In its second week, newcomer Rizzoli & Isles on TNT not only topped its lead-in, The Closer, with 7.27 million viewers it topped everything else on cable, too. USA's top show Burn Notice was #3 in an episode that featured a Burt Reynolds as a guest star.
(please note: the numbers for Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer and any Monday show referenced here are for Monday July 19, not last night. We should see those numbers in a few hours though and post them later.
USA's Covert Affairs was #8 in its second week (though it was #6 in household rating) and HBO's True Blood edged into the top ten at #10. TNT's Leverage was up the previous week and stayed up on Sunday night pulling in 3.9 million viewers to rank 16th. Royal Pains and White Collar? They're in the list below, too. A good week for USA & TNT.
As usual, we have already posted almost all of that data separately, as well as quite a bit of data for shows that aren't on the list below. Give our site's search feature near the top right of the site a try.
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending July 25, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Time||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||MONDAY||10:00 PM||4.6||7,272|
|2||CLOSER, THE||TNT||MONDAY||9:00 PM||4.5||6,972|
|3||BURN NOTICE||USA||THURSDAY||9:00 PM||3.7||5,871|
|4||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L (INDIANAPOLIS)||ESPN||SUNDAY||1:00 PM||3.6||5,709|
|5||DEADLIEST CATCH: CAPTAIN(S)||DISC||TUESDAY||10:01 PM||3.2||5,535|
|6||DEADLIEST CATCH||DISC||TUESDAY||9:00 PM||3.2||5,466|
|7||ROYAL PAINS||USA||THURSDAY||10:00 PM||3.4||5,284|
|8||COVERT AFFAIRS||USA||TUESDAY||10:00 PM||3.4||5,213|
|9||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||3.2||5,167|
|10||TRUE BLOOD||HBOM||SUNDAY||9:01 PM||2.7||4,736|
|11||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||2.7||4,398|
|12||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||SUNDAY||10:00 PM||2.7||4,192|
|13||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:00 PM||2.6||4,067|
|14||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||MONDAY||8:30 PM||2.4||3,972|
|15||WHITE COLLAR||USA||TUESDAY||9:00 PM||2.6||3,961|
|17||PRIME MOVIE||LIF||MONDAY||9:00 PM||2.5||3,898|
|18||SONNY WITH A CHANCE||DSNY||MONDAY||9:00 PM||2.5||3,829|
|19||SPRINT CUP POST RACE L||ESPN||SUNDAY||4:36 PM||2.4||3,792|
|21||TEEN MOM 2||MTV||TUESDAY||10:00 PM||2.4||3,653|
|22||FAMILY GUY||ADSM||THURSDAY||11:30 PM||2.3||3,623|
|24||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||MONDAY||10:00 PM||2.3||3,591|
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