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Zoey, WWE RAW, NBA, The Hills and iCarly Lead Nielsen Weekly Cable Viewing

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May 6th, 2008

Zoey’s Jamie Lynn SpearsCan anything keep Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton humble?   In my estimation being married to William Jefferson Clinton didn't do the trick, but perhaps being beaten out by Britney Spears little sister (twice), both airings of WWE: RAW, The Hills, three airings of iCarly, six airings of SpongeBob and four NBA playoff games will make a dent.  Nah, probably not, but it's fun to think about.

Still, Hillary did wonders for Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, and last Wednesday's airing made the top 20 at #19.  And it doesn't matter how badly the yellow and porous one beats up on Bill O., we're sure none of that is going to keep him humble.  Though when he thinks about losing to the Britney's pregnant as jailbait little sister, Jamie Lynn,  it still must sting a little bit.  Of course the chances that he ever thinks about that are: ZERO!

The Zoey Movie: Chasing Zoey was the most watched show on cable all week and the Friday airing of Zoey 101 was the second most watched, trumping even WWE Raw.   The Phoenix Suns' last gasp on Friday was the fourth most watched program, although it was tied for #1 with the aforementioned Zoey on a HH Ratings basis.  It's just that more folks gather around the television per screen for the wholesome Zoey and WWE Raw than for Steve Nash, Shaq, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.  And with the Spurs now already down two games to none versus the New Olreans, Tony Parker might start to worry that Eva Longoria is going to dump him for Chris Paul. 

SpongeBob actually had a rough week.  His best showing was #8 and he placed only six shows in the top twenty and twelve in the top 40.  Typically Bob takes up half  half of the top 40 shows. 

Disney had no shows on the list this week, and only one re-airing of the movie The Incredibles in the top 40.  ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball match featuring the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals came in 29th with almost 3.4 million viewers.  Not in the list below but also in the top 40 for TNT was the Monday April 28 contest between Boston and Atlanta with nearly 3.5 million (3.477m). Last Friday's NBA contest featuring Houston and Utah also made the top 40 (#40, 2.87m viewers).  Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch made the top 40 with 3.534m viewers. 

Part two of Hillary Clinton with Bill O'Reilly on Thursday also made the top 40 with 3.193 million viewers, almost all of whom were 55 years old or older.  "News" does not skew young, but Zoey does.  BTW, for Jamie Lynn fans just dying to know - it's a girl.

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 5/04/2008:

Rank PROGRAMS NET DAY(S) HH rating Live+SD Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 ZOEY MOVIE CHASING ZOEY NICK FRIDAY 3.1 5,108
2 ZOEY 101 NICK FRIDAY 3.1 5,049
3 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.9 4,851
4 NBA PLAYOFFS (SUNS/SPURS) TNT TUESDAY 3.1 4,669
5 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.7 4,443
6 HILLS, THE MTV MONDAY 2.7 4,033
7 iCarly NICK MONDAY 2.5 3,897
8 SpongeBob NICK MONDAY 2.4 3,888
9 NBA PLAYOFFS (LAKERS/NUGGETS) TNT MONDAY 2.8 3,872
10 iCarly NICK MONDAY 2.5 3,855
11 NBA PLAYOFFS (SPURS/HORNETS) TNT SATURDAY 2.6 3,854
12 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.6 3,853
13 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,772
14 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.5 3,711
15 SPONGEBOB NICK MONDAY 2.3 3,701
16 NBA PLAYOFFS (HAWKS/CELTICS) TNT WEDNESDAY 2.6 3,682
17 iCarly NICK FRIDAY 2.2 3,679
18 SPONGEBOB NICK SUNDAY 2.4 3,678
19 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC WEDNESDAY 2.5 3,664
20 ZOEY 101 NICK MONDAY 2.4 3,609

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