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Top Cable Shows Jan 28-Feb 3: Good Week for CNN

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February 9th, 2008

acoopersmall.jpgWhile politics isn't as popular as the Super Bowl, or even Monday Night Football, or for that matter, a repeat episode of Lost, politics was good for CNN and Fox News this week. The two most viewed programs on cable for the week were both on CNN (Democratic Debates and Anderson Cooper 360) and an additional airing of Anderson Cooper 360 placed in the top 10. Overall CNN had 4 shows in the top 20, with the Republican debates coming in #15.

The President's State of the Union Address gave Fox News Channel a rare two shows in the top 10 (#7 and #8).

Monk, Psych and both hours of WWE: RAW make the top 10. SpongeBob could only muster 5 spots on the list this week. Two airings of The Incredibles performed very well for Disney, and Phineas and Ferb makes the list for Disney as well.

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 2/3/2008:

RANK PROGRAMS NET Live+SD AA(000)
1 SR/CALIFORNIA DEM DEBATE(S)-01/31/2008 CNN 8,324
2 Anderson Cooper 360(S)-01/31/2008 CNN 7,705
3 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA 5,988
4 INCREDIBLES, THE DSNY 5,727
5 MONK USA 5,447
6 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA 5,443
7 STATE OF THE UNION 2008(S)-01/28/2008 FOXNC 4,480
8 ST UNION/ANALYSIS(S)-01/28/2008 FOXNC 4,440
9 Psych USA 4,342
10 Anderson Cooper 360 CNN 4,164
11 SpongeBob NICK 4,129
12 INCREDIBLES, THE DSNY 4,118
13 SpongeBob NICK 4,024
14 LAW & ORDER TNT 4,021
15 SR/CALIFORNIA REP DEBATE(S)-01/30/2008 CNN 4,018
16 Phineas and Ferb DSNY 3,987
17 LAW & ORDER TNT 3,912
18 SpongeBob NICK 3,883
19 SPONGEBOB NICK 3,869
20 SPONGEBOB NICK 3,867

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 
  • Alex S.

    Really good numbers for “Phineas and Ferb.”

  • Alex S.

    Really good numbers for “Phineas and Ferb.”

  • Shaun Corbett

    I am curious as to how rating for TBS Primetime lineup are, such as when they run Family Guy, Everybody Loves Raymond or Friends? And for Futurama on Comedy Central. Any idea?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Shaun, we only get the top 40 cable programs for the week and TBS shows usually don't rank that high as was the case this week. But all we can reasonably conclude from that without wildly speculating is that the shows on TBS do less than ~3.1 million viewers typically.

  • Alex S.

    “Family Guy, Everybody Loves Raymond or Friends?”

    All those shows are in syndication; which I believe puts them into an entirely different “TV Ratings” category???

    I know Zap2it.com has a “Syndicated TV Ratings” list; I know that Seinfeld, Friends, and Everybody Loves Raymond appear on that list every week (and all shows receive well over 3 million viewers), they just don't show what channel its on though…

  • Shaun Corbett

    I am curious as to how rating for TBS Primetime lineup are, such as when they run Family Guy, Everybody Loves Raymond or Friends? And for Futurama on Comedy Central. Any idea?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    we have syndicated ratings as well, but they're national and wouldn't focus on just the TBS portion

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Alex, syndicated shows don't run on a single network, they're on whatever local broadcaster buys them.

    Instead of “network” in our syndicated ratings, we have “Originator” (aka, syndicator), but that's a business distinction, invisible to viewers.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Shaun, we only get the top 40 cable programs for the week and TBS shows usually don’t rank that high as was the case this week. But all we can reasonably conclude from that without wildly speculating is that the shows on TBS do less than ~3.1 million viewers typically.

  • Alex S.

    “Family Guy, Everybody Loves Raymond or Friends?”

    All those shows are in syndication; which I believe puts them into an entirely different “TV Ratings” category???

    I know Zap2it.com has a “Syndicated TV Ratings” list; I know that Seinfeld, Friends, and Everybody Loves Raymond appear on that list every week (and all shows receive well over 3 million viewers), they just don’t show what channel its on though…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    we have syndicated ratings as well, but they’re national and wouldn’t focus on just the TBS portion

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Alex, syndicated shows don’t run on a single network, they’re on whatever local broadcaster buys them.

    Instead of “network” in our syndicated ratings, we have “Originator” (aka, syndicator), but that’s a business distinction, invisible to viewers.

  • Shaun Corbett

    Thansk for the info Robert

  • Shaun Corbett

    Thansk for the info Robert

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