It was never in doubt that last Monday's Packers/Bears Monday Night Football game which averaged 17.45 million would be the week's top program. Jersey Shore was a distant second, but with another series-high with 6.72 million viewers. Even the "After Hours" show did well, landing in fourth place for the week with 4.68 million.
Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place was third with 4.87 million viewers.
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 October 3, 2010:
|1||NFL REGULAR SEASON L (PACKERS/BEARS)||ESPN||MONDAY||8:30 PM||17,454|
|2||JERSEY SHORE 2||MTV||THURSDAY||10:00 PM||6,723|
|3||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||FRIDAY||8:00 PM||4,873|
|4||JERSEY SHORE AFTER HOURS||MTV||THURSDAY||11:00 PM||4,679|
|5||SPORTSCENTER: L||ESPN||MONDAY||11:46 PM||4,410|
|6||PHINEAS AND FERB||DSNY||FRIDAY||9:30 PM||4,351|
|7||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:00 PM||4,150|
|10||TEEN MOM 2||MTV||TUESDAY||10:00 PM||3,963|
|11||FISH HOOKS||DSNY||FRIDAY||9:00 PM||3,949|
|12||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||10:00 PM||3,879|
|13||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||SATURDAY||10:00 AM||3,845|
|14||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L (KANSAS - OCT)||ESPN||SUNDAY||1:00 PM||3,742|
|16||WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)||USA||MONDAY||9:00 PM||3,724|
|18||COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L (TEXAS A&M/OKLAHOMA STATE)||ESPN||THURSDAY||7:30 PM||3,655|
|19||SPRINT CUP POST RACE L||ESPN||SUNDAY||4:15 PM||3,595|
|20||T.U.F.F. PUPPY||NICK||SATURDAY||11:30 AM||3,588|
|21||FRED: THE MOVIE||NICK||THURSDAY||6:00 PM||3,560|
|22||PLANET SHEEN||NICK||SATURDAY||11:00 AM||3,540|
|23||JONAS L.A.||DSNY||SUNDAY||8:30 PM||3,538|
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