Despite being well down from the previous week's 16.5 million viewers for the Jets/Patriots game, Monday Night Football easily ruled the cable viewing charts, averaging 11.93 million for Ravens/Texans.
History's Pawn Stars was in second with an impressive 6.3 million viewers followed by The Closer, American Pickers and the season four finale of Burn Notice, which all had more than 5 million viewers.
With 2.56 million viewers Sarah Palin's Alaska wasn't anywhere near the top 25.
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 December 19, 2010:
|8||2010 - 49ERS VS. CHARGERS||NFLN||Thu||08:30P-11:32P||4,890|
|19||SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE||NICK||Mon||06:00P-08:00P||3,912|
|24||TOY STORY 2||FAM||Sun||08:00P-10:00P||3,704|
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