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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Shark Week' Wins Night, 'The Challenge', 'Futurama', 'Royal Pains', 'Franklin & Bash', 'Melissa & Joey' & More

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August 8th, 2013

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Two Shark Week specials were Wednesday's top cable programs. The Great White Serial Killer earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating followed by Top Ten Sharkdown with a 1.3 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. 

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Selected Wednesday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
GREAT WHITE SERIAL KILLER DISC 10:00 PM 3216 1.6
TOP TEN SHARKDOWN DISC 9:00 PM 2777 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2846 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2962 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2786 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2678 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2567 1.2
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2103 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1996 1.0
CHALLENGE: RIVALS II MTV 10:00 PM 1482 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1867 0.9
VOODOO SHARKS DISC 8:00 PM 2062 0.8
DEAL WITH IT TBSC 10:30 PM 1752 0.8
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO TLC 9:00 PM 2016 0.8
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1364 0.8
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3601 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1610 0.8
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1809 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1652 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1568 0.7
BRIDGE, THE FX 10:00 PM 1918 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1493 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1505 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1790 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1576 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:59 PM 1603 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1235 0.6
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1224 0.6
Futurama CMDY 10:30 PM 1064 0.6
SHARK AFTER DARK LIVE DISC 11:00 PM 1221 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1622 0.6
TOP TEN SHARKDOWN DISC 12:00 AM 1143 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1220 0.6
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 9:00 PM 2057 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1309 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1598 0.6
GREAT WHITE SERIAL KILLER DISC 1:00 AM 1066 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1465 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1985 0.6
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2338 0.6
I ESCAPED JAWS DISC 7:00 PM 1442 0.5
Only In America HIST 9:00 PM 1773 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1650 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2350 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2667 0.5
RATATOUILLE DSNY 10:00 AM 2731 0.5
BET ORIGINAL MOVIE BET 9:00 PM 1195 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1229 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1732 0.5
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1939 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1816 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 988 0.5
COPS SPIKE 8:59 PM 1085 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1511 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 895 0.5
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 1265 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2523 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1400 0.5
COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 1090 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 1935 0.5
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 9:00 PM 1172 0.5
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1895 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 10:31 PM 1165 0.5
MELISSA & JOEY FAM 8:00 PM 913 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1791 0.4
BABY DADDY FAM 8:30 PM 878 0.4
South Beach Tow TRU 9:30 PM 1267 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 1889 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1015 0.4
Top Chef MASTERS BRVO 10:00 PM 1151 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1329 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1592 0.4
BARTER KINGS AEN 11:01 PM 976 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1548 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2274 0.4
COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 960 0.4
THATS FRESH: FOR KIDS DSNY 9:55 AM 2182 0.4
RETURN OF JAWS DISC 6:00 PM 1153 0.4
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:30 AM 2225 0.4
SHARK CITY DISC 5:00 PM 1201 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:30 PM 1076 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 11:32 PM 1177 0.4
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1986 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1069 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1523 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 888 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 11:02 PM 1172 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 9:30 AM 1498 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1459 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1189 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1304 0.4
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1491 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 1036 0.3
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 987 0.3
HATFIELDS-MCCOY WHT LIGHT HIST 10:00 PM 1056 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1098 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1492 0.3
EXES, THE TVL 10:30 PM 1118 0.3
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1314 0.3
SOUL MAN, THE TVL 11:00 PM 897 0.3

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

 
  • AllOfHerTwist

    Karen C
    Was Perception on last night?

    It’s on Tuesday nights. I think it got a 0.6 rating this week.

  • Jane Elliot

    I hope the show runners for Necessary Roughness are going to end the season at a good point — I think there’s a chance for renewal, but not a great one.

  • Carmen

    Poor Necessary Roughness. Possibly only two more episodes and it’s gone forever!

    Maybe or maybe not. I’ve tried a few times to get into it and just can’t

  • Marlene

    I wish necessary roughness was doing better ! Its my favorite USA show

  • John

    All the hype for Honey Boo Boo and it only gets a .8? If I remember correctly I think it was doing much better last season.

  • rob60990

    Honey Boo Boo is awesome!!

  • Guy

    Wtf Million Dollar Listing!
    Who wants to see snide angry egotistical
    guys comparing egos?
    This show has gone off the rails.
    I won’t be tuning back in.

  • alexa

    abc family should cancel Melissa and joey and put the lying game

  • pll fan

    m&j and baby daddy are not doing fine. they’re both doing terribly.

  • Jacobo

    Melissa & Joey is annoying all they talk about in the episodes are sex…baby daddy is better IMO

  • KMS53

    I wish Necessary Roughness was more consistent. It’s best ratings are not bad for a 10 pm USA show. White Collar and Covert Affairs, in particular, have gotten similar ratings in that time slot. Suits is the outlier. Unfortunately, Necessary Roughness seems very vulnerable to changes in competition–The Bridge and The Challenge a few weeks ago and now Shark Week.

  • old guy

    Franklin & Bash – the bean bag gun was lol funny. Story line was great. I watch more USA & TNT programing than network. Better written & better acting. Don’t get the ratings, makes no sense…..Just watched Cover Affairs, great spy show, plenty of twists……just good show. Love Suits, great acting, super drama, special television viewing…..

  • Kaylie

    I stopped watching M&J. Its so boring. Baby Daddy is funnier & a cuter show. Its not doing as well as it was last season. But, ABC Family just needs to promote it better or pick up another comedy for a trial run.

  • tj

    It’s shark week. USA should have had repeats this week. At least they would have been a point or 2 up. My opinion anyway.

  • Chris

    Yeah! Rivals is still one of the top cable shows! Wes=Ratings!!

  • Mike

    Melissa and Joey got a 4th season, so it won’t be cancelled.

    Secondly, Melissa has been several talk show rounds in recent weeks, the ratings have been down.

  • Wright

    Necessary Roughness, Baby Daddy and M&J are all good shows. I mean who wouldn’t like Nico on NR?

  • SMINC

    Does anyone know where I could find the ratings numbers for BBQ Crawl on Travel and BBQ Pitmasters on Destination America (Sunday Nights)?

  • JR35

    A note: Hot in Cleveland wasn’t a new scripted show this week; it had Kirstie Alley joining the ladies for a look back at old episodes, bloopers, etc.

  • zodd

    Good to see The Bridge holding up well.

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