ESPN’s coverage of  Monday Night Football topped cable viewership for the week with 10.721 million viewers. The Walking Dead was the top cable scripted program with 9.270 million viewers.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN Mon 08:30P-11:33P 10721
2 WALKING DEAD AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 9270
3 NBA BASKETBALL TNT Tue 08:04P-10:48P 5371
5 SONS OF ANARCHY FX Tue 10:00P-11:05P 4585
6 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 4469
7 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P 4406
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4306
9 NBA BASKETBALL TNT Tue 10:48P-01:25A 4298
10 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4217
11 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4207
12 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4084
13 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Tue 08:00P-09:00P 4054
14 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Thu 08:00P-09:00P 4042
15 HANNITY FOXN Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3981
16 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 3977
17 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN Sun 03:00P-07:10P 3943
18 THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH FOXN Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3940
19 THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH FOXN Mon 07:00P-08:00P 3876
20 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:09P 3783
21 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3767
22 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 3691
23 HANNITY FOXN Thu 09:00P-10:00P 3684
24 HANNITY FOXN Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3581
25 ICARLY NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 3527

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

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