Sort of a working vacation day for me, but this isn't much work. The list below represents the top 20 basic advertising supported cable program airings for the month of June through Sunday, June 28.
Please note -- these numbers, especially for programs in the early part of June will look a little different than some versions of them you have seen elsewhere. That's because where Live+7 (live plus a week's worth of DVR viewing) were available they were used and where they weren't, the typical Live+SD (same day DVR viewing through 3am the morning after the show aired) numbers were used. Figure any airing on 6/15 or later is Live+SD rather than Live+7 (I have included show air dates in the table below).
This also gives us a little insight into the impact of the full week's worth of DVR viewing on show's like. For example, 's Live+SD numbers for its premiere on June 4 was 5.992 million. But when the extra week of DVR viewing was factored in, it shot up to 7.449 million or an increase of 24.3%.
Special props to the top three shows below though, since those are all Live+SD numbers and didn't even need the extra 6 days of DVR viewing to take the top spots.
Top 20 cable programs June 1-28, 2009:
|1||6/28/2009||BET AWARDS SHOW||BET||08:00P-11:44P||10,653|
|3||6/26/2009||PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGR||DSNY||08:00P-09:45P||8,533|
|20||6/21/2009||SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA||TNT||05:00P-08:36P||5,788|