The NBA Playoffs topped cable viewership for the week, taking the top five spots on the list.  Monday’s Lakers/Oklahoma game was the most watched program of the week, with 8.149 million viewers,. Pawn Stars was the number one non-basketball program for the week with 5.285 million viewers, and Game of Thrones was the most-watched live action scripted program with 3.384 million viewers .

Top 25 cable shows for the week ending May 27, 2012

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 LA LAKERS/OKLAHOMA CITY TNT Mon 09:43P-12:29A 8149
3 MIAMI/INDIANA ESPN Thu 08:05P-10:46P 6892
4 INDIANA/MIAMI TNT Tue 08:13P-10:59P 5503
6 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 5285
7 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:01P 5205
8 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4640
9 PHILADELPHIA/BOSTON TNT Mon 07:00P-09:43P 4174
10 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4168
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:04P 4144
12 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 3818
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3480
14 GAME OF THRONES HBOM Sun 09:04P-09:57P 3384
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3339
16 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT Mon 12:29A-01:38A 3298
17 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3248
18 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT Sun 11:17P-12:12A 3186
19 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Thu 10:46P-12:00A 3149
20 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Thu 09:30P-10:00P 3119
21 NCIS USA Sat 08:00P-09:00P 3092
22 FAMILY GUY ADSM Wed 11:00P-11:30P 3034
23 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 10:00P-10:30P 3004
24 NCIS USA Sat 09:00P-10:00P 2994
25 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Wed 10:30P-11:00P 2976

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

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