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Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'American Horror Story', 'Bad Ink', 'Key & Peele','Top Chef' & More

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October 17th, 2013

Duck Dynasty October 16

Duck Dynasty was Wednesday's top cable program, with a  2.9 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.  American Horror Story came in second with a 2.5 from last week's  3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

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

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 7260 2.9
American Horror Story FX 10:00 PM 4513 2.5
BAD INK AEN 10:31 PM 3227 1.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 3701 1.4
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2346 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2271 1.2
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 3128 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2756 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2366 1.1
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2394 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2766 1.0
BAD INK AEN 11:01 PM 2053 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2748 1.0
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1913 1.0
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2532 0.9
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM 1678 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1563 0.9
MLB NLCS TBSC 4:00 PM 3730 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2277 0.8
KEY & Peele CMDY 10:30 PM 1400 0.8
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1655 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 2007 0.7
American Horror Story FX 11:02 PM 1358 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1308 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 3007 0.7
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 2869 0.7
BAD INK AEN 11:31 PM 1417 0.7
South Park CMDY 9:30 PM 1166 0.6
AQUA SOMETHING YOU KNOW ADSM 12:30 AM 1139 0.6
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1067 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1433 0.6
American Dad ADSM 2:00 AM 1031 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1329 0.6
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1119 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2654 0.6
American Dad ADSM 1:30 AM 1030 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1265 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2701 0.6
Family Guy ADSM 2:30 AM 1006 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1262 0.6
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM 1424 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 9:00 PM 1348 0.5
Top Chef BRVO 10:00 PM 1354 0.5
EAGLEHEART ADSM 1:00 AM 936 0.5
Modern Family USA 8:30 PM 1380 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2674 0.5
HEART SHE HOLLER, THE ADSM 1:15 AM 979 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2467 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1606 0.5
HALLOWEENTOWN HIGH DSNY 8:30 PM 2488 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1655 0.5
Million Dollar Listing LA BRVO 9:00 PM 1486 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1795 0.5
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 7:26 PM 1703 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2381 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1290 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1154 0.5
PREACHERS OF LA OXYG 10:00 PM 1018 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:30 PM 1236 0.5
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1464 0.5
For Better Or Worse OWN 9:30 PM 1117 0.5
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 2061 0.5
Modern Family USA 8:00 PM 1395 0.5
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1863 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 1720 0.4
REAL HUSBANDS S2 BET 8:00 PM 1013 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:30 AM 1304 0.4
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1449 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1988 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1742 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1587 0.4
Pardon The Interruption ESPN 5:30 PM 810 0.4
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 806 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1017 0.4
For Better Or Worse OWN 9:00 PM 1011 0.4
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 10:00 PM 672 0.4
Supernatural TNT 10:00 AM 859 0.4
Supernatural TNT 11:00 AM 954 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 11:02 PM 1336 0.4
GHOST MINE SYFY 10:00 PM 892 0.4
Anderson Cooper 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1587 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 8:00 PM 774 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 10:00 PM 1068 0.4
CHEER PERFECTION TLC 9:00 PM 1025 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1590 0.3
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 9:00 PM 1080 0.3
BONES TNT 1:00 PM 1041 0.3
Supernatural TNT 9:00 AM 819 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 1272 0.3
THIEVES INC FOOD 10:30 PM 980 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 1:01 AM 805 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1117 0.3
BONES TNT 12:00 PM 870 0.3
SR/SENATE VOTE COVERAGE FOXNC 8:22 PM 2523 0.3
KELLY FILE, THE FOXNC 9:00 PM 2040 0.3
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 975 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 2865 0.3
Hannity FOXNC 10:00 PM 1935 0.2
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 11:00 PM 1530 0.2
FIVE, THE FOXNC 5:00 PM 2184 0.2

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

 
  • John A

    AHS beat SOA on FX. Probably the last week that will happen.

  • buttondiet

    Expect AHS to get renewed in a few weeks!

  • Dillan

    That’s still very good for AHS.

  • SoCal

    Duck Dynasty’s 15 minutes is up

  • NBC Fan

    AHS: Coven did well. I am really loving this season.

    Duck Dynasty did well too but it’s fallen a lot from it’s premiere.

  • xwiseguyx

    Top Chef is definitely showing it’s age…

  • Jeff

    “Duck Dynasty’s 15 minutes is up”

    Winning the night with a 2.9 and 7.26 million viewers is up? Try again SoCal

  • j

    Duck Dynasty’s not over, but it is surprising that a decent chunk of viewers are bailing so quickly.

  • glc

    And “Duck Dynasty” keeps slipping. This is the lowest viewed since 12/5/12 and the lowest A18-49 rating since 11/28/12.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Aye, I was too optimistic w/ my prediction but 2.5 isn’t bad at all for AHS

    D Dynasty’s 2.9 is more noteworthy as it’s below 3.0 & it’s really a quick downfall

  • Hardline_Pro

    Noo…AHS. :(

  • Mon

    Duck Dynasty’s 10 minutes is up. Only 5 more to go.

  • j

    I was predicting a 2.4 for AHS, so quite close.
    I’m guessing it’ll stabilize at around a 2.0 this season. Which is great for a cable show; only about a handful of other scripted cable shows average even a 1.5.

  • Darryl

    Duck Dynasty is dropping quick, but I have a feeling it’ll be back at least 1-2 more seasons. Any bigger drops and who knows.

  • Nasir

    I’m so digging AHS so much more this season than last as of right now. Still a great rating.

  • Anthony

    @Jeff

    Do you know how to read? SoCal didn’t say anything about it being up. He is talking about it’s fame.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Duck Dynasty’s series low in season 1 was a .7, and it still got renewed, so it won’t go anywhere. But it has had a 72% drop from the 5.0 premier and now.

    Last season, American Horror Story hit a 1.3 for the finale. People seem to lose interest fast

  • Alex

    History must have done a terrible job promoting American Pickers move to Wednesdays. Ratings are way lower than what they did on Mondays, even w/o Pawn Stars as a lead in.

  • Kevin

    I think that’s a great rating for AHS and with all the positive feedback towards this season, it should stabilise soon :) I found it more impressive though that the repeat of the first ep at 11pm got a 0.7 !

  • AlonzoWilson

    Everyone should check out ”For Better Or Worse” New Episode every Wednesday at 9:00 PM on the OWN Channel… It’s funny and Drama show

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