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Cable Top 25: iCarly Tops Hannah Montana; Snooki Edges Sookie

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August 3rd, 2010

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 renewedRizzoli & 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:

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Rank Program Network Day Time HH rating Viewers (000)
1 iCarly NICK FRIDAY 8:00 PM 4.2 7,740
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
6 iCarly NICK FRIDAY 8:30 PM 3.1 5,578
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
16 iCarly NICK SATURDAY 8:00 PM 2.7 4,572
17 iCarly NICK SUNDAY 7:00 PM 2.6 4,507
18 SpongeBob NICK THURSDAY 11:00 AM 2.5 4,505
19 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST MONDAY 9:00 PM 2.8 4,443
20 SpongeBob NICK THURSDAY 11:30 AM 2.4 4,409
21 ICARLY NICK FRIDAY 7:30 PM 2.5 4,296
22 JONAS L.A. DSNY SUNDAY 9:00 PM 2.6 4,187
23 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM 2.8 4,106
24 SpongeBob NICK MONDAY 11:00 AM 2.4 3,960
25 NEXT FN STAR 6(S) FOOD SUNDAY 9:00 PM 2.3 3,938

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