Note: at the time I created the table below I hadn't yet seen the numbers for Sunday night's premiere of Boardwalk Empire -- it averaged 4.8 million at 9pm Sunday and HBO renewed it! Though not currently reflected in the table below, it would be #10. Remember, HBO is only in about 1/3rd as many homes as the other networks.
As expected, both games of the Monday Night Football doubleheader on September 13 topped the weekly cable viewing, led by Ravens/Jets with 14.97 million. Barring a miracle, you can count on seeing Monday Night Football perched at the top of this chart for the next three months.
YouTube sensation "Fred Figglehorn" was a hit on TV as well as Nickelodeon's Fred: The Movie landed and third. The summer finales of The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and Covert Affairs took the next three spots with the Pawn Stars, American Pickers and Boardwalk Empire (which is not in the table below) rounding out the top ten.
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 19, 2010:
|3||FRED: THE MOVIE||NICK||Sat||08:00P-10:00P||7,597|
|5||RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||Mon||10:00P-11:00P||6,559|
|11||FRED THE MOVIE||NAN||Sun||08:00P-10:00P||4,687|
|19||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||Sat||10:00A-10:30A||4,191|
|23||KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS||EN||Sun||10:00P-10:30P||3,776|
|24||JERSEY SHORE 2||MTV||Thu||10:00P-11:00P||3,747|
|25||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L||ESPN||Sun||01:00P-04:30P||3,677|
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