With two games on the NFL Network this week, NFL took the top three spots, including the NFL Network viewing record-breaker on Saturday between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints which grabbed the #2 spot with nearly 10.5 million viewers.
For whatever reasons, The Closer was not its usual powerhouse, though it was the most-watched scripted show on cable. Men Of a Certain Age trailed an NCIS rerun in total viewers. Keeping Up With the Kardashians garnered more than 4.2 million viewers, a viewing record for E!, although it trailed not one, but two repeats of NCIS.
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 20, 2009:
|Rank||Shows||NET||DAY(S)||Time||HH Rating||Viewers Live+SD (000)2|
|1||NFL REGULAR SEASON L (CARDINALS/49ERS)||ESPN||MONDAY||8:30 PM||8.3||13,077|
|2||NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (COWBOYS/SAINTS)||NFLN||SATURDAY||8:22 PM||5.7||10,497|
|3||NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (COLTS/JAGUARS)||NFLN||THURSDAY||8:22 PM||3.8||6,195|
|4||CLOSER, THE||TNT||MONDAY||9:00 PM||3.6||5,454|
|5||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||3.0||5,349|
|6||PRE-KICK (COWBOYS/SAINTS)||NFLN||SATURDAY||8:00 PM||3.0||5,161|
|7||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||3.0||5,135|
|10||MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE||TNT||MONDAY||10:00 PM||2.8||4,425|
|12||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||8:00 PM||2.5||4,267|
|13||KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS||ENT||SUNDAY||10:00 PM||2.7||4,237|
|16||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||SATURDAY||10:00 AM||2.7||4,125|
|17||S SANTA CLAUSE 2, THE(S)-12/18/2009||DSNY||FRIDAY||8:50 PM||2.3||4,075|
|21||ICARLY MOVIE: GO TO JAPAN||NICK||MONDAY||6:00 PM||2.4||3,800|
|24||THE OREILLY FACTOR||FOXNC||MONDAY||8:00 PM||2.3||3,767|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)