The Monday Night Football game between the Colts and Buccaneers topped cable viewership for the week ending October 9, beating the clinching ALDS game between the Tigers and Yankees by a bit over a million viewers, followed by two other MLB playoff games and Jersey Shore rounding out the top 5.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending October 9, 2011:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 COLTS/BUCCANEERS ESPN Mon 08:30P-12:18A  10,837
2 TIGERS-YANKEES 5 TBSC Thu 08:00P-11:53P  9,720
3 CARDINALS-PHILLIES 5 TBSC Fri 08:54P-11:23P  8,389
4 YANKEES-TIGERS 4 TBSC Tue 08:30P-11:55P  7,012
5 JERSEY SHORE SSN 4 MTV Thu 10:00P-11:02P  6,599
6 YANKEES-TIGERS 3 TBSC Mon 09:00P-12:04A  6,046
7 PHILLIES-CARDINALS 3 TBSC Tue 05:20P-08:26P  4,617
8 DIAMONDBACKS-BREWERS 5 TBSC Fri 05:00P-08:54P  4,592
9 PHILLIES-CARDINALS 4 TBSC Wed 06:00P-08:55P  4,507
10 SHAKE IT UP DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P  4,460
11 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P  4,451
12 WWE RAW USA Mon 10:00P-11:07P  4,416
13 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS EN Sun 08:00P-10:00P  4,389
14 JESSIE DSNY Fri 09:00P-09:30P  4,229
15 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN Sun 02:00P-05:30P  4,173
16 WWE RAW USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P  4,124
17 MONSTERS, INC. DSNY Sat 08:00P-09:40P  3,973
18 A.N.T.  FARM DSNY Fri 08:30P-09:00P  3,838
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A  3,830
20 A.N.T.  FARM DSNY Sun 09:00P-09:30P  3,729
21 S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY Sun 09:00A-09:25A  3,641
22 BREWERS-DIAMONDBACKS 4 TBSC Wed 09:30P-01:13A  3,615
23 JESSIE DSNY Sun 09:30P-10:00P  3,599
24 SO RANDOM DSNY Sun 07:30P-08:00P  3,597
25 NCIS USA Sun 08:00P-09:00P  3,596

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

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