MTV laid a beat down on the cable competition for the week, capturing the top four slots for primetime viewership lead by the Video Music Awards. Jersey Shore was the second and third most watched show of the week. The MTV five were all well ahead of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer which were the fifth and sixth most-watched four of the week. True Blood slipped back just a bit from its series high viewership last week.
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending August 28, 2011:
|Rank||Shows||Net||Day||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|1||2011 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS||MTV||Sun||09:00P-11:27P||12,445|
|2||JERSEY SHORE SSN 4||MTV||Thu||10:00P-11:00P||8,470|
|3||JERSEY SHORE SSN 4||MTV||Sun||07:00P-08:00P||8,028|
|4||2011 VMA PRESHOW||MTV||Sun||08:00P-09:00P||7,328|
|6||RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||Mon||10:00P-11:00P||6,274|
|10||I JUST WANT PANTS SNK PK||MTV||Sun||11:27P-11:58P||5,131|
|23||PHINEAS AND FERB||DSNY||Fri||09:00P-09:15P||3,812|
|24||TEEN MOM SSN 3||MTV||Tue||10:00P-11:00P||3,790|
|25||ICARLY: IPARTY W/VICTORIOUS||NICK||Sun||11:00A-01:00P||3,665|
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