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Jackson Tribute BET Awards Edges Jon & Kate Plus 8 To Lead Cable Shows

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June 30th, 2009

The "break up" episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 was the top cable show of the year, for all of 6 days, until the Michael Jackson Tribute BET Awards '09 edged it by less than 50,000 viewers on Sunday night with 10.653 million.

Any other non-NFL non-big sports week, the debut of Disney's Princess Protection Program would have easily lead the list, but this week it's 8.533 million viewer average only put it in third place. Following the PPP, Wizards of Waverly Place got a big boost to #7 and 6 million viewers.

WWE Raw on Monday night got a Trump bump, and rose to #4 with 7.298 million. The Closer was almost identical to last week's results with 6.4 million viewers, but that was only good for fifth place this week.

And I think for the first time this season, USA rookie star Royal Pains posted a week to week decline. Still #8 and 5.943 million viewers is nothing to call the doctor about.

Although we don't get HBO numbers with our regular cable data, True Blood's episode this week drew 3.7 million average viewers.

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 28, 2009:

Rank Programs Net Day Time Viewers (Live+SD)
1 BET AWARDS SHOW BET Sun 08:00P-11:44P 10,653
2 JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC Mon 09:00P-10:00P 10,605
3 PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM DSNY Fri 08:00P-09:45P 8,533
4 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:08P 7,298
5 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,410
6 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,263
7 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY Fri 09:45P-10:15P 6,018
8 Royal Pains USA Thu 10:00P-11:00P 5,943
9 SPRINT CUP RACING/LOUDON TNT Sun 01:59P-05:45P 5,555
10 NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT Sun 05:45P-05:51P 5,424
11 BET AWARDS 09 AFTERPARTY BET Sun 11:44P-12:44A 5,347
12 Burn Notice USA Thu 09:00P-10:00P 5,346
13 SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN FAM Mon 08:00P-09:02P 4,679
14 PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGR DSNY Sat 08:00P-09:45P 4,586
15 Cake Boss TLC Mon 10:00P-10:30P 4,472
16 PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM DSNY Sun 07:00P-08:45P 4,259
17 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,232
18 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY Fri 07:30P-08:00P 4,056
19 CAMPBELL BROWN CNN Thu 08:00P-09:00P 4,046
20 CONFED. CUP SOCCER ESPN Sun 02:10P-04:30P 3,945

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

 
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