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Cable Top 25: Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl & 'Wizards of Waverly Place' Finale Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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January 9th, 2012

The Wisconsin/Oregon Rose Bowl topped all cable viewing for the week ending January 8 with an average of 17.56 million viewers. The Stanford/Oklahoma State Fiesta Bowl was second with 13.68 million followed by the series finale of Wizards of Waverly Place with 9.76 million.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending January 8, 2012:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 WISCONSIN/OREGON ESPN Mon 05:07P-08:42P 17,558
2 STANFORD/OKLAHOMA STATE ESPN Mon 08:47P-12:28A 13,684
3 FIESTA BOWL SUST L ESPN Mon 12:28A-12:36A 10,111
4 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY Fri 08:00P-09:00P 9,755
5 MICHIGAN/VIRGINIA TECH ESPN Tue 08:25P-12:03A 9,572
6 Jersey Shore SSN 5 MTV Thu 10:00P-11:04P 7,583
7 JESSIE DSNY Fri 09:00P-09:30P 7,317
8 WEST VIRGINIA/CLEMSON ESPN Wed 08:30P-12:08A 7,174
9 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 6,548
10 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 6,473
11 American Pickers HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,125
12 BCS BOWL STUDIO L ESPN Mon 12:36A-12:48A 5,435
13 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY Fri 07:30P-08:00P 5,231
14 Storage Wars A&E Tue 10:30P-11:00P 4,898
15 BCS BOWL STUDIO L ESPN Mon 04:57P-05:07P 4,750
16 Gold Rush DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P 4,688
17 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY Fri 07:00P-07:30P 4,559
18 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,533
19 NEBRASKA/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN Mon 01:00P-04:16P 4,499
20 Storage Wars A&E Tue 10:00P-10:30P 4,489
21 BCS BOWL STUDIO L ESPN Tue 08:15P-08:25P 4,451
22 Fish Hooks DSNY Fri 09:30P-10:00P 4,375
23 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:06P 4,342
24 BCS BOWL STUDIO L ESPN Tue 12:03A-12:14A 4,300
25 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4,198

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