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Cable Ratings Recap: WWE, SpongeBob and Ella Enchanted

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March 25th, 2008

Ella EnchantedIt was a slow week for SpongeBob who could only place his square-panted self on the top twenty list nine times. He did however snag the third spot right behind both hours of WWE Raw.

NICK only took twelve out of the top 20 spots this week as DSNY made the top twenty three times with Ella Enchanted, Hannah Montana and The Luck of the Irish (on St. Patrick's Day, natch). USA placed two Law & Order: SVU episodes in the top ten in addition to the WWE airings and TBS scored with the movie Sahara - the fifth most watched show on cable last week.

Also making the list for NICK were Back at the Barnyard and two airings of iCarly.

Not in the top 20 list, but in the weekly top 40 were seven more airings of SpongeBob (shock, I know!) and five airings of George Lopez on NAN (Nick at Night). A Fairly Odd Parents: Schools Out movie also made the top 40 along with another iCarly and an airing of Zoey 101. The O'Reilly Factor made the list twice with Monday and Wednesday airings.

Though I can't include the data, please note that outside of the top few shows, everything else is fairly bunched up. Less than 700,000 viewers separated the 20th show on the list (SpongeBob) from the 40th show on the list, Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA.

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 3/23/2008:

Rank Show NET DAY(S) HH Rating Live+SD Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 3.3 5,358
2 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.8 4,635
3 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.5 4,146
4 ELLA ENCHANTED DSNY FRIDAY 2.4 4,109
5 TBS PRIME MOVIE ((SAHARA (2005)) TBSC SUNDAY 2.3 4,021
6 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA THURSDAY 2.8 3,937
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA THURSDAY 2.7 3,816
8 SpongeBob NICK WEDNESDAY 2.3 3,780
9 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,707
10 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.3 3,665
11 iCarly NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,659
12 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,657
13 Hannah Montana DSNY FRIDAY 2.4 3,628
14 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.2 3,619
15 SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE NICK FRIDAY 2.1 3,617
16 iCarly NICK SATURDAY 2.1 3,555
17 BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK SATURDAY 2.2 3,540
18 SPONGEBOB NICK WEDNESDAY 2.2 3,505
19 LUCK OF THE IRISH, THE DSNY MONDAY 2.1 3,505
20 SPONGEBOB NICK FRIDAY 2.1 3,466

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