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Cable Top 25: 'The Closer,' 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Royal Pains,' 'WWE RAW' Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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September 7th, 2011

In a week without a new episode of MTV's Jersey Shore, TNT's The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles moved to the top of the cable viewership rankings, followed by Royal Pains, WWE Raw and Storage Wars.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending September 4, 2011:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 The Closer TNT MONDAY 9:00 PM  6,831
2 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT MONDAY 10:00 PM  6,714
3 Royal Pains USA WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM  5,404
4 WWE Raw USA MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,793
5 Storage Wars AEN WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM  4,762
6 WWE Raw USA MONDAY 10:00 PM  4,516
7 Jersey Shore SSN 4 MTV THURSDAY 10:00 PM  4,427
8 True Blood HBOM SUNDAY 9:03 PM  4,391
9 Burn Notice USA THURSDAY 9:00 PM  4,074
10 Necessary Roughness USA WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM  4,001
11 Suits USA THURSDAY 10:00 PM  3,961
12 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN SATURDAY 8:05 PM  3,735
13 Storage Wars AEN WEDNESDAY 10:30 PM  3,627
14 Family Guy ADSM WEDNESDAY 11:30 PM  3,599
15 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM  3,572
16 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 11:00 AM  3,556
17 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM  3,532
18 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT SUNDAY 10:00 PM  3,530
19 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM  3,420
20 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM  3,417
21 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 10:30 AM  3,415
22 J SHORE AFTER HOURS SSN 4 MTV THURSDAY 11:00 PM  3,404
23 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:30 PM  3,392
24 Teen Mom SSN 3 MTV TUESDAY 10:00 PM  3,307
25 Family Guy ADSM WEDNESDAY 11:00 PM  3,283

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