After being somewhat overshadowed by kid’s shows last week, adult programming moved up in the rankings this week with Burn Notice, The Closer, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Royal Pains and WWE Raw taking the top 5 spots in the weekly rankings and 12 of the top 20.

Fans of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Plain Sight can breath easier, both shows found themselves back in the top 20. The Next Food Network Star landed at #18 in a rare appearance for that network in the list.

After last week’s 10th anniversary marathon, SpongeBob was taking it easy this week, absorbing just 4 of the top 20 rankings.

Of course, I will post True Blood results when I see them, there is no need to request them.

Robert is on hiatus for one more week, instead of taking Twitter requests for individual shows, post requests in the comments below. At some point later today I will post a comment with all the requests up until that point and then close the request window. Get your requests in early!

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Top 20 advertiser supported cable network television shows for the week ending July 26, 2009:

Rank Programs Net Day Time Viewers (Live+SD) (000s)
1 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 09:00P-10:00P 6,803
2 THE CLOSER TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,601
3 NASCAR SPRINT CUP ESPN Sun 02:15P-05:16P 6,487
4 ROYAL PAINS USA Thu 10:00P-11:00P 6,205
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:08P 5,275
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,036
8 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,871
9 NATIONWIDE POST RACE ESPN Sun 05:16P-05:45P 4,869
10 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Sun 07:30P-08:00P 4,797
11 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA Sun 09:00P-10:00P 4,633
12 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA Sun 08:00P-09:00P 4,172
13 IN PLAIN SIGHT USA Sun 10:00P-11:00P 4,163
14 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 12:30P-01:00P 4,158
15 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Tue 05:00P-05:30P 4,083
16 SPONGEBOB NICK Tue 05:30P-06:00P 4,056
17 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 01:00P-01:30P 4,018
18 FOOD NETWORK STAR 5 FOOD Sun 09:00P-10:00P 4,008
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 05:00P-05:30P 3,834
20 SONNY WITH A CHANCE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3,805

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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