In a Thanksgiving holiday week viewers were thankful for NFL and college football action that grabbed the top 3 spots and four of the top five.
The Walking Dead walked to series highs in its fifth episode and ranked fourth for the week with 5.56 million total viewers, and with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating will be ranked high with the advertising coveted demo as well. Sarah Palin's Alaska was a bit outside the top 25 at #28 with 3.49 million viewers.
Victorious scored 5.3 million viewers Friday night between 8p-9p and was ranked sixth in total viewing for the week.
Showtime's Dexter wasn't in the top 25, but fared well on Sunday, up 20% from the prior week, and 43% better than the season 5 premiere with 2.54 million viewers. It was Dexter's second-highest viewing ever, trailing only last year's finale that had 2.57 million viewers.
NCIS grabbed four spots for USA and SpongeBob absorbed 11 out of the top 25 spots.
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 28, 2010:
|3||2010 - BENGALS VS JETS||NFLN||Thu||08:30P-11:38P||7,106|
|6||VICTORIOUS: FREAK OUT||NICK||Fri||08:00P-09:00P||5,273|
|25||VICTORIOUS: FREAK OUT||NICK||Sun||06:00P-07:00P||3,820|
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