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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'Bad Ink', 'Key & Peele', 'The Challenge', 'For Better or Worse' & More

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September 19th, 2013

Duck Dynasty September 18

Duck Dynasty was Wednesday's top cable program, with a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 3.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Bad Ink came in second with a  2.0 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 0.5 on Sunday, September 17, when it did not have Duck Dynasty as a lead-in.

 

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 9427 4.3
BAD INK AEN 10:31 PM 4066 2.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 4550 1.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 3823 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2402 1.3
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 2636 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2379 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2752 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 3301 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2654 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2591 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2061 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2557 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1763 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1695 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2168 0.9
BAD INK AEN 11:31 PM 1643 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1804 0.8
KEY & Peele CMDY 10:30 PM 1347 0.8
CHALLENGE: RIVALS II MTV 10:00 PM 1266 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 1605 0.7
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1619 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1363 0.7
South Park CMDY 8:58 PM 1040 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1186 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1205 0.6
HEART SHE HOLLER, THE ADSM 12:30 AM 1258 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1247 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1544 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1301 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2674 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1165 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 1163 0.6
BRIDGE, THE FX 10:00 PM 1497 0.6
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1088 0.6
CHINA, IL ADSM 12:45 AM 1110 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1527 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 1:00 AM 1103 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1164 0.6
For Better Or Worse OWN 9:30 PM 1553 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1086 0.5
For Better Or Worse OWN 9:00 PM 1525 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:32 PM 1255 0.5
CHALLENGE: RIVII SHOULDVE MTV 11:02 PM 857 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2432 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1097 0.5
KING OF QUEENS TBSC 5:30 PM 979 0.5
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 2010 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:39 AM 1028 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2247 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 11:33 PM 1229 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2545 0.5
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 9:00 PM 1122 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2339 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1146 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 947 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2144 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2411 0.4
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 1146 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:00 PM 1489 0.4
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2196 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1245 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 860 0.4
PLAYBOOK SPIKE 8:00 PM 1069 0.4
Time Machine HIST 11:02 PM 1150 0.4
For Better Or Worse OWN 10:00 PM 1081 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 826 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 719 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1626 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1725 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 6:00 PM 778 0.4
GHOST MINE SYFY 10:00 PM 957 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 11:01 PM 850 0.4
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:00 AM 1272 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1705 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 1:00 AM 752 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 965 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 6:30 PM 1628 0.4
For Better Or Worse OWN 8:30 PM 1048 0.4
NEVER LAND PIRATE SCHOOL DSNY 10:25 AM 1256 0.4
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2055 0.3
Suits USA 11:00 PM 1200 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1401 0.3
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1004 0.3
SURVIVING EVIL ID 10:00 PM 1011 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1164 0.3
Top Chef MASTERS BRVO 10:00 PM 915 0.3
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 5:58 PM 799 0.3
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 8:00 PM 1153 0.3
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 10:00 PM 639 0.3
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1447 0.3
WICKED ATTRACTION ID 11:00 PM 783 0.3
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1123 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1198 0.3
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 1552 0.3
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 1523 0.3
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1493 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1116 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1483 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1450 0.3

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

 
  • rob60990

    A&E has yet another show that can easily beat overpromoted Bates Motel.

  • Brian

    Wow nothing on last night!

  • JR

    The actual premiers of ‘For Better or Worse’ didn’t do as good as I thought; however, thanks to those 45 episodes from TBS, it repeats VERY well. Only 1.5 million tuned in for premier, but 1 million watched the 8:30 and 10 pm repeats, great!

  • FlorianNz

    • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    – 521,000 viewers
    – 0.33 A18–49

    • The League
    – 502,000 viewers
    – 0.35 A18–49

  • Roy

    I keep forgetting Sunny is of the weird ass channel number (571).

    Shame it isn’t doing better, this season has been great so far.

  • John A

    Yeah Sunny has been great so far much better than last season.

  • Brian

    Makes me feel better for Wilfred. It was getting numbers close to what The League and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are getting.

  • davie

    Damn, always sunny premiered to a 0.5 down to a 0.4 then down to a 0.3. Hope this isn’t. Trend

  • AriesMatt

    Surprised The Bridge is not doing better. Such an amazing show!

  • Meanie

    Oprah partnership with Tyler Perry I see is paying off. For Better or Worse & The Have & The Have Nots it helping OWN viewership. I won’t be surprised if she gets rights to Tyler Perry movies and rerun them. I think OWN has finally found urs demographic(Females & AFro-Americans).

  • Kyle R

    @davie

    It’s already renewed for next season, which is pretty much confirmed to be the last.

  • j

    People who use the excuse “But it’s hard to be on at 10″ for their struggling faves should look at Duck Dynasty’s dynamite, night (and week?) winning numbers.

  • Tony JJ

    @j

    I do agree with you, but I do have to mention that Duck Dynasty is a half hour program, so people are more likely to stay up and watch a half hour program vs. an hour program. But on the other hand look at Jersey Shore and Scandal, but hour long shows that both did/do great at the 10pm hour most recently.

  • Mark

    Wednesday is a dead night for TV. You have Duck Dynasty and nothing else.

  • Jon

    The bridge is so good. It should be doing better ratings

  • Ike

    I’m not surprised The Bridge is only at 0.6. The plotting is not that great. It has a great, distinctive setting and strong acting but needs better plotting. Going forward, I hope we will not get any more absurdly competent supervillains who can be everywhere at the same time, track anyone down anywhere at any time, and accomplish anything effortlessly. That’s lazy writing. This show needs to be more realistic. I hope the decks are now basically cleared for that.

  • THE OLD MAN

    4.3 for DD? America has so gone to the birds! Where’s Hitch when you need him?

  • Bob

    Duck Dynasty is a great cheap show to produce. I imagine the next contract will increase what the family receives per episode.

  • snoot

    Duck Dynasty still dominating! Best show on tv.

  • Andrew

    Wow, Duck Dynasty beat Thursday Night Football’s 4.0 and everything that premiered on network TV this week. I know Duck Dynasty was popular but I didn’t think it was this popular. I don’t know anybody that watches DD and I’m in the 18-34 range.

    Also I’m not surprised that Sunny in Philly is only getting a 0.3 – it’s on FXX which is the same channel that used to be Fox Soccer and is still bundled with the Sports View packages for Charter Cable. I’m not sure about the other companies, but on Charter only the hardcore sports fan who wants MLB Network, CBS College Sports, Gol TV, Tennis Channel, NHL Network, and other non-mainstream sports channels will get FXX. I get HBO and Showtime packages and expanded basic which includes many channels including Fox Sports 1 and 2, but not FXX. I have to add the Sports View package to get FXX, so its a no go for me. The FX Networks didn’t really think it through when they converted Fox Soccer to FXX – they didn’t negotiate well with the Cable companies to get FXX out of the sports packages and into a basic or expanded basic packages. If FXX isn’t taken out of sports packages and put into basic or expanded basic packages to reach its core 18-34 audience, I predict it will ultimately fail. Spike TV, Comedy Central, and the upcoming Esquire Network (replacing G4) are all on basic or expanded basic packages and I get all of these.

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