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Nielsen Ratings Weekly Cable TV Top 20: WWE RAW Back on Top

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July 1st, 2008

Nineteen out of this week's top forty cable shows were SpongeBob.  Five were Law & Order (four SVU airings in syndication on USA, plus an original CI) Three were WWE Raw, and two each for iCarly and Mighty B! That gets you to 31 out of 40 shows right there!

On a household ratings basis, Nielsen had NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing as number one, but in viewers it was third proving once again the main live hour of WWE Raw is more of a family affair (more people watching in the same house) than NASCAR.  So too was the BET Awards Show which trailed both RAW and NASCAR in household rating, but edged out NASCAR in overall viewers.

USA's Sunday night lineup of Law & Order: CI (#8) and In Plain Sight (#5)remains potent.  Another airing of Camp ROCK landed at #6 for Disney.  An airing of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory also landed Disney in the top ten at #9.

Army Wives couldn't make it to 4 million viewers  but was still strong for Lifetime at #13.   The only shows in the top 40 not previously mentioned were the movie The Tenth Circle on Lifetime, an airing of Family Guy and the NBA Draft on ESPN this past Thursday (#39 out of 40).

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 6/29/2008:

Rank Shows NET DAY(S) Live+SD HH Rating Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 3.4 6,169
2 BET AWARDS SHOW(S)-06/24/2008 BET TUESDAY 3.2 5,849
3 SPRINT CUP RACING/LOUDON TNT SUNDAY 3.4 5,495
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.9 5,366
5 IN PLAIN SIGHT USA SUNDAY 3.0 4,460
6 CAMP ROCK DSNY SATURDAY 2.5 4,243
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.4 4,174
8 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA SUNDAY 2.7 4,049
9 CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE F DSNY FRIDAY 2.2 3,983
10 SpongeBob NICK FRIDAY 2.4 3,934
11 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 2.5 3,932
12 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 2.5 3,876
13 Army Wives LIF SUNDAY 2.7 3,837
14 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 2.4 3,752
15 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,682
16 SPONGEBOB NICK SUNDAY 2.3 3,668
17 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,666
18 SPONGEBOB NICK WEDNESDAY 2.2 3,659
19 SPONGEBOB NICK WEDNESDAY 2.3 3,587
20 iCarly NICK MONDAY 2.2 3,567

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