Cable Top 25: Monday Night Football Tops Cable Viewership Again for the Week Ending December 23, 2012



 

ESPN’s coverage of  Monday Night Football topped cable viewership for the week with 10.145 million viewers. WWE Raw was the top non sports program depending on how you define sports) with 4.408 million viewers. SpongeBob SquarePants was the top scripted show with 4.286 million viewers.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN 12/17 08:29P-11:40P 10145
2 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN 12/22 08:29P-11:41P 9716
3 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 12/22 03:43P-06:52P 4434
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 12/17 09:00P-10:00P 4408
5 SPONGEBOB NICK 12/22 10:00A-10:30A 4286
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 12/17 08:00P-09:00P 4286
7 PAWN STARS HIST 12/17 10:31P-11:02P 4233
8 SPONGEBOB NICK 12/22 10:30A-11:00A 4233
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 12/17 10:00P-11:07P 3990
10 SPONGEBOB NICK 12/22 09:30A-10:00A 3922
11 PAWN STARS HIST 12/17 10:00P-10:31P 3874
12 BURN NOTICE USA 12/20 09:00P-11:00P 3781
13 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 12/17 09:00P-10:00P 3703
14 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN 12/22 06:52P-08:29P 3687
15 MOONSHINERS DISC 12/19 10:00P-11:00P 3654
16 STORAGE WARS A&E 12/18 09:30P-10:00P 3609
17 SPONGEBOB NICK 12/20 06:30P-07:00P 3557
18 SATURDAY MOVIE FAM 12/22 08:00P-10:00P 3540
19 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN 12/17 11:40P-01:00A 3530
20 NCIS USA 12/20 08:00P-09:00P 3500
21 SPONGEBOB NICK 12/19 05:30P-06:00P 3491
22 SPONGEBOB NICK 12/22 09:00A-09:30A 3458
23 SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 12/23 07:00P-09:30P 3433
24 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 12/18 09:00P-10:00P 3424
25 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 12/18 10:00P-10:30P 3393


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