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[10/17/12 - 05:31 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FNC, MSNBC Audiences Grow in Second Presidential Debate
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for tuesday, october 16, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 30 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Presidential Debate - FNC
11.073 million viewers, #1; 2.789 million adults 18-49 (2.2 rating), #1

Presidential Debate Analysis - FNC
9.988 million viewers, #2; 2.544 million adults 18-49 (2.0 rating), #4

MLB ALCS, Game 3 - TBS
6.180 million viewers, #3; 2.542 million adults 18-49 (2.0 rating), #5

Presidential Debate - CNN
5.803 million viewers, #4; 2.649 million adults 18-49 (2.1 rating), #3

Presidential Debate Analysis - CNN
5.514 million viewers, #5; 2.418 million adults 18-49 (1.9 rating), #6

Presidential Debate - MSNBC
4.911 million viewers, #6; 1.717 million adults 18-49 (1.4 rating), #7

Sons of Anarchy - FX
4.032 million viewers, #7; 2.731 million adults 18-49 (2.2 rating), #2

Presidential Debate Analysis - MSNBC
2.859 million viewers, #8; 0.961 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #11

Covert Affairs - USA
2.757 million viewers, #9; 1.005 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #10

Face Off - Syfy
1.792 million viewers, #10; 1.108 million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #9

Tosh.0 - Comedy Central
1.742 million viewers, #11; 1.241 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #8

The Men Who Built America - History
1.572 million viewers, #12; 0.619 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #17

The Looney Tunes Show - Cartoon
1.328 million viewers, #13; 0.432 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #24

Extreme Cheapskates (10:00) - TLC
1.280 million viewers, #14; 0.641 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #16

Extreme Cheapskates (10:30) - TLC
1.237 million viewers, #15; 0.660 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #14

19 Kids & Counting (9:00) - TLC
1.217 million viewers, #16; 0.564 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #18

Alaska: The Last Frontier - Discovery
1.202 million viewers, #17; 0.543 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #19

Brickleberry - Comedy Central
1.058 million viewers, #18; 0.717 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #13

30 for 30 - ESPN
1.007 million viewers, #19; 0.643 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #15

Ink Master (10:00) - Spike TV
1.007 million viewers, #20; 0.730 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #12

19 Kids & Counting (9:30) - TLC
0.990 million viewers, #21; 0.465 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #21

Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition - Lifetime
0.894 million viewers, #22; 0.491 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #20

Flipping Out (10:00) - Bravo
0.819 million viewers, #23; 0.419 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #26

Bait Car (10:00) - truTV
0.805 million viewers, #24; 0.428 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #25

Keyshia & Daniel: Family First - BET
0.800 million viewers, #25; 0.457 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #22

Bait Car (10:30) - truTV
0.701 million viewers, #26; 0.391 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #27

Hot Set - Syfy
0.681 million viewers, #27; 0.442 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #23

Underemployed - MTV
0.654 million viewers, #28; 0.373 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #28

Prank My Mom (10:00) - Lifetime
0.482 million viewers, #29; 0.284 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #29

Prank My Mom (10:30) - Lifetime
0.423 million viewers, #30; 0.282 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #30

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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