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Monk, WWE RAW, Secret Life and iCarly lead weekly cable viewing

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January 13th, 2009

This week I've included some random shows outside of the top twenty below the top twenty list. While those shows are sorted by viewers, they are not ranked (hundreds of airings shows that fared as well as the shows listed were not included). For Damages fans who would chime in with "But, that doesn't count the additional airings!", I included all of the additional airings of the Wednesday season two premiere as well as a rerun on Sunday.

Someone asked me about Armageddon Week on the History channel, and while for whatever reasons the airings were not "named" in the data list, I included the airings. Unfortunately Nielsen doesn't run on a regular Sunday-Saturday week, instead opting for Monday-Sunday, so the Nostradamus portion of Armageddon week is in last week's cable rankings.

I picked the shows mostly randomly save for Stargate Atlantis, and Damages. Ok, ESPN's Pardon The Interruption and Around the Horn weren't random either, but they're perhaps my two favorite shows on television, and were off the air for nearly two weeks during the holidays.

Update: my bad for not including The Real World season XXI! The Brooklyn installment bowed to 2.261 million on Wednesday at 10pm.   The Real World "After Show" at 11pm drew 1.71 million making for the two most-watched programs on  MTV all week.   The Hills offshoot, The City was #3 for MTV for the week with a mere 1.298 million.

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 01/11/2009:

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 MONK USA Fri 09:00P-10:00P 5,247
2 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:07P 5,019
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,968
4 SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN FAM Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,375
5 iCarly NICK Wed 06:30P-07:00P 4,244
6 Psych USA Fri 10:00P-11:00P 4,137
7 NCIS USA Tue 07:00P-08:00P 4,102
8 SpongeBob NICK Sat 12:00P-12:30P 4,070
9 NCIS USA Mon 07:00P-08:00P 4,064
10 Meet the Browns TBSC Wed 10:30P-11:00P 4,027
11 SpongeBob NICK Sat 12:30P-01:00P 4,024
12 NCIS USA Thu 07:00P-08:00P 4,002
13 SpongeBob NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 3,983
14 SpongeBob NICK Sun 11:30A-12:00P 3,950
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3,913
16 Meet the Browns TBSC Wed 10:00P-10:30P 3,909
17 iCarly NICK Wed 07:00P-07:30P 3,901
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 3,894
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 12:00P-12:30P 3,889
20 Hannah Montana DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3,693
Random shows ( sorted by viewers, but not ranked)
BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,642
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3,560
NIP TUCK FX Tue 10:00P-11:04P 3,122
EXPECTING A MIRACLE HALL Sat 09:00P-11:00P 3,058
Top Chef BRAV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 2,933
LEVERAGE TNT Tue 10:00P-11:00P 2,850
BALL STATE/TULSA ESPN Tue 07:55P-11:18P 2,831
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC Wed 09:30P-10:00P 2,828
Ghost Hunters INTERNATL SCIF Wed 09:00P-10:00P 2,688
CELTICS/CAVALIERS ESPN Fri 08:02P-10:34P 2,578
Dirty Jobs DISC Tue 09:00P-10:00P 2,490
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK Tue 08:00P-08:30P 2,446
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA FX Wed 07:29P-10:00P 2,383
STAR WARS:CLONE WARS TOON Fri 09:00P-09:30P 2,308
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY Sat 09:00A-09:25A 2,244
SECRET LIFE/TEEN MARATHON FAM Mon 07:00P-08:00P 2,182
DANE COOK: ROUGH AROUND CMDY Sun 10:00P-11:15P 2,119
SEINFELD TBSC Mon 07:30P-08:00P 2,127
Dog the Bounty Hunter A&E Wed 09:00P-10:00P 2,079
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM Sun 11:30P-11:45P 2,032
STARGATE ATLANTIS SCIF Fri 09:00P-10:00P 2,019
THATS SO RAVEN - LN DSNY Sat 12:00A-12:30A 2,002
HOME IMPROVEMENT NAN Sat 11:30P-12:00A 1,997
SANCTUARY SCIF Fri 10:00P-11:00P 1,990
FAMILY MATTERS NAN Sat 12:00A-12:30A 1,977
Mythbusters DISC Wed 09:00P-10:00P 1,852
INTERVENTION A&E Mon 09:00P-10:00P 1,787
DAMAGES FX Wed 10:00P-11:07P 1,715
Pardon The Interruption ESPN Mon 05:30P-06:00P 1,418
AROUND THE HORN ESPN Mon 05:00P-05:30P 925
DAMAGES FX Wed 11:07P-12:20A 735
DAMAGES FX Sun 12:03A-01:13A 493
DAMAGES FX Wed 01:00A-02:00A 277
SPECIAL PRESENTATION HIST Mon 09:00P-11:00P 2,352
SPECIAL PRESENTATION HIST Wed 09:00P-11:00P 1,926
SPECIAL PRESENTATION HIST Thu 08:00P-10:00P 1,882
SPECIAL PRESENTATION HIST Tue 10:00P-11:00P 1,770

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