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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'True Blood', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', NASCAR, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More

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August 20th, 2013

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Breaking Bad was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.4, down from last week's  2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.   True Blood was second with a 2.3, up from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right.

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Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Breaking Bad AMC 9:00 PM 4.771 2.4
True Blood HBOM 9:02 PM 4.137 2.3
BREAK HBOM 9:53 PM 2.627 1.4
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2.740 1.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 4.585 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.105 1.1
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN 4:10 PM 3.939 1.1
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2.293 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2.240 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2.805 1.1
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3.631 1.0
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 3.098 1.0
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1.909 0.9
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:01 PM 1.943 0.9
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2.560 0.9
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2.140 0.9
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1.887 0.8
CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 10:00 PM 2.165 0.8
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1.854 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2.201 0.8
BAD INK AEN 10:00 PM 1.620 0.8
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.433 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2.000 0.7
AQUA TV SHOW SHOW ADSM 12:00 AM 1.385 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.381 0.7
BREAK HBOM 8:53 PM 1.311 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2.478 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.221 0.7
BAD INK AEN 10:30 PM 1.361 0.7
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.707 0.7
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 1.666 0.7
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:20 AM 1.465 0.7
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 10:00 PM 1.349 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 1.282 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 2.965 0.7
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.708 0.7
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 11:00 PM 1.216 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:30 PM 1.869 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 5:30 PM 1.811 0.7
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.412 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.783 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.764 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.670 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.459 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.420 0.6
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.900 0.6
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 1.733 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.000 0.6
AMC PREMIERE EVENT AMC 6:00 PM 1.579 0.6
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 1.082 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.643 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1.763 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 5:30 PM 1.806 0.5
LOW WINTER SUN AMC 10:04 PM 1.467 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 3:30 PM 1.401 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:00 PM 1.192 0.5
SUNDAY BEST 6 BET 8:00 PM 1.548 0.5
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 5:00 PM 1.872 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 5:00 PM 1.778 0.5
TEEN BEACH MOVIE DSNY 8:00 PM 3.433 0.5
TALKING BAD AMC 11:05 PM 1.030 0.5
AMC PREMIERE EVENT AMC 4:30 PM 1.345 0.5
Breaking Bad AMC 7:57 PM 1.263 0.5
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.446 0.5
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 0.888 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.317 0.5
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 4:30 PM 1.755 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 3:00 PM 1.612 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.591 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 1.004 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:00 PM 1.246 0.5
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 9:00 PM 1.399 0.5
GATOR BOYS APL 10:00 PM 1.318 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2.134 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1.925 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:51 PM 0.904 0.5
BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 10:00 PM 1.973 0.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1.645 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:30 PM 1.599 0.4
MOB WEEK AMC 1:30 PM 0.998 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 3:30 PM 1.603 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:00 PM 1.618 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 9:30 PM 1.257 0.4
Chopped FOOD 11:00 PM 1.135 0.4
Burn Notice USA 11:00 PM 1.466 0.4
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 4:00 PM 1.293 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.776 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1.517 0.4
LIVING ALASKA HGTV 8:30 PM 1.777 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL RENO HGTV 9:00 PM 1.534 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:30 PM 1.266 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.424 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1.613 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 2:00 PM 1.270 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.068 0.4
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.701 0.4
JUNGLE GOLD DISC 10:00 PM 0.968 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.429 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.727 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1.331 0.3

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  • redlock

    @Nick: Joining in on requests…
    If you were able to post the ratings for ”Copper” S2 it would be highly appreciated.
    THANKS.

  • Nick

    Sunday:

    Sandwich King (Food Network)
    -11 AM: 0.935 million viewers, 0.33 A18-49 (#1 in Food Network AM)

    Oprah: Where Are They Now? (OWN)
    -8 PM: 0.634 million viewers, 0.17 A18-49

    Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
    -9 PM: 0.892 million viewers, 0.31 A18-49

    Being Maci (MTV)
    -10 PM: 1.005 million viewers, 0.56 A18-49

    Copper (BBC America)
    -10 PM: 0.395 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Hell on Wheels (AMC)
    -9 PM: 1.883 million viewers, 0.48 A18-49

    Adult Swim (12 AM-3:30 AM) A18-49:
    1. Bleach: 0.73
    2. Naruto: 0.68
    3. One Piece: 0.60
    4. Sword Art Online: 0.55
    5. Soul Eater: 0.54
    6. IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix: 0.38
    7. Star Wars: Clone Wars: 0.35

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.348 million viewers, 0.10 A18-49

    Wednesday:

    WWE Main Event (Ion)
    -8 PM: 1.253 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

  • svsnt021

    @Nick
    Thanks ever so much, Nick!!! Appreciate tremendously your valuable info!!!

  • Bill

    @Nick do you know the rating for Rabbids Invasion?

  • Nathan

    @Nick
    Could you please provide the ratings for:

    Rabbids Invasion – 11:30am (Saturday)(New)
    Sam & Cat – 8:00pm (Saturday) (Repeat)
    Haunted Hathaways – 8:30pm (Saturday) (Repeat)

    They all aired on the network: Nickelodeon.

    Thank you so much. :)

  • reallypeople

    Wow… HOW remained stable in the demo (.5) in its second episode. Impressive. And it beat LWS after BB in viewership on a Saturday and tied in demo.

  • Dillan

    Being Maci did okay. If promoted well, it could have done a lot better. I think MTV should giver Maci her own show, tbh.

  • RottieGirl

    Is there any possibility of getting the Saturday cable ratings in its own posting? I’m trying to keep track of the ratings for Hell on Wheels & the ratings keep getting buried with Sunday & the other AMC shows. Thanks.

  • tehehehe.

    Damn! I sure hope MTV picks up Being Maci to series since that was the series’ pilot episode, pretty good rating.

  • Tech Support

    @RottieGirl, just get Saturdays ratings from The Futon Critic. TV by the Numbers has never received Saturday Cable Ratings information, despite all their attempts to acquire them.

  • Miles R.

    Sad news for True Blood. Couldn’t even match the season premiere numbers. This year has been excellent too. Interested to see if Breaking Bad will have a increase next week while HBO takes a few Sunday at 9pm time slots off until Boardwalk Empire begins.

  • erwanfromfrance

    where is Drop Dead Diva ????

  • John A

    Hell on wheels doing well. I thought it be at 0.2 in demo being on saturday night.

  • CrimeDawg

    Just wondering do you have a rating for the replay of Total Divas. I am guessing the 10:00 pm show was down a bit since it was competing with a WWE PPV.

  • Brandy

    Erwanfromfrance, DDD had its midseason finale last week and wasnt on last night thats why its not listed.The rest of season five will air starting Oct 6.

  • Ludo Redjohn

    So a good TV Show (Breaking Bad) beats a declining one (True Blood) – you don’t see it every day but hey, good news! BB going from strength to strength in its last season, pretty exceptional too.

  • :)

    Nick, sorry to bug but I’m dying to know how Orange County Choppers did on Sunday night. Also wondering, does CMT not submit their ratings?

    Thanks soooo much!

  • Degrassi

    Nick, can you provide ratings for Degrassi this season that aired Thursday nights at 9 PM on TeenNick? I know you used to before

  • Sketch

    Welcome back Nick

    For comparison sake could you post the 18-49 ratings for these other shows on Adult Swim Saturday night?

    10:00 – Family Guy
    10:30 – Family Guy
    11:00 – Cleveland Show
    11:30 – The Boondocks
    —-
    3:30 – Big O
    4:00 – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    4:30 – Cowboy Bebop
    5:00 – InuYasha
    5:30 – InuYasha

    I’d greatly appreciate it

  • C.S.Strowbridge

    I know it was the True Blood season finale, but it still shouldn’t have been that close to Breaking Bad.

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