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Cable Top 25: ‘Monday Night Football,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘iCarly,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Pawn Stars’ Top Week’s Cable Viewing

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September 28th, 2010

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:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
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
3 iCarly NICK SATURDAY 8:00 PM 5,201
4 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 11:00 AM 4,738
5 PAWN STARS HIST MONDAY 10:30 PM 4,670
6 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 11:30 AM 4,596
7 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM 4,502
8 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM 4,495
9 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM 4,340
10 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:00 PM 4,281
11 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 9:00 AM 4,169
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
18 iCarly NICK SUNDAY 5:00 PM 3,883
19 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L (SOUTH CAROLINA/AUBURN) ESPN SATURDAY 7:41 PM 3,813
20 SPONGEBOB NICK SUNDAY 9:30 AM 3,608
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
24 SPONGEBOB NICK SUNDAY 11:30 AM 3,506
25 SONS OF ANARCHY FX TUESDAY 10:00 PM 3,480

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