Jersey Shore dipped by over 600,000 viewers, but still continued its dominance over cable with the week’s top program. 

Both telecasts of WWE Monday Night Raw, Nickelodeon’s iCarly and MTV’s Teen Mom 2 rounded out the top 5.  USA’s Fairly Legal jumped into the top 10 at number 9.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending March 20, 2011:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 JERSEY SHORE 2B MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 6,596
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:20P 5,871
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,431
4 ICARLY NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 4,598
5 TEEN MOM II MTV Tue 10:00P-11:00P 4,524
6 ARIZONA VS TEXAS TNT Sun 06:00P-08:33P 4,408
7 KANSAS VS ILLINOIS TNT Sun 08:52P-11:05P 4,408
8 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4,108
9 FAIRLY LEGAL USA Thu 10:00P-11:00P 4,044
10 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,981
11 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,979
12 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3,930
13 NCIS USA Sat 08:00P-09:00P 3,917
14 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3,886
15 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRSU TNT Sun 08:33P-08:52P 3,845
16 ARMY WIVES LIFE Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3,841
17 NCIS USA Sat 09:00P-10:00P 3,815
18 NCIS USA Sat 10:00P-11:00P 3,777
19 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3,775
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 06:30P-07:00P 3,711
21 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,698
22 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3,687
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 06:00P-06:30P 3,682
24 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:00A-10:30A 3,662
25 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 3,639


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