Due to lack of data availability, we may be suffering a Nielsen data inferiority complex. In an attempt at compensating, we've pulled together some more cable data from a few sources (primarily USA Today) with the live plus same day DVR viewing numbers (Live+SD). Still no Mad Men numbers, sorry.
Last Monday's (8/18) season four premiere of The Hills pulled in 3.5 million, down a couple hundred thousand from the season three premiere of 3.7 million. Law & Order: CI ended its seventh season on a pretty high note with 5.2 million viewers.
|Rank||Shows||NET||Viewers Live+SD (millions)|
|2||Cheetah Girls: One World||DIS||6.2|
|3||Law & Order: CI||USA||5.2|
|4||NASCAR Sprint Cup||ESPN||5.0|
|9||Secret Life of an American Teen||FAM||3.9|
|Ghost Hunters International||SciFi||2.1|
|America's Best Dance Crew||MTV||1.9|
|Gene Simmons' Family Jewels||A&E||1.1|
|The Cho Show||VH1||0.6|
|Glam God w/Vivica A. Fox||VH1||0.3|
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