The season four premiere of MTV's Jersey Shore was the most-watched cable program of the week with 8.79 million viewers. Disney's Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension was second for the week with 7.64 million. Fourteen programs had more than 5 million viewers for the week. With summer original programming in full swing there was no SpongeBob or NCIS in the top 25, but a couple of late-night Family Guy episodes on Adult Swim made the cut.
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending August 7, 2011:
|1||JERSEY SHORE SSN 4||MTV||Thu||10:00P-11:00P||8,788|
|2||PHINEAS AND FERB MOVIE||DSNY||Fri||08:00P-09:30P||7,642|
|4||RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||Mon||10:00P-11:00P||6,454|
|9||NASCAR SPRINT CUP L||ESPN||Sun||12:55P-05:12P||5,485|
|22||PHINEAS AND FERB MOVIE||DSNY||Sat||10:00A-11:30A||4,420|
|25||IN PLAIN SIGHT||USA||Sun||10:00P-11:00P||4,085|
There is a lot more information in the daily cable ratings (note, still waiting on Sunday, but I expect to receive it shortly).
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