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Cable Top 25: Bears/Eagles 'Monday Night Football,' 'The Walking Dead,' Nebraska/Penn St. Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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November 15th, 2011


The Monday Night Football game between the Bears and Eagles topped cable viewership for the week ending November 13 with nearly 17 million viewers, up about five million viewers from last week. The Walking Dead was in second with 6.1 million viewers, followed by  the Nebraska / Penn State football game on ESPN Saturday afternoon. The NFL Network is now in enough homes so that it's weekly Thursday games are making their way into the top ranks of the cable weekly viewership as well.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending November 13, 2011:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000) HH rating
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L (BEARS/EAGLES) ESPN MONDAY 8:30 PM  16,847 10.7
2 Walking Dead (205 CHUPACABRA) AMC SUNDAY 9:00 PM  6,124 3.6
3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L (NEBRASKA/PENN STATE) ESPN SATURDAY 12:04 PM  5,426 3.6
4 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (2011 - OAK VS. SD) NFLN THURSDAY 8:30 PM  5,277 3.3
5 GEEK CHARMING DSNY FRIDAY 8:00 PM  4,910 2.8
6 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L (PHOENIX (NOV)) ESPN SUNDAY 3:00 PM  4,766 2.9
7 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM  4,448 2.9
8 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:00 AM  4,445 2.9
9 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN MONDAY 11:57 PM  4,353 3.0
10 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM  4,295 2.7
11 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN SATURDAY 3:36 PM  4,232 2.8
12 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,172 2.5
13 Gold Rush (FAMILY FEUD) DISC FRIDAY 9:00 PM  4,147 2.5
14 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 8:30 AM  4,065 2.7
15 Sons Of Anarchy (HANDS) FX TUESDAY 10:00 PM  3,925 2.4
16 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN SATURDAY 11:48 AM  3,912 2.7
17 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN MONDAY 7:00 PM  3,860 2.5
18 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L (NORTH CAROLINA/MICHIGAN STATE) ESPN FRIDAY 7:00 PM  3,859 2.4
19 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM  3,858 2.4
20 Hell On Wheels (102 IMMORAL MATHEMATICS) AMC SUNDAY 10:00 PM  3,838 2.4
21 SPONGEBOB NICK TUESDAY 6:30 PM  3,694 2.2
22 SPONGEBOB NICK TUESDAY 7:00 PM  3,681 2.2
23 NCIS (015 ENIGMA) USA WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM  3,629 2.5
24 SPONGEBOB NICK FRIDAY 5:00 PM  3,570 2.1
25 SPONGEBOB NICK SUNDAY 10:00 AM  3,548 2.2

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