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|
|11||JERSEY SHORE AFTER HOURS||MTV||THURSDAY||11:00 PM||2.8||4,359|
|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|
|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|
|21||CAMP ROCK 2 - FINAL JAM||DSNY||SATURDAY||8:00 PM||2.1||3,741|
|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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