The Monday Night Football game between the Chiefs and Patriots topped cable viewership for the week ending November 27 with 12.3 million viewers NFL Network’s Thanksgiving edition of Thursday Night Football with the older Harbaugh brother coaching the Ravens and the younger the 49ers was its most-watched telecast ever for the network with 10.7 million viewers. The mid-season finale of  The Walking Dead was the top non-sports program with with 6.6 million viewers.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending November 27, 2011:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 CHIEFS/PATRIOTS ESPN Mon 08:30P-11:38P    12,344
2 2011 – SF VS. BAL NFLN Thu 08:30P-11:15P    10,681
3 PRE-KICK NFLN Thu 08:00P-08:30P      7,327
4 WALKING DEAD AMC Sun 09:00P-10:00P      6,623
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P      4,764
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:05P      4,683
7 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P      4,488
8 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:30P-11:00P      4,178
9 TEXAS/TEXAS A&M ESPN Thu 08:00P-12:03A      4,146
10 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P      3,954
11 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P      3,897
12 SHAKE IT UP DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P      3,892
13 SONS OF ANARCHY FX Tue 10:00P-11:00P      3,851
14 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:00P-10:30P      3,819
15 PITTSBURGH/WEST VIRGINIA ESPN Fri 07:12P-10:28P      3,765
16 NCIS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P      3,714
17 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS BET Sun 09:00P-11:00P      3,675
18 SNOW WHITE & 7 DWARFS DSNY Thu 11:10A-12:45P      3,602
19 REP NATL SECURITY DEBATE CNN Tue 08:00P-09:59P      3,602
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A      3,567
21 HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT HALL Sun 08:00P-10:00P      3,522
22 NCIS USA Wed 10:00P-11:00P      3,504
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A      3,489
24 FOR BETTER OR WORSE TBSC Fri 10:30P-11:00P      3,423
25 POSTGAME NFLN Thu 11:18P-12:08A      3,415

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

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