Jersey Shore continued its dominance over cable with the week’s top program. As Howard Cosell might have said, you can’t stop it, you can only hope to contain it.

Both telecasts of WWE Monday Night Raw, Nickelodeon’s movie The Best Player, SpongeBob and the Lakers/Heat game rounded out the top 10.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending March 13, 2011:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 JERSEY SHORE 2B MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 7,200
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,844
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:12P 5,726
4 BEST PLAYER, THE NICK Sat 08:00P-09:50P 5,301
5 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4,888
6 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 4,874
7 LAKERS/HEAT TNT Thu 07:15P-09:51P 4,844
8 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4,413
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 4,289
10 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,286
11 FINDING NEMO DSNY Thu 08:00P-09:50P 4,105
12 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,078
13 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3,988
14 BEST PLAYER, THE NICK Sun 06:00P-07:50P 3,880
15 WHITE COLLAR USA Tue 10:00P-11:00P 3,808
16 WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY Fri 08:00P-08:30P 3,740
17 T.U.F.F. PUPPY NICK Sat 11:30A-12:00P 3,724
18 NCIS USA Mon 07:00P-08:00P 3,720
19 TEEN MOM II MTV Tue 10:00P-11:00P 3,710
20 GAME, THE S4 BET Tue 10:00P-10:30P 3,689
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN Fri 11:00A-12:00P 3,617
22 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 11:00A-11:30A 3,606
23 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 08:30P-09:00P 3,564
24 CHOPPED FOOD Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3,529
25 SPONGEBOB NICK Thu 03:30P-04:00P 3,519

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