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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.

 
  • tyrone

    Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange were great on AHS yesterday. That scene at the hair salon was great acting

  • Shepherd

    I’m a little surprised by the quick fall in DD ratings. Last season it seemed like the cast was ‘phoning it in’ while in contract negotiations, and the ratings didn’t fall; this season it seems funny again, and the ratings plummet. It’s AEN though, DD will be around for awhile.

  • Standby

    LOL @ the For Better or Worse costume designer trying to promote the show.

  • Merp

    Big Tips Texas drops even more, even worse than The Show with Vinny.

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (10:00) – FXX
    0.574 million viewers, #38; 0.503 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #29

    The Soup (10:00) – E!
    0.523 million viewers, #39; 0.328 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #41

    The League (10:30) – FXX
    0.523 million viewers, #40; 0.488 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #31

    Big Tips Texas (10:30) – MTV
    0.472 million viewers, #41; 0.354 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #38

    Big Tips Texas (10:00) – MTV
    0.418 million viewers, #42; 0.303 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #42

  • Bee

    omg. ducky dynasty is DOWN. love it. i barely ever root for shows to actively fail, but this show getting a 5.0+ or whatever it was getting was ridiculous. 2.9 is still too damn high, but better.

    2.5 is excellent for AHS. SOA also falls big after hitting a new series high for every season prmeiere.

  • cimmer

    Ah well, a drop for AHS but still a very good rating, hope it doesn’t drop more. I really thought it would do better though but I’m a Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett fan. lol

  • JR35

    A 16% or so dip for AHS is not unsurprising. If the numbers outperform last season overall, you best believe it will be back for another round of horror.

  • TVMAN

    You couldn’t PAY ME to watch anything on OWN.

  • iSayso

    Didn’t catch seasons 1 & 2, but AHS 3, you got my attention.

  • Carl

    Most cable reality phenoms burn out quickly. I think this is happening even more quickly with Duck Dynasty because there’s been a lot of talk in the press about the political views of the people on the show and how one of them is going to run for Congress.

    Making the show political is a great way to get some fans to take a hike.

  • bg

    Maybe becuase it was revealed duck dynasty is fake.

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ JR35

    Jessica Lange is already committed to S04 & she & the show’s creators are talking about her character.

  • Dorothy5334

    bg
    Maybe becuase it was revealed duck dynasty is fake.
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    Wow it’s fake. I don’t even watch the show and in shocked to hear that.. Was it revealed that it’s fake after it had those huge season premieres.. Which I was completely shocked by.

  • Cathy DeWalt

    A&E – BRING BACK “THE GLADES” or lose thousands and thousands of viewers!!!!

  • Brian

    Duck Dynasty is total GARBAGE! people are crazy to watch that Crap..

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