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Sunday Cable Ratings:'Breaking Bad' Wins Big, 'Talking Bad', 'Homeland', 'Boardwalk Empire','Masters of Sex' & More

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October 1st, 2013

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The Breaking Bad finale was Sunday's top cable program with a huge 5.3  up from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating . Talking Bad came in second with a 2.3 way up from last week's 0.5  adults 18-49 rating when it aired after Low Winter Sun

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Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Breaking Bad AMC 9:00 PM 10280 5.3
TALKING BAD AMC 10:15 PM 4434 2.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3631 1.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3401 1.4
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 7:45 PM 3070 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 7:30 PM 3335 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 3486 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3093 1.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 3352 1.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 3499 1.2
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 2502 1.2
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 2598 1.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 2:00 PM 3969 1.0
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 1799 1.0
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 2154 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 1724 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 6:30 PM 2106 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:00 PM 1788 0.8
HOMELAND S3 SHO1 9:00 PM 1876 0.8
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:02 PM 1989 0.8
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 3242 0.7
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 6:39 PM 1789 0.7
BOBS Burgers ADSM 10:30 PM 1526 0.7
CHINA, IL ADSM 11:30 PM 1286 0.7
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 2113 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2179 0.7
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:59 PM 1502 0.7
RACHAEL VS. GUY KIDS FOOD 8:00 PM 2108 0.7
CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 10:00 PM 1715 0.6
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 10:00 PM 1577 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 6:00 PM 1395 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3159 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1882 0.6
Breaking Bad MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 1486 0.6
DVD ON TV FX 10:30 AM 1410 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 2055 0.6
BREAKING AMISH: LA TLC 9:00 PM 1514 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2113 0.6
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1306 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3141 0.6
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 5:35 PM 1391 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2947 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1619 0.6
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 9:30 PM 1195 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2142 0.5
BREAK HBOM 9:57 PM 1359 0.5
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 12:06 PM 1304 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 1149 0.5
CARS 2 DSNY 4:05 PM 2649 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE III LIF 9:00 PM 1374 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1651 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 2533 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1969 0.5
BREAKING BAD AMC 1:00 AM 1152 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 11:00 PM 982 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1820 0.5
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 4:29 PM 1283 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1284 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1600 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1576 0.5
BREAKING BAD AMC 12:15 AM 1104 0.5
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 1:12 PM 1125 0.5
SHREK TOON 6:00 PM 1963 0.5
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 8:30 PM 3270 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1601 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1561 0.5
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 11:00 AM 1148 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 7:00 PM 1412 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1141 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1415 0.5
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 3:23 PM 1146 0.4
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 2:18 PM 1046 0.4
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 10:30 PM 908 0.4
Shake It Up DSNY 9:00 PM 3037 0.4
BREAK HBOM 8:58 PM 1096 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 AM 1305 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:38 AM 760 0.4
EASTBOUND & DOWN HBOM 10:00 PM 693 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1400 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1465 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:49 PM 1201 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 1:30 PM 961 0.4
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 1780 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 11:02 PM 1025 0.4
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 1:00 PM 1370 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1347 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1413 0.4
MASTERS OF SEX S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 998 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1661 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 12:00 PM 1264 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1103 0.3
Criminal Minds AEN 11:00 AM 1072 0.3
BREAKING BAD MARATHON AMC 9:54 AM 942 0.3
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 7:00 PM 1358 0.3
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 9:00 PM 1147 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1262 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1513 0.3
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 11:01 PM 816 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1194 0.3
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 8:59 PM 786 0.3

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  • Bram

    Remember that Masters of Sex apparently had 1 million people watch the premiere on streaming/VOD. Should help make these ratings look better. Oh and Breaking Bad is a monster, a renewal seems likely :P

  • Burg

    OK, @Nick … here come the requests:

    Could you post the info for the Saturday, 1pm showing of Power Rangers Megaforce on Nickelodeon?

    Thanks

  • Stefan

    @Nick
    WWE AM Raw please- Thanks in advance!

  • Chris L

    And Low Winter Sun does not make the list, but the Breaking Bad rerun right after it does :)

  • Dillan

    Good for RHONJ. Ouch for the Kardashians, looks like it was hit by BB.

    Does anyone have Instant Mom ratings?

  • reallypeople

    Wow and LWS isn’t even on the list. Even after the BB/Talking Bad finale ratings explosion. Ouch. Not like we already didn’t know this, but it’s a goner.

  • JacobYates

    @ChrisL
    Because LWS didn’t air last night.

  • Tom

    Low Winter Sun has become a television noir snoozefest. Apparently, the wrecked souls of the main characters are supposed to be reflected in the wreckage of Motown. However, it’s the viewers who stand to suffer most. Time to put this turkey down.

  • poweranimals

    I expected the new Austin & Ally to do MUCH better than that.

  • JacobYates

    @ChrisL
    Apologies. I read that it was out on demand a week before so I thought it didn’t air.

  • JacobYates

    Either way though, the show is awful, both quality and ratings wise. Hell on Wheels season 4 here we come!

  • casey

    I am not surprised by Breaking Bad, that was not as episode but a television event. What a great job closing out the best drama of all time (next to the Soprano’s)…can’t wait to see what AMC will do with ”Better Call Saul”.

  • j

    Wow, Big Bang did great. 7 of the T10 of the day, when I thought Bad might get more 1.0s with the marathon.

    I wonder if last season the #1 cable comedy was BBT reruns, perhaps in a given time slot. Like, what’s the competition, South Park?

  • Nick

    Sunday:

    Low Winter Sun (AMC)
    -11:15 PM: 0.871 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

    Hello Ladies (HBO)
    -10:31 PM: 0.522 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

    Instant Mom (Nick at Nite)
    -8:30 PM: 1.278 million viewers, 0.28 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Hell on Wheels (AMC)
    -9 PM: 2.101 million viewers, 0.45 A18-49

    Cedar Cove (Hallmark)
    -8 PM: 1.886 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

    Power Rangers (Nickelodeon)
    -1 PM: 1.324 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.686 million viewers, 0.19 A18-49

  • TOM

    @Nick please

    Copper finales number from last week?

    The White Queen?

  • MadMan400096

    Hey Nick, think you could supply the 9/19 ratings for Vortexx on The CW between 7 AM and 12 PM (including the E/I hour, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZeXal) for K6-11 and, if possible, K2-11 and K9-14?

  • LISZ

    @Nick

    Strike Back from friday?

  • steve

    Look at how many hours of the Breaking Bad marathon also were on the list. About 8 hours worth

  • Andies

    Everyone went to sleep when Low Winter Sun cam eon at 11:15.. that show is dead.. I’m sure AMC will announced it donzo when the last episode airs

  • Rigodon123

    Nick can you get total viewer numbers for Vortexx?

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