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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'NFL Countdown' 'Dexter', 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More

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September 10th, 2013

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Breaking Bad was Sunday's top cable program with a 2.6 down up last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. NFL Countdown and Dexter tied for second with each earning a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of Boardwalk Empire earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

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Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Breaking Bad AMC 9:00 PM 5.110 2.6
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 2.385 1.1
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:00 PM 2.340 1.1
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2.254 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 1.870 1.0
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:02 PM 2.376 0.9
BOBS Burgers ADSM 11:00 PM 1.794 0.9
BREAK HBOM 9:59 PM 2.172 0.8
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2.144 0.8
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2.494 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.867 0.8
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:02 PM 1.756 0.8
AQUA TV SHOW SHOW ADSM 12:00 AM 1.420 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:30 PM 1.850 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2.061 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 2.139 0.7
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 2.716 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.637 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:00 AM 1.131 0.7
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1.587 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2.130 0.7
PRINCESS AND THE FROG DSNY 9:00 AM 3.269 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.110 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.965 0.7
BOBS Burgers ADSM 2:30 AM 1.059 0.7
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:15 AM 1.196 0.7
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1.312 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 4:00 PM 1.738 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.932 0.6
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 1.529 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.898 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2.413 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.125 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.781 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2.012 0.6
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.296 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 2.258 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1.699 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.141 0.6
Venture Brothers ADSM 12:30 AM 1.055 0.6
BAD INK AEN 10:00 PM 1.344 0.6
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 1.850 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.743 0.6
BAD INK AEN 10:30 PM 1.276 0.6
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:15 AM 0.973 0.6
SUPERJAIL ADSM 1:00 AM 0.997 0.6
Phineas and Ferb DSNY 10:45 AM 2.528 0.6
CINDERELLA DSNY 8:00 PM 2.715 0.6
CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 10:00 PM 1.644 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.716 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1.486 0.5
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 10:00 PM 1.091 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 2.129 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:40 AM 1.040 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1.852 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.441 0.5
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 1.133 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1.460 0.5
TALKING BAD AMC 11:05 PM 1.036 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 1.065 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 1.388 0.5
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 9:00 PM 1.336 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 AM 1.340 0.5
Breaking Bad AMC 11:35 PM 0.954 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.592 0.5
RACHAEL VS. GUY KIDS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.577 0.5
DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE SHORT DSNY 9:25 PM 2.602 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:05 PM 0.977 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:30 PM 1.160 0.4
A.N.T.  FARM DSNY 11:00 AM 2.078 0.4
HOLLYWOOD EXES 2 VH1 9:00 PM 0.955 0.4
DOC FILES DSNY 8:55 AM 2.461 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 9:00 PM 0.929 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 0.854 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:54 PM 0.946 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 9:30 PM 1.253 0.4
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.245 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.222 0.4
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 7:30 PM 1.836 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.478 0.4
LOW WINTER SUN AMC 10:04 PM 1.062 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.380 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.382 0.4
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 0.944 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 7:00 PM 1.167 0.4
Top Gear HIST 11:02 PM 0.899 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 10:29 AM 0.905 0.4
BREAK HBOM 10:48 PM 0.855 0.3
THE A&E MOVIE AEN 11:00 AM 0.955 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.232 0.3
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 5:00 PM 1.087 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1.206 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 5:05 PM 1.129 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1.416 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1.115 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.101 0.3
LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HGTV 9:00 PM 1.298 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 8:00 PM 1.281 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1.100 0.3
DEADLINE:CRIME WITH TAMRO ID 12:00 AM 0.991 0.3

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  • Richard

    @alma I think HBO might do that for Boardwalk Empire. I don’t know if The Borgias would have the same demographic as Penny Dreadful. I don’t understand all of the anger from The Borgias fans.

  • BBFan

    It was announced today that AMC & Sony agreed to produce the Breaking Bad prequel “Better Call Saul.” Saul knew Gus & Mike before he met Walter so they figure to be in that series as well.

  • BFun

    KUWTK is on a midseason break that is why it was not shown this past sunday.
    It is slated to return to finish out season 8 on Sept. 29th !

    I wonder if the ratings are down alot for TOTAL DIVAS have anything to do with this being the first episode that it was not following KUWTK.

    Hollywood Exes seems to have benefitted from KUWTK being on a mid season break seeing as this past Sunday was the hightest ratings of season 2 besides for the premiere. It usually airs on 9pm EST at exactly the same time as KUWTK.

  • Justin B

    I still can’t believe there are 2.385 million people voluntarily choosing to watch Dexter at 9:00 instead of Breaking Bad (or even Boardwalk Empire). There could not be a bigger gap in quality between two shows about to end.

    At least Boardwalk Empire is posting similar numbers. I’ve never been a personal fan, but I’ll absolutely support people enjoying it over the cluster that is Dexter season 8

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