First round coverage of the NFL Draft on ESPN Thursday night led all cable viewing for the week ending April 25 with 7.29 million viewers, and you can add in another 1.03 million or so who watched the coverage on NFL Network (the coverage times were slightly different, so I can't reasonably just add them together, or I would!)
History Channel claimed the next two spots with America The Story of US and Pawn Stars both easily clearing the 5 million viewer mark.
WWE Raw was pushed out of the top 10, and all three of the Los Angeles Lakers / Oklahoma City Thunder NBA playoff games that aired during the week made the top 25.
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending April 25, 2010:
|Rank||Shows||NET||DAY(||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|1||NFL DRAFT L||ESPN||Thu||07:30P-11:20P||7,290|
|2||AMERICA THE STORY OF US||HIST||Sun||09:00P-10:55P||5,674|
|13||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||Sat||10:00A-10:30A||4,147|
|16||FANBOY & CHUM CHUM||NICK||Sat||10:30A-11:00A||3,922|
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