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Nielsen Ratings Cable TV Top 20: USA Tops with WWE RAW, Burn Notice

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July 15th, 2008

On a household ratings basis, USA's Burn Notice and In Plain Sight were not only two of the Gormans' favorite shows, but the highest rated programs of the week. But when it came to total viewers, the family effect (more people watching per household) came into play and WWE Raw led all programs with 5.831 million viewers. The season two premiere of Burn Notice was close behind at 5.385 million, followed by Sprint Cup Racing on TNT with 5.087 million. In Plain Sight was fourth in viewers (5.087 million) followed by another WWE Raw with 5.059 million viewers. Including Law & Order: CI with 4.899 million, USA took five out of the top six spots.

The ABC Family original movie Picture This! captured the seventh spot followed by Camp Rock on Disney, SpongeBob and an airing of Monsters Inc. on Disney. Also in the top twenty in addition to four more airings of SpongeBob were two airings of Law & Order: SVU on USA and two airings of Family Guy on Adult Swim. Lifetime's Army Wives was 16th with 3.549 million viewers and Deadliest Catch on Discovery was 19th with 3.46 million.

Not on the list but in the top forty - eleven more SpongeBobs, four more Law & Order: SVU on USA, one original Law & Order on TNT, and two more Family Guy airings on Adult Swim. Hannah Montana (#24, 3.342 million) and The Wizards of Waverly Place (#34, 3.150 million) also placed for Disney, as did another airing of Monsters Inc. (#23).

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 07/13/2008:

Rank Shows NET DAY(S) Live+SD

HH Rating

Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 3.1 5,831
2 Burn Notice USA THURSDAY 3.4 5,385
3 SPRINT CUP RACING/CHICAGO TNT SATURDAY 3.2 5,129
4 IN PLAIN SIGHT USA SUNDAY 3.3 5,087
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 2.8 5,059
6 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA SUNDAY 3.2 4,899
7 ORIGINAL MOVIE: PICTURE THIS!) FAM SUNDAY 2.6 4,270
8 CAMP ROCK DSNY SUNDAY 2.6 4,056
9 SpongeBob NICK WEDNESDAY 2.5 3,978
10 MONSTERS, INC. DSNY MONDAY 2.2 3,864
11 SpongeBob NICK WEDNESDAY 2.4 3,831
12 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA SUNDAY 2.6 3,812
13 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,691
14 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.4 3,594
15 Family Guy ADSM TUESDAY 2.3 3,560
16 Army Wives LIF SUNDAY 2.6 3,549
17 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.2 3,526
18 Family Guy ADSM WEDNESDAY 2.2 3,514
19 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC TUESDAY 2.1 3,460
20 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 2.2 3,443

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 
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