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iCarly, Burn Notice and WWE RAW top cable charts

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March 10th, 2009

The Burn Notice finale was outstanding (and no, I don't get paid to Go On about my love for Burn Notice, but if anybody at NBC Universal wants to send a check, let me know), and the numbers were great too, with 6.09 million.  But that was not enough to best  iCarly for the top spot.  iCarly took the win with an impressive 6.299 million.  WWE Raw took the third and fourth place slots on the chart, with an NCIS rerun rounding out the top 5.

True Jackson VP and Hannah Montana also made the top 10 with over 4.2 million viewers.   More NCIS, iCarly and of course Sponge Bob were rounded out by a dash of Sonny with a Chance and The O'Reilly Factor.

The biggest surprises of the week to me were that anyone was actually watching the World Baseball Classic on ESPN.  More people watched the  USA vs. Venezuela game on Sunday night than watched LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Boston Celtics on Friday.  I know more people are watching TV on Sunday night than Friday night, but, it still surprises me.

Woe is Detective  Hanadarko!  The return of Saving Grace also surprised me.   2.497 million last Monday (3/2)  It's lead in, a repeat of  The Closer had more viewers with 2.964 million.   If that keeps up, indeed, it will take an angel from Heaven to save Grace.

Ashes to Ashes, the British sequel to the British (and original) version of Life on Mars bowed on BBC America on Saturday night with 241,000 viewers.  That network is on a different scale than most of the shows we wind up writing about, its best performer of the week,  Top Gear averaged 489,000.   Ashes was the 3rd most-watched show on BBCA for the week, coming in behind a season 1 episode of the British version of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.

We also have weekly rankings of the top advertising supported cable networks.

Top 20 cable shows for the week ending March 8, 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

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 iCarly NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 6,299
2 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 10:00P-11:02P 6,090
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:10P 5,765
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,257
5 NCIS USA Mon 07:00P-08:00P 4,677
6 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,502
7 TRUE JACKSON, VP NICK Sat 08:30P-09:00P 4,405
8 NCIS USA Tue 07:00P-08:00P 4,276
9 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Sun 07:30P-08:00P 4,249
10 ICARLY NICK Sun 11:00A-11:30A 4,061
11 SpongeBob NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 4,017
12 SpongeBob NICK Mon 05:30P-06:00P 3,991
13 NCIS USA Wed 07:00P-08:00P 3,962
14 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3,953
15 SpongeBob NICK Sat 12:30P-01:00P 3,884
16 SONNY WITH A CHANCE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3,872
17 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3,855
18 ICARLY NICK Sat 07:30P-08:00P 3,841
19 ICARLY NICK Mon 06:00P-06:30P 3,816
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3,732
Other Shows (sorted in order but NOT ranked)
AMERICAS BEST DANCE CREW MTV Thu 10:00P-11:06P 3,446
HOUSE USA Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3,352
SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN FAM Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,329
S Suite Life on Deck DSNY Sun 07:00P-07:30P 3,241
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC Wed 10:30P-11:00P 3,114
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun 11:00P-11:30P 3,106
JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC Mon 09:00P-09:31P 3,103
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 3,099
BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,026
H2O NICK Sat 09:00P-09:30P 2,747
USA/VENEZUELA ESPN Sun 08:00P-11:48P 2,645
CAVALIERS/CELTICS ESPN Fri 08:01P-10:40P 2,515
STAR WARS:CLONE WARS TOON Fri 09:00P-09:30P 2,499
SAVING GRACE TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 2,497
FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J VH1 Mon 10:00P-11:00P 2,434
NIP TUCK FX Tue 10:00P-11:02P 2,385
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM Sun 11:30P-11:45P 2,356
LITTLE PEOPLE, Big World TLC Mon 08:30P-09:00P 2,349
THE FIRST 48 A&E Thu 09:00P-10:00P 2,194
GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATL SCIF Wed 09:00P-10:01P 2,154
DAILY SHOW CMDY Wed 10:59P-11:30P 2,110
BATMAN:BRAVE & The Bold TOON Fri 08:30P-09:00P 2,073
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER A&E Wed 10:00P-10:30P 2,060
INTERVENTION A&E Mon 09:00P-10:00P 2,043
IMPORTANT THINGS CMDY Wed 10:30P-10:59P 1,964
THATS SO RAVEN - LN DSNY Fri 12:00A-12:30A 1,964
I LOVE MONEY 2 VH1 Mon 09:00P-10:00P 1,940
REAL WORLD XXI MTV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 1,927
TOP CHEF BRAV Wed 09:00P-10:00P 1,904
USA/CANADA ESPN Sat 02:07P-05:07P 1,850
ECW SCIF Tue 09:00P-10:00P 1,842
LOUISVILLE/WEST VIRGINIA ESPN Sat 09:00P-11:10P 1,780
SEINFELD TBSC Thu 07:30P-08:00P 1,774
NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA T ESPN Wed 07:00P-09:01P 1,732
BREAKING BAD AMC Sun 10:00P-11:00P 1,662
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS EN Sun 10:00P-10:30P 1,656
BATTLSTR GALACTICA (ORIG) SCIF Fri 10:00P-11:00P 1,568
CH DISNEY CELEBRATE CAKES FOOD Sun 08:00P-09:00P 1,500
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD Fri 09:30P-10:00P 1,416
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN Mon 05:30P-06:00P 1,306
KYLE XY FAM Mon 09:00P-10:00P 1,297
THE SOUP EN Fri 10:00P-10:30P 1,202
DAMAGES FX Wed 10:00P-11:01P 974
MOONLIGHT SCIF Fri 09:00P-10:00P 928
AROUND THE HORN ESPN Tue 05:00P-05:30P 900


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