MTV'swas down 16% from its season premiere a week earlier, but still easily the most-watched cable program of the week with 7.37 million viewers. TNT's and Rizzoli & Isles were the second and third most-watched programs of the week, and two episodes of rounded out the top 5.
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending August 14, 2011:
|3||RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||Mon||10:00P-11:00P||6,455|
|10||REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE||FOXN||Thu||09:00P-11:03P||5,053|
|17||HOME ALONE 2||DSNY||Thu||09:00P-11:00P||4,416|
|20||NEXT FN STAR 7 (1 HR)||FOOD||Sun||09:00P-10:00P||4,227|
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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