Is History's Pawn Stars the new cable television show to be reckoned with? It put two episodes in the cable primetime top 5 for viewership, and doesn't seem to be done rising yet.
In an unusual week, USA's Royal Pains finished slightly ahead of stablemate Burn Notice, but that may well have been due to the timing of the NBA Finals Game 7.
WWE RAW placed #5 and #6, while the ever feisty Betty White's premiere in Hot In Cleveland was a sizzling #7. True Blood's 4.259 million was down 16% from its premiere, but still strong.
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Top 25 cable shows for the week ending June 20, 2010:
|Rank||Shows||Net||Day||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|1||PAWN STARS||HIST||MONDAY||10:30 PM||5,901|
|2||ROYAL PAINS||USA||THURSDAY||10:00 PM||5,514|
|3||BURN NOTICE||USA||THURSDAY||9:00 PM||5,306|
|4||PAWN STARS||HIST||MONDAY||10:00 PM||5,290|
|5||WWE RAW||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||4,972|
|6||WWE RAW||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||4,793|
|7||HOT IN CLEVELAND||TVL||WEDNESDAY||10:00 PM||4,752|
|8||WORLD CUP SOCCER (SLOVENIA/UNITED STATES)||ESPN||FRIDAY||9:25 AM||4,682|
|9||SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA||TNT||SUNDAY||3:00 PM||4,479|
|11||AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||MONDAY||9:00 PM||4,301|
|12||TRUE BLOOD||HBOM||SUNDAY||9:02 PM||4,259|
|13||IN PLAIN SIGHT||USA||WEDNESDAY||10:00 PM||4,140|
|18||SONNY WITH A CHANCE||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:00 PM||3,828|
|21||SUITE LIFE ON DECK||DSNY||FRIDAY||8:00 PM||3,733|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)