Cable Top 25: 'The Closer' Tops Cable Viewership For Week Ending July 22, 2012

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July 24th, 2012


The Closer topped cable viewership for the week with  6.362 million viewers. Rizzoli & Isles came in second with 5.840 million viewers
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending July 22, 2012

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6362
2 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT Tue 09:00P-10:00P 5840
3 PERCEPTION TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 5331
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:08P 5038
5 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 09:00P-10:01P 4974
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4720
7 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:30P-11:01P 4719
8 LONGMIRE A&E Sun 10:00P-11:01P 4541
9 TRUE BLOOD HBOM Sun 09:02P-09:58P 4463
10 ROYAL PAINS USA Wed 09:00P-10:01P 4252
11 GOLF: OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP L ESPN Sun 08:00A-01:55P 4227
12 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:00P-10:30P 4183
13 DALLAS TNT Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3882
14 FAMILY GUY ADSM Tue 11:30P-12:00A 3824
15 SUITS USA Thu 10:01P-11:02P 3725
16 FAMILY GUY ADSM Tue 11:00P-11:30P 3669
17 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 08:00P-09:00P 3650
18 FAMILY GUY ADSM Wed 11:30P-12:00A 3642
19 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 3591
20 UNDERDOG DSNY Sun 08:30P-10:00P 3588
21 GOLF: OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP L ESPN Sat 09:00A-02:33P 3545
22 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:00A-11:00A 3502
23 NCIS USA Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3465
24 FAMILY GUY ADSM Thu 11:30P-12:00A 3457
25 FALLING SKIES TNT Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3449


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  • RHONJd

    Lol, Spongebob didn’t do that good. And it had tons of promotion.


    Expected more from Spongebob even though I am more of a Disney fan

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Ahh what happened to spongebob. Oh well still the #1 animated program for the week. The low numbers were probably because some viewers didn’t know nickelodeon was back. Most of the promotion was viacoms channels weren’t on directv. Hope the fred movie, does good this week.

  • Jon23812

    I guess some DirecTV users didn’t know the Viacom channels were back. That or SpongeBob isn’t as popular as it was last year.

    @Nick, do you know how much “You Gotta See This” earned Saturday at 9:30 PM?

  • Nick

    Yay for Perception.

  • RHONJd

    Gravity Falls 3.144 million viewers
    Phineas and Ferb 3.262 million viewers
    Spongebob (Spongy Games) 3.650 million viewers

    WOW! All 3 are really close in viewership, and that’s goo considering Spongebob had lots of promotion.
    But congrats Spongebob,

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Jon “You Gotta See This” premiered at 9:00 PM, Nickelodeon aired a BTR repeat episode @ 9:30 PM. But yes, @Nick if you have the numbers for “You Gotta See This” that would be fantastic. Thanks In advance!

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Sorry for commenting so much, but wasn’t the “Spongy Games” broken up into 2 episodes? (four 15 minute specials) I know it wasn’t an hour. Unless nielsen put it as 1 hour. Does anyone have the viewers #’s for the episode that premiered @ 8:30 PM on Saturday? Thanks in advance.

  • Jon23812

    @Nathan, 8PM was listed as a 30 minute runtime, and 8:30 PM was listed as two 15 minute runtimes, because production wise, the 8:30 and 8:45 episodes are suppose to be paired with different episodes that didn’t air yet.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    @Jon Okay, thanks.

  • Cody

    Ahhh man I thought spongebob would at least get 4 million.(: O well it still did great 3.7 million not that bad.(: It beat everything on Disney and was the number one program of the week for nickelodeon.. I think wat messed up spongebob was people who had direct tv didn’t know nick was back and/or the batman movie in theatres made it get less than wat expected.. It still did really good both on Saturday and Sunday..
    Nick- 2 entry’s
    Disney- 1 entry
    Go NIck and Disney.!!(:

  • Cody

    My fav ep was the Mrs. Puff ep.!! She looked so funny not puff anymore lol.!! It made me laugh so much.! One person said she looked like an expired pickle on twitter when it trended lol.. :D I luv spongebob.!!!

  • EC

    Nice for TNT with Closer and R&I but I never understand why this matters if all anyone looks at is 18-49 demo what does total viewers matter then?? I am not being smart just don’t understand the need for this ranking.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Great job spongebob.!!! :D If Viacom and direct tv ended their dispute last Sunday or Monday spongebob would of got higher numbers.. I mean let’s be realistic viacom and directTv made nickelodeon and other channels fall.! Nickelodeon just needs some time to recover.(:
    I would really like to know how You gotta see this got.. If anybody knows plz tell me. My prediction: 2.5-3.0 million..
    I totally agree with u that ep was so funny.!!!!! :D

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Adult swim on cartoon network is doing really really good..(:

  • Disney Fan

    Great job Spongebob.!!!!!! :D I loved both episodes.!! I also really like you gotta see this.!!(:
    My predictions for Fred 3: 3.5-4.0 million views. It looks really funny, but I think a lot people don’t like Fred anymore..
    My predictions for Phinese and Ferb where is perry pt.1: 3.0-3.6 million. The reason I think that’s wat is going to happen is because it airs on Thursday and I really don’t like phinese and ferb as much anymore and a lot people don’t either.. (My opinion)

  • Rick

    More people should really tune in to SUITS, it’s so addictively good.

  • Jon23812

    @Disney Fan, for Fred 3, I predict 3.4 million. The highest would be 4.0 million and the lowest would be 2.3 million. As for “Where’s Perry Part 1″ I think 4.9, the highest 7 million, the lowest 4 million.

  • DisneyFan

    I agree with Fred, but not with Where is perry pt 1 special.. I think the lowest would be 3 million and the highest would be 4 million.. But it’s ur opinion.. So we will just have to wait lol(:

  • silvit


    For the same reason the top 25 network shows list is released. PR reason.

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