equipment fails that you have to pay for it. At the least with Time Warner I can just go and get another box or remote etc..

  • samurai99

    Juan

    You want a defense of weez and my posts point? Ok

    1. You have know way of saying that either veep or the newsroom would do worse if they didn’t’ have a lead in. It is pretty much accepted on this site that lead ins are useless in the age of the remote control anyway.

    2. If hbo has four million subscribers who like fantasy and four million who like politics, it makes more sense to keep all eight million happy by spreading shows out than dumping similar shows into the same season. That’s just basic math.

    3. You shouldn’t use hung as an example since it got cancelled after three seasons.

    4. hbo has boardwalk empire, eastbound and down, treme and family tree. They have the best original content on television.

  • Philip

    @samurai99 I agree with your first three points. I don’t think HBO has the best original programing on television, I think showtime has better original programming.

  • samurai99

    @Juan

    Personally, I don’t know why I bother arguing with you when your so unwilling to accept reality. This very site has posts dedicated to mocking ‘retentionistas’, or people who think lead in matters. This site has repeatedly shown that networks don’t care about retention when renewing shows, so how about you provide an example proving your point. For might part, if retention mattered, revolution would have been cancelled, since it lost half it’s voice lead in.

    The newsroom doesn’t need true blood to get viewers. It got 5 million time shifted viewers last year. I notice you didn’t even try to make your second point make sense. How does losing it’s lead in matter when it still gets a decent audience on a cheaper budget? And you didn’t even try to address my point about the millions of dollars hbo would lose if political junkies cancelled their subscriptions for three months when their is nothing on they want to watch.

    you asked what hbo had other than thrones and true blood, so I gave you four shows that are better quality than true blood.

  • samurai99

    Do you realize how big of a hypocrite you are? You’ve spent how many threads praising the 13 million viewers true blood got three years ago, and then you claim time shifted viewing doesn’t matter? Hilarious.

    And while I won’t deny critics don’t like the newsroom all those other shows I listed have way more critical acclaim. Trust me, you don’t want to get into an awards comparison with boardwalk empire,girls, and veep.

    By the way it was announced today that game of thrones averaged 14.2 million viewers last season. It is far more popular than true blood was even before it started losing viewers.

  • Chris

    Devious Maid!!! :)
    Waiting for the renewal news. This show is one of the best summer shows. Never thought I was going to see it but glad I gave it a try, now my favorite show.

  • Daniel

    @BoSox Juan Do you think the newsroom should be canceled? How do you think girls would do if it followed True Blood?

  • Andrew

    Ray Donovan is creeping up on The Newsroom, which is impressive since it has a lead in which is half the size Newsroom’s. Ray Donovan is a keeper for SHO.

  • Fred

    I’m really loving Devious Maids.
    However Grant Show and especially Susan Lucci were sorely missed. I guess the budget allotted to the show can’t keep them on for every ep.
    Wonder how high the ratings would be if on ABC? Mistresses is doing OK, I guess Devious Maids would at least perform as well, prob better though.

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