Scripted cable dramas dominated the top of the charts with The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Burn Notice, Royal Pains, and Covert Affairs taking up the top 5 spots in viewing (and pushing Jersey Shore to 6th).
please note: the numbers below for Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer and any Monday show referenced here are for Monday August 2, not August 9. The August 9 numbers are here.
Please note, at the time of this post updated rankings from our usual source were not available and the numbers below are only for basic cable. True Blood did not fall out of the top 25 though, it was actually 6th in viewing with 5.094 million and stayed #1 with adults 18-49 for the week with a 3.0 rating.
As usual, we have already posted almost all of this 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 Basic cable shows for the week ending August 8, 2010:
|2||RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||Mon||10:00P-11:00P||6,612|
|6||JERSEY SHORE 2||MTV||Thu||10:00P-11:00P||5,025|
|7||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L||ESPN||Sun||01:00P-04:00P||4,932|
|9||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||Sun||08:00P-08:30P||4,735|
|11||SONNY WITH A CHANCE||DSNY||Sun||08:30P-09:00P||4,470|
|12||SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE||NICK||Mon||10:00A-12:00P||4,355|
|25||PHINEAS AND FERB||DSNY||Fri||08:00P-09:00P||3,862|
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