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Falling-Skies

We know what you’ve been thinking: Is Extreme Couponing a hit for TLC? Is anyone really watching American Restoration? Lucky for you, we’ve got the results from the second quarter, which will not only allow us to gauge the success of series that aired during the regular TV season (hi, The Killing!), but also take into consideration shows that began in June (welcome back to TV, Falling Skies’ Noah Wyle). Averages are based on the premiere (or original) episodes only; no reruns go into the making of these stats. Enjoy after the jump (and no goofing on Khloe & Lamar).

Basic Cable’s Top 10 New Primetime Series  (March 28-June 19)
Total Viewers
1. Falling Skies (TNT): 5.9 million
2. Storage Wars (A&E): 3.7 million
3. Franklin & Bash (TNT): 3.1 million
4. Switched at Birth (ABC Family): 3.1 million
5. American Restoration (History): 2.9 million
6. The Killing (AMC): 2.9 million
7. Khloe & Lamar (E! Entertainment): 2.6 million
8. Happily Divorced (TV Land): 2.4 million
9. Extreme Couponing (TLC): 2.2 million
10. Breakout Kings (A&E): 2.2 million

Adults 18-49
1. Falling Skies:  2.6 million
2. Storage Wars:  2.2 million
3. Khloe & Lamar: 1.9 million
4. Switched at Birth: 1.6 million
5. Bethenny Ever After (Bravo): 1.4 million
6. Extreme Couponing: 1.4 million
7. American Restoration (History): 1.4 million
8. Let’s Stay Together (BET): 1.3 million
9. Franklin & Bash: 1.3 million
10. Breakout Kings: 1.2 million

Adults 25-54
1. Falling Skies: 3.2 million
2. Storage Wars: 2.2 million
3. American Restoration: 1.6 million
4. Khloe & Lamar: 1.5 million
5. The Killing (AMC): 1.3 million
6. Franklin & Bash:  1.3 million
7. Extreme Couponing:  1.3 million
8. Bethenny Ever After:  1.3 million
9. Breakout Kings: 1.2 million
10. Let’s Stay Together: 1.172,000

Basic Cable’s Top 10 Returning Original Primetime Series
Total Viewers
1. Pawn Stars (History): 7.1 million
2. American Pickers (History): 5.7 million
3. Swamp People (History): 4.4 million
4. Deadliest Catch (Discovery): 4.4 million
5. In Plain Sight (USA): 4.2 million
6. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): 4.2 million
7. Covert Affairs (USA): 4.2 million
8. Army Wives (Lifetime): 4.1 million
9. Justified (FX): 4.1 million
10. White Collar (USA): 3.8 million

Adults 18-49

1. Pawn Stars: 3.6 million
2. Tosh.0 (Comedy Central): 2.8 million
3. Deadliest Catch: 2.8 million
4. South Park (Comedy Central): 2.6 million
5. American Pickers: 2.5 million
6. Swamp People: 2.3 million
7. Top Chef (Bravo): 2.1 million
8. Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo): 2.0 million
9. Justified (FX): 2.0 million
10. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior  (Discovery): 1.9 million

Adults 25-54

1. Pawn Stars: 3.9 million
2. Deadliest Catch:  3.0 million
3. American Pickers:  2.8 million
4. Swamp People: 2.3 million
5. Top Chef: 2.2 million
6. Justified: 2.1 million
7. Tosh.0:  2.19 million
8. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior: 2.1 million
9. Real Housewives of New Jersey: 2.1 million
10. Army Wives (Lifetime): 2.0 million 

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