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U.S. Cable Television Ratings for the Week Ended Aug. 18

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Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The following table lists the top 40 cable television shows for the week of 08/12/13 through 08/18/13. Programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK       PROGRAM NAME                        NET     RATING
===============================================================
   1   DUCK DYNASTY                            AEN       6.5
   2   RIZZOLI & ISLES (408 COLD AS ICE)       TNT       3.7
   3   MAJOR CRIMES (210 BACKFIRE)             TNT       3.5
   4   NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L (MICHIGAN)    ESPN      3.0
   5   BREAKING BAD (510 BURIED)               AMC       2.9
   6   DUCK DYNASTY                            AEN       2.8
   7   PAWN STARS                              HIST      2.8
   8   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)             USA       2.7
   9   PAWN STARS                              HIST      2.7
  10   TRUE BLOOD (70:SAVE THE POPULATION)     HBOM      2.6
  11   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)             USA       2.6
  12   BURN NOTICE                             USA       2.6
  13   BAD INK                                 AEN       2.5
  14   SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L               ESPN      2.5
  15   LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 2                VH1       2.5
  16   KING & MAXWELL  (108 PANDORAS BOX)      TNT       2.4
  17   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)             USA       2.3
  18   LONGMIRE (NATURAL ORDER 211)            AEN       2.3
  19   DUCK DYNASTY                            AEN       2.3
  20   MOUNTAIN MEN                            HIST      2.3
  21   AMERICAN PICKERS                        HIST      2.3
  22   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (RHINITIS REVELATIOTBSC      2.2
  23   PERCEPTION                              TNT       2.2
  24   ROYAL PAINS                             USA       2.2
  25   PHINEAS AND FERB (PHINEAS AND FERB: MISSDSNY      2.2
  26   T.I. AND TINY 3                         VH1       2.1
  27   MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L (NY YANKEES/BOESPN      2.1
  28   TEEN BEACH MOVIE                        DSNY      2.1
  29   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (WIGGLY FINGER CATATBSC      2.0
  30   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (GOOD GUY FLUCTUATITBSC      2.0
  31   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (SKANK REFLEX ANALYTBSC      2.0
  32   CARS                                    DSNY      2.0
  33   THE OREILLY FACTOR                      FOXNC     2.0
  34   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (RUSSIAN ROCKET REATBSC      2.0
  35   NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L (SAN DIEGO/CHIESPN      2.0
  36   NCIS                                    USA       2.0
  37   FAMILY GUY                              ADSM      2.0
  38   FAMILY GUY                              ADSM      1.9
  39   DUCK DYNASTY                            AEN       1.9
  40   FAMILY GUY                              ADSM      1.9

Each ratings point equals 1.142 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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