TLC is All Jon & Kate Plus 8

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Cable network TLC is riding high, as the #9 cable network in prime-time this week, up from #25 a month ago. But like the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James it’s all on the backs of one player, Jon & Kate Plus 8. The potentially adulterous couple and their adorable children are not only the network’s top two shows by far, but two of the top 5 rated cable TV shows for the week as well.

Like the Cavaliers, TLC doesn’t have much bench strength, with Jon & Kate it’s among cable’s top tier of networks, and without them it’s just one of the pack.  Cake Boss does not a TV ratings powerhouse make.

Top 20 TLC TV Shows for the Week of  June 1-7, 2009

Rank Program Day Time Avg. Viewers (000)
1 JON & KATE PLUS 8 Mon 09:30P-10:00P 5,946
2 JON & KATE PLUS 8 Mon 09:00P-09:30P 5,468
3 CAKE BOSS Mon 10:00P-10:30P 2,195
4 JON & KATE PLUS 8 Mon 08:00P-09:00P 1,785
4 18 KIDS AND COUNTING Tue 09:00P-09:30P 1,641
6 WHAT NOT TO WEAR Fri 09:00P-10:00P 1,470
7 WORLDS TALLEST CHILDREN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 1,461
8 CAKE BOSS Mon 10:30P-11:00P 1,419
9 18 KIDS AND COUNTING Tue 09:30P-10:00P 1,409
10 JON & KATE PLUS 8 Tue 08:30P-09:00P 1,408
11 LITTLE COUPLE Tue 10:00P-10:30P 1,364
12 WORLDS TALLEST CHILDREN Sun 11:00P-12:00A 1,344
13 SAY YES TO THE DRESS Fri 10:00P-10:30P 1,276
14 JON & KATE PLUS 8 Mon 12:00A-12:30A 1,258
15 AMERICAN CHOPPER Thu 09:00P-10:00P 1,181
16 LITTLE COUPLE Tue 10:30P-11:00P 1,174
17 SAY YES TO THE DRESS Fri 10:30P-11:00P 1,152
18 JON & KATE PLUS 8 Mon 11:00P-12:00A 1,132
19 WORLDS HEAVIEST MAN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 1,129
20 MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS Wed 09:00P-10:00P 1,064

Each week our Cable Network Spotlight highlights the top 20 shows for the week from a selected cable TV network.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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