With no more NBA Playoffs on cable, History’s Pawn Stars moved into the top two spots for cable viewership for the week ending June 5, followed by a particularly highly viewed episode of the absorbent one. WWE RAW just behind SpongeBob, placed fourth and fifth.

Disney’s Sunday premiere of So Random! placed 12th for viewership.

The adults original scripted shows that placed in the top 25 included Law & Order: CI, In Plain Sight and Army Wives.

Some original scripted drams that didn’t make the top 25:

  • The Killing: 1.983 million
  • Breakout Kings: 2.013 million
  • Game Of Thrones: 2.715 million (a series high for an original airing)
  • Camelot: 1.003 million
  • The Glades: 3.007 million

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending June 5, 2011:

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 PAWN STARS HIST Wed 10:00P-10:30P 5,226
2 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 08:30P-09:00P 5,198
3 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 5,024
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:06P 4,868
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,511
6 2011 MTV MOVIE AWARDS MTV Sun 09:00P-11:00P 4,509
7 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4,397
8 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Wed 09:00P-10:00P 4,277
9 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,219
10 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 4,128
11 PAWN STARS HIST Wed 10:30P-11:00P 4,125
12 SO RANDOM DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 4,070
13 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 4,024
14 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 11:30A-12:00P 3,992
15 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3,909
17 SPECIAL PRESENTATION HIST Mon 09:00P-11:00P 3,799
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:00A-10:30A 3,723
19 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3,692
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Wed 05:30P-06:00P 3,667
21 NCIS USA Wed 10:00P-11:00P 3,665
22 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC Tue 09:00P-10:01P 3,579
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 03:30P-04:00P 3,478
24 ARMY WIVES LIFE Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3,471
25 IN PLAIN SIGHT USA Sun 10:00P-11:00P 3,450

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