Nineteen out of this week's top forty cable shows were. Five were Law & Order (four airings in syndication on USA, plus an original CI) Three were , and two each for 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 ofis 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 , 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.
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 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 ()||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 ()||USA||MONDAY||2.9||5,366|
|5||IN PLAIN SIGHT||USA||SUNDAY||3.0||4,460|
|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|
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