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NASCAR, Criminal Intent, WWE, Anderson Cooper and Army Wives Lead Cable Viewing

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June 10th, 2008

The most watched program on cable for the week was NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing with 6.098 million. I know the cable world is all atwitter with the season premiere of Lifetime’s Army Wives which came in 5th place in terms of viewers with 4.518 million. But since we had a contest for Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s season premiere we were more interested in seeing that it had slightly more viewers than “Wives” with 4.529 million and a 3rd place finish. Information on the contest winner, coming soon...

Second and sixth were sewn up by WWE Raw and Anderson Cooper 360 had a top five finish in fourth place for CNN.

The second episode of In Plain Sight on USA, which went head-to-head with the season premiere of Army Wives held up fairly well. While it was definitely off its premiere numbers of 5.25 million, it didn’t trail Army Wives by much at 4.389 million viewers and a seventh place finish. History’s Ice Road Truckers nabbed a top twenty spot at number 14 with 3.852 million and CNN placed election coverage last Tuesday at #18 with 3.788 million.

The entire rest of the top 20 was SpongeBob, who was ultra-absorbent for the week in soaking up 11 out of the top twenty spots and 27 out of the top 40 spots!! The only programs not named SpongeBob that I haven’t already covered were MSNBC election coverage in the 29 spot (3.450 million), Law & Order: SVU in the 38 and 40 spots (3.034mm and 2.983mm respectively) and Drake & Josh at #39 (3.022mm).

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 6/08/2008:

Rank Shows NET DAY(S) Live+SD HH Rating Viewers Live+SD AA(000)
1 SPRINT CUP RACING/POCONO TNT SUNDAY 3.9 6,098
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.7 4,729
3 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA SUNDAY 3.0 4,529
4 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN TUESDAY 3.1 4,523
5 Army Wives LIF SUNDAY 3.1 4,518
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.5 4,516
7 IN PLAIN SIGHT USA SUNDAY 2.9 4,389
8 SpongeBob NICK TUESDAY 2.7 4,325
9 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.8 4,214
10 SpongeBob NICK FRIDAY 2.7 4,025
11 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.7 4,010
12 SPONGEBOB NICK MONDAY 2.4 4,004
13 SPONGEBOB NICK FRIDAY 2.4 3,903
14 ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HIST SUNDAY 2.3 3,852
15 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,839
16 SPONGEBOB NICK TUESDAY 2.5 3,811
17 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.5 3,794
18 CNN ELECTION CENTER(S)-06/03/2008 CNN TUESDAY 2.6 3,788
19 SPONGEBOB NICK MONDAY 2.3 3,772
20 SPONGEBOB NICK MONDAY 2.3 3,712

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