With six NBA Playoff games, and a few NBA specials, the round ball and the square panted one dominated the cable top 25 for the week. Thursday night's Lakers vs. Suns matchup was tops with 8.67 million viewers, while SpongeBob took up nine of the top 25 spots.
Of course, the two hours of WWE Raw did well, and NCIS repeats put 3 in the top 25.
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Top 25 cable shows for the week ending May 30, 2010:
|Rank||Shows||Net||Day||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|1||NBA PLAYOFFS (SUNS/LAKERS)||TNT||THURSDAY||9:00 PM||8,670|
|2||NBA PLAYOFFS (LAKERS/SUNS)||TNT||SATURDAY||8:34 PM||8,154|
|3||NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L (MAGIC/CELTICS)||ESPN||MONDAY||8:29 PM||7,960|
|4||NBA PLAYOFFS (LAKERS/SUNS)||TNT||TUESDAY||9:00 PM||7,641|
|5||NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L (MAGIC/CELTICS)||ESPN||FRIDAY||8:29 PM||7,538|
|6||NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L (CELTICS/MAGIC)||ESPN||WEDNESDAY||8:29 PM||6,835|
|7||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||4,518|
|8||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||4,468|
|14||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||SATURDAY||10:00 AM||3,642|
|15||INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||THURSDAY||11:51 PM||3,593|
|21||INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||SATURDAY||11:32 PM||3,440|
|22||SPORTSCENTER LATE L||ESPN||FRIDAY||11:20 PM||3,412|
|25||THE OREILLY FACTOR||FOXNC||THURSDAY||8:00 PM||3,343|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)