The NFL Draft topped cable viewership for the week with 6.67  million people tuning in.  Pawn Stars was the highest rated cable original, with 5.63 million viewers Monday at 10PM. Legend of Korra (4.08 million viewers ) and Game of Thrones  (3.90 million viewers) were the highest rated scripted programs.

Top 25 cable shows for the week ending April 29, 2012

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 NFL DRAFT               L ESPN Thu 08:00P-11:13P 6661
2 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 5626
3 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:01P 5328
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:15P 4832
5 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4681
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4671
7 DALLAS/OKLAHOMA CITY ESPN Sat 09:41P-12:21A 4115
8 LEGEND OF KORRA NICK Sat 11:00A-11:30A 4079
9 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 4012
10 LA CLIPPERS/MEMPHIS TNT Sun 09:44P-12:27A 3982
11 BOSTON/ATLANTA TNT Sun 07:09P-09:44P 3971
12 GAME OF THRONES HBOM Sun 09:04P-09:57P 3903
13 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3662
14 SHREK 2 TOON Sat 07:00P-09:00P 3531
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3385
16 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 10:30P-11:00P 3370
17 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC Tue 09:00P-10:01P 3286
18 UTAH/SAN ANTONIO ESPN Sun 12:58P-03:35P 3197
19 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 10:00P-10:30P 3181
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3086
21 JESSIE DSNY Fri 08:00P-08:30P 3070
22 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3060
23 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 3056
24 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 09:30P-10:00P 3022
25 IN PLAIN SIGHT USA Fri 10:00P-11:00P 3006

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

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

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