With 7.74 million viewers, the fourth season premiere of iCarly easily bettered Hannah Montana Forever's 5.75 million and everything else on cable for the week.
In its third week newcomer (and already renewed) Rizzoli & Isles on TNT dropped back behind its lead-in, The Closer, but with 6.5 million viewers it was still 3rd for the week.
(please note: the numbers for Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer and any Monday show referenced here are for Monday July 26, not August 2. We should see those numbers in a few hours though and post them later.)
The second season premiere of Jersey Shore on MTV narrowly edged out HBO's True Blood by 16,000 viewers. True Blood's numbers still are more impressive though since MTV is available in over 98 million homes and HBO is only available in around 32 million. Update: though Snooki topped Sookie in total viewers, Sookie won out with adults 18-49.
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 or our Overnight Cable TV Show Ratings category.
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending August 1, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Time||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|2||CLOSER, THE||TNT||MONDAY||9:00 PM||4.4||6,751|
|3||RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||MONDAY||10:00 PM||4.3||6,548|
|4||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L (POCONOS)||ESPN||SUNDAY||1:47 PM||3.8||6,202|
|5||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:00 PM||3.4||5,753|
|7||BURN NOTICE||USA||THURSDAY||9:00 PM||3.2||5,378|
|8||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||3.0||5,310|
|9||JERSEY SHORE 2||MTV||THURSDAY||10:00 PM||3.3||5,252|
|10||TRUE BLOOD||HBOM||SUNDAY||9:03 PM||2.9||5,236|
|11||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||3.0||5,074|
|12||ROYAL PAINS||USA||THURSDAY||10:00 PM||3.1||5,066|
|13||GOOD LUCK CHARLIE||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:30 PM||3.0||4,968|
|14||DEADLIEST CATCH||DISC||TUESDAY||9:00 PM||2.9||4,904|
|15||COVERT AFFAIRS||USA||TUESDAY||10:00 PM||3.1||4,830|
|19||AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||MONDAY||9:00 PM||2.8||4,443|
|22||JONAS L.A.||DSNY||SUNDAY||9:00 PM||2.6||4,187|
|25||NEXT FN STAR 6(S)||FOOD||SUNDAY||9:00 PM||2.3||3,938|
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