Cable ratings: NFL, Heisman The Closer, Men of a Certain Age and Phineas and Ferb top weekly cable charts

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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!

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.  You should also follow @TVBill (it’s not Bill Gorman, but he is a TV ratings junkie and sometimes posts cable ratings info. You can also follow me on Twitter, sometimes I will post some cable ratings, though I am not taking requests there either…

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)
1 RAVENS/PACKERS ESPN Mon 08:30P-12:04A 13,478
2 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,180
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
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:15P 4,865
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,751
8 2009 – STEELERS VS. BROWN NFLN Thu 08:21P-11:18P 4,547
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,306
10 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS EN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 4,117
11 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 4,111
13 NCIS USA Wed 07:00P-08:00P 3,872
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
17 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3,793
18 NCIS USA Thu 07:00P-08:00P 3,773
19 NCIS USA Fri 07:30P-08:30P 3,747
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 3,741
21 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 12:30P-01:00P 3,728
22 ICARLY NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 3,720
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)

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