The Walking Dead easily triumphed over Jersey Shore and Pawn Stars to lead cable viewership for the week ending March 4, 2012.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending March 4, 2012:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 6771
2 JERSEY SHORE SSN 5 MTV Thu 10:00P-11:02P 5298
3 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 5024
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4701
5 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 4684
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:21P 4599
7 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST Thu 09:00P-10:01P 4584
8 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4255
9 NORTH CAROLINA/DUKE ESPN Sat 06:54P-09:07P 4247
10 STORAGE WARS A&E Sun 09:30P-10:00P 4176
11 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 4175
12 VICTORIOUS NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 4157
13 NCIS USA Sun 08:00P-09:00P 4134
14 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4116
15 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4053
16 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P 3901
17 NCIS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3718
18 NCIS USA Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3656
19 ARMY WIVES LIFE Sun 09:00P-11:01P 3626
20 NCIS USA Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3604
21 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3598
22 LAB RATS DSNY Fri 09:00P-10:00P 3493
23 NCIS USA Sun 07:00P-08:00P 3487
24 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3421
25 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 10:00P-10:30P 3321

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