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Cable ratings: Record-breaking Monday Night Football, MLB playoffs on TBS, NCIS, WWE RAW, and Wizards of Waverly Place top weekly cable charts

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October 13th, 2009

Favre

Last Monday's  Monday Night Football contest where Brett Favre led his new team, the Minnesota Vikings to victory over his old team the Green Bay Packers set a record for the most-watched broadcast on cable television (edging out a MNF game last year) with 21.839 million viewers.

Next up was lots of MLB baseball on TBS led by the first game of the Twins/Yankees series.  Sadly for TBS, three out of four series went the minimum of three games.    Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place had a few more viewers than Monk on Friday night.  The season finale of Army Wives averaged 3.931 million viewers and came in 22nd (it came in 18th based on household rating though)

My new favorite show, Sons Of Anarchy was pushed off the the list by all the baseball and was number 29 with 3.656 million

Sadly, I've made the decision to no longer field requests.  We always post whatever data we see via press release or other trade publications already.  You can  subscribe to our RSS feed and  you can also follow @TravisYanan on Twitter.  During the week he usually posts some (not all) cable results for each weekday, usually late in the afternoon on the east coast (and Friday night data isn't posted until Monday) and he posts the links to that info on his Twitter account to the info on Marc Berman's PI Forums.

Top 25  cable shows for the week ending October 11, 2009:

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Households (000) Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON L (PACKERS/VIKINGS) ESPN MONDAY 8:30 PM 13.2 21,839
2 MLB DIVISION SERIES (YANKEES-TWINS 3) TBSC SUNDAY 7:00 PM 4.1 6,791
3 MLB DIVISION SERIES (TWINS-YANKEES 1) TBSC WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM 4.3 6,607
4 MLB WILDCARD (TIGERS-TWINS) TBSC TUESDAY 5:00 PM 4.2 6,543
5 MLB DIVISION SERIES (TWINS-YANKEES 2) TBSC FRIDAY 6:00 PM 4.1 6,484
6 SPORTSCENTER: L ESPN MONDAY 11:56 PM 3.6 5,211
7 MLB DIVISION SERIES (CARDINALS-DODGERS 2) TBSC THURSDAY 6:19 PM 3.5 5,175
8 MLB DIVISION SERIES (RED SOX-ANGELS 2) TBSC FRIDAY 10:34 PM 3.3 5,069
9 MLB DIVISION SERIES (CARDINALS-DODGERS 1) TBSC WEDNESDAY 9:51 PM 3.3 4,973
10 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM 2.8 4,756
11 MLB GAME BREAK TBSC THURSDAY 9:23 PM 3.2 4,706
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM 2.9 4,655
13 WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY FRIDAY 8:00 PM 2.8 4,604
14 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN L ESPN MONDAY 7:00 PM 3.0 4,540
15 MLB DIVISION SERIES (RED SOX-ANGELS 1) TBSC THURSDAY 9:30 PM 3.0 4,437
16 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM 3.0 4,437
17 MONK USA FRIDAY 9:00 PM 2.8 4,371
18 MLB DIVISION SERIES (PHILLIES-ROCKIES 3) TBSC SUNDAY 10:40 PM 2.7 4,084
19 MLB DIVISION SERIES (DODGERS-CARDINALS 3) TBSC SATURDAY 6:00 PM 2.6 4,021
20 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM 2.6 3,938
21 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM 2.6 3,932
22 ARMY WIVES LIF SUNDAY 10:00 PM 2.7 3,931
23 COLL FTBALL-FRI PRIME L (NEBRASKA/MISSOURI) ESPN THURSDAY 8:55 PM 2.4 3,798
24 SUITE LIFE ON DECK DSNY FRIDAY 8:30 PM 2.4 3,771
25 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC THURSDAY 8:00 PM 2.5 3,765

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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