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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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  • Amy

    Sam & Cat (8:00) – Nickelodeon
    2.321 million viewers, #3; 0.521 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #6

    Hell on Wheels (9:00) – AMC
    2.078 million viewers, #4; 0.445 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #9

    The Haunted Hathaways (8:30) – Nickelodeon
    2.069 million viewers, #5; 0.457 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #8

  • dame

    Wow so Sam and cat has officially has lower ratings than dog with a blog

  • Lorenzo

    Thank you Amy! Hell on Wheels holding steady. I think it’s a lock for renewal.

  • Stefan

    @Nick
    WWE Main Event and AM Raw please- Thanks in advance!

  • agoodboy

    WOW! Teresa and Sunday Housewife’s – unbelievable ratings against the Emmys. She is a powerhouse . . .

  • redlock

    Nick, if you have the time:
    —Friday’s ”Strike Back” and Saturday’s ”Cedar Cove” ratings
    would be highly appreciated. Thanks

  • Andrew

    I thought the Dexter finale would score a bit higher. Well, all the talk about a Debra Morgan spinoff has been laid to rest.

    Hey Nick,
    If possible, can you please post numbers for Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Sunday night at 9PM on CNN? Thanks a lot!,

  • Philip

    I think they should do a prequel if Showtime makes a Dexter spinoff.

  • xwiseguyx

    I would think ABC is kicking itself for passing on Devious Maids, especially considering how poorly their Sunday lineup did last season.. it would have been the perfect replacement for DH and Revenge could have followed and perhaps not floundered as poorly in the ratings.

  • BBFan

    Nick, any possibility of posting the 25-54 #’s for adultswim.com on Sat? The sponsors seem to be targeting that more than 18-49. Gracias in advance! I’d appreciate Broadchurch if you have that as well.

    If AMC didn’t care about HellOnWheels they wouldn’t be airing a thon leading up to the series finale. The HoW move from Sun to Sat was more about drawing greater attention to their westerns than weak ratings. They lead into those movies with an encore of last wk’s HoW. The show is a solid fit for that part of AMC.

  • World Picker

    The writers of Dexter should be arrested for the pitiful finale.

  • Josh Connecticut

    im saying a crazy rating of 5.8! Everyone thats heard of the shows greatness WILL watch the finale! It wont surprise me to see a 6.0 and im dead (like todds crew & Lydia) serious

  • Josh Connecticut

    no finales live up to the hype (24, Seinfeld, Especially Sopranoes) BUT i KNOW BB Will live up to all the hype and then some! The Great Heisenberg would never let us down :) Go Walt, Beat the cancer and escape to paradise!

  • Burt

    @Amy
    Thanks for the HoW ratings!
    It’s a fun show and I’m glad the ratings are relatively stable.

  • Burg

    This might be too late — but I’m wondering if the 3-hour ‘Worldwide Day of Play’ on Nick was measured like every other TV show and, if so, just what type of numbers it got.

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