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[08/14/12 - 12:55 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: HBO's "True Blood" Still the Original to Beat
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for sunday, august 12, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 37 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

True Blood - HBO
4.491 million viewers, #1; 3.322 million adults 18-49 (2.6 rating), #1

Longmire - A&E
4.336 million viewers, #2; 1.072 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #10

Shake It Up (8:30) - Disney
3.837 million viewers, #3; 0.820 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #16

Good Luck Charlie (8:00) - Disney
3.715 million viewers, #4; 0.827 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #14

Falling Skies - TNT
3.463 million viewers, #5; 1.660 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #3

The Glades - A&E
3.101 million viewers, #6; 0.878 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #12

Army Wives - Lifetime
2.971 million viewers, #7; 1.378 million adults 18-49 (1.1 rating), #5

The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne - Comedy Central
2.644 million viewers, #8; 1.851 million adults 18-49 (1.4 rating), #2

Breaking Bad - AMC
2.480 million viewers, #9; 1.616 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #4

Hell on Wheels - AMC
2.452 million viewers, #10; 0.793 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #18

Drop Dead Diva - Lifetime
2.360 million viewers, #11; 1.096 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #9

Leverage - TNT
2.322 million viewers, #12; 0.813 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #17

Ice Road Truckers - History
2.234 million viewers, #13; 0.822 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #15

Real Housewives of New Jersey - Bravo
2.231 million viewers, #14; 1.299 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #7

Political Animals (10:00) - USA
1.981 million viewers, #15; 0.592 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #24

Shark Week's Impossible Shot - Discovery
1.947 million viewers, #16; 1.313 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #6

The Newsroom - HBO
1.838 million viewers, #17; 1.058 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #11

Air Jaws Apocalypse - Discovery
1.830 million viewers, #18; 1.179 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #8

Sunday Best (8:00) - BET
1.749 million viewers, #19; 0.747 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #19

Storage Hunters (10:00) - truTV
1.647 million viewers, #20; 0.830 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #13

Hoarding: Buried Alive - TLC
1.592 million viewers, #21; 0.740 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #20

Chopped: Grill Masters (9:00) - Food
1.540 million viewers, #22; 0.594 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #23

Sunday Night Baseball - ESPN
1.154 million viewers, #23; 0.422 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #29

Bar Rescue (9:00) - Spike TV
1.039 million viewers, #24; 0.682 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #21

Combat Pawn - truTV
1.038 million viewers, #25; 0.637 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #22

Iron Chef America (10:00) - Food
0.997 million viewers, #26; 0.422 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #30

High School Moms - TLC
0.997 million viewers, #27; 0.556 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #25

Cupcake Wars - Food
0.955 million viewers, #28; 0.405 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #31

The Great Escape - TNT
0.810 million viewers, #29; 0.487 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #26

Big Ang - VH1
0.694 million viewers, #30; 0.467 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #27

Flip Men (10:30) - Spike TV
0.631 million viewers, #31; 0.376 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #32

Flip Men (10:00) - Spike TV
0.592 million viewers, #32; 0.350 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #33

Weeds - Showtime
0.562 million viewers, #33; 0.432 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #28

Nick News - Nickelodeon
0.525 million viewers, #34; 0.137 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #37

Off the Hook: Extreme Catches (8:00) - Animal Planet
0.482 million viewers, #35; 0.218 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #36

Mob Wives Chicago (8:00) - VH1
0.454 million viewers, #36; 0.290 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #34

Episodes - Showtime
0.343 million viewers, #37; 0.240 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #35

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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