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Cable Top 25: Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer, Burn Notice & Brickyard 400 Top Week’s Viewership

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July 27th, 2010

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
16 LEVERAGE TNT SUNDAY 9:00 PM 2.3 3,909
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
20 NCIS USA MONDAY 8:00 PM 2.4 3,779
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
23 NCIS USA THURSDAY 8:00 PM 2.4 3,599
24 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY MONDAY 10:00 PM 2.3 3,591
25 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 11:30 AM 2.2 3,586

We always post whatever specific show data we received directly and see via press release or other trade publications.  You can  subscribe to our RSS feed and we have created a special category (Overnight Cable TV Show Ratings)  to group the data we typically post each weekday from  @TravisYanan on Twitter.  During the week Travis usually posts selected cable results for each weekday, usually late in the afternoon on the east coast (and Friday night data isn't posted until Monday) and he posts the links to that info on his Twitter account to the info on Marc Berman's PI Forums.

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