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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night, 'True Blood', 'Low Winter Sun', 'Devious Maids', 'Dexter', 'The Newsroom' & More

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August 13th, 2013

Breaking Bad 509 Walter Heisenberg

Breaking Bad was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.9 way up from a 1.5 for last year's premiere.  True Blood was second with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

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Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Breaking Bad AMC 9:00 PM 5915 2.9
True Blood HBOM 9:02 PM 3998 2.2
DUCK DYNASTY SNEAK PEEK AEN 9:56 PM 3357 1.5
BREAK HBOM 9:54 PM 2583 1.4
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2856 1.4
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 7:56 PM 2588 1.2
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 4171 1.2
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2410 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2335 1.1
LOW WINTER SUN AMC 10:04 PM 2507 1.1
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2663 0.9
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3671 0.9
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1858 0.9
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 2030 0.9
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:00 PM 1904 0.9
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2720 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1970 0.9
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 10:00 PM 1671 0.9
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2134 0.8
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1815 0.8
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1661 0.8
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 2459 0.8
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 6:52 PM 1711 0.8
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:00 PM 1502 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 1472 0.7
AQUA TV SHOW SHOW ADSM 12:00 AM 1467 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 10:00 PM 2070 0.7
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1354 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2097 0.7
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 1581 0.7
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 11:00 PM 1346 0.7
CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 10:00 PM 1925 0.7
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1496 0.7
JUNGLE GOLD DISC 10:00 PM 1400 0.7
FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 2648 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1896 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1922 0.7
BAD INK AEN 10:01 PM 1576 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2792 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2883 0.7
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 5:48 PM 1498 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1414 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:15 PM 1410 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1584 0.6
JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BU DSNY 11:00 AM 2974 0.6
BAD INK AEN 10:31 PM 1380 0.6
DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE SHORT DSNY 12:40 PM 2709 0.6
BREAK HBOM 8:52 PM 1190 0.6
DVD ON TV FX 1:30 PM 1608 0.6
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 1325 0.6
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2309 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 11:00 AM 1593 0.6
Sister Wives TLC 11:01 PM 1334 0.6
BREAK HBOM 10:58 PM 1054 0.6
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 4:30 PM 1762 0.6
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1441 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2398 0.5
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 4:44 PM 1302 0.5
TALKING BAD AMC 11:00 PM 1185 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE LIF 2:30 PM 1256 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 2090 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 3168 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND MORNING FX 10:00 AM 1236 0.5
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 1:30 PM 1405 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:03 PM 939 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 10:30 AM 1375 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1338 0.5
SUNDAY BEST 6 BET 8:00 PM 1673 0.5
BAD INK AEN 11:31 PM 1141 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2349 0.5
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 1657 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1727 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1453 0.5
Iron Chef America FOOD 11:00 PM 1278 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 921 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1429 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:15 PM 1114 0.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1382 0.5
BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 10:00 PM 2013 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1303 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 AM 1248 0.4
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 1023 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 5:00 PM 1592 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 4:00 PM 1504 0.4
FOOD COURT WARS FOOD 7:00 PM 1198 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 6:30 PM 1363 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 7:00 PM 1567 0.4
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2519 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1892 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 9:00 PM 1270 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2207 0.4
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2637 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:01 PM 889 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 1084 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1790 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 6:00 PM 1390 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 5:30 PM 1029 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1169 0.4
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TNT 11:00 AM 1616 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1272 0.4

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

 
  • tc_gellar

    DeViOuS….:(….i still love you !

  • John A

    Season low for Dexter. It kind of deserves it. Great to see Breaking Bad at the top.

  • Lucky

    So Jessie beat good luck Charlie, seems like people are getting board of it just like Sam and cat , tv has been boring in general

  • AJ

    Good Luck Charlie is doing better :)

  • John A

    Still good for Devious Maids. Be nice too see it at a 1.0 each week though. Drop Dead Diva a solid performer too. I wonder will it be renewed. I think its doing a bit better than last season.

  • Denis

    Breaking Bad well deserved, should have had those kind of ratings years ago :) Low Winter Sun looks promising, great numbers as well. even more than Dexter. Would like to know how Hell on Wheels did on saturday (something other than the press release). Two months to The Walking Dead season 4 premiere. Mad Men likely right after that. Life is so sweet. Life is AMC. haha :)

  • Jason

    Weird. “Devious Maids” was always going up and up, but now, it’s always going down, but .9 it’s pretty nice. When is the official renew announcement will be here?

  • CableMate

    Breaking Amish is about as steady of a franchise as you can get.

  • Jason

    BTW, why is the Sunday Cable Ratings always getting in such a late time? It’s already Tue, 8:13AM.

  • CrimeDawg

    I know a lot of people including myself who can’t watch Showtime right now, so that probably explains a bit of the drop off. Breaking Bad probably had something to do with it to.

    Total Divas appears to be a hit for E, why I have no idea.

  • rob60990

    Very impressive for Breaking Bad. At least all the hype and promotion paid off for AMC unlike A&E which kept hyping Bates Motel. A Duck Dynasty sneak peek did better than every episode of that overhyped mess.

  • Sam

    Total Divas has risen every week in viewers and rose 0.2 this week in the Demo! So glad to see it’s catching on.

  • Dennis

    @rob60990

    lol do you ever stop talking about Bates Motel?
    The hype obviously paid off since its A&E’s number 1 drama in the 18-49 demo EVER

    Move along and go watch Pretty Little Liars ;)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “BTW, why is the Sunday Cable Ratings always getting in such a late time? It’s already Tue, 8:13AM.”

    Sunday Cable ratings are normally posted on Tuesday mornings.

  • LovingLostGirl

    @ Bill Gorman,

    How about Saturday’s Cable Ratings? Can’t find them anywhere. Thanks.

  • Jamie

    Busy, busy night for cable TV and everything did well enough to get renewed, IMO.

    Shame broadcast doesn’t have that luxury.

  • IDIOT Detector

    If you think that the highest rated drama series in the history of the A&E network is a ratings disappointment, then you are definitely an idiot.

  • Kris

    How is Talking Bad doing compared to Talking Dead?

  • Dennis

    @IDIOT DETECTOR

    I guess that means @rob60990 is an idiot :D
    But we knew that already

  • Wright

    TB steady

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