'

Updated: Cable ratings: Football, NASCAR, WWE RAW lead weekly cable viewing

Categories: ',Featured

Written By

September 9th, 2009

ESPN-MONDAY-NIGHT-FOOTBALL

During the unofficial end of summer week, sports ruled the top of the charts, led by Monday Night Football, NASCAR, WWE Raw and the BYU vs. Oklahoma NCAA football game Saturday night.  Expect Monday Night Football to be a fixture at the top of this chart the remainder of the calendar year.

Leverage made it into the top 20 in terms of overall viewing at #18 , and HGTV's Design Star was #20.  Outside of that, a lot of SpongeBob, NCIS reruns and our old friend, Back at the Barnyard.

I haven't seen the full rankings yet, so I can't riff on Mad Men's ratings, or the season finale of the just renewed  The T.O. Show or That's So Raven yet.  But the day is still young...

A few shows not in the top 25...

  • Mad Men: 1.512M
  • T.O. Show: 1.869M (and renewed, ha! suck it Jim Rome!)
  • Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami: 1.475M
  • Real Chance of Love 2: 1.886M
  • Being Human: 67K
  • Bleach The Movie: 1.076M
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak: 1.399M
  • Secret Life: 3.106M
  • 10 Things I Hate About You: 1.214M
  • Greek: 1.211M
  • Warehouse 13: 2.926M
  • Rescue Me: 1.783M

Update: the Weeds finale on Monday, August 31 averaged 1.3 million viewers, up versus last year's finale that averaged ~1 million.

Top 25  cable shows for the week ending September 6, 2009:

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Households (000) Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L (VIKINGS/TEXANS) ESPN MONDAY 8:00 PM 5,943 7,918
2 NASCAR SPRINT CUP L (ATLANTA) ESPN SUNDAY 7:45 PM 4,056 5,808
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM 3,630 5,175
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM 3,585 5,084
5 COLL FTBALL-SAT PRIME L (BYU/OKLAHOMA) ESPN SATURDAY 7:00 PM 3,221 4,562
6 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM 3,433 4,502
7 NCIS USA MONDAY 8:00 PM 3,248 4,229
8 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:00 AM 3,162 4,034
9 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM 3,149 3,995
10 COLL GAMEDAY SCOREBOARD L ESPN THURSDAY 10:04 PM 2,895 3,891
11 COLL FTBALL-SAT AFT L (NAVY/OHIO ST) ESPN SATURDAY 12:01 PM 2,956 3,877
12 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM 2,874 3,857
13 COLL FTBALL-THUR NIGHT L (OREGON/BOSIE ST) ESPN THURSDAY 10:13 PM 2,892 3,855
14 NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN SUNDAY 6:58 PM 2,619 3,797
15 SUITE LIFE ON DECK DSNY FRIDAY 8:30 PM 2,783 3,711
16 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM 2,808 3,689
17 BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM 2,746 3,670
18 LEVERAGE TNT WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM 2,684 3,578
19 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 11:30 AM 2,501 3,478
20 DESIGN STAR IV HGTV SUNDAY 10:00 PM 2,700 3,463
21 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC TUESDAY 8:00 PM 2,592 3,439
22 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA SUNDAY 8:00 PM 2,683 3,371
23 iCarly NICK SATURDAY 12:00 PM 2,481 3,371
24 SPONGEBOB NICK TUESDAY 5:30 PM 2,531 3,362
25 COLL FTBALL-SAT PRIME L (LSU/WASHINGTON) ESPN SATURDAY 10:30 PM 2,426 3,362

-
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures