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[05/25/12 - 01:51 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Heat Clincher Puts ESPN in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, may 24, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Indiana/Miami - ESPN
6.892 million viewers, #1; 3.895 million adults 18-49 (3.0 rating), #1

Swamp People - History
3.818 million viewers, #2; 1.707 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #2

Men at Work (10:00) - TBS
2.648 million viewers, #3; 1.630 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #3

Men at Work (10:30) - TBS
2.278 million viewers, #4; 1.427 million adults 18-49 (1.1 rating), #4

Impact Wrestling - Spike TV
1.434 million viewers, #5; 0.634 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #7

Sweet Genius - Food
1.273 million viewers, #6; 0.634 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #6

Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding (9:30) - Bravo
1.233 million viewers, #7; 0.665 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #5

truTV Presents: World's Dumbest (9:00) - truTV
0.897 million viewers, #8; 0.511 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #9

The Pauly D Project - MTV
0.888 million viewers, #9; 0.613 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #8

River Monsters (10:00) - Animal Planet
0.869 million viewers, #10; 0.451 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #12

On the Fly (9:00) - TLC
0.813 million viewers, #11; 0.392 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #15

Punk'd - MTV
0.766 million viewers, #12; 0.439 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #13

Kathy - Bravo
0.744 million viewers, #13; 0.432 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

On the Fly (9:30) - TLC
0.737 million viewers, #14; 0.352 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #16

Tattoo School (10:30) - TLC
0.724 million viewers, #15; 0.485 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #10

7 Days of Sex - Lifetime
0.723 million viewers, #16; 0.473 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #11

Undercover Boss: Abroad (8:00) - TLC
0.629 million viewers, #17; 0.325 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

Swamp Wars (8:00) - Animal Planet
0.590 million viewers, #18; 0.300 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #19

Tattoo School (10:00) - TLC
0.551 million viewers, #19; 0.332 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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