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U.S. Cable Television Ratings for the Week Ended Aug. 19

August 21, 2012

The following table lists the top 40 cable television shows for the week of 08/13/2012 through 08/19/2012. Programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK       PROGRAM NAME                           NET  RATING
===============================================================
   1   CLOSER, THE (721 LAST WORD)               TNT     5.9
   2   MAJOR CRIMES (101 RELOADED)               TNT     4.7
   3   RIZZOLI & ISLES (310 MELT MY HEART TO ST  TNT     3.9
   4   NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L (DALLAS/OAKLAN  ESPN    3.5
   5   NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L (MICHIGAN)      ESPN    3.3
   6   PAWN STARS                                HIST    3.1
   7   SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L                 ESPN    3.0
   8   AMERICAN PICKERS (TRAIN WRECK)            HIST    2.8
   9   TRUE BLOOD                                HBOM    2.7
  10   COUNTING CARS                             HIST    2.7
  11   SHAKE IT UP                               DSNY    2.7
  12   BURN NOTICE                               USA     2.6
  13   ROYAL PAINS (409 BUSINESS AND PLEASURE)   USA     2.6
  14   SUITS                                     USA     2.6
  15   ARMY WIVES (HANDICAP 1221)                LIF     2.6
  16   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.6
  17   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.5
  18   FALLING SKIES (210 MORE PERFECT UNION, A  TNT     2.4
  19   GRAVITY FALLS (IRRATIONAL TREASURE)       DSNY    2.3
  20   CLOSER, THE (720 ARMED RESPONSE)          TNT     2.3
  21   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.3
  22   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.2
  23   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    2.2
  24   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.2
  25   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    2.2
  26   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    2.2
  27   COVERT AFFAIRS                            USA     2.2
  28   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    2.2
  29   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.1
  30   NCIS                                      USA     2.1
  31   NCIS                                      USA     2.1
  32   SPONGEBOB TRUTH OR SQUARE (997-TRUTH OR   NICK    2.1
  32   STORAGE WARS                              AEN     2.1
  34   AUSTIN & ALLY (SUCCESSES & SETBACKS)      DSNY    2.1
  34   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    2.1
  36   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    2.1
  37   LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA                  VH1     2.1
  38   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (BOZEMAN REACTION,   TBSC    2.1
  39   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.0
  40   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    2.0

Each ratings point equals 1.147 million homes.

Figures include live viewing and same day digital-video recorder
playback.

Source: Nielsen

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Golum in Los Angeles at rgolum@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net.


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