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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Tops Night + 'Pawn Stars', 'Project Runway', College Football & More

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October 11th, 2013

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Thursday Night Football  was the top cable program with a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating up from last week's 2.8.  Pawn Stars came in second with a  1.0 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 8:29 PM 7.809 3.1
POSTGUN NFLN 11:21 PM 6.513 3.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 11:23 PM 2.973 1.5
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBSC 8:00 PM 5.445 1.5
PRE-KICK NFLN 8:00 PM 2.909 1.2
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.040 1.0
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 3.183 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.075 0.9
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 3.269 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.028 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.951 0.8
Project Runway LIF 9:00 PM 2.273 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 1.973 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 9:30 PM 2.490 0.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 6:30 PM 1.667 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN 7:25 PM 1.656 0.6
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN 12:00 AM 1.147 0.6
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ADSM 12:00 AM 1.286 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 11:02 PM 1.836 0.6
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1.517 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.110 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 9:00 PM 2.383 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 1.906 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.442 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.007 0.6
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 11:40 PM 1.470 0.6
The First 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1.363 0.6
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 10:00 PM 1.173 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 2.012 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 8:30 PM 2.271 0.5
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 0.916 0.5
FILTHY SEXY TEENS ADSM 12:15 AM 1.077 0.5
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.257 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1.644 0.5
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 11:00 PM 1.078 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 AM 1.778 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.292 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 11:32 PM 1.565 0.5
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 6:00 PM 1.247 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 8:00 AM 1.802 0.5
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADSM 12:30 AM 0.930 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.094 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1.864 0.5
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 10:00 PM 1.061 0.5
Beyond Scared Straight AEN 11:01 PM 0.991 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.296 0.5
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1.535 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.387 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:30 AM 1.502 0.5
PAW PATROL NICK 8:30 AM 1.440 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:00 PM 2.433 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:30 PM 2.388 0.4
HOT PACKAGE ADSM 12:45 AM 0.822 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.138 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1.263 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 12:00 AM 0.823 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:01 PM 0.974 0.4
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 9:00 PM 1.124 0.4
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBSC 7:30 PM 1.263 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:00 AM 1.404 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1.361 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1.343 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:53 PM 0.863 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:01 AM 0.758 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 7:00 PM 1.383 0.4
NCIS: LOS ANGELES USA 11:00 PM 1.208 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:30 PM 1.216 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 0.880 0.4
DOC FILES DSNY 8:55 AM 1.355 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 0.975 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 1:01 AM 1.031 0.4
TAMAR & VINCE WE 9:00 PM 0.793 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 12:31 AM 1.127 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 1.105 0.3
Criminal Minds AEN 2:00 PM 0.832 0.3
The First 48 AEN 8:00 PM 0.963 0.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 5:30 PM 0.810 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1.106 0.3
The First 48 AEN 12:01 AM 0.739 0.3
FAST N LOUD DISC 9:00 PM 0.814 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 4:30 PM 1.040 0.3
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 0.729 0.3
NFL FANTASY LIVE NFLN 1:00 AM 0.564 0.3
IMPACT WRESTLING SPIKE 9:00 PM 1.084 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 2:01 AM 0.744 0.3
Castle TNT 7:00 PM 1.550 0.3
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAV 9:00 PM 0.935 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 1:31 AM 0.835 0.3
COPS SPIKE 8:29 PM 0.991 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 5:30 PM 1.168 0.3
Castle TNT 6:00 PM 1.413 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR SHOPPERS LIF 10:30 PM 0.964 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 5:00 PM 0.935 0.3
FAST N LOUD DISC 10:00 PM 0.697 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 0.687 0.3
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 1.575 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1.013 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.304 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.276 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.030 0.2

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Check out past daily cable ratings posts here.

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

 

 
  • Baseball4Ever

    I LOVE BASEBALL….

  • Lee

    What happened to Pawn Stars?!

  • Randy

    Hawaii 5-0 where are you? Off this chart. The trend is down. I saw a comment which I put in the category of “fan excuse bingo” for cable. Someone actually said that the reason H50 isn’t doing well on cable is because they are up against prime time broadcast with new episodes. Well, of course, and that is why TNT THOUGHT they had a show they could count on to offset that. That is why they were willing to pay $2.5 million per episode for it. Turns out Castle did better in the exact same place as H50 is now.

    In fact, I counted how many shows were in direct competition with H50 yesterday and of course against prime time broadcast also,and 29 cable shows shown from 10 PM- 12 AM at that exact same time period did better.
    The facts speak for themselves.

  • Ser Tahu

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

  • Meep

    @Ser Tahu, No one has the numbers for Strike Back. They were too low to show up anywhere.

  • John

    Hows “Anger Management” doing since they got rid of Selma and introduced Laura Bell to the cast?

    I think its a much better show now.

  • snoot

    Football dominating Baseball as usual!

  • romo

    Old people watch baseball it seems.

  • Linda

    H50 is a big failure for TNT. No excuses.
    TNT paid $2.5 million for a dud :)

  • Jagger Dagger

    FOOTBALL > baseball.
    Thinking about the 2 sports makes me wanna listen to the old classic George Carlin football/baseball routine again.

  • Randy

    Linda, 2.5 million PER EPISODE! LOL

  • Linda

    Wow Randy , LOL. They should buy more Castle and dump Dud 50.
    Big failure.

  • Randy

    So true, Linda. Did you notice that the 5-0 fans have disappeared? Hmmmm. I was called a hater and a troll and all kinds of things by some of them. And now??????

  • John A

    Really H50 should be beating Castle and Spn considering TNT Paid so much for it. At least it should be matching them.

  • Max

    It is interesting that Randy and Linda didn’t mention the other highly expensive syndicated show that didn’t crack the top 100 on Thursday. I wonder why?

  • anna g

    Randy and Linda
    Sorry to say but you two need to get a hobby. I cannot understand why you are so happy that H50 is underperforming in syndication? Every week you both write how bad TNT numbers are for H50 – yes we get that. Even the fans of the show notice it has disappointing cable ratings and TNT should definitely do H50 marathon and put on more days in the week. By the way, is it the only highly paid show that is doing weaker than expected? I don’t think so.
    Finally, is there a show you like doing well on cable? Maybe you should be about shows doing well (you praise Castle) instead of trolling each week how badly H50 is doing – this is childish.

  • Linda

    annag
    Sorry to say but u and your friends are the ones that need to get a hobby. Each week u come here and call trolls to people posting stuff you don’t like about H50. That doesn’t makes us trolls. And the truth is that yes, it is the show TNT is paying the most for, and the only one not in that list. That is a fact.
    Sure, exactly what TNT needs to get better ratings, air a H50 marathon . Because the show is doing so well, that let’s air it more and more LOL
    Childish is to come here and post those ridiculous PR ” The show is watched in 200 countries, it has millions of fans , it is winning the time slot in Canada and Tourism on Hawaii is stronger than ever thanks to H50″. Now, that is childish,and when some even use caps to post that, then double-childish. :-)

  • Brian

    I agree with ann g you guys are childish!!!!!

  • Someone

    Yeah castle fans suck balls!!

  • Randy

    Well said, Linda. It is obvious they come here to defend their show against the truth.

    Sure, exactly what TNT needs to get better ratings, air a H50 marathon . Because the show is doing so well, that let’s air it more and more LOL

    That made my day, Linda. :-)
    Max, what highly expensive shows are you talking about? I read that H50 was only matched by The Mentalist which is doing great on TNT. Could you please be more specific and list those “highly expensive” shows you are talking about? Thank you.

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