Monday Night Football was of course the top program for the week, and more football took up the next two spots with Thanksgiving night's Texas vs. Texas A&M edging out the Thanksgiving night Giants vs. Broncos on NFL Network. And sure, it was beaten out by a college game, but ESPN is in about 55 million more homes than the NFL Network according to the September coverage estimates from Nielsen.
Next up was part one of Monk's finale, which averaged 5.82 million on Friday night, followed by iCarly on Saturday that averaged 5.67 million. The premiere of Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush which aired immediately after iCarly didn't make the top 25, but its 3.45 million average viewers did at least make the top 50.
Nickelodeon newcomer Fanboy & Chum Chum finished just outside the top 25 (#26!) with 3.903 million for its Saturday 10:30am airing.
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Top 25 cable shows for the week ending November 29, 2009:
|Rank||Shows||NET||DAY(S)||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|2||COLL FTBALL-THUR NIGHT L||ESPN||Thu||08:00P-11:41P||6,691|
|3||2009 - GIANTS VS. BRONCOS||NFLN||Thu||08:21P-11:22P||6,105|
|7||SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE||NICK||Fri||10:00A-12:00P||5,375|
|11||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||Sat||10:00A-10:30A||4,548|
|15||JON & KATE PLUS 8||TLC||Mon||09:00P-10:00P||4,318|
|20||SOUL TRAIN AWARDS||BET||Sun||09:00P-11:00P||4,048|
|21||BEN 10 ALIEN SWARM||TOON||Wed||07:00P-08:23P||4,019|
|22||THE DOG WHO SAVED XMAS,PR||FAM||Sun||08:00P-10:00P||3,969|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)