Cable ratings: NFL, Heisman The Closer, Men of a Certain Age and Phineas and Ferb top weekly cable charts
Two NFL games and the Heisman trophy presentation were in the top 10, as was the return of TNT’s The Closer, the second-most watched program on cable of the week. TNT’s debut of Men of a Certain Age last Monday also made the top 5, though it will be interesting to see how it fared last night. And Disney’s Phineas and Ferb rounded out the top 5 with over 5.2 million viewers.
The premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians was a top-ten cable show for the week, and brought in over 4.1 million viewers for E!
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Update: top 25 list updated to include shows that were left off the initial list I had (if you’re interested in why, see comments in the comment section).
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending December 13, 2009:
|Rank||Shows||NET||DAY(S)||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|3||HEISMAN TROPHY PRESENT L||ESPN||Sat||08:00P-09:03P||5,990|
|4||MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE||TNT||Mon||10:00P-11:00P||5,397|
|5||PHINEAS AND FERB||DSNY||Fri||08:00P-08:40P||5,213|
|8||2009 – STEELERS VS. BROWN||NFLN||Thu||08:21P-11:18P||4,547|
|10||KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS||EN||Sun||10:00P-11:00P||4,117|
|12||ICARLY MOVIE: IQUITICARLY||NICK||Mon||05:30P-06:30P||3,956|
|14||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||Sat||10:00A-10:30A||3,866|
|15||PHINEAS AND FERB SHORTS||DSNY||Fri||08:45P-09:00P||3,802|
|16||SANTA BABY 2 PR||FAM||Sun||08:00P-10:00P||3,798|
|23||ICARLY MOVIE: IQUITICARLY||NICK||Thu||06:00P-07:00P||3,710|
|24||CHRISTMAS IN CANAAN||HALL||Sat||08:00P-10:00P||3,688|
|25||POLAR EXPRESS, THE||DSNY||Sat||07:00P-08:50P||3,688|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)