Cable Top 25: NFL, NASCAR, iCarly, SpongeBob, RAW & The Walking Dead Top Week’s Cable Viewing

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November 23rd, 2010

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As is typical in the fall,  Monday Night Football topped the week's cable viewing by a wide margin, followed by NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Thursday NFL Game, iCarly and a 9:30a Saturday telecast of SpongeBob.

The Walking Dead continued with impressive ratings for its fourth episode and ranked ninth for the week.  Sarah Palin's Alaska which was ranked 10th last week, fell out of the top 25 and was ranked 68th by viewers with 3.04 million.

Burn Notice ranked 16th last week for its fall premiere fell to 33rd for the week in total viewers with 3.5 million.

All numbers below are live plus same day DVR viewing up to 3am after the initial telecast.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending November 21, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 EAGLES/REDSKINS ESPN Mon 08:30P-11:56P 15,032
2 NASCAR SPRINT CUP L ESPN Sun 01:00P-05:01P 5,605
3 2010 - BEARS VS. DOLPHINS NFLN Thu 08:30P-11:18P 5,418
4 iCarly MOVIE: STARTFANWAR NICK Fri 08:00P-09:00P 5,024
5 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,973
6 iCarly MOVIE: STARTFANWAR NICK Sat 08:00P-09:00P 4,946
7 TINKER BELL & GREAT FAIRY DSNY Sat 07:00P-08:25P 4,874
8 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,860
9 WALKING DEAD AMC Sun 10:00P-11:00P 4,754
10 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:15P 4,655
11 HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE DSNY Fri 07:00P-08:55P 4,591
12 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 4,322
13 SHAKE IT UP DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 4,277
14 Good Luck Charlie DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 4,113
15 iCarly MOVIE: GO TO JAPAN NICK Tue 06:30P-08:00P 4,113
16 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,066
17 WISCONSIN/MICHIGAN ESPN Sat 12:01P-03:04P 4,019
18 T.U.F.F. PUPPY NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,987
19 BIG TIME RUSH NICK Sat 09:00P-09:30P 3,949
20 SpongeBob NICK Sat 11:30A-12:00P 3,836
21 SpongeBob NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 3,806
23 ICARLY MOVIE: IPSYCHO NICK Thu 07:00P-08:00P 3,798
24 Big Time Rush NICK Fri 09:00P-09:30P 3,782
25 T.U.F.F. PUPPY NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3,742


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