'

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

Categories: '

Written By

September 24th, 2013

jessie-breaking-bad-penultimate

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. 

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search for specific shows.

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

-

To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Lorenzo

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

    @brian

    it wasn’t up by 1/2 million viewers. it was only up by about 300,000.

  • Rigodon123

    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 Total Viewers?

  • Ram510

    Great for Devious Maids especially with so much going on this past Sunday (Emmys, football, breaking bad, dexter). Lifetime defiantly needed that now that they’ve cancelled Army Wives

  • Mon

    Bring back The Killing!!!

  • JacobYates

    @anybody who knows
    Hell on Wheels ratings please.

  • RottieGirl

    Is there any news on Hell on Wheels ratings yet? Please & thank you

  • Brandy

    Great for Devious Maids

  • Alexa

    Devious Maids is amazing! Cant wait for season 2

  • Chiara

    To the half-dozen Hell on Wheels fans still left:

    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY… STOP BEGGING FOR THE “HELL ON WHEELS” RATINGS EVERY WEEK! TBTN does not post Saturday cable ratings. They never have. Barring a major change in policy, they never will.

    Y’know why?

    Because nobody cares about Saturday cable ratings. Just like nobody cares about that flaccid, maudlin quasi-western you’ve taken an unhealthy interest in. AMC doesn’t even care about the show any more…

    … that’s why it’s on Saturday nights.

    LOW WINTER SUN — which everyone hates — means more to AMC than Hell on Wheels. RUBICON means more to AMC than Hell on Wheels. And yes, REMEMBER WENN means more to AMC than Hell on Wheels.

    This is something you’re going to have to come to grips with. If that’s beyond your present capabilities, please seek out a skilled therapist or a patient clergyman. Your loved ones will thank you.

    What has become of you, that you spend Saturday nights watching mediocre television, and Tuesday afternoons begging websites to post ratings?

    Is this any way to spend a life?

  • Dan S

    @Chiara, wow take a chill pill. Since shows like HOW are 1st run & AMC chose to air it on Sat doesn’t make fans of the show mediocre. It’s a hell of a fun western & quite often people will offshift & watch it later not necessarily watching live. I’m always curious to see how it’s doing trying to gauge if it has a chance of returning.

  • Devious Viewer

    Go Devious Maids!

  • Igwell

    lol tv ratings website comment section drama

  • Jon

    Would you be able to post up numbers for ‘America The Wild’ on Nat Geo Wild?

  • JacobYates

    @Chiara
    Allow me to address the validity of your points one by one.

    HOW is pulling the same ratings as LWS on a Saturday night. AMC moved it there to launch a new night of original programming, not as a burn off.

    If they didn’t care about it, AMC wouldn’t have renewed it after the low ratings it garnered in season 2.

    And excuse us for wanting to know how are show is doing. Is it a crime to ask Nick, the ratings guru, to post the ratings for our favorite show? We’re not asking the site to post the ratings, we already know that they don’t. We’re asking a reliable poster to tell us the ratings for a show we happen to enjoy.

    You obviously watch tv one night and come to this site to find the ratings the next day, so why are you criticizing for doing exactly what you do?

    If Rubicon and Remember Wenn mattered more to AMC than HOW, then why aren’t they on the air?

    HOW picked a good year to be on a Saturday. Breaking Bad is ending, the Killing is cancelled, Low Winter Sun will be cancelled, and Mad Men is ending next year. AMC needs to add programming, not subtract with unnecessary cancellations.

    It appears you are the one in need of therapy of the anger management variety. After you’ve gone to some anger management classes and HOW has been renewed, we half-dozen people expect an apology.

  • Matt

    @JacobYates: Breaking Bad is getting a spin-off. Mad Men is being split into two parts for its final season.

  • BL

    @chiara, never talk crap about Hell on Wheels. Thanks!

  • Chenliang

    well,i am an audience from Mainland China and i have to say i really love Hell On Wheels and AMC,Hell On Wheels is definitely more interesting than its previous seasons with more contradictions between characters and impressive original score.But it is obvious AMC always targets on niche audiences who cares more about plot and performance than sex and violence,who can stand a low-burning pace to see a story which is true to life.The drama of AMC is definitely more realistic,because it presents the pressure and hardship of life,like the competition and hypocrisy of consumer society in MAD MEN,how the greed and environment can shape or completely destroy some people in Breaking Bad and THE KILLING.let along The Walking Dead:though it is a popular drama,it is more deep than ordinary violent and young audience-oriented drama like True Blood.AMC is facing a hard time now because its drama is neither profound like MAD MEN or BB,nor interesting as HBO drama.I sincerely hope Turn ,Halt & Catch Fire can be two success!

  • MFB

    Any ratings info on Torchwood: Miracle Day on BBC America (Saturday)? Thanks ahead of time!

  • Lorenzo

    “HOW is pulling the same ratings as LWS on a Saturday night. “@JacobYates

    Hell on Wheels is actually pulling in higher ratings than Low Winter Sun. The demos are about the same, 0.4-0.5 for HoW and 0.3-0.4 for LWS, but the former is regularly pulling in 600-800,000 more viewers per episode. As a self starter. On a Saturday. LWS somehow manages to pull in worse ratings even with the highly rated Breaking Bad as a lead in – it’s just pathetic.

  • Chenliang

    One good thing for living in mainland China is that we can download or watch all American TV drama with Chinese subtitles on the video website for free.Haha,it is good to come to an American website and join the discussion.

    Low Winter Sun is complicated and dull,i have to say that.Low Winter Sun,like many other crime dramas,is driven by relationship between people and clues that are uncovered step by step.But the clues and relationship in LWS is presented in a quite obscure way.In this sense.i find i can’t follow the story.LWS is really demanding patience and the ability to process and understand information.I do hope Hell On Wheels can be rescheduled to sunday night

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures