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[08/07/12 - 11:40 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: HBO's "True Blood" the Series to Beat in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for sunday, august 5, 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
4.498 million viewers, #1; 3.456 million adults 18-49 (2.7 rating), #1

Longmire - A&E
3.995 million viewers, #2; 1.025 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #7

Falling Skies - TNT
3.341 million viewers, #3; 1.666 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #3

The Glades - A&E
3.088 million viewers, #4; 0.910 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #11

Keeping Up With the Kardashians - E!
3.005 million viewers, #5; 1.912 million adults 18-49 (1.5 rating), #2

Shake It Up (8:30) - Disney
2.873 million viewers, #6; 0.437 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #25

Army Wives - Lifetime
2.815 million viewers, #7; 1.177 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #6

Leverage - TNT
2.612 million viewers, #8; 0.942 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #9

Breaking Bad - AMC
2.287 million viewers, #9; 1.473 million adults 18-49 (1.2 rating), #4

Drop Dead Diva - Lifetime
2.262 million viewers, #10; 0.928 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #10

NFL Preseason: Saints/Cardinals - NFL
1.971 million viewers, #11; 1.182 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #5

Ice Road Truckers - History
1.968 million viewers, #12; 0.774 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #12

Political Animals (10:00) - USA
1.795 million viewers, #13; 0.501 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #22

The Newsroom - HBO
1.758 million viewers, #14; 1.004 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #8

Sunday Best (8:00) - BET
1.635 million viewers, #15; 0.758 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #14

Storage Hunters (10:00) - truTV
1.545 million viewers, #16; 0.772 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #13

Chopped: Grill Masters (9:00) - Food
1.461 million viewers, #17; 0.585 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #18

Hoarding: Buried Alive - TLC
1.209 million viewers, #18; 0.507 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #21

Bar Rescue (9:00) - Spike TV
1.172 million viewers, #19; 0.748 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #15

Flip Men (10:30) - Spike TV
1.017 million viewers, #20; 0.602 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #17

Sunday Night Baseball - ESPN
1.012 million viewers, #21; 0.411 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #28

Cupcake Wars - Food
1.010 million viewers, #22; 0.483 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #24

The Great Escape - TNT
1.006 million viewers, #23; 0.618 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #16

Combat Pawn - truTV
0.991 million viewers, #24; 0.570 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #19

Iron Chef America (10:00) - Food
0.938 million viewers, #25; 0.489 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #23

Hillbilly Handfishin' - Animal Planet
0.912 million viewers, #26; 0.348 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #30

Flip Men (10:00) - Spike TV
0.888 million viewers, #27; 0.526 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #20

Strange Sex (10:30) - TLC
0.844 million viewers, #28; 0.432 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #26

Big Ang - VH1
0.715 million viewers, #29; 0.380 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #29

Weeds - Showtime
0.637 million viewers, #30; 0.431 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #27

Strange Sex (10:00) - TLC
0.599 million viewers, #31; 0.266 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #33

Snapped - Oxygen
0.546 million viewers, #32; 0.284 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #32

Mob Wives Chicago (8:00) - VH1
0.505 million viewers, #33; 0.290 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #31

Off the Hook: Extreme Catches (9:00) - Animal Planet
0.442 million viewers, #34; 0.196 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #34

Call of the Wildman (10:00) - Animal Planet
0.410 million viewers, #35; 0.139 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #38

Off the Hook: Extreme Catches (9:30) - Animal Planet
0.400 million viewers, #36; 0.166 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #35

Episodes - Showtime
0.332 million viewers, #37; 0.163 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #36

Oprah's Lifeclass (10:00) - OWN
0.317 million viewers, #38; 0.156 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #37

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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