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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'MTV Video Music Awards' Dominates + 'Breaking Bad', 'Real Housewives of NJ', 'Catfish', 'Dexter' & More

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August 27th, 2013

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The 2013 Video Music Awards  was Sunday's top program, with a colossal 5.2 adults 18-49 rating, way up from last year's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Breaking Bad was second with a 2.5, up from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

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Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
2013 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS MTV 9:00 PM 10.066 5.2
Breaking Bad AMC 9:00 PM 4.848 2.5
2013 VMA PRESHOW MTV 8:00 PM 4.634 2.3
2013 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS MTV 11:23 PM 2.806 1.6
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.358 1.2
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2.389 1.1
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN2 MTV 7:00 PM 2.016 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2.158 1.1
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:00 PM 2.286 1.1
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2.249 1.1
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1.873 1.0
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2.343 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2.513 0.9
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3.403 0.9
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2.479 0.9
RED TNT 6:45 PM 2.406 0.9
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 1.855 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2.282 0.8
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.513 0.8
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1.596 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3.082 0.7
AQUA TV SHOW SHOW ADSM 12:00 AM 1.493 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 11:00 AM 3.411 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3.253 0.7
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 10:00 PM 1.460 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.997 0.7
2013 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS VH1 9:00 PM 1.320 0.6
Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:00 PM 2.291 0.6
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 1.473 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2.275 0.6
Sister Wives TLC 9:30 PM 1.734 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 2.394 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:30 AM 1.538 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.416 0.6
CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 10:00 PM 1.609 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.626 0.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 11:00 PM 1.165 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:00 PM 2.457 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 1.253 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.123 0.6
SWINDLE NICK 1:00 PM 2.831 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:13 PM 1.044 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 9:00 PM 1.682 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:30 AM 1.198 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.808 0.6
BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 10:00 PM 2.271 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.698 0.6
FULL HOUSE NAN 6:00 AM 1.546 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.353 0.6
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 2.154 0.5
DOG WITH A BLOG DSNY 8:00 PM 3.236 0.5
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1.796 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 8:00 PM 1.899 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 4:00 PM 1.616 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.259 0.5
Shake It Up DSNY 8:30 PM 3.178 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.024 0.5
GAME PLAN DSNY 5:30 PM 2.441 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.625 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 1.373 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 11:01 PM 1.028 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1.795 0.5
BAD INK AEN 10:00 PM 1.163 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 8:00 PM 1.560 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 6:30 PM 1.248 0.5
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:56 PM 1.208 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 3:00 PM 1.327 0.5
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.328 0.5
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 0.964 0.4
BAD INK AEN 11:31 PM 0.900 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1.654 0.4
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 8:00 PM 0.936 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:00 PM 1.189 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.481 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 8:00 PM 1.288 0.4
BAD INK AEN 10:30 PM 1.011 0.4
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 11:00 AM 1.454 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:30 PM 1.076 0.4
BREAK HBOM 10:57 PM 1.015 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.122 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.404 0.4
DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE HBOM 7:11 PM 0.866 0.4
LIFE OF PI HBOM 2:45 PM 0.962 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 2:00 PM 1.172 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 7:00 PM 1.476 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 2:00 PM 0.912 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 0.901 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 5:00 PM 1.557 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 0.935 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 11:00 AM 1.023 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1.186 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.355 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1.296 0.4
SUNDAY BEST 6 BET 8:00 PM 1.319 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:00 PM 1.371 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 1:00 PM 1.126 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1.307 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.223 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.296 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.257 0.3

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