Cable Top 25: 'Monday Night Football' Again Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending October 7, 2012

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October 9th, 2012


Monday Night Football again topped cable viewership for the week with 16.616  million viewers. Steel Magnolias was the top cable scripted program with 6.511 million viewers.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN Mon 08:30P-11:40P 16616
2 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FOXN Wed 09:00P-10:33P 10436
3 ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXN Wed 10:33P-11:05P 8108
4 SUNDAY MOVIE II LIFE Sun 09:00P-11:01P 6511
6 1ST PRES DEBATE 2012 CNN Wed 09:00P-10:32P 6051
7 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Wed 10:32P-11:00P 5838
8 HANNITY FOXN Wed 11:05P-12:00A 5425
9 MLB WILDCARD TBSC Fri 08:49P-12:08A 5304
10 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN Sun 02:00P-05:35P 5113
11 JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING MON CMDY Sun 09:00P-10:00P 5020
12 DEBATE MSNB Wed 09:02P-10:33P 4731
13 JERSEY SHORE SSN 6 MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 4694
14 SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN Sun 05:35P-05:50P 4604
15 SONS OF ANARCHY FX Tue 10:00P-11:04P 4597
16 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN Mon 11:40P-01:00A 4509
17 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-08:55P 4383
18 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Thu 08:00P-09:00P 4280
19 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 4195
20 JERSEY SHORE SSN 6 MTV Thu 11:00P-12:02A 4173
21 MAJOR CRIMES TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4169
22 SATURDAY MOVIE II LIFE Sat 08:00P-10:00P 4090
23 AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 4016
24 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN Sat 07:08P-10:26P 4015
25 MLB WILDCARD TBSC Fri 05:00P-08:44P 3990


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  • Nick

    I’m so happy for Disney channel you rock

  • Stefan

    Wow, no WWE!

  • BL

    I’m guessing iCarly got less than 4 million viewers.

  • Poweranimals

    What the heck? After all the promotion iShock America got, it couldn’t even get above 4 million? I think it may be time for Nick to retire.


    No iCarly?!
    I’m really disappointed… -.-

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Great to see keke palmers movie up on the list.!(: It was a good movie. Lifetome always has good movies.
    iCarly didn’t surprise me.. It has lost viewers. So glad it’s ending. I think the ep with the most viewers of icarly will be “iGoodBye” which is the series finale.. My guess: 4-6 million..
    I wish nickelodeon would do a holiday month theme like Disney..
    I hope see dad run did good cuz it was pretty good show..
    My guess on iShockAmerica; 3.5-3.8 million which is okay considering it wasn’t promoted well.
    TMNt: 3.6 million
    See dad run: 2.5-3.2

    Y does nickelodeon think its okay to promote their shows on the day they premiere.??

  • I luv nickelodeon

    *why does nickelodeon think its a good idea to promote their new episodes a whole bunch on the day they premiere..

  • Jon23812

    They don’t, they do it the week before.

    Anyways, it’s sad to see iCarly doing badly. I’m guessing 2.6 – 3.3, but hopefully they got a 3.8. It weird how this season, the good episodes are in the 2 millions and the bad episodes managed to get in the 3 millions.

  • melvin

    i agree just like victorious, i hated blond squad but i loved crazy ponnie, and crazy ponnie got 2 mill and blond squad got 3

  • Hillbilly

    The MLB playoffs cost me a prediction loss to AppleStinx. :mad: I’m going into hiding so he can’t talk smack.

  • Twist Of Fate

    I don’t know what you’re on, but not only was iCarly’s terrible ratings expected, it had the worst promotion I’ve ever seen for an iCarly episode. Nickelodeon spent all of it’s promotion on the WWDoP and TMNT’s premire.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Well bye bye iCarly! I wish Nickelodeon could turn their **** around. This year has probably been the worst year for them.

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “The MLB playoffs cost me a prediction loss to AppleStinx. :mad: I’m going into hiding so he can’t talk smack.”

    That’s all you can do now that Sicilian Papa withdrew his “protective services”. Run, Hillbilly, Run. :grin:

  • Twist Of Fate

    I’m making a bet right now. I bet the new SpongeBob special, SpongeBob On Tour, will score higher than every Nickelodeon and Disney show on this list.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    It didn’t

  • Twist Of Fate

    Wow, I was WAY off.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    It didn’t. And it like many other shows on nickelodeon it wasn’t promoted well or enough.. As for TMNT nickelodeon don’t do any promotion for it anymore.. Which is odd cuz it’s a good show..

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    I wish I had the number for the promotion department! If I did, I would have said some really really bad words…

  • BL

    iCarly (8:00, 60 Minutes) – Nickelodeon
    3.612 million viewers, #3; 0.784 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #7

  • Jon23812

    I hope Cyma Zarghami gets fired soon. She is running Nickelodeon to the ground.

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