What a difference a week makes. On Monday, 12/3, ESPN'sgenerated the largest cable audience ever, averaging 17.52 million viewers for that telecast. But last Monday's (12/10) match-up between the hapless Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints drew the lowest numbers (8.45 million) in 's thirty-seven year history. The previous low was also this year -- an October 15 matchup between the New York Giants and the still hapless Falcons. Will the Vick-less Falcons be invited back to next year? We think not.
MNF was still the number one program for the week, but an extra hour (for a total of three) ofto mark its 15th anniversary led USA to winning the cable primetime battle for supremacy.
Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 12/16/2007:
|RANK||PROGRAMS||NET||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|9||LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG)||USA||4,335|
|10||MOVIE: THE INCREDIBLES||FAM||4,303|
|12||POLAR EXPRESS, THE||DSNY||4,140|
|13||LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING||TNT||4,074|
|14||HILLS LIVE AFTERSHOW||MTV||4,034|
|18||SPONGEBOB ATLANTIS PANTIS||NICK||3,751|
|19||I LOVE NEW YORK 2||VH1||3,620|
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