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Cable Top 25: 'Jersey Shore,' 'Pawn Stars' and 'SpongeBob' Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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February 1st, 2011

For the weekly overall top cable network rankings, click here.

Jersey Shore again led cable for the week ending January 30.  It didn't set any records last week, but anyone rooting for Jersey Shore's 15 minutes to be over soon shouldn't hold their breath.  Jersey Shore is spawning an entire genre.  Style's Jersylicious premiered to 928,000, tiny by Jersey Shore standards but still more than four times bigger than Style's average primetime audience for the week.

Pawn Stars continues to impress with record ratings and nearly 7 million viewers per 30 minute episode for the two telecasts last Monday.

SpongeBob absorbed 14 out of the top twenty-five spots on the  most-viewed shows rankings.  Those looking for more than SpongeBob should check out the daily cable ratings or use our site search.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending January 30, 2011:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 JERSEY SHORE 2B MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 8,833
2 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 6,986
3 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 6,747
4 SpongeBob NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 6,553
5 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 6,528
6 American Pickers HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,196
7 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 08:30P-09:00P 6,054
8 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 08:00P-08:30P 6,004
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 5,972
10 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:30A-12:00P 5,769
11 ST UNION/ANALYSIS FOXN Tue 10:13P-10:25P 5,444
12 ST UNION/REP RESPONSE FOXN Tue 10:25P-10:36P 5,285
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 07:30P-08:00P 4,967
14 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,963
15 STATE OF THE UNION 2011 FOXN Tue 09:11P-10:13P 4,960
16 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,941
17 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:04P 4,865
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 06:30P-07:00P 4,825
19 ST UNION/ANALYSIS FOXN Tue 10:36P-10:46P 4,809
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 07:00P-07:30P 4,656
21 GAME, THE S4 BET Tue 10:00P-10:30P 4,648
22 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 06:00P-06:30P 4,625
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 4,536
24 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00P-09:30P 4,519
25 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 08:30P-09:00P 4,418

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