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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates Night, 'Bad Ink', 'Royal Pains', 'The Bridge', 'The Challenge' & More

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August 15th, 2013

Duck Dynasty Season 4 Premiere Missy Jase

The season four premiere of Duck Dynasty was Wednesday's top cable program, with a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating way up from a 3.9 for the season three premiere. Your predictions were about right . Duck Dynasty's lead-out, the series premiere of Bad Ink came in second with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

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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)
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 11773 5.0
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 4305 2.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 4852 1.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 3902 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3394 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2797 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 3121 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2881 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2930 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 3349 1.2
BAD INK AEN 11:31 PM 2500 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3037 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 3002 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2352 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2109 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1758 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 2420 0.9
DEAL WITH IT TBSC 10:30 PM 1826 0.8
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO TLC 9:00 PM 1892 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1828 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 2129 0.8
CHALLENGE: RIVALS II MTV 10:00 PM 1338 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1738 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:30 PM 1904 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1597 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1490 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1683 0.7
CARS DSNY 10:00 AM 2972 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1519 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1800 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 2534 0.7
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM 3206 0.7
BRIDGE, THE FX 10:00 PM 1634 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 12:00 PM 2888 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1196 0.7
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1469 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1529 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 3218 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1206 0.6
FRANKLIN & BASH TNT 9:00 PM 2165 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1421 0.6
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:12 AM 1352 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1496 0.6
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 1:45 AM 1358 0.6
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 2:18 AM 1289 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2936 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1182 0.6
Necessary Roughness USA 10:01 PM 2353 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1340 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:00 PM 2723 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 12:30 PM 2797 0.6
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1069 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 3103 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1777 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:00 AM 1361 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:30 AM 1582 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1250 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 1:00 PM 2647 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS WHERE NOW HGTV 10:00 PM 1704 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2270 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1128 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:00 PM 1413 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 1867 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 10:00 PM 1518 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1579 0.5
MOB WEEK AMC 8:00 PM 1255 0.5
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 1340 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 1765 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1157 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 1798 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1078 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 12:01 AM 1137 0.5
GRAVITY FALLS DSNY 12:00 PM 2239 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 1079 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1917 0.4
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 9:00 PM 1108 0.4
POEM IS...,A DSNY 9:25 AM 1992 0.4
COUPLES THERAPY 3 VH1 10:00 PM 676 0.4
Top Chef MASTERS BRVO 10:00 PM 1018 0.4
LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HGTV 8:00 PM 1294 0.4
EXTREME COUGAR WIVES TLC 9:30 PM 1005 0.4
Only In America HIST 9:00 PM 1613 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1511 0.4
Top Shot ALL STARS HIST 10:00 PM 1107 0.4
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 9:30 AM 2052 0.4
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2527 0.4
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 1742 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 5:30 PM 970 0.3
Only In America HIST 11:02 PM 920 0.3
JOE ROGAN QUESTNS EVRYTHG SYFY 10:00 PM 811 0.3
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 741 0.3
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1636 0.3
CEDRICS STAND UP TVL 11:30 PM 881 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:30 PM 1152 0.3
Hot In Cleveland TVL 10:00 PM 1195 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1211 0.3
SWAMP MURDERS ID 1:00 AM 932 0.3
WICKED ATTRACTION ID 12:00 AM 926 0.3
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 830 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2559 0.3

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

 
  • B

    The Bridge is holding well! And it’s DVR numbers are great. Season 2, here we come.

  • Jonathan B.

    Even the Duck Dynasty repeats at 9:00 came in third for the timeslot, ahead of ABC and CBS. Incredible. Actually, for that matter the Big Bang Theory repeats beat them too.

  • Fan

    Franklin & Bash is one of my favorite shows EVER hope it gets renewed for season 4.

  • TV Addict

    I have never seen Duck Dynasty but now I sorta want to. I mean if it gets THAT big of a number it must be good, right?

  • Pat

    Bad #s for the Franklin & Bash finale. It finishes the season with a 2.11 and a 0.62. I think it will be a long-shot to get a renewal, especially since TNT announced three today and noticeable didn’t say anything about Franklin & Bash (or King & Maxwell).

  • John A

    Great numbers for Duck Dynesty. A real hit.

  • Merp

    It’s interesting that Investigation Discovery shows only end up on the list during 12AM and 1AM time slots. And people wonder why they have “Saturday Night Seduction” as a programming block.

    Glad to see MDL: LA keeping steady, even in Season 6!

  • John A

    So you have to be at least pulling a 0.7 to be renewed by TNT? Perception has been stubk at 0.7 for weeks and renewed FAB only 1 tenth behind thats a bit unfair to it.

  • Carmen

    I’m sorry that Futuramas last few episodes have to air opposite the new season of Duck Dynasty. I enjoy both.

    For now (and the last few series ending episodes) I’ll give the nod to Futurama. It’s not like I’ll never get a chance to catch up with DD.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Pat – Franklin & Bash finished the season up in total viewers and in key demo viewers (A25-54, according to press releases from the past few weeks) from the premiere and even with its A18-49 numbers… how is that bad?

  • Chris

    Not bad for The Challenge considering it was up against the DD premire, next week it should pick up since a guy elimination is next week too.

  • Mark Drei

    Duck Dynasty beat Jersey Shore’s 4.7 series high. I cannot see the appeal in this show. But that 5 rating is higher than every scripted show last year besides The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, and the very first episode of Modern Family (second got a 4.9, so close). Which sucks because so many other shows deserve those types of ratings. I expect that to be the most viewed episode of the series, though I may be wrong.

  • everton

    great for sponge

  • Rukia

    Franklin and Bash might have a shot at getting picked up for a 4th season TNT took a while to announce it’s renewal last year, so I think it still has a chance.

  • Cyrax86

    Staggering! Duck Dynasty is the new The Walking Dead!

    Royal Pains seems to be over, next season should get the final season treatment. Necessary Roughness ending next week…

  • PurpleDrazi

    Steady on Bridge, steady on.

  • DenverDean

    As I mentioned yesterday, buffo ratings were to be expected based on the way the multiple repeats have been performing this summer. Amazing, but sad.

  • Cheryblosen

    Mellisa and Joey and baby daddy!

  • Phj

    Anybody who actually watches Duck Dynasty especially live like that should be ashamed of themselves and embarrassed. Shows like that should not have big ratings.

  • Ram510

    I was hoping Franklin & Bash and Futurama would be up with it being thier last couple episodes

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