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:
|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|
|7||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||Fri||09:45P-10:15P||6,018|
|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|
|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|
|16||PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM||DSNY||Sun||07:00P-08:45P||4,259|
|18||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||Fri||07:30P-08:00P||4,056|
|20||CONFED. CUP SOCCER||ESPN||Sun||02:10P-04:30P||3,945|
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