A new episode of Disney's Hannah Montana with 6.9 million average viewers beat out The Closer with 6.3 million to top all prime time cable show average viewership for the week ending July 5, 2009. Hannah also had two other airings in the top 20 for the week.
With Jon & Kate Plus 8 dropping down past #100 for the week, WWE Raw moved up into spots 3 and 4, but lost viewership compared to the recent Trump "ownership" episodes. The NASCAR race and its post race show on TNT were #5 and 6 for the week. Lifetime's Army Wives managed to squeeze in between SpongeBobs at #16.
Those predicting (hoping for?) the demise of the yellow, porous one (I'm looking at you, Holly), were dealt a setback as SpongeBob had 7 of the second 10 shows in the cable top 20, and 30 of the top 100 (out of about 14,000) cable shows for the week.
All of USA's top scripted shows were in repeats for the week, so they were well down the list.
Although we don't get HBO numbers with our regular cable data, I will post the True Blood numbers when I see them.
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 July 5, 2009:
Viewers (Live+SD) (000s)
|5||NASCAR POST RACE SHOW||TNT||Sat||11:15P-11:27P||5,475|
|6||SPRINT CUP RACING/DAYTONA||TNT||Sat||08:05P-11:15P||5,277|
|7||SONNY WITH A CHANCE||DSNY||Sun||09:00P-09:30P||5,167|
|19||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||Sun||10:00P-10:30P||3,587|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved