Kids’ Choice Awards, Penguins of Madagascar and WWE RAW lead cable

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For the week ending March 29, 2009,  Nickelodeon and USA Network dominated the top twenty as usual, snaring eighteen of the top twenty spots between them.  Nick had twelve spots led by the Kids’ Choice Awards, the Penguins of Madagascar and, of course, SpongeBob.  USA network grabbed six spots led by WWE RAW and NCIS.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 on TLC the season 1B finale of The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family were the only other networks/shows in the top twenty.

Top 20 cable shows for the week ending March 29, 2009:


Please note, all shows outside of the top twenty are sorted by viewers but ARE 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.  But if I see anything I’ll post it here and if you see anything, please post a link in the comments.

There are over 14,000 shows. I’m not taking requests as it would be impossible to please everyone. Sorry!  If you make a request in the comments anyway, I will ignore it, sorry.

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 S KIDS CHOICE 09 NICK Sat 08:00P-09:30P 7,675
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:08P 5,466
4 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 4,984
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,847
7 JON & KATE PLUS 8 TLC Mon 09:30P-10:00P 4,603
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,482
10 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 07:30P-08:00P 4,382
11 SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE NICK Fri 06:00P-08:00P 4,322
12 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:00A-09:30A 4,272
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 12:00P-12:30P 4,229
14 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 12:30P-01:00P 4,198
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 01:00P-01:30P 4,185
16 NCIS USA Mon 07:00P-08:00P 4,091
17 NCIS USA Fri 07:00P-08:00P 4,084
18 NCIS USA Thu 07:00P-08:00P 4,072
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 01:30P-02:00P 4,009
20 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,006
Other shows (sorted, but not ranked)
JON & KATE PLUS 8 TLC Mon 09:00P-09:30P 3,958
KIDS CHOICE AWARDS NAN Sat 10:00P-11:30P 3,878
MIDNIGHT BAYOU LIFE Sat 09:00P-11:00P 3,808
BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3,778
ICARLY NICK Wed 05:30P-06:00P 3,565
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3,524
HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Sun 07:30P-08:00P 3,492
HOUSE USA Tue 08:00P-09:00P 3,427
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK Sat 08:30A-09:00A 3,314
SONNY WITH A CHANCE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3,245
MIGHTY B! NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3,242
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA Sat 10:00P-11:00P 3,088
HANNITY FOXN Thu 09:00P-10:00P 2,987
BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE TOON Fri 09:00P-10:00P 2,884
SOUTH PARK CMDY Wed 10:00P-10:30P 2,773
HOME IMPROVEMENT NAN Sat 11:30P-12:00A 2,743
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN Fri 10:30P-11:00P 2,681
PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY Fri 08:30P-09:00P 2,665
GHOST HUNTERS SCIF Wed 09:00P-10:00P 2,479
POLAR STORM SCIF Sat 09:00P-11:00P 2,398
FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J VH1 Mon 10:00P-11:00P 2,346
GLENN BECK FOXN Wed 05:00P-06:00P 2,266
ROSEANNE NAN Sat 05:00A-05:30A 2,241
CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 2,204
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC Mon 08:30P-09:00P 2,074
SAVING GRACE TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 2,063
OFFICE, THE TBSC Tue 10:00P-10:30P 2,057
IMPORTANT THINGS CMDY Wed 10:30P-10:59P 1,957
WHATS NEW SCOOBY DOO TOON Sun 12:30P-01:00P 1,949
MY NAME IS EARL TBSC Mon 10:00P-10:30P 1,887
THATS SO RAVEN DSNY Wed 06:30P-07:00P 1,837
JAZZ/SUNS ESPN Wed 10:35P-01:05A 1,825
JIM GAFFIGAN: KING BABY CMDY Sun 09:00P-10:00P 1,817
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER A&E Wed 10:00P-10:30P 1,795
ECW SCIF Tue 09:00P-10:00P 1,771
TNA: IMPACT SPK Thu 09:00P-11:00P 1,717
PLANET EARTH DISC Sun 09:00P-10:00P 1,713
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD Fri 09:30P-10:00P 1,706
JAPAN/KOREA ESPN Mon 09:30P-01:44A 1,675
COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN MSNB Tue 09:00P-10:00P 1,658
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV Thu 10:00P-10:30P 1,655
MONSTERQUEST HIST Wed 09:00P-10:00P 1,635
SPURS/HORNETS ESPN Sun 08:00P-10:45P 1,623
TABLE FOR 12 TLC Mon 10:00P-10:30P 1,607
REAL WORLD XXI MTV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 1,410
HEAT/BULLS TNT Thu 08:16P-10:49P 1,149
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION TVLD Wed 10:00P-10:52P 1,046
TRUCKS! SPK Sun 12:00P-12:30P 890
DAMAGES FX Wed 10:00P-11:03P 890
AROUND THE HORN ESPN Wed 05:00P-05:30P 849
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 03:00P-06:00P 721
HANEY PROJECT GOLF Mon 09:00P-09:30P 356

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