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[09/02/11 - 01:46 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Goes Out on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, august 31, 2011)

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

Royal Pains (5.404 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3)

Storage Wars (10:00) (4.762 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1)

Necessary Roughness (4.001 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4)

Storage Wars (10:30) (3.627 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2)

Hot in Cleveland (2.435 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13)

Sons of Guns (2.365 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5)

Restaurant: Impossible (1.754 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6)

Operation Repo (9:00) (1.720 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8)

Dance Moms (1.622 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9)

South Beach Tow (10:00) (1.396 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9)

The Challenge: Rivals - Reunion (1.333 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6)

Rescue Me (1.328 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9)

Ghost Hunters (1.274 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9)

Toddlers & Tiaras (1.149 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15)

Top Chef: Just Desserts (1.098 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13)

Destroy Build Destroy (1.052 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T26)

Melissa & Joey (8:30) (0.961 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15)

Dude, What Would Happen (0.932 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T26)

Melissa & Joey (8:00) (0.889 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15)

Swamp Brothers (10:00) (0.874 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15)

Deadliest Warrior (0.815 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15)

Swamp Brothers (10:30) (0.788 million viewers, #22; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T20)

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant (8:30) (0.606 million viewers, #23; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T20)

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant (8:00) (0.537 million viewers, #24; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T23)

Confessions: Animal Hoarding (10:00) (0.532 million viewers, #25; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T23)

Hard Knocks: A Decade of NFL Training Camps (0.507 million viewers, #26; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T20)

Famous Food (0.377 million viewers, #27; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T23)

Ton of Cash (0.267 million viewers, #28; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T26)

The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (0.050 million viewers, #29; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T29)

Inside NASCAR (0.042 million viewers, #30; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T29)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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