Cable Top 25: WWE Entertainment Tops Cable Viewership For Week Ending May 6, 2012

WWE Raw topped cable viewership for the week with 4.99  million people tuning in during its first hour, and 4.76 million viewers in its second.  NBA Playoff coverage took the next four spots at the top. Good Luck Charlie and Swamp People were the top non-sports shows of the week.

Top 25 cable shows for the week ending May 6, 2012

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000) HH Rating
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW) USA MONDAY 9:00 PM 4991 3.4
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW) USA MONDAY 10:00 PM 4768 3.3
3 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (DALLAS/OKLAHOMA CITY) TNT MONDAY 9:47 PM 4736 3.7
4 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (LA LAKERS/DENVER) TNT SUNDAY 9:44 PM 4622 3.6
5 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (OKLAHOMA CITY/DALLAS) TNT THURSDAY 9:50 PM 4622 3.5
6 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (NEW YORK/MIAMI) TNT MONDAY 7:09 PM 4373 3.2
7 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE (BAD LUCK TEDDY) DSNY SUNDAY 8:30 PM 4257 3.0
8 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST THURSDAY 9:00 PM 4223 2.7
9 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (MIAMI/NEW YORK) TNT THURSDAY 7:09 PM 4132 3.2
10 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE (MAKE ROOM FOR BABY) DSNY SUNDAY 8:00 PM 3962 2.7
11 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (DENVER/LA LAKERS) TNT TUESDAY 10:44 PM 3931 3.0
12 GAME OF THRONES (16:THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW) HBOM SUNDAY 9:04 PM 3879 8.5
13 LEGEND OF KORRA (105-THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION) NICK SATURDAY 11:00 AM 3784 2.6
14 SPONGEBOB (152-BIG SISTER SAM/PERFECT CHEMISTRY) NICK SATURDAY 10:30 AM 3625 2.5
15 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L (LA LAKERS/DENVER) ESPN FRIDAY 10:36 PM 3594 2.8
16 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (ATLANTA/BOSTON) TNT SUNDAY 7:09 PM 3588 2.8
17 BIG BANG THEORY, THE (ELECTRIC CAN OPENER FLUCTUATION, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 10:00 PM 3540 2.7
18 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L TNT SATURDAY 7:39 PM 3391 2.4
19 SPONGEBOB (118-PETS OR PESTS/KOMPUTER OVERLOAD) NICK SATURDAY 10:00 AM 3390 2.4
20 NCIS USA SATURDAY 10:00 PM 3361 2.6
21 BIG BANG THEORY, THE (JIMINY CONJECTURE, THE) TBSC TUESDAY 10:30 PM 3316 2.5
22 SPONGEBOB (132-YOURS, MINE AND MINE/KRACKED KRABS) NICK SATURDAY 9:30 AM 3273 2.4
23 NCIS USA WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM 3205 2.5
24 IN PLAIN SIGHT (504 THE MERRY WIVES OF WITSEC) USA FRIDAY 10:00 PM 3200 2.6
25 NCIS USA THURSDAY 8:00 PM 3152 2.4

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