The week before Jon & Kate announced their divorce, Jon & Kate Plus 8 lost over 1.3 million viewers to fall to #68 with but 2.92 million average viewers. It will be interesting to see how far they pop back up this week with the divorce news boost. If we get any press release numbers early I will post them.
In non-divorce news, USA Network is having a hot, hot summer. Royal Pains increased its viewership by nearly one million over last week and topped the cable network shows for the week. The net had 10 of the top 20 cable shows for the week.
The second outing of The Closer fell by over 1.5 million half a million viewers from last week's premiere back into second place and 6.47 million viewers. WWE RAW was up by a little over 100,000 viewers in third. NASCAR's Sprint Cup race from Sonoma (which caught me in its traffic jam on Saturday) was fourth with 5.79 million. Burn Notice held in 5th up about half a million viewers this week from last when it faced NBA Finals competition.
In Plain Sight fell by nearly half a million, down to #18, and just 3.72 million viewers, just behind the premiere of TNT's HawthoRNe at 3.827 million.
For the second week in a row, SpongeBob did not make the top twenty. The yellow and porous one's best outing was #23 with 3.5 million. Fear not, he is just biding his time while the human powered shows have their time in the sun. NCIS was again strong on cable (as on broadcast) with five airings in the top twenty.
Robert is on hiatus until late July, I am on my own till then, so we will not be handling Twitter (or other) requests for ala carte show numbers.
Top 20 cable network television shows for the week ending June 21, 2009:
|4||SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA||TNT||Sun||05:00P-08:36P||5,788|
|7||NASCAR POST RACE SHOW||TNT||Sun||08:36P-08:46P||5,601|
|15||MR TROOP MOM||NICK||Fri||08:00P-10:00P||4,010|
|16||ICARLY MOVIE:DATE A BAD BOY||NICK||Wed||08:00P-09:00P||3,870|
|18||IN PLAIN SIGHT||USA||Sun||10:00P-11:00P||3,720|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved