Cable Top 25: NBA Playoffs Top Cable Viewership For Week Ending May 13, 2012


The NBA Playoffs topped cable viewership for the week with 6.46  million people tuning in to watch Saturday’s Nuggets/Lakers game.  WWE Raw was the number two cable program — and the most watched cable original — with 4.43 million viewers. Game of Thrones was the top live action scripted program of the week with 3.69 million viewers.

Top 25 cable shows for the week ending May 13, 2012

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 DENVER/LA LAKERS TNT Sat 10:43P-01:31A 6464
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4431
3 LA LAKERS/DENVER TNT Thu 10:49P-01:24A 4339
4 PHILADELPHIA/BOSTON TNT Sat 08:00P-10:43P 4253
5 DENVER/LA LAKERS TNT Tue 10:49P-01:30A 4195
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:09P 4192
7 NEW YORK/MIAMI TNT Wed 07:09P-09:43P 4102
8 LA CLIPPERS/MEMPHIS TNT Wed 09:43P-12:41A 4016
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3878
10 106-AND THE WINNER IS NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 3876
11 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 3836
12 MEMPHIS/LA CLIPPERS ESPN Fri 09:04P-11:55P 3831
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3791
14 GAME OF THRONES HBOM Sun 09:04P-09:58P 3694
15 BOSTON/ATLANTA TNT Tue 08:09P-10:49P 3687
16 ATLANTA/BOSTON TNT Thu 08:08P-10:49P 3627
17 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3605
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3509
19 MEMPHIS/LA CLIPPERS TNT Mon 10:45P-02:05A 3313
20 SHAKE IT UP DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 3284
21 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3217
22 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3176
23 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 08:30P-09:00P 3137
24 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3076
25 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 3048

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

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