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[05/24/12 - 02:49 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts With 76ers/Celtics
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, may 23, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Boston/Philadelphia - ESPN
5.354 million viewers, #1; 2.911 million adults 18-49 (2.3 rating), #1

Duck Dynasty (10:30) - A&E
2.558 million viewers, #2; 1.513 million adults 18-49 (1.2 rating), #2

Duck Dynasty (10:00) - A&E
2.312 million viewers, #3; 1.326 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #3

Restaurant: Impossible (10:00) - Food
1.558 million viewers, #4; 0.822 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #4

NHL Playoffs: New York/New Jersey - NBCSN
1.428 million viewers, #5; 0.744 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #5

South Beach Tow (9:30) - truTV
1.419 million viewers, #6; 0.712 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #6

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
1.308 million viewers, #7; 0.559 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #8

America's Best Dance Crew - MTV
1.110 million viewers, #8; 0.703 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #7

Toddlers & Tiaras - TLC
1.052 million viewers, #9; 0.469 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #10

Total Blackout (10:00) - Syfy
0.986 million viewers, #10; 0.504 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #9

Man-Eating Super Croc - Animal Planet
0.902 million viewers, #11; 0.426 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #12

River Monsters (10:00) - Animal Planet
0.853 million viewers, #12; 0.455 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #11

American Digger (10:00) - Spike TV
0.710 million viewers, #13; 0.307 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #15

The Soup - E!
0.587 million viewers, #14; 0.398 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #13

Around the World in 80 Plates - Bravo
0.550 million viewers, #15; 0.336 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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