History’s Pawn Stars beat out Sunday’s NASCAR race and last Monday’s episode of TNT’s The Closer to lead as the week’s most-watched show on cable.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending July 31, 2011:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 6,995
2 NASCAR SPRINT CUP L ESPN Sun 01:00P-04:20P 6,377
3 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 6,376
4 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,150
5 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 6,040
6 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,289
7 VICTORIOUS: LOCKED UP NICK Sat 08:00P-09:00P 5,201
8 TRUE BLOOD HBOM Sun 09:04P-10:02P 5,189
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:08P 5,126
10 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 09:00P-10:00P 4,997
11 SPRINT CUP POST RACE L ESPN Sun 04:20P-05:00P 4,912
12 ROYAL PAINS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 4,845
13 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,484
14 SUITS USA Thu 10:00P-11:00P 4,435
15 STORAGE WARS A&E Wed 10:30P-11:00P 4,376
16 COVERT AFFAIRS USA Tue 10:00P-11:00P 4,361
17 FALLING SKIES TNT Sun 10:00P-11:00P 4,312
18 NECESSARY ROUGHNESS USA Wed 10:00P-11:00P 4,211
19 STORAGE WARS A&E Wed 10:00P-10:30P 4,190
20 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 4,144
21 VICTORIOUS: LOCKED UP NICK Sun 11:00A-12:00P 4,073
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4,045
24 IN PLAIN SIGHT USA Sun 10:00P-11:00P 3,939
25 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:30A-12:00P 3,899

There is a lot more information in the daily cable ratings (note, still waiting on Sunday, but I expect to receive it shortly).

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