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Cable Top 25: LeBron/D-Wade/D-Rose, 'Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure,' 'WWE RAW' Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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May 24th, 2011


Sunday's game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Miami Heat at the Chicago Bulls led the week with 10.9 million viewers and was the second most-watched NBA Game in Cable TV history, while Wednesday's game 2 drew 10.0 million. NBA Playoff games took the top 5 spots, but the Disney movie Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure managed to snag the sixth spot, and WWE Raw was 7th and 8th.

Army Wives was the only original adult scripted drama to crack the top 25 in the 22nd spot with 3.7 million viewers. Some original scripted drams that didn't make the top 25:

  • Law & Order: CI: 3.333 million
  • In Plain Sight: 2.616 million
  • The Killing: 1.686 million
  • Breakout Kings: 1.341 million

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending May 22, 2011:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS (BULLS/HEAT) TNT SUNDAY 8:33 PM 10,889
2 NBA PLAYOFFS (HEAT/BULLS) TNT WEDNESDAY 8:34 PM 10,036
3 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L ESPN THURSDAY 8:55 PM 7,041
4 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L ESPN TUESDAY 9:01 PM 6,982
5 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L ESPN SATURDAY 8:57 PM 6,175
6 SHARPAYS FABULOUS ADV. DSNY SUNDAY 8:00 PM 4,886
7 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM 4,704
8 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM 4,682
9 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 11:00 AM 4,662
10 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM 4,380
11 A.N.T.  FARM DSNY SUNDAY 9:45 PM 4,271
12 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING SPD SATURDAY 7:00 PM 4,228
13 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 11:30 AM 4,204
14 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT SUNDAY 11:10 PM 4,066
15 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM 4,062
16 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT WEDNESDAY 11:17 PM 4,036
17 Swamp People HIST THURSDAY 9:00 PM 3,982
18 Big Time Rush NICK SATURDAY 8:30 PM 3,800
19 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 10:30 AM 3,769
20 SPONGEBOB NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM 3,739
21 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT SUNDAY 8:00 PM 3,695
22 Army Wives LIF SUNDAY 9:00 PM 3,663
23 Victorious NICK SATURDAY 8:00 PM 3,600
24 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA SUNDAY 8:00 PM 3,460
25 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:00 PM 3,442

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