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Cable Top 25: NASCAR, 'Royal Pains,' 'Necessary Roughness,' Casey Anthony Coverage on HLN Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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July 6th, 2011

NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing on TNT Saturday night led all cable viewing for the week with 6.03 million followed by last Monday's (June 27) 10pm hour of WWE Raw,  the season premiere of Royal Pains, the 9pm hour of RAW and the premiere of USA's Necessary Roughness and Burn Notice.

With many networks taking Friday and Sunday off from normal programming and with the frenzy around the Casey Anthony trial, HLN placed seven shows in the top 25, including a Sunday afternoon telecast that averaged over 4.5 million viewers nad ranked 8th for the week.

There is a lot more information in the daily cable ratings.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending July 3, 2011:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 SPRINT CUP RACING/DAYTONA TNT SATURDAY 7:30 PM 6,029
2 NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT SATURDAY 10:37 PM 5,490
3 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM 5,032
4 Royal Pains USA WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM 5,003
5 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM 4,853
6 Necessary Roughness USA WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM 4,670
7 Burn Notice USA THURSDAY 9:00 PM 4,666
8 HLN NEWS(S) HLN SUNDAY 4:00 PM 4,527
9 Swamp People HIST THURSDAY 9:00 PM 4,504
10 WEEKEND EXPRESS W/ CURRY HLN SUNDAY 11:00 AM 4,502
11 HLN SPECIAL REPORT(S) HLN SUNDAY 5:00 PM 4,418
12 HLN NEWS HLN SUNDAY 3:00 PM 4,295
13 SpongeBob TRUTH OR SQUARE NICK FRIDAY 12:00 PM 4,165
14 SpongeBob NICK FRIDAY 1:00 PM 4,068
15 FALLING SKIES TNT SUNDAY 10:00 PM 4,066
16 HLN NEWS HLN SUNDAY 2:00 PM 4,045
17 Covert Affairs USA TUESDAY 10:00 PM 4,010
18 WEEKEND EXPRESS W/ CURRY HLN SUNDAY 10:00 AM 3,932
19 Suits USA THURSDAY 10:00 PM 3,894
20 NCIS USA MONDAY 8:00 PM 3,793
21 HLN SPECIAL REPORT(S) HLN SUNDAY 6:00 PM 3,782
22 SKY HIGH DSNY THURSDAY 9:00 PM 3,773
23 SpongeBob NICK THURSDAY 12:00 PM 3,729
24 White Collar USA TUESDAY 9:00 PM 3,722
25 Family Guy ADSM WEDNESDAY 11:30 PM 3,678

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