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[04/30/12 - 06:01 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Overshadows the Competition
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, april 26, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NFL Draft: Round 1 in New York - ESPN
6.661 million viewers, #1; 4.231 million adults 18-49 (3.3 rating), #1

Swamp People - History
4.012 million viewers, #2; 1.792 million adults 18-49 (1.4 rating), #2

Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding (9:30) - Bravo
1.670 million viewers, #3; 0.865 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #4

Punk'd - MTV
1.490 million viewers, #4; 0.857 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #5

After the First 48 - A&E
1.473 million viewers, #5; 0.771 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #7

Impact Wrestling - Spike TV
1.453 million viewers, #6; 0.664 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #11

NFL Draft: Round 1 in New York - NFLN
1.437 million viewers, #7; 0.882 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #3

Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding (9:00) - Bravo
1.399 million viewers, #8; 0.691 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #10

The First 48 - A&E
1.392 million viewers, #9; 0.738 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #8

The Pauly D Project - MTV
1.242 million viewers, #10; 0.836 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #6

Impractical Jokers (10:00) - truTV
1.121 million viewers, #11; 0.717 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #9

Sweet Genius - Food
1.116 million viewers, #12; 0.598 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #12

truTV Presents: World's Dumbest (8:00) - truTV
0.982 million viewers, #13; 0.479 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #13

NBA Basketball: New York/Charlotte - TNT
0.961 million viewers, #14; 0.453 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #15

NBA Basketball: San Antonio/Golden State - TNT
0.869 million viewers, #15; 0.441 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #16

Kathy - Bravo
0.726 million viewers, #16; 0.458 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #14

Not Safe for Work - truTV
0.721 million viewers, #17; 0.340 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

7 Days of Sex - Lifetime
0.606 million viewers, #18; 0.300 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #18

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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