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Cable Top 25: 'The Walking Dead' Towers Over Weekly Cable Viewership

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February 14th, 2012


The season premiere of The Walking Dead easily topped the rest of the cable competition for the week ending February 12. In a reverse of recent weeks, Jersey Shore topped Pawn Stars for second place.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending February 12, 2012:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000) HH rating
1 Walking Dead AMC SUNDAY 9:00 PM  8,102 4.3
2 Jersey Shore SSN 5 MTV THURSDAY 10:00 PM  5,423 3.7
3 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:30 PM  5,185 3.2
4 Gold Rush (IN THE BLACK) DISC FRIDAY 9:00 PM  4,845 2.9
5 Pawn Stars HIST MONDAY 10:00 PM  4,807 3.0
6 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM  4,800 2.9
7 LION KING, THE DSNY SATURDAY 7:30 PM  4,713 2.7
8 Swamp People HIST THURSDAY 9:00 PM  4,653 2.7
9 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM  4,438 2.7
10 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM  4,234 2.6
11 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM  4,152 2.9
12 Teen Mom II SSN 2 MTV TUESDAY 10:00 PM  4,088 2.7
13 LRC: 2012 GRAMMYS ENT SUNDAY 6:00 PM  4,081 2.5
14 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 10:30 AM  3,918 2.2
15 SpongeBob NICK SUNDAY 10:00 AM  3,813 2.2
16 Pawn Stars (CASE CLOSED) HIST SUNDAY 6:30 PM  3,796 2.3
17 LION KING, THE DSNY SUNDAY 7:25 AM  3,783 2.2
18 Pawn Stars (OVER THE TOP) HIST SUNDAY 6:00 PM  3,733 2.3
19 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM  3,677 2.5
20 PAWN STARS (MILE HIGH CLUB) HIST SUNDAY 5:30 PM  3,574 2.2
21 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM  3,571 2.3
22 Big Bang Theory, THE (BUS PANTS UTILIZATION, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 10:00 PM  3,537 2.3
23 Big Bang Theory, THE (ALIEN PARASITE HYPOTHESIS, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 9:30 PM  3,504 2.2
24 NCIS USA MONDAY 8:00 PM  3,472 2.3
25 SpongeBob NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM  3,454 2.2

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