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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Leads the Pack + College Football, 'Project Runway', 'The Daily Show' & More

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September 27th, 2013

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Thursday Night Football  was the top cable program with a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 4.0.  Project Runway was the top rated non-football original, with a  0.6 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source. If you don't see your show it wasn't in that top 100 list.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search - that's probably the easiest way to find Thursday night's episode of a specific show

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

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 8:30 PM 7.610 3.2
POSTGUN NFLN 11:57 PM 4.097 1.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.438 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.348 1.2
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 2.952 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.546 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.551 1.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 11:59 PM 2.246 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.029 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1.883 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 7:25 PM 2.314 0.8
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:00 AM 1.403 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.753 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1.502 0.7
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1.141 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.312 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1.100 0.6
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 1.980 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:35 PM 1.342 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.487 0.6
HEART SHE HOLLER, THE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.050 0.6
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 9:55 PM 1.253 0.6
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:36 AM 0.970 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.589 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2.051 0.5
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 8:50 PM 1.142 0.5
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 7:45 PM 1.118 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 0.977 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 1.165 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2.064 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 1.071 0.5
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 1:05 AM 0.950 0.5
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADSM 12:45 AM 0.954 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.196 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.294 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1.447 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 1.034 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:42 PM 1.071 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.622 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:57 PM 0.951 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 11:32 PM 1.286 0.5
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 6:40 PM 1.074 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:44 AM 1.087 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:10 AM 1.145 0.5
AIRPLANE REPO DISC 10:00 PM 1.339 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1.589 0.5
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 2.112 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.781 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.619 0.5
AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1 ADSM 1:15 AM 0.898 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 2.255 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1.003 0.5
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 0.852 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 10:00 PM 1.531 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1.442 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1.600 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 7:30 PM 0.939 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 11:02 PM 1.280 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1.262 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 9:30 PM 1.672 0.4
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 0.886 0.4
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.020 0.4
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.053 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 1.013 0.4
Hawaii Five-0 TNT 11:00 PM 1.432 0.4
The First 48 AEN 10:00 PM 1.101 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 0.874 0.4
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.880 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 1.130 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.121 0.4
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 1.456 0.4
Hawaii Five-0 TNT 10:00 PM 1.551 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1.133 0.4
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1.150 0.4
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1.033 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 11:00 PM 1.204 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.139 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 AM 1.065 0.4
TAMAR & VINCE WE 9:00 PM 0.817 0.3
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.584 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.792 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 1:31 AM 1.042 0.3
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.168 0.3
The First 48 AEN 11:01 PM 0.873 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.740 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1.235 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 0.810 0.3
Castle TNT 8:00 PM 1.958 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 1.072 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.230 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 1:01 AM 0.995 0.3
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 1.553 0.3
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 7:00 PM 1.434 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 0.744 0.3
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.798 0.3
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.163 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 2:01 AM 0.896 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1.037 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.088 0.3
Castle TNT 5:00 PM 1.179 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Survivor Fan

    NFL football #1, college football #2. What dominates premiere Thursday on cable?

  • Michael

    LOL

    Hawaii five 0 is starting to do better on tnt now that they moved it….

    Its actually starting out how castle did on tnt with relatively low ratings then eventually risen to where it is now

    i was worried for it for a minute now i believe itll rise above a 0.5 soon

  • Chris

    No surprise Anger Management is not on this board, it went up against Two & a Half Men & Michael J Fox Show, not sure what FX is thinking the show should go on a break until Winter.

  • Percy

    Yeah Hawaii Five-0!!!

  • David Howell

    Some of those Breaking Bad marathon numbers were higher than the season 1 episodes got in first-run. :D

    NFLN beat the broadcasters from 9:30 onwards, then…

  • JoshuaCanada

    Wow, the Breaking Bad marathon is doing really good. People are catching up for sunday. Add in Netlfix catch uppers and the regular audience BB currently has plus those that usually record who will watch live because it’s the last episode and it can easily get pass a 4.0 for the finale. Maybe even a 5.0 (though that is being gratefully optimistic.)

  • Igwell

    THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW

  • Ivy

    Yippee for H50! It’s previewing tonight on CBS at 10:00 pm. Be sure to watch.

  • Nasir

    Woah. Good job for the rise HF0

  • SHERI

    Fantastic for 5-0 !!

    Can’t wait for tonight’s premiere (and it’s 9:00 EST, not 10:00) !

  • Judy912

    Looks like the TNT network may have a hit on their hands with CASTLE a good lead in and HAWAII 5-0 following. So good to see both programs doing so well on Thursday nights. When you consider the major networks are having their premiere’s to their new and renewed programs this week, I think the numbers for CASTLE and Hawaii 5-0 are outstanding for repeats.

  • Ser Tahu

    Does anyone have the numbers for Strike Back from last friday?

  • Cole

    Where are ALWAYS SUNNY & THE LEAGUE?! Both ranked highly last season but I guess no one can find them on FXX…

  • lakersupbyten

    Five 0 is syndicated in 200 countries…..bodes well for its future..and it’s 9/27 premiere is good too at 9 million plus viewers.

  • Randy

    Michael, seriously? Doing better? Here are some stats on H50 from last week to this week.

    H50 11 PM didn’t even make a 0.2 and had less than 641,000 viewers ( I know that because the last show listed had 641,000 viewers.)Last week it had a 0.4 with 1,432,000 viewers. THAT IS A DROP OF OVER 800,000 viewers FROM LAST WEEK!!! We don’t know how many exactly because it didn’t even make the list.

    H50 10 PM made a 0.3 demo with 1,168,000 viewers but last week it had a 0.4 demo 1,551,000 viewers, a drop of 383,000 viewers! It is ranked at #96. 10 shows in direct competition with H50 10 PM beat it and only the very OLD show of Friends lost to it (2 episodes of Friends). For 2.5 million dollars per episode, I doubt TNT is very happy. And remember, the 11 PM H50 didn’t make it at all and costs them the same.

  • Randy

    OOps! Wrong week. I thought this was next week. Wait until you see next weeks!Then you will understand my post! LOL

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