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Weekly Nielsen Ratings Cable Top 20: NBA Playoffs, WWE RAW and SpongeBob Rule

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May 28th, 2008

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NBA playoffs dominated the top of the weekly cable charts taking the first six spots, with game seven between the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Hornets taking the top spot with 6.55 million viewers. TNT took the top 3 spots as well as the fifth with ESPN taking the fourth and sixth spots. WWE Raw and the square panted wonder that is SpongeBob rounded out the top ten.

There were an additional five airings of SpongeBob in the top 20 along with Back at the Barnyard at number eleven and Fairly Odd Parents also scoring for NICK at #17. NCIS on USA took the #12 spot and Law & Order: Criminal Intent came in at #15. Speaking of Law & Order: CI, to kick off the season premiere on June 8, we got a little bit of free schwag to give away and as of this writing you have better than a ten percent chance of winning it!

Herbie Fully Loaded landed Disney in the top 20 at #16. Not in the top 20, but in the top 40 were 10 more SpongeBobs, One NBA pregame on TNT last Friday, two airings of Inside the NBA Playoffs on TNT, one Law & Order: SVU, another Law & Order: CI, one airing of Mighty B!, and three airings of iCarly.

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 5/25/2008:

Rank Shows NET DAY(S) Live+SD HH Rating Viewers Live+SD AA(000)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS (SPURS/HORNETS) TNT MONDAY 4.3 6,547
2 NBA PLAYOFFS (SPURS/LAKERS) TNT WEDNESDAY 4.1 6,190
3 NBA PLAYOFFS (LAKERS/SPURS) TNT SUNDAY 3.7 5,729
4 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L (PISTONS/CELTICS) ESPN THURSDAY 3.9 5,698
5 NBA PLAYOFFS (SPURS/LAKERS) TNT FRIDAY 3.7 5,513
6 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L (PISTONS/CELTICS) ESPN TUESDAY 3.7 5,431
7 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.8 4,742
8 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.7 4,449
9 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.5 3,704
10 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,657
11 BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,598
12 NCIS USA FRIDAY 2.3 3,475
13 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,442
14 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.3 3,351
15 LAW & ORDER:CRIM INTENT USA SATURDAY 2.3 3,253
16 HERBIE FULLY LOADED DSNY SUNDAY 2.2 3,232
17 FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK SATURDAY 2.1 3,229
18 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.3 3,205
19 SPONGEBOB NICK MONDAY 2.1 3,175
20 SPONGEBOB NICK SUNDAY 2.2 3,160

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