As is typical in the fall, Monday Night Football topped the week's cable viewing and this week Tuesday night's election coverage took up half of the top 10 (and all of it Fox News - no other cable news network even made the top 25).
Among scripted content Disney's Hannah Montana Forever was tops, taking the #3 spot overall while averaging a season high 7.11 million viewers and the series' best ratings in three years, and providing a good lead in for the series premiere of Shake It Up. Shake It Up averaged 6.2 million and was Disney's second highest-rated series of all time in viewers and tweens 9-14.
The Walking Dead didn't lose much steam in its second week and averaged 4.71 million viewers and the best average in adults 18-49 for a series after only two episodes in cable history (excluding sports). Surprising nobody, The Walking Dead has been renewed for a 13 episode second season.
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending November 7, 2010:
|2||AMERICAS ELECTION HQ||FOXN||Tue||09:00P-10:00P||7,167|
|3||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||Sun||07:30P-08:30P||7,108|
|4||AMERICAS ELECTION HQ||FOXN||Tue||10:00P-11:00P||6,935|
|5||AMERICAS ELECTION HQ||FOXN||Tue||08:00P-09:00P||6,770|
|6||AMERICAS ELECTION HQ||FOXN||Tue||11:00P-12:00A||6,237|
|7||SHAKE IT UP||DSNY||Sun||08:30P-09:00P||6,200|
|8||AMERICAS ELECTION HQ||FOXN||Tue||07:50P-08:00P||5,899|
|10||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L||ESPN||Sun||03:00P-07:01P||4,846|
|11||THE OREILLY FACTOR||FOXN||Wed||08:00P-09:00P||4,802|
|14||HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER||DSNY||Sun||07:00P-07:30P||4,618|
|15||AMERICAS ELECTION HQ||FOXN||Tue||12:00A-01:00A||4,605|
|16||THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH||FOXN||Tue||07:00P-07:50P||4,525|
|21||SPRING HORSE RACING L||ESPN||Sat||06:18P-07:09P||4,095|
|22||THE OREILLY FACTOR||FOXN||Thu||08:00P-09:00P||4,001|
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