After being somewhat overshadowed by kid's shows last week, adult programming moved up in the rankings this week with Burn Notice, The Closer, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Royal Pains and WWE Raw taking the top 5 spots in the weekly rankings and 12 of the top 20.
Fans of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Plain Sight can breath easier, both shows found themselves back in the top 20. The Next Food Network Star landed at #18 in a rare appearance for that network in the list.
After last week's 10th anniversary marathon, SpongeBob was taking it easy this week, absorbing just 4 of the top 20 rankings.
Of course, I will post True Blood results when I see them, there is no need to request them.
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Top 20 advertiser supported cable network television shows for the week ending July 26, 2009:
|Rank||Programs||Net||Day||Time||Viewers (Live+SD) (000s)|
|3||NASCAR SPRINT CUP||ESPN||Sun||02:15P-05:16P||6,487|
|6||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||Fri||08:00P-08:45P||5,047|
|9||NATIONWIDE POST RACE||ESPN||Sun||05:16P-05:45P||4,869|
|11||LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG)||USA||Sun||09:00P-10:00P||4,633|
|12||LAW & ORDER: SVU||USA||Sun||08:00P-09:00P||4,172|
|13||IN PLAIN SIGHT||USA||Sun||10:00P-11:00P||4,163|
|18||FOOD NETWORK STAR 5||FOOD||Sun||09:00P-10:00P||4,008|
|20||SONNY WITH A CHANCE||DSNY||Sun||08:00P-08:30P||3,805|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.