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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

Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 10 Hank

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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  • C.S.Strowbridge

    Miles R.: “Sad news for True Blood. Couldn’t even match the season premiere numbers.”

    That happened the last two seasons as well.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    A know a ton of people were all caught up on Break Bad through Netflix and watched last week’s premier, but I also know there were a lot of people I know who just checked it out for all the hype. The midseason premier was actually pretty dull compared to a lot of episode, so I’m not surprised a lot of casual viewers tuned out

  • JacobYates

    @Nick
    Thanks!

  • tim_m

    The Newsroom as steady as can be, consistently getting just under 1.9 million viewers and a 0.8. The official renewal announcement can’t be long off.

  • Ram510

    Breaking Bad went down half a point because they’ve been phoning it in these past 2 episodes. Why make people wait a year for lackluster work. It reminds me of when Nip/Tuck ended all over again. I might not even wast my time with these next 5 episodes and wait until the last one just to see how it ends

  • MadMan400096

    Hey Nick could you supply the ratings for The CW for K6-11 on 8/17?

  • MadMan400096

    @last post: Specifially:

    CW (8/17) K6-11; 7 AM-noon

  • Jane M

    What about new Eat Drink Love show on Bravo?

  • Andies

    Low Winter Sun basically doing what The Killing got in season 2.. If Low Winter Sun does not improve.. it’s done.. this gives a chance for season 4 of the Killing… :)

  • Tech Support

    Oprah’s Next Chapter (9:00) – OWN
    0.892 million viewers, #29; 0.392 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #29

    La La’s Full Court Life (10:00) – VH1
    0.847 million viewers, #30; 0.574 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #25

    Hollywood Exes (9:00) – VH1
    0.814 million viewers, #31; 0.504 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #27

    Eat, Drive, Love (9:00) – Bravo
    0.519 million viewers, #34; 0.248 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #34

    American Ninja Warrior (9:00) – G4
    0.228 million viewers, #35; 0.117 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #35

  • NFL saves TW customers

    Total Scripted finally dropped like its supposed to on E!

  • Kike Kikerson

    Dexter isn’t competing very well. This season is a train wreck so I can’t even defend the show.

  • Jon Powell

    How did ‘America the Wild’ do on Nat Geo Wild?

  • Antonio

    MLB viewership was up :)

  • TOM

    Does Anybody have the numbers of Copper for the previous weeks?

  • TOM

    NICK

    Does Anybody have the numbers of Copper for the previous weeks?

  • FlorianNz

    A few Nielsen “extras” for Breaking Bad:
    • 4,771,000 total viewers (vs. 5,915,000 last week)
    • 3,044,000 A18-49 (2.41) (vs. 2.87)
    • 2,043,000 A18-34 (3.02) (vs. 3.39)
    • 2,743,000 A25-54 (2.31) (vs. 2.80)

  • DonJ1973

    Yeah those ratings are nothing to get excited about for Low Winter Sun.

    I watched the second episode and liked it better than the Pilot. I have a feeling that most who sampled were just pissed off Breaking Bad fans who thought it just didn’t compare to it.

    Worst case scenario, LWS airs all 10 episodes. At least with cable, the networks guarantee airing the entire season.

  • DonJ1973

    Wow, Copper’s numbers are horrible. I don’t know how that compares to other BBC America programming, but I can’t see them greenlighting a 3rd season with barely 400K viewers and 0.08 in the demos.

  • Bill

    Wow copper ratings are horrible. I’d be surprised if it got renewed

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