The Japan vs USA Women’s World Cup Final easily topped cable viewing for the week with 13.5 million viewers. History’s Pawn Stars, American Restoration and American Pickers crossover event placed all three shows in the top ten (and two out of three in the top five). Between sporting events, crossover events and cable season premieres (Closer, Rizzoli) WWE RAW was once again pushed out of the top ten.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending July 17, 2011:

Rank Program Net Day Time Viewers (000)
1 JAPAN/USA ESPN Sun 01:55P-05:34P 13458
2 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 7577
3 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 7227
5 2011 HOME RUN DERBY ESPN Mon 08:15P-11:17P 6686
6 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 6382
7 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6314
8 WORLD CUP LIVE          L ESPN Sun 05:34P-05:56P 5930
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 08:00P-08:30P 5756
10 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 09:00P-10:00P 5394
11 TRUE BLOOD HBOM Sun 09:03P-09:51P 5104
12 ROYAL PAINS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 4922
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4657
14 SPRINT CUP RACING/LOUDON TNT Sun 12:59P-04:32P 4562
15 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:16P 4554
16 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 4461
17 SUITS USA Thu 10:00P-11:00P 4378
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 07:30P-08:00P 4363
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4299
20 COVERT AFFAIRS USA Tue 10:00P-11:00P 4298
21 PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY Fri 09:05P-09:30P 4287
22 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:30A-12:00P 4275
23 FALLING SKIES TNT Sun 10:00P-11:00P 4269
24 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 07:00P-07:30P 4259
25 HOME RUN DERBY PRELUDE  L ESPN Mon 08:01P-08:15P 4228

There is a lot more information in the daily cable ratings.

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