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[08/31/12 - 01:41 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Wins Demos with College Football, Fox News Tops Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, august 30, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 29 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Republican National Convention (10:00) - FNC
9.057 million viewers, #1; 1.967 million adults 18-49 (1.6 rating), #2

College Football (6:55) - ESPN
4.129 million viewers, #2; 2.328 million adults 18-49 (1.8 rating), #1

Project Runway (9:00, 90 Minutes) - Lifetime
2.564 million viewers, #3; 1.284 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #3

Republican National Convention (10:00) - CNN
2.327 million viewers, #4; 0.696 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #9

College Football (10:20) - ESPN
2.188 million viewers, #5; 1.202 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #4

Sullivan & Son (10:00) - TBS
2.090 million viewers, #6; 1.161 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #5

Republican National Convention (10:00) - MSNBC
1.876 million viewers, #7; 0.525 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #14

Awkward - MTV
1.742 million viewers, #8; 0.955 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #7

Snooki & JWOWW - MTV
1.648 million viewers, #9; 1.022 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #6

Republican National Convention (9:00) - MSNBC
1.597 million viewers, #10; 0.407 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #19

The First 48 (10:00) - A&E
1.562 million viewers, #11; 0.788 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #8

Auction Kings (9:00) - Discovery
1.544 million viewers, #12; 0.563 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #11

Republican National Convention (9:00) - CNN
1.497 million viewers, #13; 0.318 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #23

Impact Wrestling (8:00) - Spike TV
1.416 million viewers, #14; 0.615 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #10

Republican National Convention (8:00) - MSNBC
1.230 million viewers, #15; 0.225 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #25

Republican National Convention (8:00) - CNN
1.148 million viewers, #16; 0.307 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #24

Top 20 Most Shocking (8:00) - truTV
0.970 million viewers, #17; 0.548 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #12

Extreme Chef - Food
0.959 million viewers, #18; 0.484 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #15

The American Bible Challenge - GSN
0.949 million viewers, #19; 0.176 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #27

Four Weddings (10:00) - TLC
0.932 million viewers, #20; 0.453 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #16

Four Weddings (9:00) - TLC
0.896 million viewers, #21; 0.430 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

Saw Dogs (10:30) - Discovery
0.794 million viewers, #22; 0.349 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #20

Saw Dogs (10:00) - Discovery
0.737 million viewers, #23; 0.322 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #22

NFL Preseason: Chiefs/Packers - NFL
0.726 million viewers, #24; 0.333 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #21

Wilfred - FX
0.719 million viewers, #25; 0.542 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #13

Louie - FX
0.604 million viewers, #26; 0.430 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

NFL Preseason: Broncos/Cardinals - NFL
0.375 million viewers, #27; 0.214 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #26

Beat the Chefs - GSN
0.357 million viewers, #28; 0.115 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #29

The Real L Word - Showtime
0.206 million viewers, #29; 0.146 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #28

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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