Last Monday's Saints/49ers edition of Monday Night Football topped all cable viewing for the week by a wind margin, with MTV's Jersey Shore coming in second in total viewers with nearly 6 million. Saturday night's iCarly took third for the week with 5.2 million viewers and an 11am telecast of SpongeBob on Saturday morning took fourth with 4.7 million. Pawn Stars rounded out the top 5.
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.
Boardwalk Empire was not among the top 40 shows this week ranked by household rating, so it isn't in the list below and I haven't seen its data yet. Sadly, world premiere of Sharktopus did not crack the top 40 either, but I should see the data for it later today and will post separately.
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending September 26, 2010:
|1||NFL REGULAR SEASON L (SAINTS/49ERS)||ESPN||MONDAY||8:30 PM||15,120|
|2||JERSEY SHORE 2||MTV||THURSDAY||10:00 PM||5,954|
|5||PAWN STARS||HIST||MONDAY||10:30 PM||4,670|
|10||PAWN STARS||HIST||MONDAY||10:00 PM||4,281|
|12||SONNY WITH A CHANCE||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:30 PM||4,012|
|13||BIG TIME RUSH||NICK||SATURDAY||8:30 PM||3,978|
|14||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L (DOVER)||ESPN||SUNDAY||1:00 PM||3,966|
|15||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||3,949|
|16||SPORTSCENTER: L||ESPN||MONDAY||11:58 PM||3,930|
|17||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||3,907|
|19||COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L (SOUTH CAROLINA/AUBURN)||ESPN||SATURDAY||7:41 PM||3,813|
|21||FRED: THE MOVIE||NICK||SUNDAY||12:00 PM||3,588|
|22||FRED: THE MOVIE||NICK||FRIDAY||8:00 PM||3,557|
|23||COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L (MIAMI/PITTSBURGH)||ESPN||THURSDAY||7:30 PM||3,520|
|25||SONS OF ANARCHY||FX||TUESDAY||10:00 PM||3,480|
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