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Updated:WWE RAW, Cinderella, iCarly and Monk lead weekly cable viewing

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January 21st, 2009

USA Network's WWE Raw led all weekly cable viewing, followed by the movie Another Cinderella Story on Family. Another installment of WWE Raw, iCarly and Monk rounded out the top five. Bush's brief farewell speech followed by after coverage both made the top 10 for Fox News, and VH1's Real Chance of Love also shoehorned into the top ten.

Five SpongeBob airings along with five airings of NCIS pretty much filled out the top twenty. I've included a bunch of additional shows this week, and though they are sorted by viewers, they are not ranked (literally hundreds of airings of shows are left out). If your favorite was not included...sorry!

Please note that these numbers are only for advertising supported cable shows. We didn't see any premium cable show info and as of this writing (9:30AM on Wednesday January 21) I have not seen any information for premium shows that aired Sunday like Big Love on HBO and United States Of Tara on Showtime.

Update 01/21/09 2pm PT: James Hibberd reports that HBO's Big Love returned to 1.2 million and Flight of the Conchords averaged 560,000. Both are off around 50% from last year's numbers. Meanwhile the initial airing of the series premiere of the United States Of Tara on Sunday night averaged 880,000.

Full Top 20 Cable Results for the week ending 01/18/2009:

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:10P 5,411
2 ANOTHER CINDERELLA STY PR FAM Sun 08:00P-10:00P 5,296
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,086
4 iCarly NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 5,052
5 MONK USA Fri 09:00P-10:00P 4,941
6 PRES FAREWELL ADDRESS FOXN Thu 08:00P-08:15P 4,855
7 SpongeBob NICK Sat 12:00P-12:30P 4,243
8 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Thu 08:15P-09:00P 4,241
9 NCIS USA Thu 07:00P-08:00P 4,206
10 REAL CHANCE OF LOVE VH1 Mon 09:00P-10:30P 4,186
11 SUITE LIFE ON DECK DSNY Fri 08:00P-08:30P 4,122
12 BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4,149
13 SpongeBob NICK Sat 12:30P-01:00P 4,082
14 SpongeBob NICK Sun 12:00P-12:30P 3,957
15 NCIS USA Mon 07:00P-08:00P 3,956
16 NCIS USA Fri 07:00P-08:00P 3,942
17 SpongeBob NICK Sat 11:30A-12:00P 3,910
18 NCIS USA Tue 07:00P-08:00P 3,883
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 05:30P-06:00P 3,857
20 NCIS USA Wed 07:00P-08:00P 3,852
Other Shows
Psych USA Fri 10:00P-11:00P 3,646
TRUE JACKSON, VP NICK Sat 08:30P-09:00P 3,565
MIGHTY B! NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3,497
iCarly NICK Sat 07:30P-08:00P 3,433
TOP CHEF BRAV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 3,172
PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY Fri 08:30P-09:00P 3,194
SR/THE OBAMA EXPRESS CNN Sat 04:00P-05:00P 3,162
BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK Sun 10:00A-10:30A 3,158
SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN FAM Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,141
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 3,115
MEET THE BROWNS TBSC Wed 10:30P-11:00P 3,111
MEET THE BROWNS TBSC Wed 10:00P-10:30P 3,103
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK Sat 08:30A-09:00A 2,878
A CINDERELLA STORY FAM Sun 06:00P-08:00P 2,864
LEVERAGE TNT Tue 10:00P-11:00P 2,657
LAW & ORDER TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 2,649
S BIG FAT LIAR DSNY Sat 10:00P-11:35P 2,607
NIP TUCK FX Tue 10:00P-11:02P 2,528
HOME IMPROVEMENT NAN Fri 11:00P-11:30P 2,454
YOU, ME AND DUPREE TBSC Fri 08:00P-10:00P 2,428
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN Sun 11:00A-01:00P 2,427
REAL WORLD XXI MTV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 2,423
THE FIRST 48 A&E Thu 09:00P-10:00P 2,401
BEAST, THE A&E Thu 10:00P-10:52P 2,397
STAR WARS:CLONE WARS TOON Fri 09:00P-09:30P 2,352
PITTSBURGH/LOUISVILLE ESPN Sat 06:19P-08:24P 2,293
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC Wed 11:00P-11:30P 2,258
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK Fri 10:30A-11:00A 2,237
BATTLSTR GALACTICA (ORIG) SCIF Fri 10:00P-11:03P 2,112
JEFF DUNHAM: SPARK OF INS CMDY Sat 08:30P-10:00P 2,079
AMERICAS BEST DANCE CREW MTV Thu 10:00P-11:30P 2,017
LAKERS/SPURS ESPN Wed 09:05P-11:37P 1,955
FAMILY MATTERS NAN Sat 12:00A-12:30A 1,849
BURN NOTICE USA Thu 12:00A-01:00A 1,844
THATS SO RAVEN - LN DSNY Sat 12:00A-12:30A 1,808
DAILY SHOW CMDY Wed 10:59P-11:30P 1,800
CITY, THE MTV Mon 10:00P-10:30P 1,689
DADDYS GIRLS MTV Mon 10:30P-11:00P 1,437
MTV TEEN CRIBS MTV Sat 02:00P-02:30P 1,396
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV Tue 10:00P-11:00P 1,378
DIRTY JOBS DISC Sun 08:00P-09:00P 1,611
KYLE XY FAM Mon 09:00P-10:00P 1,497
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN Mon 05:30P-06:00P 1,273
DAMAGES FX Wed 10:00P-11:03P 1,135

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