Cable Top 25: Monday Night Football Tops Cable Viewership Again for the Week Ending December 16, 2012

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ESPN’s coverage of  Monday Night Football topped cable viewership for the week with 14.483 million viewers. Gold Rush was the top non sports program with 4.613 million viewers. SpongeBob SquarePants was the top scripted show with 3.495 million viewers.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN Mon 08:29P-11:40P 14483
3 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P 4613
4 CINDERELLA DSNY Sat 08:30P-10:00P 4260
5 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 09:30P-10:00P 4170
6 NEWTOWN MEM SERVICE CNN Sun 07:50P-09:12P 4125
7 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3945
8 AMERICAN CHOPPER DISC Tue 09:00P-10:30P 3911
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3876
10 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:31P 3818
11 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3792
12 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 09:00P-09:30P 3780
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3774
14 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3743
15 NCIS USA Sun 08:00P-09:00P 3728
16 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:31P-11:02P 3695
17 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:03P 3672
18 AMISH MAFIA DISC Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3643
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3631
21 SPONGEBOB NICK Wed 06:30P-07:00P 3571
22 BEAUTY & THE BEAST DSNY Sat 07:00P-08:30P 3558
23 VICTORIOUS NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 3550
24 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3534
25 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN Mon 11:40P-01:00A 3523

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