Thursday's first round of The Masters Golf Tournament topped the cable viewership for the week, as viewers tuned in for the spectacle of Tiger Wood's return to golf. Friday's second round, presumably with some of the spectacle let out of the balloon, placed #9.
Perennial cable strongman WWE RAW placed its hours #2 and #4 for the week, while History's current sensation Pawn Stars stayed strong at #3. Discovery's Life recovered a bit from last week's Easter night 3.429 million, and is well down from its early week's numbers, but still couldn't top the yellow spectacle that is Spongebob.
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending April 11, 2010:
|Rank||Shows||NET||DAY||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|1||MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT L (FIRST ROUND)||ESPN||THURSDAY||4:00 PM||4,936|
|2||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||4,895|
|3||PAWN STARS||HIST||MONDAY||10:00 PM||4,365|
|4||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||4,301|
|9||MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT L (SECOND ROUND)||ESPN||FRIDAY||4:00 PM||3,910|
|10||GOOD LUCK CHARLIE||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:30 PM||3,812|
|12||AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||MONDAY||9:30 PM||3,697|
|14||NCAA WOMENS BASKET TOUR L (STANFORD/UCONN)||ESPN||TUESDAY||8:19 PM||3,531|
|15||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||SATURDAY||10:00 AM||3,518|
|16||COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD L||ESPN||TUESDAY||10:23 PM||3,498|
|18||LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG)||USA||TUESDAY||10:00 PM||3,469|
|19||AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||MONDAY||9:00 PM||3,468|
|21||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||SUNDAY||10:00 AM||3,412|
|23||PROJECT RUNWAY||LIF||THURSDAY||10:00 PM||3,370|
|25||IN PLAIN SIGHT||USA||WEDNESDAY||10:00 PM||3,337|
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