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|
|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|
|9||18 KIDS AND COUNTING||Tue||09:30P-10:00P||1,409|
|10||JON & KATE PLUS 8||Tue||08:30P-09:00P||1,408|
|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|
|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|
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.