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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, Baseball, 'Project Runway', 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'Pawn Stars' & More

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October 4th, 2013

Thursday Night Football October 3

Thursday Night Football  was the top cable program with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 3.2.  MLB Baseball Playoffs were the number two original, with a  1.1 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 Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 8:30 PM 6866 2.8
POSTGUN NFLN 11:42 PM 4550 2.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 11:44 PM 2585 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2271 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2240 1.2
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBSC 8:30 PM 3531 1.1
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 2635 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1922 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1840 0.9
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 7:25 PM 2401 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2145 0.7
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBSC 5:00 PM 2599 0.7
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1294 0.7
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2038 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1617 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1935 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1969 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1294 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1700 0.6
MLB GAME BREAK TBSC 8:13 PM 2190 0.6
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1312 0.6
PAW PATROL NICK 8:30 AM 1511 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1561 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1627 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1570 0.5
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 11:01 PM 1126 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1286 0.5
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1154 0.5
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 977 0.5
NTSF:SD:SUV:: ADSM 12:15 AM 1010 0.5
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:19 AM 1038 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1454 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM 2136 0.5
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADSM 12:30 AM 1005 0.5
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1268 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2192 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1304 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:05 PM 926 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2002 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2410 0.5
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 936 0.5
HOT PACKAGE ADSM 12:45 AM 931 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 847 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1666 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1303 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 902 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 1846 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 10:00 PM 1853 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1185 0.4
EAGLEHEART ADSM 1:00 AM 835 0.4
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2199 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 2189 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 958 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 11:00 PM 1339 0.4
South Park CMDY 10:30 PM 717 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 1325 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 11:02 PM 1291 0.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 3:30 PM 971 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 10:31 PM 1648 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 1:01 AM 1210 0.4
COPS SPIKE 8:29 PM 1204 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 11:32 PM 1460 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 1021 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1271 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 664 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1128 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 1078 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1300 0.4
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1126 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 833 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 781 0.3
AMC MOVIE AMC 8:30 PM 1047 0.3
WICKED ATTRACTION ID 12:00 AM 924 0.3
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 1532 0.3
FORBIDDEN ID 1:00 AM 862 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1006 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 973 0.3
Situation Room CNN 5:00 PM 1384 0.3
TAMAR & VINCE WE 9:00 PM 782 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 1048 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 913 0.3
Situation Room CNN 6:00 PM 1321 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 1542 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1353 0.3
TWO/HALF MEN FX 7:30 PM 1041 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 685 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 948 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 2:01 AM 902 0.3
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1368 0.3
FORBIDDEN ID 1:30 AM 792 0.3
Castle TNT 4:00 PM 1064 0.3
SCORNED: LOVE KILLS ID 2:00 AM 765 0.3
CHARMED TNT 7:00 AM 694 0.3
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2116 0.3
CHARMED TNT 8:00 AM 728 0.3
Hawaii Five-0 TNT 10:00 PM 1168 0.3
FRIENDS TVL 10:30 PM 706 0.2
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2876 0.2
Hannity FOXNC 9:00 PM 2209 0.2
FRIENDS TVL 10:00 PM 641 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Ahsan

    How is it that Supernatural at 9-11 am consistently beats Castle, H5O both of which air at much better times? 7-11 pm ?

  • Jo

    What did Anger Management do?

  • Mark

    Next week’s game is the Bears and Giants. Massive ratings incoming for the NFL.

  • E

    Wow. A terrible NFL matchup between the Browns and Bills beat playoff baseball. Expect record low ratings for the World Series!

  • John

    Degrassi and Always Sunny (wed) ratings

  • Mon

    USA did well with SVU. Maybe they’ll stick with it than the supposed to be Modern Family/NCIS reruns.

  • JW

    Our new national pastime: Family Guy! Playoff baseball is nothing with the Yankees out of the picture.

  • Randy

    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.

  • tv2day

    Anyone under 50 still watch baseball? MLB hopes for a dodgers red sox world series. They’ll probably get Pitt Tampa

  • Jagger Dagger

    Football just kills baseball even when playoff baseball is on.
    Football is easily America’s favorite sport now by far.

  • Shantal

    @Randy your logic about total viewers for H50 at 11 pm is totally wrong. You have no idea what it’s total viewers numbers are because it didn’t make the list based on 25-54. It could have had a 0.2 18-49 demo and 1.2 million total viewers for all we know. I show could have 0.2 and still don’t make the list. And total viewers are not based on what the last show on the list has. As you can see the show at 99 has almost 4 times more total viewers than the one at number 100. So that part of your post is total bull.

    I don’t even like the show, but I still like logic.

  • SHERI

    @Randy —— your Momma never taught you well

    You are SO UNBELIEVABLY HATEFUL, it really is truly disgusting

    Who associated with 5-0 ever harmed you? —- you troll this sight and spew such hatred – I feel very sorry for you……….you need a life

  • Linda

    @Sheri
    Randy has a good point. Those numbers for H50 are awful. The second episode didn’t even make the list . There is no way TNT can be happy. $2.5 million for that?
    Boned, Charmed, SPN and Castle are doing better for TNT than h50. And they r cheaper. There is no way TNT is loving this h50 deal.

  • Mike

    @randy and @Linda

    Tnt can repeat those episodes a certain amount of times each so then if they paid 2.5 million an episode and can repeat it about 2-4 times each episode I’m sure their happy.. Also not to mention that both supernatural and castle didn’t star well either on tnt..

  • JW

    @tv2day: Wild card against wild card? I thought that new one-game play-in was supposed to prevent that from happening! ;-)

  • Randy

    Mike and Sheri: So in YOUR world, the FACTS are hateful and they make me a HATEFUL person for telling about them. Wow! Look at you! Defending with facts—-oh, wait!You have no facts. You fight with—nothing.

    First, Sheri. You offer nothing concrete to counter my point but fear because I talked in detail with proven facts so instead you yell like a little girl who had her favorite doll taken away from her. Go away.

    Mike,TNT repeat episodes for many shows (psst! That is syndication). But 99% of those shows were a lot less expensive and news flash! Even the repeats for the nth time of those shows are STILL wiping out the newly syndicated H50.

    So I am interested in how old shows that have been repeated 100 times can STILL beat H50.

    TNT would be fine with even a modest showing here but when a newly syndicated, highly expensive show can’t barely break the 100 show mark, and the second episode doesn’t even show up,and only Friends , after years of the same repeats, beats H50 at 10 PM, it says more than you do.

    Why do you think that TNT already moved H50 to 10 and 11 PM ? Because TNT would lose even more money if it stayed at 9 PM.
    And why did H50 spike last week and all the H50 fanatics came here bragging, and then it dropped right back down this week?

    My guess? People checked out the premiere episode on Friday, were NOT impressed, and stopped watching it.

    Yell at me all you want. You are just killing the messenger.

  • Randy

    Correction. I misspoke. Friends was the ONLY show that H50 beat.10 others at the same exact time beat H50. And it has been on TNT since mid August I assume with the hope that it would build up viewership for TNT and CBS. Didn’t work on TNT.

  • Igwell

    The lists look weird without twelve episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

  • lakersupbyten

    Five 0 will spike up again….you can expect fluctuations….remember Five o is so popular it is seen 200 countries.

  • anna g

    I have a question about the list. Why is Supernatural ranked above H50 when both show have 0.3 demo and H50 has twice as many viewers? Anyone can explaint that to me?
    Thanks a lot.

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