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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'Dexter' Series Finale, 'Devious Maids', 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More

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September 24th, 2013

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Breaking Bad was Sunday's top cable program with a 3.4  up from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating  The series finale of Dexter came in second with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. 

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Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Breaking Bad AMC 9:00 PM 6.584 3.4
Dexter S8 SHO1 9:03 PM 2.799 1.3
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 10:01 PM 2.952 1.1
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2.476 1.0
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:59 PM 2.208 1.0
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 2.235 1.0
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3.500 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.339 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.271 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.315 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 1.689 0.9
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 2:00 PM 3.706 0.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.219 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:00 PM 1.755 0.8
Sister Wives TLC 8:00 PM 2.010 0.8
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 1.846 0.8
MOVIE, USA USA 5:30 PM 1.682 0.8
BOBS Burgers ADSM 10:30 PM 1.563 0.8
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:02 PM 1.872 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.883 0.7
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 1.903 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.996 0.7
CHINA, IL ADSM 11:30 PM 1.285 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.758 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.784 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.749 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.969 0.6
CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 10:00 PM 1.606 0.6
CLOUDY/CHNCE OF MEATBALLS TOON 6:00 PM 2.268 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 1.908 0.6
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 1.925 0.6
South Park CMDY 10:03 PM 1.128 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 6:30 PM 1.689 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.770 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 1.495 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.772 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:30 PM 1.700 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 11:00 PM 1.075 0.6
Breaking Bad AMC 7:57 PM 1.461 0.6
Breaking Bad AMC 11:45 PM 1.054 0.5
RAY DONOVAN S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.406 0.5
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 8:30 PM 3.231 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 3:00 PM 1.039 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.878 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2.524 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.839 0.5
LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 8:00 PM 3.004 0.5
Modern Family USA 9:00 PM 1.171 0.5
Modern Family USA 8:00 PM 1.178 0.5
LOW WINTER SUN AMC 10:15 PM 1.327 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.725 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 2.793 0.5
LRC: 2013 PRIMETIME EMMYS ENT 6:00 PM 1.495 0.5
Modern Family USA 9:30 PM 1.089 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 4:00 PM 1.252 0.5
Modern Family USA 10:00 PM 0.969 0.5
Modern Family USA 10:30 PM 0.942 0.5
DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 9:00 PM 1.371 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.702 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1.140 0.5
TALKING BAD AMC 11:15 PM 1.000 0.5
AMC PREMIERE EVENT AMC 6:00 PM 1.717 0.5
BAD INK AEN 11:31 PM 0.872 0.5
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 8:30 AM 2.157 0.5
MODERN FAMILY USA 8:30 PM 1.079 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.191 0.4
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 9:00 PM 0.982 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.687 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 6:30 PM 1.037 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.469 0.4
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 0.759 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 8:52 PM 0.972 0.4
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:00 AM 2.001 0.4
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:25 AM 2.004 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 11:00 AM 0.915 0.4
Iron Chef America FOOD 11:00 PM 1.024 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.307 0.4
RACHAEL VS. GUY KIDS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.608 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 11:00 PM 0.797 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:00 PM 1.552 0.4
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 0.877 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1.379 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 0.838 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 6:00 PM 1.286 0.4
BAD INK AEN 10:00 PM 0.911 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1.495 0.4
BREAK HBOM 9:57 PM 0.924 0.4
I DREAM OF NENE:WEDDING BRVO 10:00 PM 0.750 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1.677 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1.204 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 0.941 0.3
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 9:23 AM 0.736 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.136 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 1.044 0.3
AMC PREMIERE EVENT AMC 5:00 PM 1.357 0.3
BREAK HBOM 8:58 PM 0.923 0.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 1:00 PM 1.269 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.206 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 7:00 PM 1.246 0.3
EXTREME HOMES (2012) HGTV 8:00 PM 1.184 0.3

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  • Michael

    lifetime just canceled army wives… (i never seen the show but dont understand why networks dont give their veteran shows a final season… The cw and usa network do a good job of giving a definate final season

  • MadMan400096

    Hey Nick, think you can suplly us for the ratings for Vortexx on The CW for 9/14 between 7 AM and noon (i.e. includng the E/I shows, Yu-Gi-Oh and Yu-Gi-Oh ZeXal) for K6-11 and, if possible, K2-11?

  • Tony JJ

    very good for Breaking Bad and Devious Maids. Dexter should’ve done better, but still good.

    Modern Family not doing so good, we will see where that goes in the future.

  • Tony JJ

    @Nothing but Cancellation

    I predict at least a 4.0. With the buzz, emmy win, AMC series marathon leading into the series finale, plus netflix, a lot of people could catch up right before the premiere, plus it will have people watching live who normally watch it on DVR/online. I see a 4.0 easily.

  • DM

    @Michael

    Army Wives is getting a 2 hour finale movie.

  • Mon

    Modern Family did ok. USA’s been promoting Tuesday to be the start of MF repeats. We’ll see it gets better from here. If I recall correctly, TBBT started with 0.7-0.8 on its first Fall on TBS and has grown since.

  • Paris

    WOW at Devious Maids

  • Michael

    @DM

    i read the description of the 2 hour special. but on another site they made it seem like its just a cast reunion…..

    Also what i ment was final season not specials

  • Ganon

    @Nick

    Can you post the 18-49 ratings for Adult Swim’s Saturday 11:30-3:30 portion? Much thanks in advance.

  • Lorenzo

    Nick, be a dear and post Hell on Wheels’ ratings. Pretty please? :)

  • Juan

    Awesome for Devious Maids it was great. Also impressed that the repeat before got a .5. Ok for modern fam lets see how it does this week though

  • brian

    low winter sun had a large uptick…. 1/2 million viewers…

  • Nathan

    Nick, could you post the numbers for:

    *Sam & Cat (9/21) (Nick) 8PM
    *Haunted Hathaways (9/21) (Nick) 8:30PM
    Rabbids Invasion (9/21) (Nick) 11:30AM
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nick) 11:00am

    (You don’t have to provide ratings for the last two if it becomes a hassle.)

    Thanks in advance!! :)

  • John A

    Great for Devious Maids. That wasnt a series high for Dexter was it? Ray Donovan performed poorly. LMAO at LWS. 5 million and 3 demo points lost from BB.

  • Jake

    Breaking Bad gets series highs despite Football, Emmy’s, and Dexter Finale. What a Beast!!!

    Prediction: Homeland premiere’s to less than 2 million next week.

  • RatingsRaceFan

    @Nick

    Do you have Hulk and Avengers Assemble numbers from the Sunday 11am hour on Disney XD, and Winx Club from Sunday at 1:00pm on Nickelodeon?

    Also, from earlier this month, could you provide total viewer and Adults 18-49 numbers for the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls premiere on The Hub Network Sunday, September 1, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm?

    Thank you for any of the numbers you can help provide.

  • Tony JJ

    Yeah the way I read it is that army wives special is just a retrospective with the cast.

  • Fred

    Loved the Devious Maids finale. Best ep of the season.
    Every character was featured. Budget seemed higher. The engagement party was awesome.

  • TOM

    Copper series finale number?

  • UKTVFan

    Hi Nick, do you have the ratings for the series finale of Copper on BBC America? Curious to see if the cancellation led to any additional viewers. Thanks in advance!

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