Averaging 6.31 million viewers, last Monday’s 10:30p episode of Pawn Stars edged out Sunday night’s Lakers/Hornets game (6.28 million) as the most viewed program of the week, though one was 30 minutes and the other was 169 minutes. But last Monday’s 10pm edition of Pawn Stars wasn’t far behind with 5.91 million.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending April 24, 2011:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 6,307
2 LAKERS/HORNETS TNT Sun 09:47P-12:36A 6,281
3 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 5,905
4 HORNETS/LAKERS TNT Wed 10:45P-01:29A 5,352
5 PACERS/BULLS TNT Mon 09:39P-12:32A 4,908
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,828
7 KNICKS/CELTICS TNT Tue 07:09P-09:47P 4,730
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:10P 4,646
9 LAKERS/HORNETS ESPN Fri 09:39P-12:11A 4,578
10 NCIS USA Sun 10:00P-11:00P 4,554
11 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4,548
12 MAGIC/HAWKS TNT Sun 07:09P-09:47P 4,506
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 11:30A-12:00P 4,362
14 NCIS USA Sun 09:00P-10:00P 4,344
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 11:00A-11:30A 4,276
16 NCIS USA Sun 08:00P-09:00P 4,275
17 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4,265
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 12:00P-12:30P 4,209
19 WALL-E DSNY Sun 08:00P-09:45P 4,126
20 VICTORIOUS NICK Fri 08:00P-08:30P 4,006
21 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 12:30P-01:00P 3,952
22 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 01:00P-01:30P 3,892
23 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC Tue 09:00P-10:01P 3,880
24 HEAT/76ERS TNT Thu 08:09P-10:44P 3,875

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