The first game of the Celtics vs. Cavaliers second-round series topped all cable viewing for the week, averaging 5.7 million viewers on Saturday.  WWE Monday Night Raw took the next two spots followed by iCarly and two Lakers/Thunders games.

The extra hour of WWE RAW at 8pm finished 12th.  A repeat of NCIS on USA placed seventh for the week in total viewing.

Top 25  cable shows for the week ending May 2, 2010:

Rank Shows NET DAY( Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 CELTICS/CAVALIERS TNT Sat 08:04P-10:50P 5,705
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,998
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:03P 4,982
4 ICARLY NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 4,866
5 LAKERS/THUNDER ESPN Fri 09:43P-12:25A 4,833
6 THUNDER/LAKERS TNT Tue 10:50P-01:25A 4,685
7 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 4,477
8 PAWN STARS HIST Sun 08:30P-09:00P 4,332
9 BULLS/CAVALIERS TNT Tue 08:05P-10:50P 4,244
10 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,098
11 ICARLY NICK Sat 07:30P-08:00P 3,925
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,904
13 AMERICA THE STORY OF US HIST Sun 09:00P-11:01P 3,881
14 NCIS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3,860
15 TRUE JACKSON, VP NICK Sat 08:30P-09:00P 3,722
16 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 3,704
17 ICARLY NICK Sat 07:00P-07:30P 3,677
18 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,667
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3,662
20 ICARLY NICK Tue 06:00P-06:30P 3,656
21 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 11:30A-12:00P 3,652
22 WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY Fri 08:30P-09:00P 3,625
23 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:30P-08:55P 3,593
24 NCIS USA Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3,591
25 MAVERICKS/SPURS TNT Thu 08:05P-10:49P 3,590

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