Cable Top 25: 'The Walking Dead' Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending February 19, 2012

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February 22nd, 2012

The Walking Dead again easily topped the rest of the cable competition for the week ending February 19 in terms of viewership and Pawn Stars moved back in front of Jersey Shore for second place.

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

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 6,890
2 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 5,397
3 JERSEY SHORE SSN 5 MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 5,354
4 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P 5,307
5 WHITNEY HOUSTON: HER LIFE CNN Sat 01:00P-02:00P 5,249
6 WHITNEY HOUSTON: HER LIFE CNN Sat 02:00P-03:00P 5,239
7 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 5,110
8 WHITNEY HOUSTON: HER LIFE CNN Sat 03:00P-04:00P 4,800
9 WHITNEY HOUSTON: HER LIFE CNN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 4,387
10 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST Thu 09:00P-10:01P 4,355
11 RADIO REBEL DSNY Fri 08:00P-09:40P 4,337
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:12P 4,305
13 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 4,194
14 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3,932
15 WHITNEY HOUSTON: HER LIFE CNN Sat 04:00P-05:00P 3,877
16 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3,862
17 NCIS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3,847
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:00A-10:30A 3,807
19 MONSTERS, INC. DSNY Mon 05:20P-07:00P 3,538
20 AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3,531
21 VICTORIOUS NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 3,505
22 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Sat 09:30P-10:00P 3,488
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3,479
24 SHAKE IT UP DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 3,462
25 TEEN MOM II SSN 2 MTV Tue 10:00P-11:30P 3,459

There is a lot more information in the daily cable ratings.

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