was back on top of the cable world easily taking the most-viewed cable program of the week title with 7.7 million viewers. took the second and third spots with and rounding out the top five.
Impressively, thethat ranked fourth for the week with over 5 million viewers went up against the Academy Awards Red Carpet coverage plus the opening half hour of the actual awards show. The Knicks/Heat game, which also went up against the Oscars for most of its telecast was the week's top sports program (excluding ) with 4.2 million viewers.
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending February 27, 2011:
|1||JERSEY SHORE 2B||MTV||Thu||10:00P-11:00P||7,726|
|16||SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE||NICK||Mon||10:00A-12:00P||4,039|
|24||LRC: 2011 ACADEMY AWARDS||EN||Sun||06:00P-08:00P||3,856|
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