The NBA All-Star Game and All-Star Saturday Night took the top two spots for the week as Jersey Shore was pushed to third in total viewers (with a still hefty 7.6 million).  American Pickers and two episodes of Pawn Stars rounded out the top five.

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

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 EAST VS WEST TNT Sun 08:46P-11:41P 9,093
2 NBA ALLSTAR SAT NIGHT TNT Sat 08:30P-11:18P 8,130
3 JERSEY SHORE 2B MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 7,644
4 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,475
5 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 6,159
6 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 6,030
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:20P 4,821
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 4,715
10 NBA TIP-OFF ALLSTAR TNT Sun 07:00P-08:46P 4,709
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,701
12 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,594
13 GOLD RUSH: ALASKA DISC Fri 10:00P-11:00P 4,547
14 FINDING NEMO DSNY Mon 05:10P-07:00P 4,378
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:00A-09:30A 4,347
16 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 4,240
17 GAME, THE S4 BET Tue 10:00P-10:30P 4,204
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 4,141
19 SHAKE IT UP DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 3,964
20 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 08:30P-09:00P 3,903
21 ROYAL PAINS USA Thu 09:00P-10:01P 3,892
22 NCIS USA Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3,814
23 WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3,774
24 FISH HOOKS DSNY Fri 09:00P-09:25P 3,740
25 T.U.F.F. PUPPY NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,733

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