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Thursday Cable Ratings 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night 'Burn Notice' Finale, 'Project Runway', 'Pawn Stars', 'Graceland' & More

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September 13th, 2013

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Thursday Night Football  was the top cable program with a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. The series finale of Burn Notice was second, with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from a last week's 1.2.  

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source. If you don't see your show it wasn't in that top 100 list.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search - that's probably the easiest way to find Thursday night's episode of a specific show

Selected Thursday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 8:30 PM 8791 3.8
POSTGUN NFLN 11:54 PM 6089 3.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 11:56 PM 3138 1.7
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 3604 1.4
Burn Notice USA 9:00 PM 4972 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2523 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2615 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2596 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2521 1.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 7:25 PM 2277 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2481 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2120 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1911 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1762 0.8
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1636 0.8
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2224 0.7
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:32 AM 1267 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1709 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2582 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 2300 0.7
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1511 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2535 0.6
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:15 AM 1337 0.6
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1284 0.6
GRACELAND USA 10:01 PM 2053 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 2033 0.6
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1536 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:56 PM 1051 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 8:30 PM 2150 0.6
PANIC 9-1-1 AEN 10:00 PM 1255 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:09 PM 1038 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1151 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1087 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1098 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1187 0.5
SNEAK PEEK CMDY 12:01 AM 903 0.5
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1072 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2383 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2411 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2374 0.5
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1069 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1840 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 1906 0.5
Ridiculousness SSN3B MTV 10:00 PM 960 0.5
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1389 0.5
COPS SPIKE 8:29 PM 1384 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:31 PM 905 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1568 0.4
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1383 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:30 AM 1376 0.4
Burn Notice USA 8:00 PM 1619 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1572 0.4
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1197 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 2:30 PM 1394 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 832 0.4
COPS SPIKE 7:59 PM 1121 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1036 0.4
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:30 AM 1284 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1316 0.4
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 860 0.4
PANIC 9-1-1 AEN 11:01 PM 1009 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 943 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1335 0.4
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1160 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 1:31 AM 1015 0.4
COPS SPIKE 7:29 PM 955 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 985 0.4
TEEN BEACH MOVIE DSNY 8:00 PM 2527 0.4
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1357 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 1:01 AM 1098 0.4
Anger Management FX 9:30 PM 877 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 752 0.4
NFL FANTASY LIVE NFLN 1:32 AM 702 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 744 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1145 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 7:00 PM 1070 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1768 0.3
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 891 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1267 0.3
Anger Management FX 9:00 PM 750 0.3
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1924 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 788 0.3
TAMAR & VINCE WE 9:00 PM 728 0.3
HATFIELDS-MCCOY WHT LIGHT HIST 11:02 PM 1016 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 6:30 PM 1145 0.3
CHEF WANTED FOOD 10:00 PM 859 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1131 0.3
PRESIDENTS GATEKEEPERS DISC 9:00 PM 974 0.3
CSI: NY TNT 12:00 AM 1309 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 11:30 PM 1155 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1328 0.3
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1377 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 11:36 PM 844 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 669 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 12:00 AM 927 0.3
FORBIDDEN ID 10:30 PM 775 0.3
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1289 0.2
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 11:00 PM 936 0.2
Hawaii Five-0 TNT 9:00 PM 1652 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2825 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Randy

    Mon, since they rate shows by demographic, not # of viewers, then I have to assume it doesn’t really matter how many viewers there are. If you check the ratings in order, the # of viewers is all over the place but the demo is where they are rated.

  • Mike

    Ouch for H50 ! The show is not improving numbers on TNT. No surprise they are moving it already. The show is really lame,

  • Cimmer

    @DanS, Graceland /WC pair up sounds good in theory but I don’t think it will happen. I love WC but the rating need to pick up or this season will be its last I think and I don’t think the two shows will help each other at all in the ratings. If Graceland couldn’t benefit from BN then its not going to do any better with WC unless USA just wants aJE night. I’m also not sure how the season for both shows will work. WC is coming back in Oct I believe. I think the idea was that Graceland would run when WC wasn’t.

  • Nothing But Cancellation

    Graceland performed OK when Burn Notice was down, but fell when BN finale was coming.

    Could be paired with White Collar, but I think this show is going to tank next season. And also, White Collar would do better with Suits.

  • Katelyn12

    Does anyone know if TNT is obligated to continue buying all future seasons of H50, and at the same price? I knew TNT couldn’t be happy with the syndication results so far, but had thought they would probably let H50 stick it out for a few more weeks at least at 9-10 p.m.

    Burn Notice was such a good show, and I will really miss it.

  • Kari

    Katelyn12,
    I don’t know but I hope TNT can dump H50. The amount of money they are paying for this dud is ridiculous. It is not a shocker they are moving it. Next move should be to the trash can.

  • Mistress Hagan

    Ouch @ that Burn Notice rating. That’s only .1 up from what they’ve been doing all year, I expected them to gain a lot more than that for the finale. The show used to be huge, and you figure a few ex-viewers would get curious. But on USA that’s a great rating for anything that’s not Raw or Psych, and at least guarantees a try-out for that Sam and Jesse pilot Campbell’s been teasing.

    Also, Graceland managed to lose .2 for its finale, which is a surprise. They’ve been steadily doing a 0.8 all year.

  • Judy912

    It’s unfortunate that ‘Hawaii 5-0′ is not doing well in the ratings for the
    TNT network but I am thrilled that ‘CASTLE’ seems to be holding it’s own. I know I am an avid viewer myself. Can’t wait for Season 6 of CASTLE to start on September 23rd on ABC.

  • Katelyn12

    I also like Castle, but the competition on Mondays this fall looks intense. The new James Spader drama is getting lots of hype, and it does look interesting. I can’t imagine that all three dramas at that time are going to make it. I do think CBS made a wise decision in moving H50 to shake up the timeslot some. I just don’t know if their new show (Hostages, I think) can outdraw Spader’s show.

    Yes, Castle continues to hold up well in syndication, even though they play them over and over again.

  • Thunder

    I really tried to get into Graceland, but the show is very average and the season finale was terrible. Anyone who thinks that .6 in the demo with a lead-in of 1.3 is kidding themselves. Great finale though for BN, very sad to see it end. A spin-off will be a priority for USA with so many shows tanking. This will be their last dominant summer unless they tweak their schedule.

  • ShawnfromDayton

    Great ending for Burn Notice, the ratings weren’t as great as some expected but they were facing football. I watched 5 minutes of Graceland’s pilot, i wasn’t impressed.I’m suprised USA renewed it.

  • Howard

    Now why is everyone complaining about the Burn Notice numbers? Thusday night has been probably the most competitive day of the week rating wise for a few years now. The Burn Notice final ratings were the highest ratings USA had all summer in terms of viewers. Anybody who thought it would get any higher especially against Football were fooling themselves. Those were great ratings.

    As for this statement (“But on USA that’s a great rating for anything that’s not Raw or Psych,”) When has Psych got such great ratings? It has it’s following but it’s not USA’s top rated show.

    As for the Burn Notice spin off with Sam and Jesse, I would take that over Graceland, which is In my opinion unwatchable.

  • Hillbilly

    Doesn’t look like Regis is going to help FS1. CGW hasn’t made the list yet. They need to get rid of the newspaper guy & comedian/ex tennis player. Then change to whole show. More sports, less game show.

    JMO

  • Matt

    I find the lack of correlation between BN and Graceland’s ratings very interesting – when BN dips, Graceland didn’t seem to be affected much; when BN rises, Graceland rarely gains any benefits. Plus, Graceland re-air following RAW on Monday night used to get .5, .6 easily until they moved it out of that slot to make room for Summer Camp.

  • MadMan400096

    @The Ratings Bot: Do you happen to have the ratings for Vortexx on for 8/24. 8/31, and 9/7, all including the 7 AM and 11 AM hours, in K2-11, K6-11, and K9-14?

  • Chris Parker

    a 0.7 for Project Runway.. is that lower than normal?

  • cate

    A fitting end to a great series. May Burn Notice live long in the hearts of fans.

  • Shine Brighter

    I’m surprised this website isn’t reporting that Selma Blair is demanding $1.2 million from the studio because she was unjustly fired, she counts the 1.2 million as lost earnings that she would of made had this not occurred.

    Really goes to say that the cast members on Anger Management aren’t getting paid that much at all(Though its probably obvious Sheen gets many times more than everyone else lol).

  • Neha

    BN had pretty good ratings over the last 7 years and I am glad it went with a bang and on its own terms, thank u Matt nix JD, GA,BC ,SG, CB and the crew

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