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Cable Top 25: Michigan/Notre Dame, 'The Closer,' 'Jersey Shore,' 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Pawn Stars' Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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September 13th, 2011

ESPN's telecast of the Michigan/Notre Dame football game on Saturday night topped cable viewing for the week ending September 11 followed by The Closer, Jersey Shore, Rizzoli & Isles and Pawn Stars.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending September 11, 2011:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000) HH rating
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Michigan/ND ESPN SATURDAY 8:17 PM  7,541 4.5
2 The Closer TNT MONDAY 9:00 PM  7,174 4.7
3 Jersey Shore SSN 4 MTV THURSDAY 10:00 PM  6,806 4.4
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT MONDAY 10:00 PM  6,688 4.4
5 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:00 PM  6,086 3.6
6 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:30 PM  6,020 3.6
7 DEBATE MSNBC WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM  5,411 3.5
8 Storage Wars AEN WEDNESDAY 10:30 PM  5,334 3.2
9 True Blood HBOM SUNDAY 9:04 PM  5,052 2.8
10 Storage Wars AEN WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM  4,934 3.0
11 Sons Of Anarchy FX TUESDAY 10:00 PM  4,927 3.0
12 American Pickers HIST MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,782 2.8
13 Phineas and Ferb DSNY FRIDAY 9:00 PM  4,650 2.5
14 UP DSNY FRIDAY 7:15 PM  4,403 2.4
15 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN MONDAY 7:55 PM  4,395 2.9
16 Burn Notice USA THURSDAY 9:00 PM  4,393 2.7
17 Victorious NICK SATURDAY 8:30 PM  4,389 2.5
18 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,222 2.6
19 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM  4,158 2.5
20 iCarly NICK SATURDAY 8:00 PM  4,106 2.5
21 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L ESPN SATURDAY 4:26 PM  3,949 2.4
22 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC THURSDAY 8:00 PM  3,933 2.6
23 NCIS USA MONDAY 8:00 PM  3,887 2.5
24 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN SATURDAY 11:44 PM  3,842 2.5
25 The Fox Report W/S.SMITH FOXNC THURSDAY 7:43 PM  3,806 2.6

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