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Top Cable Shows Dec 10-16, MNF Up and Down

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December 18th, 2007

What a difference a week makes. On Monday, 12/3, ESPN's Monday Night Football generated 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 Monday Night Football'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 Monday Night Football next year? We think not.

MNF was still the number one program for the week, but an extra hour (for a total of three) of WWE Raw to 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)
1 Monday Night Football (SAINTS/FALCONS) ESPN 8,449
2 WWE Raw USA 6,390
3 WWE Raw USA 5,851
4 WWE Raw USA 5,048
5 HILLS, THE MTV 4,694
6 SpongeBob NICK 4,502
7 SpongeBob NICK 4,432
8 MOVIE: SNOWGLOBE FAM 4,378
9 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA 4,335
10 MOVIE: THE INCREDIBLES FAM 4,303
11 SpongeBob NICK 4,249
12 POLAR EXPRESS, THE DSNY 4,140
13 LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING TNT 4,074
14 HILLS LIVE AFTERSHOW MTV 4,034
15 SpongeBob NICK 3,965
16 SPONGEBOB NICK 3,809
17 SPONGEBOB NICK 3,764
18 SPONGEBOB ATLANTIS PANTIS NICK 3,751
19 I LOVE NEW YORK 2 VH1 3,620
20 SPONGEBOB NICK 3,616

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 
  • Technique

    What were the ratings for other popular cable offerings last week: MTV's A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila, TNT's Saving Grace, Bravo's Project Runway and FX's Nip/Tuck? Thanks in advance!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Technique,

    Project Runway is the only show you mentioned in the cable top 40 [which is all we get] for the week.

    It's numbers:
    Households 2.39m [#30]
    Avg. Viewers 3.04m

  • Technique

    What were the ratings for other popular cable offerings last week: MTV’s A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila, TNT’s Saving Grace, Bravo’s Project Runway and FX’s Nip/Tuck? Thanks in advance!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Technique,

    Project Runway is the only show you mentioned in the cable top 40 [which is all we get] for the week.

    It’s numbers:
    Households 2.39m [#30]
    Avg. Viewers 3.04m

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