Top 20 Cable programs for June - a week's worth of DVR viewing increased Burn Notice by 24%

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June 30th, 2009

BET Awards

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 Burn Notice.  For example, Burn Notice'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:

Rank Date Program Net Time P2+ AA000
1 6/28/2009 BET AWARDS SHOW BET 08:00P-11:44P 10,653
2 6/22/2009 JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC 09:00P-10:00P 10,605
3 6/26/2009 PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGR DSNY 08:00P-09:45P 8,533
4 6/8/2009 CLOSER, THE TNT 09:00P-10:00P 8,448
5 6/4/2009 Burn Notice USA 09:00P-10:00P 7,499
6 6/22/2009 WWE Entertainment USA 10:00P-11:08P 7,298
7 6/11/2009 Royal Pains USA 10:00P-11:00P 6,916
8 6/4/2009 Royal Pains USA 10:00P-11:17P 6,856
9 6/1/2009 JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC 09:30P-10:00P 6,841
10 6/11/2009 Burn Notice USA 09:00P-10:00P 6,627
11 6/18/2009 Royal Pains USA 10:00P-11:00P 6,503
12 6/15/2009 CLOSER, THE TNT 09:00P-10:00P 6,469
13 6/22/2009 CLOSER, THE TNT 09:00P-10:00P 6,410
14 6/1/2009 JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC 09:00P-09:30P 6,285
15 6/22/2009 WWE Entertainment USA 09:00P-10:00P 6,263
16 6/8/2009 WWE Entertainment USA 10:00P-11:14P 6,174
17 6/15/2009 WWE Entertainment USA 10:00P-11:07P 6,091
18 6/26/2009 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY 09:45P-10:15P 6,018
19 6/25/2009 Royal Pains USA 10:00P-11:00P 5,943
20 6/21/2009 SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA TNT 05:00P-08:36P 5,788
Rank Date Program Net Time P2+ AA000
1 6/28/2009 BET AWARDS SHOW BET 08:00P-11:44P 10,653
2 6/22/2009 JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC 09:00P-10:00P 10,605
3 6/26/2009 PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGR DSNY 08:00P-09:45P 8,533
4 6/8/2009 CLOSER, THE TNT 09:00P-10:00P 8,448
5 6/4/2009 Burn Notice USA 09:00P-10:00P 7,499
6 6/22/2009 WWE Entertainment USA 10:00P-11:08P 7,298
7 6/11/2009 Royal Pains USA 10:00P-11:00P 6,916
8 6/4/2009 ROYAL PAINS USA 10:00P-11:17P 6,856
9 6/1/2009 JON & Kate Plus 8 TLC 09:30P-10:00P 6,841
10 6/11/2009 BURN NOTICE USA 09:00P-10:00P 6,627
11 6/18/2009 ROYAL PAINS USA 10:00P-11:00P 6,503
12 6/15/2009 CLOSER, THE TNT 09:00P-10:00P 6,469
13 6/22/2009 CLOSER, THE TNT 09:00P-10:00P 6,410
14 6/1/2009 JON & KATE PLUS 8 TLC 09:00P-09:30P 6,285
15 6/22/2009 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 09:00P-10:00P 6,263
16 6/8/2009 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00P-11:14P 6,174
17 6/15/2009 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00P-11:07P 6,091
18 6/26/2009 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY 09:45P-10:15P 6,018
19 6/25/2009 ROYAL PAINS USA 10:00P-11:00P 5,943
20 6/21/2009 SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA TNT 05:00P-08:36P 5,788
 
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