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WWE RAW, The Closer and President Obama lead cable viewing

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March 3rd, 2009

WWE Raw led all cable viewing for the week followed by The Closer. Coverage of president Obama's  address bumped the season's penultimate Burn Notice to 7th for the week.  Six different airings of repeats of NCIS made the top twenty, with one of them making the top 10.  For the week there were 26 airings of NCIS on USA and every one of them cleared 2 million.

SpongeBob may only be in the top twenty twice, but of its gazillion airings, 51 of them aborbed 2 million or more average viewers.  Fifty-one!

Once again,  a years old airing at midnight of  That's So Raven a litany of competition including new airings of the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo,one of the remaining original episodes of Battlestar Galactica on SciFi, The Real World on MTV, LeBron James on ESPN, and of course, Damages.  Raven-Symoné!

Tricia Helfer, bow down!  (Technically Helfer was on Burn Notice too so has the satisfaction of actually thrashing her, but Caprica 6 was trumped). Glen Close, bow down.   LeBron James, bow down.  Raven-Symoné owns you all!

Update: HBO's Big Love hit a season-high 2.4 million Sunday, doubling its Jan. 18 opener according to USA Today.

Top 20 cable shows for the week ending March 1, 2009:

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Please note, all shows outside of the top twenty are sorted by viewers but not ranked. If you don't see a show listed here, the only thing you can conclude for sure is that it wasn't in the top twenty.   The top twenty would include premium cable, if any of those shows ever made the top twenty.  But the additional show list is for advertising supported basic cable networks only. We do not see data directly for premium cable channels.

There are over 14,000 shows. I'm not taking requests.  If you make a request in the comments anyway, I might delete it,  ignore it or mock you.   Or turn the comments off altogether :-D

I forgot to add Kyle XY to the table, but it averaged 1.240 million

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:12P 6,276
2 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,011
3 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,737
4 PRES ADDRESS/ANALYSIS FOXN Tue 10:09P-10:24P 5,058
5 OBAMA CONG ADDRESS CNN Tue 09:15P-10:09P 5,050
6 OBAMA ADDRESS TO CONGRESS FOXN Tue 09:17P-10:09P 5,015
7 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 10:00P-11:01P 4,848
8 SR/OBAMA CONG ANALYSIS CNN Tue 10:09P-10:19P 4,680
9 PRES ADDRESS/GOP RESPONSE FOXN Tue 10:24P-10:37P 4,674
10 NCIS USA Thu 07:00P-08:00P 4,535
11 PRES ADDRESS CVG FOXN Tue 09:00P-09:17P 4,378
12 NCIS USA Mon 07:00P-08:00P 4,264
13 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,221
14 SpongeBob NICK Sat 12:00P-12:30P 4,170
15 NCIS USA Sat 08:00P-09:00P 4,161
16 SpongeBob NICK Sun 12:00P-12:30P 4,150
17 NCIS USA Wed 07:00P-08:00P 4,132
18 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Sun 07:30P-08:00P 4,104
19 WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 4,102
20 NCIS USA Tue 07:00P-08:00P 4,081
Other Shows These are not ranked,. Thousands of airings are missing
SONNY WITH A CHANCE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 4,067
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Tue 08:00P-09:00P 3,966
iCarly NICK Sat 01:00P-01:30P 3,836
TOP CHEF BRAV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 3,743
BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,666
MIGHTY B! NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3,469
LEVERAGE TNT Tue 10:00P-11:00P 3,322
SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN FAM Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,270
AMERICA LIFE Sat 09:00P-11:00P 3,212
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK Sat 08:30A-09:00A 3,211
JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC Mon 09:00P-09:30P 3,065
TRUE JACKSON, VP NICK Sat 08:30P-09:00P 2,857
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS L ESP2 Sat 04:30P-08:07P 2,833
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY Sat 09:30A-09:55A 2,757
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC Wed 10:00P-10:30P 2,743
AMERICAS BEST DANCE CREW MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 2,644
PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY Fri 08:30P-08:55P 2,632
SUNS/LAKERS TNT Thu 10:44P-01:15A 2,555
GIRLS NEXT DOOR EN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 2,535
KANSAS/OKLAHOMA ESPN Mon 09:07P-11:21P 2,461
I LOVE MONEY 2 VH1 Mon 09:00P-10:00P 2,406
STAR WARS:CLONE WARS TOON Fri 09:00P-09:30P 2,372
HOME IMPROVEMENT NAN Fri 11:30P-12:00A 2,258
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAV Tue 09:00P-10:00P 2,214
COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN MSNB Tue 10:40P-11:20P 2,203
BATMAN:BRAVE & The Bold TOON Fri 08:00P-08:30P 2,183
DUKE/MARYLAND ESPN Wed 09:06P-11:15P 2,141
FAMILY MATTERS NAN Fri 12:00A-12:30A 2,102
NIP TUCK FX Tue 10:00P-11:01P 2,098
THATS SO RAVEN - LN DSNY Sat 12:00A-12:30A 1,943
REAL WORLD XXI MTV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 1,915
CAVALIERS/HAWKS ESPN Sun 08:00P-10:47P 1,897
ECW SCIF Tue 09:00P-10:00P 1,891
LEVERAGE SPECIAL TNT Tue 09:00P-10:00P 1,890
SEINFELD TBSC Thu 07:30P-08:00P 1,889
DAILY SHOW CMDY Wed 10:59P-11:30P 1,880
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAV Tue 10:00P-11:00P 1,861
CAVALIERS/SPURS ESPN Fri 09:39P-12:15A 1,839
FOOD NETWORK 4 PACK FOOD Sat 09:30P-10:00P 1,833
DIRTY JOBS DISC Tue 09:00P-10:00P 1,729
BATTLSTR GALACTICA (ORIG) SCIF Fri 10:00P-11:01P 1,657
TRUST ME TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 1,646
THE SOUP EN Sun 11:00P-11:30P 1,367
BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG Tue 10:00P-11:00P 1,005
MOONLIGHT SCIF Fri 09:00P-10:00P 991
CHELSEA LATELY EN Sun 11:30P-12:00A 889
DAMAGES FX Wed 10:00P-11:00P 887

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