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Cable Top 25: Alabama/LSU BCS Championship & 'Jersey Shore' Top Weekly Cable Viewing

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January 18th, 2012

The Alabama/LSU BCS Championship easily topped all cable viewing for the week ending January 15 with an average of 24.21 million viewers. After an assortment of BCS related shows, Jersey Shore was the top non-pigskin show with 6.49 million.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending January 15, 2012:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000) HH rating
1 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP  L (LSU/ALABAMA) ESPN MONDAY 8:30 PM  24,214 14.0
2 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP POST (LSU/ALABAMA) ESPN MONDAY 11:24 PM  21,555 12.7
3 BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN MONDAY 8:16 PM  13,649 8.1
4 BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN MONDAY 11:36 PM  12,006 7.1
5 BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN MONDAY 7:50 PM  8,141 5.0
6 Jersey Shore SSN 5 MTV THURSDAY 10:00 PM  6,491 4.0
7 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:00 PM  6,117 3.7
8 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:30 PM  5,951 3.7
9 American Pickers HIST MONDAY 9:00 PM  5,494 3.3
10 Gold Rush (TWENTY FOUR SEVEN) DISC FRIDAY 9:00 PM  5,480 3.1
11 GAME, THE S5 (GAME, THE 501/502) BET TUESDAY 10:00 PM  5,286 3.0
12 Storage Wars AEN TUESDAY 10:00 PM  4,821 3.0
13 Storage Wars AEN TUESDAY 8:30 PM  4,773 3.0
14 FRENEMIES DSNY FRIDAY 8:00 PM  4,207 2.4
15 NCIS USA MONDAY 8:00 PM  4,176 2.7
16 Jersey Shore SSN 5 AFTER MTV THURSDAY 11:00 PM  4,127 2.6
17 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,096 2.6
18 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN MONDAY 11:56 PM  4,074 2.7
19 Big Bang Theory, THE (EUCLID ALTERNATIVE, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 9:30 PM  4,020 2.6
20 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM  3,959 2.5
21 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM  3,920 2.4
22 CAJUN Pawn Stars (MONEY BZZZNESS) HIST SUNDAY 10:30 PM  3,912 2.3
23 NCIS USA THURSDAY 8:00 PM  3,874 2.6
24 Storage Wars TEXAS (REMEMBER THE ALAMO 2) AEN TUESDAY 10:30 PM  3,783 2.4
25 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 10:30 AM  3,767 2.4

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