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Cable Top 25: NFL Football, NASCAR Championship, 'The Walking Dead' Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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November 22nd, 2011


The Monday Night Football game between the Vikings and Packers topped cable viewership for the week ending November 20 with just over 14 million viewers, the blowout likely caused the viewership to decline by about 3 million viewers from the previous week. And the NFL Network keeps moving up the rankings even though its only in about half of US TV households, the Thursday Night Football game between the Jets and Broncos made it to the #2 spot averaging just over 7 million viewers. The Walking Dead was the top non-sports program with with 6.8 million viewers.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending November 20, 2011:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000) HH rating
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L(VIKINGS/PACKERS) ESPN MONDAY 8:30 PM  14,188 10.1
2 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME(2011 - NYJ VS. DEN) NFLN THURSDAY 8:30 PM  7,050 8.5
3 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L(FORD 400 HOMESTEAD (MIAMI)) ESPN SUNDAY 3:00 PM  6,799 4.6
4 Walking Dead(206 SECRETS) AMC SUNDAY 9:00 PM  6,077 4.2
5 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN MONDAY 11:37 PM  5,940 4.5
6 AUTO: RAIN  DELAY       L ESPN SUNDAY 4:45 PM  5,168 3.5
7 WWE Entertainment(WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM  5,000 3.4
8 WWE Entertainment(WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM  4,905 3.4
9 PIXIE HOLLOW GAMES DSNY SATURDAY 7:00 PM  4,347 2.5
10 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM  4,322 3.0
11 WWE Entertainment(WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 8:00 PM  4,313 2.9
12 Storage Wars AEN TUESDAY 10:30 PM  4,238 3.1
13 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L(NEBRASKA/MICHIGAN) ESPN SATURDAY 12:02 PM  4,234 3.4
14 Sons Of Anarchy(CALL OF DUTY) FX TUESDAY 10:00 PM  4,234 2.9
15 JESSIE DSNY FRIDAY 9:00 PM  4,230 3.1
16 SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN SUNDAY 8:30 PM  4,230 2.9
17 Storage Wars AEN TUESDAY 10:00 PM  4,168 3.0
18 Good Luck Charlie DSNY SUNDAY 8:00 PM  4,124 2.8
19 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:00 AM  4,080 3.0
20 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM  4,065 3.0
21 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM  4,056 3.0
22 HALLMARK MOVIE(THE NATIONAL TREE) HALL SUNDAY 8:00 PM  4,014 3.5
23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L(OKLAHOMA ST/IOWA ST) ESPN FRIDAY 8:00 PM  3,995 3.0
24 SPONGEBOB NICK SUNDAY 9:00 AM  3,688 2.6
25 NCIS USA SATURDAY 10:00 PM  3,647 2.8

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