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Cable Top 25: 'Monday Night Football' Saints/Falcons On Top One Last Time

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January 4th, 2012


The season's final Monday Night Football game between the Saints and Falcons topped cable viewing for the week with 15.6 million viewers, down about a million from the prior week's 49ers/Steelers matchup.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending January 1, 2012:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000) HH rating
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L (ATLANTA/NEW ORLEANS) ESPN MONDAY 8:30 PM  15,638 9.2
2 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (WASHINGTON/BAYLOR) ESPN THURSDAY 9:00 PM  6,923 4.4
3 CLOSER, THE (715 SILENT PARTNER) TNT MONDAY 9:00 PM  6,163 3.9
4 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (VIRGINIA/AUBURN) ESPN SATURDAY 7:30 PM  6,155 3.6
5 RIZZOLI & ISLES (215 BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE) TNT MONDAY 10:00 PM  5,790 3.7
6 iCarly: IPSYCHO 2 NICK SATURDAY 8:00 PM  5,506 2.8
7 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (FLORIDA STATE/NOTRE DAME) ESPN THURSDAY 5:27 PM  5,228 3.3
8 Pawn Stars (HIGH TOPS) HIST MONDAY 10:30 PM  5,227 3.1
9 Pawn Stars (APOCALYPSE WOW) HIST MONDAY 10:00 PM  5,056 3.0
10 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (IOWA/OKLAHOMA) ESPN FRIDAY 10:15 PM  4,812 3.0
11 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM  4,594 2.6
12 NBA Basketball (BOSTON/MIAMI) TNT TUESDAY 8:16 PM  4,548 2.9
13 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,330 2.5
14 Big Bang Theory, THE (WILDEBEEST IMPLEMENTATION, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 9:30 PM  4,295 2.6
15 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (CALIFORNIA/TEXAS) ESPN WEDNESDAY 8:06 PM  4,263 2.7
16 American Pickers HIST MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,254 2.5
17 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (MISSISSIPPI STATE/WAKE FOREST) ESPN FRIDAY 6:49 PM  4,214 2.7
18 NCIS USA SATURDAY 7:00 PM  4,065 2.6
19 NCIS USA SATURDAY 8:00 PM  4,057 2.7
20 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM  4,048 2.4
21 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM  4,009 2.4
22 Big Bang Theory, THE (AGREEMENT DISSECTION, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 9:00 PM  3,932 2.4
23 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (TEXAS A&M/NORTHWESTERN) ESPN SATURDAY 11:57 AM  3,903 2.7
24 Big Bang Theory, THE (ENGAGEMENT REACTION, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 10:00 PM  3,897 2.4
25 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN MONDAY 11:52 PM  3,853 2.5

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