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Cable Top 25: Camp Rock 2, The Closer, Jersey Shore & Rizzoli & Isles Top Week’s Cable Viewing

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September 8th, 2010

Update:  Sometimes the rankings we receive from Nielsen don't include all of the Disney shows. The preview of Fish Hooks on Friday night wasn't included in those rankings and didn't get into the table below, but would've been ranked #8 with 4.8 million.

Disney's Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam's debut on Friday night topped all cable viewing for the week with nearly 8 million viewers.  While no High School Musical 2 (17.2 million in August 2007) it was good enough to top the week.

The episode of The Closer that came the day after Kyra Sedgwick won her best actress Emmy was second for the week.

Some claim Jersey Shore's fifteen minutes of fame is already over, but you wouldn't get that idea from the ratings which continue to wax, rather than wane.  Last week it had over 6.5 million viewers and a monstrous 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Rizzoli & Isles was down a bit but still continued its impressive freshman season with total viewers where it came in fourth.   The rest of the top 25 is below.

please note: the numbers below for Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer and any Monday show referenced here are for Monday August 30, not  Monday September 6.

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 September 6, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day Time HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 CAMP ROCK 2 - FINAL JAM DSNY FRIDAY 8:00 PM 4.1 7,955
2 CLOSER, THE TNT MONDAY 9:00 PM 5.0 7,607
3 JERSEY SHORE 2 MTV THURSDAY 10:00 PM 4.0 6,536
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT MONDAY 10:00 PM 4.3 6,424
5 NASCAR SPRINT CUP L ESPN SUNDAY 7:30 PM 3.4 5,517
6 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM 3.1 5,349
7 COVERT AFFAIRS USA TUESDAY 10:00 PM 3.4 5,260
8 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM 2.9 4,756
9 WHITE COLLAR USA TUESDAY 9:00 PM 2.8 4,444
10 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM 2.8 4,360
11 JERSEY SHORE AFTER HOURS MTV THURSDAY 11:00 PM 2.8 4,359
12 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM 2.7 4,237
13 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM 2.5 4,034
14 Project Runway LIF THURSDAY 9:00 PM 2.7 4,002
15 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC MONDAY 8:00 PM 2.6 3,977
16 NCIS USA MONDAY 8:00 PM 2.6 3,966
17 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM 2.4 3,903
18 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ(S) BRVO MONDAY 10:00 PM 2.6 3,852
19 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM 2.4 3,841
20 LEVERAGE TNT SUNDAY 9:00 PM 2.4 3,744
21 CAMP ROCK 2 - FINAL JAM DSNY SATURDAY 8:00 PM 2.1 3,741
22 Psych USA WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM 2.4 3,700
23 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY FRIDAY 7:30 PM 2.2 3,679
24 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L (OREGON STATE/TCU) ESPN SATURDAY 7:41 PM 2.3 3,660
25 ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY DSNY WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM 2.2 3,645

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