Hockey #1! Hockey. Yeah, baby. I’ll say it again, HOCKEY! The “tremendously tremendous” (and it was) Olympic hockey match-up where the USA upset Canada on Sunday night was the week’s most-watched program on cable. Hockey and “most-watched” rarely get into the same sentence around here.
Hockey and the post-game coverage catapulted MSNBC to the top 2 slots for the week, beating out WWE Monday Night Raw and the Keeping up With the Kardashian’s season finale. SpongeBob absorbed nine out of the top 25, and NCIS reruns took five of the top 25 slots.
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending February 21, 2010:
|Rank||Shows||NET||DAY(||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)|
|1||W OLY PRIME||MSNB||Sun||07:45P-09:55P||8,221|
|2||W OLY PRIME POST||MSNB||Sun||09:55P-10:08P||6,477|
|5||KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS||EN||Sun||10:00P-10:30P||4,807|
|20||PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||NICK||Sat||10:00A-10:30A||3,950|
Separately, we have already posted a bit of stuff that isn’t on the list above( Damages, Psych and Leverage among them) and even Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand and FX’s Archer, and Syfy’s Caprica.
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