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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'South Park' Wins Night + 'The Challenge: Rivals II', 'Key & Peele', 'The Daily Show', 'The Colbert Report' & More

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September 26th, 2013

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The season premiere of South Park was Wednesday's top cable program, with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating The Challenge: Rivals II, Key & Peele and The Daily Show all tied for second, with each earning a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

 

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD)  Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM 2.887 1.8
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3.079 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3.047 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.124 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.940 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 3.136 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.945 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.086 1.1
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2.629 1.0
CHALLENGE: RIVALS II MTV 10:00 PM 1.608 1.0
KEY & Peele CMDY 10:30 PM 1.717 1.0
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 2.067 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 3.060 1.0
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.580 0.9
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.722 0.9
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2.069 0.9
South Park CMDY 9:29 PM 1.515 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.367 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2.549 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1.681 0.8
BAD INK AEN 10:30 PM 1.920 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.924 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2.333 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.197 0.7
South Park CMDY 12:01 AM 1.123 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.584 0.7
HEART SHE HOLLER, THE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.115 0.7
CHALLENGE: RIVII REUNION MTV 11:02 PM 1.023 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.122 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.835 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.830 0.6
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.341 0.6
Modern Family USA 8:30 PM 1.313 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.671 0.6
BAD INK AEN 11:31 PM 1.202 0.6
BRIDGE, THE FX 10:00 PM 1.342 0.6
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 1.240 0.5
Modern Family USA 8:00 PM 1.337 0.5
PLAYBOOK SPIKE 8:00 PM 1.254 0.5
Family Guy TBSC 7:30 PM 1.028 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.026 0.5
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 10:00 PM 0.778 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1.021 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.632 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 4:30 PM 2.422 0.5
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.839 0.5
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 0.985 0.5
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 10:10 PM 1.027 0.5
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1.985 0.4
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 12:20 AM 0.884 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1.106 0.4
For Better Or Worse OWN 9:30 PM 1.119 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.340 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.263 0.4
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 1:00 AM 0.799 0.4
For Better Or Worse OWN 9:00 PM 1.069 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 AM 1.108 0.4
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 11:15 PM 0.958 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.510 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 0.986 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.758 0.4
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 9:05 PM 1.043 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:00 PM 1.588 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.272 0.4
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 1:25 AM 0.726 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 10:31 PM 0.878 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1.569 0.4
GHOST MINE SYFY 10:00 PM 1.107 0.4
BOLT DSNY 8:00 PM 2.155 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 0.890 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.503 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 7:00 PM 1.701 0.4
WORLDS DUMBEST TRU 11:01 PM 0.704 0.4
Top Chef MASTERS BRVO 10:00 PM 1.006 0.4
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 8:00 PM 1.075 0.4
TOP 20 FUNNIEST TRU 12:02 AM 0.675 0.4
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 0.991 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 12:00 AM 1.152 0.4
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1.529 0.4
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1.509 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 0.823 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 11:00 PM 1.149 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.128 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.426 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1.068 0.3
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 9:00 PM 0.890 0.3
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.236 0.3
BONES TNT 12:00 PM 0.892 0.3
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1.515 0.3
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1.451 0.3
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 11:00 PM 0.777 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.743 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:00 PM 0.744 0.3
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 1:00 AM 0.981 0.3
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1.074 0.3
MODERN MARVELS HIST 11:02 PM 1.078 0.3
THIEVES INC FOOD 10:30 PM 1.004 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.633 0.3
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1.250 0.3
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 10:00 PM 1.052 0.3

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

 
  • Hugh

    South Park series high?

    Def the best of the last 2/3 years

  • Ultima

    @Hugh
    South Park series high?

    Not even close; s02e02 (April 1998) drew 6.2 million viewers and an 8.2 household rating (which translates into at least a 6.0+ A18-49 rating).

  • Ultima

    @Hugh

    Per Comedy Central’s press release, this was the highest rated episode since 2010.

  • Tony JJ

    Wow. look at the Breaking Bad marathon numbers!!

  • ToXiX

    I was very disappointed in South Park last night.

  • josh

    Great for south park , breaking bad and modern family also good for TDS & CR

  • Frank

    Never saw a 1.0 for Daily Show or a 0.9 for Colbert.
    They must be really happy with South Park numbers.

  • Andrew

    South Park hasn’t had a new episode since last November and people miss South Park, therefore it is up from previous years and it beat Tosh.0 and tied Revolution on NBC. If South Park were on Fox during Animation Domination it would probably pull Family Guy or Simpsons numbers.

  • Andrew

    Another thing I noticed is Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The League didn’t even crack the Top 100. That’s what you get when FXX is only included in the niche Sports packages of most cable companies (well at least Charter) so it’s core 18-34 audience isn’t going to pony up the extra cash just for FXX and therefore not watch any FXX shows. If FXX can’t negotiate with the cable companies to be included in a basic or expanded basic package and out of a sports package it’s going to ultimately fail. Even if FXX and Fox Sports 2 switched channel slots that would help get into more homes because Fox Sports 2 is on expanded basic packages (ironically) being formally Fuel TV.

    On the another note, the Breaking Bad Marathon on AMC did decent and I finally got to see Breaking Bad from the start (and episodes of Breaking Bad are quickly filling up my DVR.

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    The South Park premier was formulaic and lame. I guess T&P’s claim that trimming a few episodes per year was going to bring back the good writing was just talk.

    @Andrew – Perhaps it could pull in those numbers for the first episode of a new season, but then it would drop as people remember why this is no longer a ‘must see’ and stack them on their PVR. Family guy and Simpsons deliver new and diverse content on a regular basis, but South Park went stale years ago. There was some hope that this would turn around, but if this is how they are going to lead, it is time to PVR stack and start using judicious use of the FF button again (can get through a whole, regular, season in about 4 hours).

  • NickS

    Where are ASIF and The League?

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